We all know it, and I’m sure we all use it at some point! Baking Soda has been used for, well, forever in households across the globe. It’s well-known for being a great deodorizer, stain remover, carpet cleaner, and even toothpaste. But, did you know it can also treat insect bites? Read on to find out more!
I am always keeping a box in the cupboard along with in my fridge and in my pantry! It’s many uses and the fact it’s super cheap at any store is a huge plus and really let’s you keep as much on hand as you need! What do you use baking soda for?
Health and Beauty With Baking Soda:
- Dry shampoo can get very expensive! Sprinkle a bit of baking soda on your roots and style as usual. Not into dry shampoo? Add baking soda to your shampoo bottle and it will help rid your hair of impurities from styling products.
- You can wash your makeup brushes using a mixture of 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Soak them, rinse, and then let them dry before using them again.
- Use baking soda as an alternative to other antacids. It helps with indigestion and heartburn.
- Did you know that baking soda makes an amazing exfoliant? Well, now you do! Mix a little water with some baking soda and use it as a face scrub. It will remove the dead skin on your face without harsh chemicals.
- Make your own deodorant! Combine 3 tablespoons baking soda and 3 drops lavender essential oil. Mix together and apply with a makeup brush or sponge, or your hands. Let dry.
- To make a spa soak for your feet, simply dissolve a few tablespoons of baking soda in a tub of warm water. Gently scrub the dead skin off of your feet while they’re soaking.
- Soak away extra oils in your skin by adding 1/2 cup baking soda to your bath. Be sure to test it in small amounts before jumping in!
Household Uses for Baking Soda:
- Deodorize your refrigerator and freezer, and even your pantry!
- Clean your sponges by mixing 4 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart warm water.
- For a quick oven cleaner without harsh chemicals, try sprinkling baking soda on the bottom of your oven (and under the racks, not on them) and spraying it with water is the your best bet! Let it sit for a few hours, then wipe clean.
- Freshen rugs by sprinkling with baking soda and letting it set for about an hour. Vaccum up or dust them off on the front porch.
- Sprinkle baking soda in your hands and rub your pets down – instant deodorizer for Fodi!
- Add 1 cup baking soda to your laundry cycle to keep whites whiter, and clothes fresher.
Baking soda can also be used as a homemade air freshener, too
Do you have any different ways you use Baking Soda around the home?