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Baking Soda Tips


Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda, isn't just for baking! This amazing and budget-friendly ingredient is safe and non-toxic but so effective for around the home.

Here are 5 baking soda tips on how to harness the power of baking soda:

  1. All-purpose Cleaner: Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water and a squirt of dish soap to create a gentle yet effective all-purpose cleaner. Use it to wipe down countertops, sinks, appliances, and even greasy stove tops.

  2. Natural Air Freshener: Combine baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a small jar and  place it in closets, fridge, drawers, or anywhere that could use a little freshening up.

  3. Tough Stain Remover: Create a paste using baking soda and water, then apply it to stubborn stains on surfaces like countertops or sinks. Let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with a sponge or brush. Rinse thoroughly with water for a sparkling clean finish.

  4. Carpet Freshener: Sprinkle baking soda generously all over you carpets and rugs to absorb odors, then let it sit for at least 15 minutes before vacuuming it up. Your carpets will be left smelling fresh and clean. 

  5. Unclog Drains: Put 1 cup of baking soda in your drain and then pour 1 cup of vinegar. Let this sit for half an hour and then pour in hot water. 

  6. DIY Dry Shampoo: Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon with cornstarch to make an easy and natural dry shampoo. You can also add cacao powder for darker hair. Sprinkle a small amount of onto your scalp, then massage it in to absorb excess oil and refresh your hair between washes. 

  7. DIY Antacid: Combat heartburn or indigestion by stirring 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water. Drink it slowly to neutralize stomach acid and soothe discomfort.

  8. Oven Cleaner: Make a thick paste using baking soda and water, then spread it evenly over the interior surfaces of your oven. Let it sit overnight, then wipe away grime and grease with a damp cloth.

  9. Bug Bite Relief: Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with enough water to form a paste, then apply it to bug bites or stings for instant relief from itching and inflammation.
  10. Laundry booster: Helps to keep clothes white and colored. Just add ½ cup of baking soda to each laundry load along with your regular detergent. 

From cleaning to personal care, baking soda is a natural and effective household ingredients that can simplify your life in many ways. Give these baking soda tips a try and discover the many benefits of this simple yet powerful ingredient!

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