Video: 20 Extraordinary Household Uses for Baking Soda

You probably know that baking soda is used to solve many health problems.

It acts both in acid and a base.


Baking soda is non-toxic cleaning agent and cleans different surfaces as well. Here’s how to use baking soda for different purposes:

Baking Soda in Health and Beauty

  1. Freshens your mouth

Take a teaspoon of baking soda and mix it with half a glass of water and freshen your mouth by swishing it. Spit and rinse with water.

  1. Facial scrub

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

  1. Soothes your feet

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

  1. Eliminates body odor

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

  1. Heartburn

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

Baking Soda In Your Home

  1. Cleans the oven

Spray your oven with baking soda and let it sit overnight, afterwards 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 the sponges.

  1. Polishes silverware

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

  1. Longer lasting flowers

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

  1. Freshens your fridge

Baking soda is a great odor absorber and gives a fresh fridge smell. Put an open container inside and the odors will be absorbed.

  1. Cleans shoes

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

Baking Soda In Your 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 this on each rosebush-size scrub that has withered.

  1. Removes oil stains from garage floors

Wet the area with some baking soda and scrub it with a brush.

  1. Deodorizes the inside of your car

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

  1. Sweetens tomatoes

Here’s something you didn’t know – 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 any insects.

 Baking Soda When Cooking

  1. Deodorizes your cutting boards

Sprinkle some baking soda on your cutting boards and 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 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.


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