Baking soda is one of the most secure, inexpensive and useful substances that can be found in our homes. Did you know that there are lots of uses ranging from cosmetics and medicine to teeth whitening or washing fruits and vegetables? Here you will find many uses that will surprise you.
1. Make your own toothpaste
Mix six parts of baking soda with one part salt. Place the mixture in a blender for 30 seconds then put it in a container and voila! Moisten the toothbrush in this mixture, wash your teeth for a few minutes and rinse well. It will clean your teeth and you’ll have a free fluoride toothpaste.
2. Face and body scrub
It’s simple, just mix three parts of baking soda with one part water. Rub it gently on your face with circular movements to exfoliate your skin, then rinse. You can use this soft scrub every day!
3. Natural deodorant
If you want to avoid parabens and aluminum from many antiperspirants, try a pinch of baking soda and a few drops of water. Apply it directly underarms and see how easy it is!
4. Relieve your tired feet
Dip your feet in a bowl of warm water and three tablespoons of baking soda. Rub gently and relax for a few minutes, you will notice relief right away! You can add a few drops of lavender essential oil for total relaxation.
5. Clean and soften your hands
You want to neutralize odors on your hands? Mix three parts baking soda with one part water, apply the paste directly and rinse. Your hands will be clean and smooth.
6. Make your hair shine
In the shower, sprinkle a small amount of baking soda in your hand along with your favorite shampoo. Apply and rinse as usual. You will see that it helps eliminate waste and will leave your hair brighter and cleaner.
7. Take a detoxifying bath
Add ½ cup of baking soda in the tub: will neutralize the acids in the skin and will relieve pain. You can also add ½ cup of apple cider vinegar for a spa bath. Your skin will be very soft. Another plus: the tub and the drain will be cleaned.
8. Keep your brushes and combs clean
If you dip your brushes and combs in a solution of warm water and a small spoonful of baking soda, you’ll manage to remove the natural oil and residue from your hair products. Rinse and let it dry. This will help keep your hair shiny.
9. Oral appliances
Retainers, braces, dentures: put them in a glass of warm water and add two tablespoons of baking soda. Baking soda will clean the food particles and will neutralize bad odors. Leave them for a few hours.
Baking soda is a safe and effective way to relieve heartburn and indigestion. Add ½ tablespoon of baking soda to a glass of water. You can also add the juice squeezed from one lemon.