Baking soda is a major ingredient in all our baked goodies. It makes muffins and cakes fluffy and soft. It is also used in baking scones and biscuits. Okay, we get it. Baking soda is used in kitchens everywhere. But did you know that it was once marketed as a tooth cleaner and a solution to settle an upset stomach?
Baking soda also known as sodium hydrogen carbonate or NaHCO3 (its proper chemical name). It’s a cooking, yes, but at the same time is a relatively safe and non-toxic cleanser!
Discover the wonders of baking soda and take advantage of its many extraordinary uses.. Baking soda is very versatile and may be a good replacement for some expensive products we buy at the store. It’s cheaper, but just as effective.
Here are a few different uses of baking soda:
Health Uses for Baking Soda
1. Forget about stocking up on expensive chewables. Try using baking soda as an antacid!
2. Apply it with a powder puff and it can be as good as your expensive deodorant.
3. Itchy skin and insect bites are really troublesome, but baking soda can relieve it! For your baby, mix two tablespoons of baking soda with your baby’s bathwater to help relieve diaper rashes.
4. Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with water and gargle to freshen your mouth in an instant. It can also relieve canker sore pain when used as a mouthwash.
5. You can also use baking soda as a dry shampoo on oily hair. Simply sprinkle baking soda on hair, comb your hair and blow dry!
Household Uses of Baking Soda
1. You can keep freshly cut flowers last even longer by adding a teaspoon of baking soda in the water in the vase.
2. Forget air fresheners! Baking soda can instantly remove unwanted odors almost anywhere. Place an open container of baking soda in the fridge to remove unwanted odors. You can also sprinkle it on shoes and rugs to remove foul smell! This is turning out to be quite convenient!
3. Insect trouble? Put baking soda in your cabinets and sinks, and along windows to repel ants, roaches and other insects.
4. Are you into backyard gardening? Scatter baking soda around your flowerbeds. This will prevent insects and rabbits from eating your vegetable garden up. You can also use baking soda to sweeten your favorite tomatoes by sprinkling it on the ground around your plants.
5. Use baking soda as a toilet bowl or sink cleaner. Simply sprinkle baking soda around the bowl, let it sit for a few minutes and then wash it off. You will be surprised at the great results.
Cooking Uses of Baking Soda
1. Dried beans can be soaked in baking soda; this will make it more digestible.
2. Say goodbye to the fishy smell of your fillet by soaking the fish an hour before cooking with baking soda. Then keep it on the fridge.
3. If you want a fluffier omelet, you can add one teaspoon of baking soda for every three eggs.
4. Wash your fruits and vegetables with baking soda for an extra clean!
5. Worried about feathers on your chicken? Boil your chicken with baking soda and feathers will instantly come off, leaving your chicken whiter and cleaner.
Off all these helpful and extraordinary uses, who would have guessed that baking soda is so cheap? Why spend too much when you can do all these with the very low cost of this helpful little product?
How have you used baking soda? We’d love for you to share your uses in the comments!