15 Fascinating Uses for Baking Soda 

 April 12, 2015

By  Gabriela


Baking soda is one of those items that almost every household has, but rarely any household uses. This doesn’t have to be like that because there are many uses for baking soda that can benefit your health and beauty.

Now let’s check some of these uses for baking soda.

Uses for Baking Soda

1. Soothe skin irritation.
In the past few years, uses for baking soda beauty, is one of the most searched terms on the main search engines. Thanks to its structure, this chemical compound can easily relieve skin irritation for example. Simply pour one cup of baking soda to bathwater in order to make your skin softer and soothe skin irritations.

2. Get rid of bad breath.
This is another simple recipe that can quickly remove the unpleasant odor in your mouth. Create a mixture by adding one tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Gargle, spit the mixture and rinse. This is a simple mouthwash that makes the odors go away.

3. Remove dead skin cells.
When it comes to uses for baking soda for your beauty, you should know that this compound acts as a natural exfoliator too. Create a mixture of baking soda and water (3:1 ratio). Massage your face with the mixture gently and use lukewarm water to rinse it off.

4. Ease the pain from insect bites.
By creating a paste made of baking soda and water and applying it on the affected area you can ease the pain caused by insect bites.

5. Help your baby with their diaper rash.
This is a very unpleasant appearance in babies and baking soda is here to help. Pour two tablespoons filled with baking soda in the bathwater and bathe your baby in order to get rid of diaper rash.

50 Uses for Baking Soda6. Make your own baking powder.
Baking soda uses in cooking are not something new, but this idea is not widely used. In case you need baking powder, create your own by using cream of tartar, baking soda and cornstarch (2:1:1 ratio).

7. Create a powerful natural bathroom cleaner.
If you are wondering if what are the uses for baking soda and vinegar then you will probably be surprised to find out that when these two items are combined they create an excellent bathroom cleaner. This cleaner works on any surface in the bathroom.

In order to prepare it you will need 1 2/3 cups of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, ½ cup of liquid soap, 1 clean 16-ounce bottle with closing cap and ½ cup of water. Create a mixture from the liquid soap and baking soda in a simple bowl. Weaken the mixture by adding water and white vinegar. Use a fork to stir the mixture until you get fine mixture. Place the mixture in the bottle and shake it every time you need to use it.

8. Clean dirty dishes.
One of the most popular household uses for baking soda is in situations when people face huge amount of really dirty dishes. For example, you can sprinkle the broiler pan with baking soda, place a wet paper towel on top of it, wait for half an hour and clean it in a usual way after that.

9. Eliminate odor from your hands.
Use a combination of baking soda and water and rub your hands in order to remove the unpleasant smell of onion or garlic.

10. Protect your household from ants.
Mix equal amounts of salt and baking soda. Place this mixture on the routes that ants usually use.

11. Neutralize the effects of beans.
Pour one teaspoon of baking soda in the water when you prepare beans (in the moment you soak them) in order to avoid bloating and gassy problems.

12. Make your coat closets fresher.
Simply pour some baking soda in a small box and leave it open on some of the shelves. The baking soda will refresh your clothes.

13. Freshen your refrigerator.
You can perform the same procedure in your refrigerator. In this way you will neutralize the bad smell. Use the box for few months and replace it.

14. Clean your oven.
Sprinkle small amount of baking soda on the bottom of your oven. Use some water to increase the moisture. Leave this mixture during the night and scrub it in the morning.

15. Clean your floors.
In case you have tile floors, take half a cup of baking soda and pour it in a bucket of warm water. Thanks to this mixture the cleaning process will be easier and more effective.

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Sources: Thank Your Body | Good Life Eats | Reader’s Digest

About the author 


A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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