1. Heartburn Relief
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and drink when heartburn hits.
2. Fresh Cut Flowers
Keep your beautiful flowers fresher longer by adding just a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in your flower vase.
3. Skin Care
Apply with a powder puff, and you can use baking soda as a natural deodorant. You can add a cup to bathwater for softer skin or use for a face and body scrub by itself.
4. Skin Irritations
Adding baking soda to your bath water will not only soften skin but help reduce minor skin irritations. Apply directly to skin for relief from poison ivy, insect bites, rashes, minor burns, and sunburn.
5. Odor Remover
Offending odors will be kicked to the curb by using baking soda. Place in the fridge to absorb odors or sprinkle on ashtrays, boots, shoes, and slippers to keep things smelling fresh. Add a little baking soda to a wet dish cloth and whip up messes to prevent odors. If your dishtowels are smelly, soak them in baking soda and water before washing.
6. Bug Repellent
Repel ants and cockroaches by sprinkling it around basement windows or under sinks.
7. An Alkalizing Drink
Drinking water with a little bit of baking soda in it can help reduce the acidity of our bodies. If you can’t handle just straight baking soda in your water then try mixing it with a little bit of fruit juice and honey or stevia.
8. Cleaning the Bathroom
Add a cup of baking soda to your toilet bowl and allow to sit for one hour before flushing. It will help to remove stains and deodorize. While you wait, use baking soda to scrub tile, countertops, and sinks. If your shower curtain needs to be freshened up then soak in hot water and baking soda.
9. Healthy Smile
Add baking soda to your toothpaste to help your teeth feel amazing after brushing! You can even make your own toothpaste just using baking soda and coconut oil (and I add a drop of peppermint or wintergreen essential oil, but it’s definitely a STRONG flavor that you have to get used to.)
10. Remove Crayon Marks
Use baking soda to remove crayon marks from vinyl floors and walls.
11. Drain Cleaner
Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of baking soda in your drains followed by hot water to keep drains clean which will help keep them from clogging. You can do this weekly for optimum results.
12. Soak Pans
Never hear the excuse again that a pan had to soak all night. Simply add baking soda to pans with hot water and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes before washing. Add a sprinkling of baking soda to your sponge if you still have trouble removing burned on or stuck on food.
13. Clean Carpets
No more carpet odors! Sprinkle your carpets with baking soda. Allow it to sit for an hour to overnight and vacuum.
14. Reducing Acid from Tomatoes
15. Fluffy Omelets
Fluffy omelets are yummy and you can make them like a pro with a simple trick. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda per three eggs and mix well. Get ready for fluffy omelets!
Are rascally rabbits invading your garden? Sprinkle baking soda around your garden and flowerbeds to prevent rabbits from munching on your harvest. Sprinkling baking soda where you plant tomatoes will result in sweeter tomatoes also.
17. Pet Care
Guests should not know by their nose that you have a cat. Prevent litter boxes from introducing your pet by sprinkling with baking soda. In addition, you can sprinkle some on your pet’s comb or brush to prevent doggy smelling fur and skin.
18. Play Dough
Impulse urges to play with modeling clay are quenched by adding 1 1/4 cup water, 1 cup cornstarch, to 1 cup of baking soda and mixing well.
19. Windshield Rain Repellent
Wipe your windshield with baking soda to repel raindrops. Neat trick!
20. Stuffy Noses
Extra stuffy noses need a little extra help. Add 1 teaspoon to your vaporizer to help the relief come quickly!
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