Have you ever used baking soda? If your answer is ‘no,’ now is the real time to go and buy a pack of it. Baking soda is a ‘must’ for every household. It has multiple uses and its list of benefits is endless.
Yes, we know that baking soda is something you only use when rising dough. Did you know that it can remove bad odors from carpets, clothes and other surfaces in your home? Let’s not forget its whitening power.
Here are more uses of baking soda
Need a natural deodorant? Add a few drops of essential oil to 4 tablespoons of baking soda, and scrub your armpits to destroy any odor-causing bacteria. Simple as that. This is your DIY natural deodorant.
- Body odors
Add a cup of baking soda to your hot bath, and soak in for half an hour. This cleansing bath will neutralize body odors and clean oily skin. It’s excellent against bacteria and acids. Do this once or twice a week to make your skin soft and smooth.
Combine three parts of baking soda and one part of water into a bowl, and apply the resulting mixture on your nails. It will do miracles for your nails and cuticles. Don’t forget to rinse well.
- Fresh breath
Dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water, and gargle the solution to get rid of bacteria, eliminate bad breath and disinfect your oral cavity and throat. Do this daily.
- Healthy and clean hair
Store bought shampoos and conditioners are packed with toxic chemicals that irritate your scalp and damage hair. Use baking soda instead of your shampoo once a month to keep your scalp and hair healthy.
- White teeth
Don’t buy whitening toothpastes as these can damage your tooth enamel. Combine baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, and use the mixture on your teeth once a week. Frequent use will damage your teeth.
Source: Healthy Food House