Baking soda, a white powdery substance with the scientific name of sodium bicarbonate, is used in cooking, for cleaning, or in toothpaste. We all have it in our pantries. I’ve shared 5 Uses for Baking Soda, but here I am sharing 5 MORE Uses for Baking Soda.
5 MORE Uses for Baking Soda:
Stick or spray? You don’t have to pick either with baking soda. Its magnificent quality of being able to make anything smell nice makes it an extremely viable option when choosing deodorant in the morning. No fancy steps at all to doing this: just firmly pat the baking soda under your pits and go about your day. Now you don’t need to stress when you run out!
None of us want to do it. Not a single person in the house wants to deal with THAT one dreaded job: the dirty job of cleaning the toilet. Just remember you have baking soda on your side. Dump roughly a single cup into the toilet bowl and let it sit for about an hour (I don’t know, maybe watch an episode of Real Housewives). After that hour has passed, go back and flush the toilet. You’ll now have a clean and odorless toilet.
Deodorize Your Home:
Baking soda can deodorize just about anything. You can put an open box in the back of a fridge to keep odors bearable; you can sprinkle some across the bottom of your trash can before you put a new bag in to keep the smells at bay; and you can leave a snowstorm of the stuff on the carpet before you go to work and vacuum it all up when you get home. Goodbye nasty smells!
Poor Man’s Foot Bath:
I don’t know about you, but it’s too expensive to buy a personal sauna for the entire family to relax in. So, if your feet are tired from a long day at work, or a huge shopping spree at the mall, create a soothing sauna experience for your feet with your friend baking soda. For a nice foot bath, simply fill a tub with warm water and stir in at least 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Maybe add in a couple of drops of great smelling bath oils or peppermint. Aaaahhhhhh!!!!!
Replacement for De-Icing Salts:
You northern folk have all had that moment; you walk in from the cold winter air, dust your jackets off, and start the boring, monotonous task of getting all the salt off of your shoes. Would you believe that baking soda can also help you here? You can substitute a fine dusting of baking soda for all those salts you’re tossing onto your driveway and patio. Unlike all the other options available, baking soda provides you with good traction and melts the ice just as well as salt. Unlike salt, it won’t cause damage to your shoes or your floors.
Do you have any other uses for baking soda? Please share!