If you are a frequent “grandmasthing” visitor, then you know how many times baking soda was featured in the posted home remedies, tips, tricks, and hacks. Baking soda, as mentioned in its name, is used primarily for cooking purposes, but it has many other surprising uses.
Important notice: Even though baking soda in an exfoliator, you should not use it for exfoliation and you should avoid applying it on your face because it can cause skin damage because of its high pH levels that disrupt the normal acidity levels of the skin.
Anyways, here are 10 baking soda uses you should know about.
1. Ease tummy troubles
Baking soda can help you ease heartburn and tummy trouble pain because it neutralizes acids. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to a cup of water and start sipping the solution.
2. Create a deodorant
If your fridge has food odors, then storing baking soda in it can help you remove the smell. This method works on the human body as well; Create a paste by mixing baking soda with some water, then rub it on your arms or feet to get rid of the bad smells.
3. Remove splinters
Make a paste by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda with warm water, then apply it to the splinter and let it sit until it dries. Do this method twice a day for a couple of days and the splinter will start rising to the surface without causing any sort of pain.
4. Wash your hair
Baking soda can help you wash your hair better, simply add a tablespoon of baking soda when applying the shampoo to remove residue left from the shampoo and several other hair products.
5. Whiten your teeth
Using baking soda to brush your does not save you just money, but it also whitens your teeth faster. Make a DIY baking soda toothpaste by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda and water, then start rubbing the paste on your teeth and let it sit for 5 to 8 minutes before rinsing. Make sure to do this drill once every week.
6. Treat your nails
Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with half a cup of water and a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, then soak your fingernails in the mixture and let it sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing. This way you remove polish stains from your fingernails and treat them at the same time. Make sure to repeat this process once every two months.
7. Clear stuffed up nose
Stuffed up noses make life so much harder than it should, but you can solve this problem by misting a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt, and water into your nose with an ear syringe.
8. Kill canker sores
You can get rid of the mouth sores quite easily actually. All you have to do is mix baking soda with warm water and use the solution to rinse your mouth.
9. Improve your workout
You can absorb lactic acid and delay fatigue to improve your workout by drinking a mixture of a teaspoon of baking soda and a single glass of water before every training session.
10. Soothe sunburns
Sunburns are the worse things that can ever happen to you, but you can use this method to soothe them. Add half a cup of baking soda to a warm bath and soak yourself in that solution to soothe your sunburns.