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Video: 20 Extraordinary Household Uses for Baking Soda


Baking soda is an amazing ingredient which can help you solve numerous health problems. It’s also a natural deodorizer with amphoteric properties, meaning that it acts as both an acid and a base.

Baking soda is a great non-toxic cleaning agent which can clean different surfaces. Here’s how to use it for different purposes:

Health and beauty

  1. Freshens your mouth

Put a teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of water then swish the solution to freshen your mouth. Spit and rinse with water in the end.

  1. Facial scrub

Mix 3 parts of baking soda and 1 part of water to create a paste which will work as a great facial scrub.

  1. Soothes your feet

Soak your feet in a bath of warm water and 3 tablespoons of baking soda, then scrub gently in the end to relax.

  1. Eliminates body odor

Use baking soda as an underarm deodorant to get rid of body odor.

  1. Heartburn

Drink a mixture of baking soda and half a glass of water to relieve the condition.


  1. Cleans the oven

Spray your oven with baking soda and let it sit overnight, then scrub and wipe the residue in the morning.

  1. Cleans sponges

Soak your smelly sponges in 4 tablespoons of baking soda and a quart of warm water to neutralize the odor and disinfect them.

  1. Polishes silverware

Make a paste of 1 part of water and 3 parts of baking soda, then use it to polish your silverware gently.

  1. Longer lasting flowers

You can keep your cut flowers going long by adding a teaspoon of baking soda in the vase.

  1. Freshens your fridge

Baking soda is a great odor absorber which can make your fridge smell fresh. Put an open container inside and the odors will be quickly absorbed.

  1. Cleans shoes

Make a paste of baking soda and water, then scrub your shoes with it to clean them spotless.

Garden and garage

  1. Rejuvenates the greenery

Mix a teaspoon of baking soda, half a teaspoon of clear ammonia and a teaspoon of Epsom salts in a gallon of water, then use a quart of the solution on each rosebush-size scrub that has withered.

  1. Removes oil stains from garage floors

Just wet the area with some baking soda and scrub with a brush.

  1. Deodorizes the inside of your car

Sprinkle some baking soda on the fabric of your car seats to eliminate any odors.

  1. Sweetens tomatoes

Here’s something you haven’t heard about – sprinkle some baking soda in the soil around your tomatoes to sweeten their taste.

  1. Bug repellent

Sprinkle some baking soda around your windows and under sinks to repel insects such as cockroaches and ants.


  1. Deodorizes your cutting boards

Cutting boards can become home to dangerous bacteria and tend to smell bad after a while, so sprinkle some baking soda on them then rub and rinse with water in the end to disinfect and deodorize them.

  1. Removes insecticides

Fill your sink with water and add ¼ of a cup of baking soda, then wash your fresh produce in the mixture well to remove insecticides.

  1. Make a fluffy omelet

Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to each 3 eggs used to make your omelet fluffier.

  1. Take the feathers off chicken easier

Add a teaspoon of baking soda in the water while boiling a chicken to make feathers come off easier and keep the meat clean and white.

Source: worldhealthynews.com