So most of us have this basic ingredient in our pantry or cupboards, anyway. The way most of us use it is that it is occasionally used for cooking and baking and then thrown away once expired. But we are here to tell you that this common household item has a massive variety of uses that you probably had never even considered for your every day life. Get ready to discover some seriously impressive examples of how to use Baking Soda around your home that will blow you away.
Nowadays we are much more aware of the fact that most of our vegetables and fruit are grown with pesticides and chemicals that can be harmful to our health. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda to every 2 cups of water, place your fruits and vegetables in the mixture, let them soak for a while, and wash off all dirty chemicals and pesticides using a sponge or cloth. Enjoy your clean fresh produce, and never wash your fruit without baking soda again!
Instantly Clean And Fresh Carpets
Are your rugs and carpets starting to develop odors from foot traffic, pet hair, spills and so forth? It is inevitable really, as they are constantly under our feet! But no problem – baking soda to the rescue! Sprinkle a reasonable amount of baking soda affected areas, scrub with warm water, or throw hot water over, allow carpets to absorb overnight, and vacuum any excess water in the morning. This will leave your carpet or rug feeling and smelling as fresh as a daisy!
Naturally Fresh Breath
Tired of being told you smell like an ashtray, or just suffer with stale coffee and spicy food odors in your mouth and feeling insecure about that? Why spend unnecessary money on commercialized mouthwash to eliminate bad breath, some of which can also be harmful to your gums? You guessed it – bicarb to the rescue again – mix the bicarb and warm water, as much as needed – swish around in your mouth and boom! Problem solved.
Body Odour Issues Solved
Self-conscious about body odor? We should probably all be, if not for our own sake then for others! But a lot of people are put off using commercial deodorants as they use a lot of powerful and harmful chemicals. Mix a little warm water and bicarb into a paste and rub under your arms, you can also add a few drops of a fragrant natural oil to add to a pleasant scent. This is also an effective way if you are allergic to alcohol products and chemicals or if you just have sensitive skin in general.
Home Air Freshener
Baking Soda is a more effective and economical way to freshen up your room than a lot of commercial air fresheners. Unlike commercial air fresheners, bicarb is used as a component that actually eliminates odors as opposed to just covering them up and tainting your home and sinuses with copious amounts of unknown and harmful chemicals. Just mix it up with some of your favorite essential oils and you are sorted! This sure beats the horrid smell of chemical air fresheners.
Spotlessly Clean Bathroom
One of the most frequently used communal areas in the home – the bathroom – but the most stubborn to clean. With rings around the bath, or soap scum on your chrome taps and in your shower; no matter what the problem – you guessed it – baking powder. Mix your own paste with water and bicarb, rub on desired areas, and wipe off after approximately 20 minutes. Your bathroom will be left looking as good as new.
So even if you weren’t born with that “silver spoon in your mouth”, you can create that feeling in your own home, figuratively speaking, of course. There is nothing more annoying than tarnished silverware, right? Place your affected paraphernalia in a mixture of baking powder and hot water, and almost as if in some form of domestic magic, witness the chemical reaction removing unwanted marks off your cutlery almost instantly. Impress your guests with your silverware at your next big dinner party.
So, you use your toothbrush every day but don’t really think of cleaning it all the time? But this is quite a crucial detail come to think of it. This is an item you place into a dirty area multiple times a week and don’t notice how the bacteria accumulates on it; sounds gross right? 30 minutes is all it takes – soak your toothbrush in a concoction of hot water, vinegar, and baking powder. This will eliminate odors and kill bacteria and keep it from forming an ecosystem in one of your most prized hygiene items.
Bug Bite Treatment
The majority of creams on the market that are focused on relieving stings and itchiness caused by little critters contain bicarb soda, so why not just concoct your own mixture with bicarb and water in your own home? Especially if caught unprepared, just turn to our friend baking soda. Although it is not highly recommended to apply baking powder to your skin every day, for a few helpful purposes on occasion, such as insect bites, it is recommended.
So you’ve had your favorite pot for many years, maybe it was a gift, self-bought or even-handed down from your mother, but it’s about to find itself turfed to the garbage because it’s been burnt and scorched to smithereens. So, you think you have tried all the tricks and household remedies to fix them? Wait, before you do that, try this one last remedy, and your pots are bound to be left sparkling and as good as new. Boil baking soda and water creating a formula to pour over affected areas. You’re welcome.
“Erm, no thank you – they smell!”. Smelly shoes will now be a thing of the past. Really, you may ask, bad breath, body odor, and bad shoe odors, all solved with baking soda? Well, the answer is a resounding Yes! Take 2 pieces of fabric, put a tablespoon of baking soda, and place in shoes for a few days and your embarrassing problem is solved and self-conscious put at ease. We all need to take better care of our shoes, to extend their longevity and step out with confidence.
Heartburn Issues Solved
So you know that there are a lot of commercial products that work instantly for combating acid reflux? But these solutions can end up being quite pricey and also what if you don’t have any on hand? Yes, you guessed it – 1 glass of water with a teaspoon of baking soda diluted in, is just as, if not more effective, as it neutralizes your stomach acid causing discomfort of heartburn. And it is almost instant.
So we know that Cancer thrives off acidity and almost turns your body into a breeding ground for the “Big C”. While we, by all means, condone following full medical treatments and procedures, we have a tidbit that will not cure anything but help this great cause in slowing the process down. With baking soda’s ability to neutralize acids, the incredibly handy ingredient has been known to work hand in hand with Chemotherapy to reduce acidity in a breeding ground for tumors.
The Perfect Omelet
Some people love a fried, boiled, or poached egg. But sometimes one just needs that extra oomph of a deliciously fluffy omelet. With a nice fluffy omelet, it is easy to add all sorts of extras like mushrooms, onions, or cheese. Whatever your choice of extras is (or none at all for that matter!), keep your breakfast or brunch guests guessing how your omelets came out so perfect and fluffy with a bit of baking soda. Beat ½ a teaspoon baking soda into every 3 eggs for fluffier omelets.
No More Blocked Drains
Blocked drains can be an absolute nightmare, almost reducing you to tears, or even looking to bash a wall out of frustration, but regardless of your reaction, the problem needs to be fixed almost immediately. So remember the school project of the volcano – the chemical reaction between the vinegar and baking soda? Yes, that’s the one. Imagine that reaction unblocking a drain. Yes, it’s a thing – and a pot of boiling water – your drain will be cleared in no time!
Smelly Garbage Disposal
Get that feeling and those pungent odors convincing you perhaps something has died in your kitchen, only to discover it’s only your garbage disposal unit that’s wreaking? The same solution as with the blocked drains – wash out the disposal with hot water, switch on for at least a minute, followed by throwing ¼ baking soda into the disposal unit, turn on again for approximately 2 seconds. Leave for 10 minutes and then pour in a cup of vinegar and watch the chemical reaction take place, and rinse with clean water for a few minutes. No more odors? You’re welcome.
DIY Teeth Whitening
So you’ve tried everything to whiten your teeth, but nothing seems to be working? Hot beverages, certain foods and even smoking staining your beautiful pearly whites and you can’t afford cosmetic dental treatment? No problem. Mix a paste of a ¼ teaspoon baking powder and a bit of water, brush teeth as per usual. The stains will start coming off, revealing your beautiful teeth, fit for a toothpaste commercial. If this does not work immediately, try a few days consecutively, you should start seeing results.
Sore Painful Throat
We have all experienced a sore throat at some point during our lifetimes. Generally, we start jumping to conclusions, speculating that it may be a common cold or influenza, perhaps we even start to reevaluate everything we’ve consumed throughout the day to try to pinpoint allergic reactions. Either or, this issue needs to be relieved, fast and easily. Gargle a mixture of baking soda and water, at the back of your throat, and you should be soothed in no time.
No More Yellow Stained Nails
So, you love your nails looking lovely and painted for the gods, but get too consumed in your busy lives to take it off, or just have the horrendous habit of leaving it on too long to chip and peel off revealing atrocious, almost unrecognizable yellow talons? Create a paste with baking soda and peroxide, scrub your nails as per normal. Your nails will be restored to their natural color in no time. This hack is especially beneficial for those who prefer to eat with their hands.
Dark Underarm Issues
You want to flaunt your new strappy garments this summer, but you have that slightly embarrassing issue of dark underarms? Quick solution – Mix a paste of baking soda and water, massage underarms for approximately 1 minute, leave on for a maximum of 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Repeat process 2-3 times a week to maintain effective results. Keep your armpits looking as clean and beautiful as possible, and make summer a breeze!
This is one for the books. We all know athletes use supplements and energy drinks to boost their performance, but what if we were to tell you that consuming baking soda works just as well, by stalling your tiredness, especially for more intense workouts? I know right? We didn’t see that one coming either. Don’t go necking baking soda though before workouts, check the right way to do this safely and effectively. You might even end up skipping on some of the more expensive workout supplements.
Baking soda is just as much an assistant medical compound, as well as a cooking or cleaning product. Amazing to say the least. So we all know or have heard of somebody with chronic kidney diseases, leading to dialysis or even transplants, etc. Baking soda has been found to reduce the speed at which kidney disease escalates. While this might not seem that important right now, you will thank yourself for chugging down those bitter glasses of bicarb when you are older.
These pests just pop up when we least expect or want them to, and tend to spread like wildfire, strangling and uglifying our beautiful driveways, landscaping, and gardens. Sprinkle baking soda over affected areas and repeat when necessary, without ever having to get on your haunches, probably gaining blisters along the way, while pulling these pests out! No one likes getting down on their hands and knees to forcefully evict unwelcomed tenants, so make your gardening jobs far easier with bicarb.
After much use without proper deep cleaning, your microwave can be left with various odors and lose its shine. There are few things grubbier or more disgusting than a filthy microwave, and sadly we often cannot be bothered to clean inside this cramped space. Scrub your microwave with a baking soda paste and a kitchen sponge, and then wash out thoroughly with warm water. With this being said and done, there’ll be no after-effects and smells of unwanted chemicals, but with the same results.
No More Icy Driveway
If you reside in a town, city, or country with winters with no mercy, you know all too well the consequences of having a driveway covered in ice. From losing control of your vehicle when your tires lose traction, to falling flat on your face or derriere, icy driveways are a real hazard. Whether you have fallen victim to this disaster emotionally or physically, you know this problem needs to be sorted. So baking soda might not be as strong and effective as salt, but the job will be done.
Hairbrushes are an essential part of anyone’s daily hygiene and maintenance. While you may not enjoy untangling your hair with this rather painful tool, you might not consider that your hairbrush is suffering too. Your hairbrush and combs could easily become clogged with stale products and hair. How do you clean this finicky tool without damaging the teeth? Simply soak in hot water with, yes you guessed it, a teaspoon of baking soda, rinse thoroughly, and allow to dry.
Conveniently Clean Your Grill
So, you just successfully pulled off another award-deserving barbecue, and all your guests have left full and happy. What now? We can guarantee, you have scrubbed your grill to your heart’s content, even tried other methods like rubbing half an onion, all with the same goal to get your grill sparkly clean in order to entertain your friends and or family in barbecue season. Try a different method this time – scrub your grill with a baking soda paste and rinse. Who would’ve known?
You might find that even after a thorough mopping of your home, that your floors, for some reason, are not sparkling as much as you would have hoped. Whether you are OCD or you just have a passion for shining floors, maybe so extreme that you even want to see your reflection in them; add 100 grams of baking soda to your bucket of warm or hot water, mop as per usual. This will restore the original shine to your wooden floors or tiles.
Clean Kitchen Secrets
Wear and tear on your appliances such as your dishwasher and coffee maker can also tend to leave unpleasant marks and perhaps odors. These appliances generally have inner workings that are difficult to get at and clean thoroughly, or people just never think to get into their machines’ inner workings. Easy solution – kill two birds with one stone – put the coffee maker in the dishwasher, put on an empty cycle with a scoop of baking soda.
Litter Box Cleaner
Cats are among the cleanest and most hygienic animals around. Not only do they love to bathe themselves with their tongues, but they also bury their doo-doos, generally in a provided litter box. Anybody that owns a cat, knows that finding a solution to keep these aloof, cute feline’s toilets clean and smelling pleasant, can be a bit impossible at times. Sprinkle baking soda underneath the cat litter and this ought to eliminate the majority of these pungent odors.
Soft, Sleek Hair
Ladies (and fellas), let us face it, hair maintenance is one of the most difficult, annoying, and painful processes in this beautiful life. We spend so much money on new and fangled products that promise to smoothen out our hair into a glossy wonder, when the best product lies waiting in our kitchen cupboards. Mix some baking soda in with your hair conditioner. This ought to enable you to boast healthier, stronger hair without those annoying split ends. Watch your results develop for yourself.
No More Stinky Trash
Another festering place was pungent and unpleasant odors love to develop is in your dustbin. While you obviously keep taking your trash out when the bags become full, you might not show the actual trashcan the same consideration. This is a real problem, as festering trashcans left unwashed for weeks (or even months) will soon become bacteria-ridden nightmares. Sprinkle baking soda in your bin, under the bag, after washing the bin out obviously. Watch the odors disappear.
Rainy Day Solutions
Haven’t you got the most efficient wipers in the history of cars? Haven’t yet had a chance to go out and get new wipers or even got the cash on hand for new wipers yet? Whatever your reason, wipe a fine bicarb paste on your windshield. Notice the difference next time you driving in the rain. This could easily be a life-saving hack for those with faulty or old windshield wipers when the rain hits halfway through a long drive and your visibility does not go to pot.
Goodbye Chicken Pox!
Ah, chickenpox, the scourge of our childhoods but a much-needed infection that saves us from a lethal one in our adulthood. Regardless, chickenpox is a nastily uncomfortable ride for anyone. Luckily, we have the perfect balm in store for you, and it doesn’t involve pharmacies! Mix half a tablespoon of bicarb soda with water. Apply to affected spots of the body with where any of the poxes may be showing. This ought to relieve the redness and itchiness which created that utter discomfort.
Whether you’ve packed lunch, or just used your plastic containers to store leftover food, especially with sauces, namely kinds of pasta and soups, especially a tomato-based sauce, to say the least, you know very well how these can stain. Many people will tragically throw away their containers once they reach a deeper shade of orange, which is a massive waste when they could so easily be cleaned with the right ingredient. Scrub these containers with bicarb soda and warm water, watch how they come clean.
Bacteria Infested Sponges
There are many appliances and tools in our kitchen that become caked with filth over time, becoming breeding grounds for bacteria. Yes, according to research, that would be your kitchen sponge, believe it or not! This doesn’t mean that you need to throw your sponges away after every wash; remember we discussed that even things used to clean need to be cleaned themselves. Your sponges are no exception. Soak in hot water with bicarb overnight to restore your sponge back to tip-top shape.
Stubborn Pet Bed Smells
The majority of homes love and care for their pets as part of the family. But, to be honest, our fur babies sometimes obtain unpleasant odors. One of the smelliest centers of pet-related unpleasantness is, of course, the adorable pet bed. As with human furniture, sprinkle bicarb soda in your pet’s bed, allow it to absorb any unpleasant odors, and vacuum up the excess powder. Your pet’s bed should now be smelling almost good enough for you to sleep in.
As with the mouthwash remedy for fresh breath, you would use the same principle to heal the discomfort of canker sores in your mouth. Mouth sores are particularly difficult to heal due to how sensitive the inner workings of the mouth are, as well as how much they grate against our teeth. Many people often cannot help tonguing their sores, which does not help the healing process, either. Use this remedy twice a day, until wounds have disappeared.
Solution For Oil And Grease Fires
Before we even get started, NO! You are not about to become a fully trained and capable fireman. But If you have a small, manageable fire starting on your stove; bicarb soda is one of the main ingredients in a fire extinguisher. This being said, it’s only natural that you would be able to use baking soda to extinguish a small fire. This hack should only ever be used to extinguish a small fire in a pinch.
Diaper Rash Solved
There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your little one crying or any form of pain and discomfort. There is, unfortunately, nothing you can do about diaper rash. It’s not a sign of poor hygiene or poor parenting, just to put at ease, but there are ways to heal and deal without sending copious amounts of money. Sprinkle bicarb soda into your baby’s bath, make sure they stay in the water for a while. Your baby will be smiling in no time again!
The Perfect Wall Cleaner
So your little monster decided to portray their burning passion to become an artist – on your walls! Don’t scream, or stress for that matter. Keep absolutely calm, and praise their wonderful talents and creativity. If you can make it past this crisis without blowing a fuse, you are officially a commendable parent! Once your little tikes are distracted, it is time to clean this Simply lightly scrub with bicarb soda and water. Boom – good as new!
Cloth Diaper Cleaner
Yes, it is the 21st century, and disposable diapers have taken the world by storm. But, what if you are a parent that still prefers to use cloth diapers especially when at home for your baby? We all know the struggle is real when maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene for re-use. Soak the diapers in hot water with ½ cup of bicarb soda before running them through an ordinary wash cycle to ensure thorough deep cleaning, perfect for your baby’s bottom.
Wardrobe Cleaner And Freshener
Moving from the kitchen to the bedroom, we have another compartment that gets a bit grotty over time, and that is the wardrobe. Of course, you wash your clothes as well as anyone, but every part of your house could always use a good clean from time to time. As with the odors in your fridge, put some bicarb soda in a small container, place it in your closet. This will ensure that when you take out one of your old faithful coats or jackets, they don’t have that stale or moldy smell. Grab and go!
A beautiful bouquet of flowers brightens up a home like nothing else. They also bring a lovely and refreshing scent to your home. Nothing says homely with a touch of natural beauty than a flower arrangement or two, but what can be quite heartbreaking is the speed at which they deteriorate. To solve this problem and prolong their shelf life, add a teaspoon of bicarb to the water. Enjoy your flowers for a bit longer!
Keep Your Shower Curtain Clean
Not many people know this, but replacing your shower curtain every time one gets dirty can be a hazard to your health! Most are made from PVC, which releases toxic fumes and can be detrimental to your health. So before you rush off to go buy a new one, toss it in the washing machine, preferably with a towel or two, so they can agitate each other in the wash, rubbing the curtain clean, with a cup of bicarb soda. Easier than you thought right?
Oil Spill Solution
Oily messes can become a real headache when they splash onto carpets, causing a nasty stain if left too long. Sprinkle bicarb soda on any oil spills, allow to absorb for about 15 minutes, vacuum excess powder, then wash the item as per usual. Problem solved. However, before you proceed, make sure you are absorbing or scrape off any excess oil on the spot in question. Whether on clothing, furniture, or carpets, this is a rather recommended method to prevent you from pulling your hair out.
Cloth Furniture Cleaner
We now head off to your living room, where people love to sit, recline, and lounge for hours on end. While we are not saying that your family is unhygienic by any means, people cannot help sweating. You guessed it since couches tend to obtain plenty unwanted and at times rather unpleasant odors, simply sprinkle bicarb soda over your couches, allow to extract all unwanted smells overnight, and vacuum up excess powder the next morning. Your couches will be smelling good as new!
Easy Vacuum Cleaning Product
Vacuum cleaners are a modern godsend for domestic chores, and we would like to show our gratitude to the late Hubert Cecil Booth for inventing them! Cleaning this essential appliance is easier than you would think. Simply wash your vacuum cleaner piece by piece with bicarb and water. Yes, another tool used to clean, but again we sometimes forget that the cleaning tools need to be cleaned as well. This ought to remove any unpleasant smells from your vacuum.
Sparkling Diamond Rings
Your diamond rings will be among the most expensive and adored personal possessions. Sadly, even though diamonds are forever, they can quickly lose their shine if they aren’t occasionally washed. Hence we should be keeping them clean and sparkly, right? Right. Here’s how: Create your own home-made jewelry cleaner with hot water and 2 teaspoons of bicarb soda. Soak your jewelry in this mixture. Your jewelry will be shining like the day you first bought it again.
Easy Hair Cleaning
It should come as no surprise that bicarb soda is one of the main ingredients in dry shampoos. But, instead of going out and buying dry shampoo, save a penny or two, sprinkle some bicarb onto your brush and brush it through your hair, shaking off any excess. This should generally remove any excess oils and even add volume to your hair! Style and go! Make sure to tell all your friends about this hack, and save them a good few dollars, too!
Keep Your Clothing Soft
Again, as with washing powder, if you find yourself with sensitive skin, and sometimes being allergic to fabric softeners, bicarb soda does exactly the same job for a quarter of the price, and having no negative effects on your skin. We all love the silky goodness that fabric softener brings to our clothes, but hose with particularly sensitive skin, or those with skin conditions, might suffer as a side effect. Simply insert half a cup into the rinse cycle.
As with your microwave, your fridge tends to obtain unpleasant odors, due to all the food that goes in and out of the appliance, some even being left unintentionally to go off. Bacteria thrive off food. Put some bicarb soda in a small container in your fridge, stirring it up occasionally for recurring effectiveness. This solution needs to be replaced every few weeks. It would also be recommended that you wash your fridge out with bicarb and water.
Combat Mold And Mildew
The bathroom is generally one of the dampest areas in the home; thus causing watermarks and mold on your tiles and even shower curtains. Yes, you guessed it – your faithful bicarb and water paste mixture. Scrub off with a sponge. Easy as pie. Make sure to crank a window open in your bathroom before you shower to stop steam from building and fostering a breeding ground for the nasty stuff. If you do not have a window in your bathroom, then this hack is a life-saver!
Keep Tile Grout Clean
We have all encountered the disgusting and rather unattractive look of moldy grout between our rather appealing tiles. This can easily be solved with a paste mixture of ½ part bicarb soda and ½ part water. Apply your mixture on all affected grouted areas, allow time to sit for about 10 minutes, then scrub with an old toothbrush, finally washing it off with an old wet cloth, This ought to restore your grout to its original color with no mold.
No More Sticky Children’s Toys
As with anything else furry, teddy bears tend to get just as dirty, gathering all sorts of germs, dirt, dust, and bacteria. Put all your child’s teddies in a large bag, shake up the situation with 100 grams of bicarb soda, remove from the bag and shake off and vacuum excess powder. This will freshen them up and leave smelling rather delightful. While children love their personal mess and madness, even they will adore how fresh and new their favorite friend looks and feels.
Freshen Up Your Patio Furniture
When summer comes around, there are few things more enjoyable than having friends and family out on the patio with some icy drinks and snacks. Freshen up your patio furniture this summer, when bringing it out of storage, by simply washing it down with bicarb soda, water, and a cloth. Should your furniture still be obtaining unpleasant odors, simply sprinkle bicarb on each piece of furniture, leave for 15 minutes, and vacuum all excess powder off!
Foot Problems Treated
Among its many uses, bicarb soda has been found to boast antifungal properties and can be used to clean out bacteria from the likes of an athlete’s foot infection and nail infections. Apply a bicarb paste mixed with water to the infection by rubbing it on, rinse off, and dry thoroughly. Apply baby powder thereafter to avoid any excess moisture developing. Your feet will now be as comfortably fresh as possible. Get back into the gym with your usual confidence and boldness!
No More Harmful Bleach
Ever come across those items of clothing you just take out the wash and feel defeated, because you now need to wash again or even scrub garment? Hopefully no more. A cup of baking powder added and mixed in with your detergent of choice is bound to leave your whites whiter and brights brighter! This will make bleach a thing of the past, at least when it comes to clothes care and maintenance – another great hack that replaces harmful chemicals.
Freshen Up Your Fridge
Due to the nature and the function of refrigerators, whether because of leftovers, the hassle of cleaning them properly, or even gunk getting stuck in all the little corners, they can easily get a bit smelly, or frankly even really stinky indeed. Whatever the source of the stink, nobody wants their fridge to put them off their food.
The solution for this is really simple. Open a box of baking soda and put it at the back of your refrigerator, and that should neutralize any bad odors in the appliance. All you need to do to maintain this trick is to replace it about every two months. Voila, fresh fridge!
Maintain White Teeth and Fresh Breath
Everyone knows stinky breath is one of the biggest turn-offs, and not a good feeling either. If you don’t have any mints on hand, or want to avoid the sugariness of such things, just put one teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water, mix it well, swish it about in your mouth, and spit it out. Fresh breath assured.
Baking soda actually can also be a natural toothpaste. Most experts say that it shouldn’t be used twice daily as it can be quite harsh, but recommend adding it to your homemade toothpaste every few weeks in order to give your teeth a good, polished look.
Get Soft Feet
We don’t often give our feet the attention they deserve, and they really get the majority of the pressure throughout the day, with most of our activities, so it is no surprise that they get tired or hurt sometimes. So why not give them a bit of pampering? After all, they are the base of the pillars that hold us up all day!
All you need to do, is mix three tablespoons of baking soda in a small tub of warm water, and place your feet in the tub for a nice soothing softening experience for your precious feet. A great way to finish a stressful day.
The Perfect Way To Clean A Washing Machine
You have discovered that your laundry isn’t smelling as fresh as it’s supposed to when taken out of the washing machine, perhaps even after being rewashed just to make sure? This might be the result of having to drain and clean your washing machine itself. This is nothing wrong on your part, as a machine owner, these things do tend to happen, especially with front loaders. Simply put on a hot cycle, but with no laundry, and no detergent, instead put bicarb soda and vinegar in your machine. The odors and mold will be gone.
Constant Dandruff Problems
Oh, the seemingly perpetual agony of dry scalps! So you have dandruff, and you’ve spent a ton of money on commercial products that just don’t seem to be working. Perhaps you’ve even been to a dermatologist, but nothing works. Do yourself a favor, instead of using any product on your head for a few weeks, wash your hair and massage scalp with a handful of baking soda. Make sure you rinse thoroughly. You should see results.
Remove Car Stains
Say goodbye to those pesky stains on the car seats left by the kids snacking in the back on the car, or just the general muck that builds up over time, making your car look so much older than it really is. This trick is an easy fix and it is chemical-free so you don’t need to worry about anyone coming into contact with harmful substances. Just scrub some baking soda into the seats, wash with a cloth, and voila!
There are few things more blissful than collapsing onto your feather-soft mattress after a long day of work. But while you sleep like a log, some disturbing things might be festering beneath your sheets… As with the carpets, this method will reduce eliminate odors, and remove any unwanted and unpleasant dirt and dust in your mattress. Sprinkle on the mattress, leave on for about 15 minutes, or overnight if you choose, vacuum excess powder off the mattress.
Tensed And Stressed
So your brain is always ready to go on a spa retreat to release all that unwanted tension, but your purse doesn’t quite agree, right? Wonder women much? Create that feeling in your very own home. Pour 1 oz of baking powder into your running bath water, get in, feel all that tension and stress just melt away. Make sure to add some flowers to the bath, light some candles, and melt away into ecstasy.
The bodyparts that get you from A to B without fail need plenty of loving, but are sadly often the most neglected features on the human body. Calluses and corns don’t particularly pose any threat to your health per se, however, they can be painful. Your old faithful bicarb soda to the rescue, yet again. Soak your calluses in bicarb and water ought to help soften them and remove any discomfort. Enjoy your baby-soft soles!