Baking Soda Tricks That You Should Know About

Person pouring a spoonful of baking soda in a bowl of water
Benefits of Baking Soda

Baking soda is mainly used in cooking, and that is also where we know it from. For example, it can be used to bake or cook. But, did you also know that baking soda has benefits for our health, skin and can even be used to clean? Find out more by reading the 7 tips to use baking soda here below:

Cleaning the oven, especially when it’s covered in grease, can be a dreading task. But, there are ways to make it easier for yourself, with baking soda. Grab 2 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Mix this to a paste that is not too thick. Let this soak for at least 15 minutes and scrub it away with a sponge or cloth. If the stains are tough, you can let it soak for 12-24 hours.

Smelly shoes can often be a problem, especially when you get sweaty feet during the hot weather. You can throw your sneakers in the washing machine, but that doesn’t always help. So, here’s what you should do. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda in your shoes and let it absorb for at least 24 hours. Afterwards, throw the baking soda away. Do not to use it too often as it can dry out leather shoes in the long run.

Getting your white clothes crisp white again can be a hard task, as they can turn yellow after a few washes. But, here’s a new solution for you: baking soda. One method is to add half a cup of baking soda to your regular detergent, or throw it directly on your clothes. But, you could also make a paste of baking soda with water and apply that directly on a spot and let it sit for a while.  

Baking soda sprinkled on carpet and being vacuumed
Get Your Carpets Fresh and Clean with Baking Soda

It can be tough to get the stains out of your carpet, whether it’s spilled drinks or food, and after a while it can even smell. Besides, it can be quite expensive to hire a carpet cleaner. So, just sprinkle baking soda over your carpet and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Afterwards, simply vacuum the baking soda and your carpet will smell fresh and clean again.

Unclogging drains in your house can be quite the hassle, as the first step you reach for is the plumber. All you need to do is pour 1/2 a cup of baking soda down the drain and pour 1/2 a cup of vinegar right afterwards. Do not forget to cover this up. Wait for about 5 minutes, and turn on some hot water to rinse it away completely.

The benefits of this are that it gives you a fresh breath, and it can work as an antibacterial. What you can do to use baking soda as mouthwash is mix half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water. Gargle with that mixture for a while, and then you can continue your daily routine.

Looking to get that fresh and lively smell in your house? Baking soda is known to get rid of bad odor as it contains antibacterial elements. All you need is baking soda and essential oils of your own choice. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 5-6 drops of essential oil and add that to water in a spray bottle.