Almost every single one of us has it in our home, either lurking in our spice cabinet or chilling in the back of our fridge. Perhaps some of you have used it today to make a festive, delicious baking recipe.
It’s baking soda, and we count on it to cause crazy chemical reactions that give us big, fluffy, delicious baked goods. It’s also ideal for sucking up odors in your fridge — but there are so many more amazing ways you can use it!
A key ingredient in plenty of home remedies, baking soda and its odor-eliminating properties and gritty texture can be applied all over your body as well as in your home.
Even avid users of the stuff will likely be surprised by some of the ingenious uses on this list — check them all out below and you’ll be scrambling to buy a fresh new box!
1. Natural Deodorant:
Create your own deodorant by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with enough water to create a milky paste, then rub it under your underarms or even on your feet.
2. Feet Soother
Create your own foot bath with a tablespoon of baking soda and warm water. The baking soda will remove bacteria and odors, and it will help to prevent toenail fungus.
3. Bug Bite Soother
Rub baking soda on your bug bite to relieve the itching. Create a paste with a teaspoon of baking soda and water. Keep applying the paste – about three times a day until the bite dissipates.
4. Sunburn Relief
Your fragile sunburned skin will benefit from soaking in a mixture of baking soda and water. Draw a warm bath and add half a cup of baking soda; you can also mix baking soda into your favorite body lotion.
5. Brush and Comb Cleaner
You don’t want to use harmful chemicals in your hair products, so use baking soda to clean your brushes or combs. Take advantage of this baking soda benefit by creating a natural paste by combining two teaspoons of baking soda with one cup of water. Rub the paste into your hair product and then rinse.