10 Amazing Uses of Baking Soda
1.Relieves from acidity
Ate too much last night? Stop worrying and add baking soda to your diet. Baking soda is a natural antacid! Consuming Baking soda is a safe and effective to relieve heartburn, indigestion. Mix between 1/2 and 1 teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water to neutralize acid.
2.Use as a Facial scrub
Need a spa? Why not make your own? Baking soda serves best as a facial scrub leaving your skin smooth and moist. Mix 3 parts of baking soda in 1 part of water and gently scrub in circular motion to get best results.
3.Tired of dirt and grease on your gas stove?
Dirt and grease are composed of fatty acids that can be neutralized or removed by baking soda. Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge and clean the area and rinse with water. Better than using harsh chemicals!
4.Works great as a Mouth Freshener
Rinse your mouth by taking ½ teaspoon baking soda in 1 glass water and get rid of mouth plaque that causes bad breathe.
5.Make your own self rising flour
When baking soda is mixed with an acid such as milk, chocolate, vinegar, lemon juice or honey it neutralizes the acid component thus releasing carbon dioxide and making the batter more fluffy and delicious.
6.Clean your chopping boards
Give cutting boards regular, deep cleaning to keep them free from contamination. Spread baking soda over the surface, then sprinkle liberally with vinegar. Let the bubbles do their thing, then rinse with hot water.
7.Removes stains and sticky food from dishes
Keep dry baking soda in a bowl near you sink. Just dip the edge of a wet cloth or sponge in it to clean up stains.
8.Fridge odour won’t disappear?
Now don’t worry about fridge odours any more. Just hang a sachet of baking soda in your fridge that will fight with stagnant odours in the water-collecting trays or sprinkle some on a damp sponge, then rinse with water
9.Keeps rust at bay
Make a paste of one tablespoon baking soda and one teaspoon water. With a damp cloth, wipe this paste onto a metal chair or table legs. Wipe clean with a paper towel. Also removes rust from nuts and bolts by covering them first with baking soda then pouring vinegar over them and allowing them to set until bubbling action stops. Scrub with a brush.
10.Boost Your Liquid Laundry Detergent
Give your laundry a boost by adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry to make liquid detergent work harder.