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Uses for Baking Soda
1. Use it as an antacid.
2. Use it as underarm deodorant by
applying it with a powder puff.
3. Mix half a teaspoon with peroxide
paste and use it as toothpaste.
4. Use it as a face and body scrub.
5. Add a cup to bathwater to soften
6. Relieve skin itch
from insect bites and pain from sunburn.
7. Remove strong odors from your
hands by rubbing them with baking soda
8. Put two tablespoons
in your baby’s bathwater to help relieve
9. Apply it on
rashes, insect bites, and poison ivy
10. Take a baking
soda bath to relieve skin irritations.
11. Heartburn? Take a teaspoon of
baking soda mixed with one-half glass of
12. Freshen your mouth by
gargling half a teaspoon of baking soda
13. Relieve canker
sore pain by using it as mouthwash.
14. Use it to relieve bee stings.
15. Use it to relieve windburns.
16. Apply it on jellyfish sting to
draw out the venom.
stuffy nose by adding a teaspoon of
baking soda to your vaporizer.
18. Keep cut flowers fresh
longer by adding a teaspoon to the water
in the vase.
19. Put out small
fires on rugs, upholstery, clothing, and
20. Put an open container
of baking soda in the fridge to absorb
21. Sprinkle it on
your ashtrays to reduce bad odor and
it on your slippers, boots, shoes, and
socks to eliminate foul odor.
Turn baking soda into modeling clay by
combining it with one and 1/4 cups of
water and one
cup of cornstarch.
24. After feeding your baby, wipe
his shirt with a moist cloth sprinkled
with baking soda to
remove the odor.
25. Wipe your windshield with it to
26. Improve the smell
of dishrags by soaking them in baking
soda and water.
27. Suck it in
with your vacuum cleaner to remove the
28. Freshen the air by
mixing baking soda with your favorite
perfumed bath salts. Put the mixture
in small sachet bags.
stiff brushes by boiling them in a
solution of 1/2 gallon of water, 1/4 cup
and a cup of baking
30. Put it under sinks and
along basement windows to repel
cockroaches and ants.
baking soda around flowerbeds to prevent
rabbits from eating your veggies.
32. Sweeten your tomatoes by
sprinkling baking soda on the soil
around your tomato plants.
Sprinkle it onto your cat’s litter box
to absorb the bad odor.
Sprinkle it on your pet’s comb or brush
to deodorize their fur and skin.
35. Use it as a substitute
for baking powder by mixing with it with
cream of tartar or vinegar.
Wash fruits and vegetables with it.
37. When plucking/boiling a chicken,
add a teaspoon of baking soda to the
water. Feathers will
easier, and the flesh will be clean and
38. Soak dried beans to a
baking soda solution to make them more
39. Remove the
distinctive taste of wild game by
soaking it in a baking soda solution.
40. Make a sports drink by mixing it
with boiled water, salt, and Kool-Aid.
41. Remove the fishy smell from your
fillets by soaking the raw fish in a
baking soda solution for
inside the fridge.
fluffier omelets by adding half a
teaspoon of baking soda for every three
43. Reduce the acid
content of your tomato-based recipes by
sprinkling them with a pinch of
44. Add a cup to the toilet, leave it
for an hour, and then flush. It will
clean the toilet and absorb
45. Use it to scrub sinks,
showers, plastic and porcelain tubs
46. Spray it on walls, mirrors, and
47. Add a spoonful
to your dishwasher to make scrubbing
48. Remove grease
from pots and pans.
49. Dry clean
carpets and upholstered furniture by
sprinkling baking soda over the fabric
gently brushing it. Leave it for
an hour or overnight, then vacuum.
50. Boost your laundry detergent’s
cleaning power by sprinkling a handful
on dirty clothes.
51. Combine it
with water to make a paste for polishing
stainless steel and chrome.
Remove scratches and crayon marks from
vinyl floors and walls.
your shoes with it.
garbage cans with it.
55. Use it
to wash diapers.
56. Clean the
fridge with it.
57. Soak brushes
and combs in a baking soda solution.
58. Mix it with water to wash food
and drink containers.
three tablespoons of baking soda to a
quart of warm water, then use the
mixture to wash
60. Absorb it with a
damp sponge, then clean Formica
countertops with the sponge.
Use it to get rid of stale odors from
cooling containers and thermos bottles.
62. Run your coffee maker with a
baking soda solution, then rinse.
63. Combine with hot water to clean
64. Sprinkle it on
barbecue grills, then rinse it off.
65. Scatter it on your greasy garage
floor, scrub the floor, and rinse.
66. Remove burned-on food from a pan
by soaking it in a baking soda solution
for 10 minutes
67. Clean your ashtrays with a
baking soda solution.
your drains clean by putting four
tablespoons of baking soda in them each
it down with hot water.
69. Clean your shower curtains by
soaking them in baking soda and water.
70. Put it on a small brush to rub
canvas handbags clean.
71. Use it
to remove melted plastic bread wrapper
from a toaster. Sprinkle baking soda on
damp rug, then use the rug to
clean the toaster.
72. Use it to
clean your retainers and dentures.
73. Make a thick paste of baking
soda and water, and used it to scrub
enameled cast iron and
74. Mix four tablespoons
of baking soda with a quart of warm
water, and use it to clean the
inside part of an oven.
it to unclog gas stoves.
amazing thing about baking soda is that
it’s very cheap. You can do all these
a very small cost. Baking
soda is truly a miracle product, whether
it’s used for baking or not.