Who doesn’t want to get things done in cheap prices yet with superb quality! Well everyone. You possess so many amazingly effective tools and extremely beneficial products in your household arsenal. Baking soda is one of the most versatile, superbly efficient and powerful product of all. There are enormous uses of baking soda in your daily life. And the most attractive part is it being cheap and easy availability.
We have listed some of the very cool baking soda hacks for you. Go through the list, some of these are really surprising!
1. Use as Bathroom and Kitchen Surface Cleaner
Baking soda is a wondrous cleaner for greasy and oily surfaces. To give a more powerful impact, mix baking soda with essential oils and a little bit of lemon juice. Leave this mixture on the surface for a little while. Then wipe out the surface easily.
2. Sooth Insect Bites or Rashes with Baking Soda
Baking soda has really amazing neutralizing effect. When mixed with acid or base, baking soda adjust or neutralize the pH. Saying that, if you’ve ever stung by a bee or bitten by any mosquito, you’ll like to rub that part with some harsh surface. Here, the baking soda does amazing remedy to relieve the itching or irritancy. This efficiently neutralizes the toxins. Make a thick paste of baking soda with water. Wash the effected surface and then apply a handful amount of this paste for about 2-3 hours. Then wash it off with water. It is the best option to go for in the unavailability of doctor.
3. Use as Carpet Cleaner
Baking soda is a magical cleaner. You can easily clean your carpets with the help of baking soda. Just sprinkle baking soda all above the carpet. Use vacuum thoroughly all around the surface for approximately 12-15 minutes. You’ll have your carpet neat and clean as new.
4. Easily Wipe out the Grimy pots or Greasy pans
Baking soda is the best household cleaner. Washing the greasy pans and pots is the most tiring and irritating thing ever. Well, Baking soda along with a little bit of lemon juice is the best solution to perfectly clean the greasy pots and pans.
5. Use for Unclogging the drains
Without consistent cleaning, the drain can be clogged to a point where seeking expensive professional help or using dangerous heavy tools is inevitable. But by keeping check on the cleanliness of your drain every once in a while will surely keep you away from this drill. Baking soda hack is the best way to go in this situation.
Take a handful of baking soda and put it on your clogged drain. Add vinegar on top of it. Keep it like this for about 10-15 minutes. After a while flush all this content with hot water. Here, your drain is clean. Simple!
6. Enjoy A Spa Like Bath
Want to have a spa like treatment at home? Or want to give a luxurious attention to your feet? Simply get some baking powder. Thoroughly dissolve 4 heaped tablespoons of powerful baking soda in the warm water. Soak your feet in it. And have clean feet in the end.
Same can be done with full body. But then you must add about 6 tablespoons of baking soda and a little bit of vinegar for more efficient effect.
7. Use Baking Soda as Exfoliator
Let your feet soak in the baking soda mixed water for a while. Make a thick paste with baking soda and a little of water (3 parts of baking soda and 1 part water). Scrub it all over the hard/ dry parts of your feet. It will superbly shed off the dead skin and cracked cuticles, and leave the smooth and softer skin behind. It is the best homemade exfoliator. You can try it on other part of your body.
8. Natural and Easy Splinter Removal
Baking soda softens the skin and pave way for the removal of splinter. It is certainly not the quick way to get rid of the splinter, as it may need a day or two to do so. But surely relieves the pain and soften the skin. Take a glass full of warm water and dissolve heaped tablespoon of baking soda. Soak the splinter effected area in this water for about 3 times in a day. Or if it is difficult to dip in this area in the water then just soak cotton in this water, and dab this on the affected area 2-3 times a day.
9. The most Affordable and Efficient Hand Cleaner
The paste of baking soda made with a little water is an awesome hand cleaner. It not only washes off the dried skin, but also miraculously removes the bad odor of garlic, onion and things like that. Just rub the 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water paste all over your hands. It’ll clean all the dirt and oily stains. Then rinse the hands with running water. You can easily store this paste. Or it’ll be more convenient to keep a jar alongside the sink.
10. An All Natural Teeth Whitener
Baking soda is jack of all the trades; it cleans the tooth, removes plaque, put a shine on teeth and removes the bad odor from the mouth. Not only that, but it is also effective against Streptococcus bacteria. So, it has got some antibacterial action too. To enjoy all these amazing functions, simply mix baking soda with a small amount of natural salt (with 6: 1 ratio). How to use it? Just wet the apex of your finger with water. Dip it into this mixture, and spread this mixture all over the teeth and the gums. Let it stay for about 10-15 minutes. Then thoroughly rinse this mixture off with the water.
11. The Best Sunburn Remedy
Sunburn can be extremely painful, and anyone suffering from it needs an immediate relief. Luckily, baking soda is the most effective and incredibly soothing home remedy in such cases. Just take a cup full of baking soda and dissolve it in warm water. Fill up your bath tub with this magical water (well not really, but it surely works like that). After taking bath, let it air dry rather than rubbing your sensitive skin against towel. That way baking soda will remain stuck to your skin, and helps you prevent blistering.
12. Use of Baking Soda as a Natural Deodorant
Among its cleaning properties, baking soda is a highly effective and incredibly efficient natural deodorant. Just mix baking soda along with water and make a thick paste. You can keep this in the fridge to avoid any bad odor. Other than that, simple spray it under your armpits and avoid bad smell. This natural deodorant is a sure hideout from the dangerous chemicals of commercially available body sprays, antiperspirants or deodorants.
13. Home Remedy for Indigestion and Heartburn
In case unavailability of any professional help or a nearby pharmacy, baking soda can help as the true friend in the time of ultimate need. Baking soda really efficient to relief the pain of indigestion or heartburn. If the patient is suffering from ulcer pain, then in that case too, the baking soda can be an effective pain reliever. The recommended dose is half teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in half glass of water. This can be taken after 2 hours difference. But be sure to have only 7 doses in total in 24 hours.
14. Use Baking Soda as Performance Enhancer for Sportsmen
I must clarify in the start that it may not be legal, but I’m adding this extraordinary characteristic of baking soda to illustrate it’s enormous advantages. Runners and swimmers take baking soda capsules to increase their ability to perform well. It tremendously increase the speed of runners and swimmers. Scientifically, as the baking soda neutralized the pH of the blood, it simultaneously reduces the acidity. As because of strenuous aerobic exercises or intense muscle activity, acidity in the muscles increases. So baking soda proficiently lowers down that acidity.