As you probably know, baking soda is not useful as an ingredient in crepes, but also to soothe heartburn and to treat candidiasis. And the range of usefulness of this everyday substance doesn’t stop here.
The list below contains 12 less known uses for baking soda:
1. It deodorizes cheese containers
Do you find washing cheese containers hopeless? The smell of ripe cheese usually persists, and containers have to be rinsed a hundred times to get rid of the smell. To get rid of the odor, dissolve 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda in hot water and rinse the containers. The stubborn smell will disappear completely.
2. It deodorizes the fridge
Does your fridge have the same problem as your cheese containers? Keep a cup of baking soda in the fridge to absorb odors. You can also deodorize your garbage can by sprinkling some baking soda directly into it.
3. It cleanses the skin
Baking soda mixed with some water is a perfect solution to treat acne, and not only. If you feel that your skin is sensitive to soap, cleanse your skin with baking soda and water. Your skin will become visibly cleaner and very soft.
4. It deodorizes cat litter
Cats don’t like the smell of urine any more than us. In order to eliminate this unpleasant odor, mix 5-6 tablespoons of baking soda into the cat litter. This way, you won’t have to clean the litter box every time after your cat goes.
5. It cleans the windshield
Have you ever returned from a trip with your windshield covered in dust and dead bugs? If you wash your windshield with baking soda and water, you won’t need to scrub for hours or to take your car to the car wash.
6. It soothes mosquito bites
Make a paste using baking soda and water and apply it on the mosquito bites to get rid of the itchy bumps.
7. It cleans teeth
Did you run out of toothpaste? Sprinkle some baking soda onto your toothbrush and brush your teeth with it. They will feel very clean and they will look shinier than usual.
8. It works as bath salts
Did you get home from work exhausted and lacking any energy? Run yourself a bath and dissolve 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda into it to refresh yourself.
9. It turns away ants
Did you wake up with ants all over the house and you don’t want to use insect repellent? Sprinkle some baking soda around spots where they enter the house to get rid of the problem.
10. Combined with some lemon juice, it cleans pots
Lemon juice mixed with baking soda works well to clean pots, sinks, toilet bowls and bathtubs. Also, they make tile floors squeaky clean.
11. It makes hair shinier
Rinse your hair with water with a tablespoon of baking soda dissolved in it to make your hair shiny.
12. It whitens yellowed fingernails
Has nail polish or tobacco turned your fingernails yellow? Clean them with baking soda mixed with some lukewarm water, and they will become white again.