I’ve been using baking soda for many different at home uses that I never knew were even possible and I’ve been saving so much money.
Baking soda is SO incredibly cheap as well. A box of baking soda can go for about $1-$2 depending on where you are buying it.
Here are some ways to use baking soda that you might not know about already.
1. Brushing your teeth.
The taste might be kind of off putting for certain people, but it’s truly not that bad. You can mix it with either water or hydrogen peroxide solution and form a sort of a paste. Not only can this be used for toothpaste, but it also helps whiten teeth dramatically, so you won’t have to go to a medical office to spend hundreds or thousands on whitening your teeth.
2. Body scrub.
You can also mix baking soda and water to form a body scrub. This concoction will get rid of bacteria on the body and is also a lot cheaper than the body washes you buy at the store. You also know what is going on your body if you are the type of person who likes knowing the ingredients for not only their food, but household products as well.
3. Surface cleaner.
You can scrub baking soda on those spots that are difficult to clean. All you would do is get a damp sponge and put some baking soda and scrub away! You can also clean dishes, coffee/tea pots, microwaves, and more with baking soda.
4. Cleaning floors.
You can remove stains/dirt with baking soda and warm water. You can also clean furniture stains with baking soda, but it depends on the fabric/texture. Also make sure to scrub lightly as you could possibly damage by scrubbing too hard.
5. As a Deodorizer.
You can pretty much deodorize anything by sprinkling baking soda on top of it. This can be shoes, carpet, pet bedding, mostly anything. The longer it sits, the better it will work.
6. Putting out a fire.
My most important tip in case of emergency: Putting out a fire. When baking soda gets heated, it gives off carbon dioxide which helps get rid of the flames and make them smaller. It’s obviously good to always have a fire extingiusher in the house regardless. I’m not saying just having baking soda in case of fires because you never know how well that will help.
7. Washing your produce.
Sprinkle baking soda on your fruit and scrub. This is a great way to get off the extra gunk or anything else that is on your fruit. All you have to do is scrub it with a sponge with baking soda.
Do you use baking soda for any of the uses above? What else do you use baking soda for?