7 Uses For Baking Soda

7 Uses For Baking Soda | Optimistic Mommy

Baking soda, commonly used for baking or to keep your refrigerator fresh, is also a natural cleaning product with many other handy uses around the house. Here are a few uses for it as an alternative to store-bought home solutions.

  1. Keep Cut Flowers Around Longer

Cut flowers are beautiful, but they wilt quickly. To keep cut flowers in your house looking fresher longer, add a tablespoon of baking soda to the vase.

  1. Make Toothpaste

A paste made from baking soda and a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution can be used asa an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes. You can also just dip your toothbrush with toothpaste into baking soda for an extra boost.

  1. Freshen Your Mouth

Put one teaspoon in half a glass of water, swish, spit and rinse. Odors are neutralized, not just covered up.

  1. Treat Insect Bites & Itchy Skin

For insect bites, make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply as a salve onto affected skin. To ease the itch, shake some baking soda into your hand and rub it into damp skin after bath or shower.

  1. Help Your Hair

Vinegar is amazing for your hair, but baking soda has its place in the shower too. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly – baking soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is cleaner and more manageable.

  1. Make a Bath Soak

Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath to neutralize acids on the skin and help wash away oil and perspiration, it also makes your skin feel very soft. Epsom salts are pretty miraculous for the bath too; read about the health benefits of epsom salt baths.

  1. Soothe Your Feet

Dissolve 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a tub of warm water and soak feet. Gently scrub. You can also make a spa soak for your feet.

There you have it, 7 ways to use baking soda around the home to have healthier skin, hair and a cleaner environment within the household. Baking soda has its place within the home. It’s a mere matter of finding the best ways to use it within the household for your needs. When you switch to use baking soda for some of your everyday tasks, you start to save money which makes the process of using baking soda a win/win for everyone!

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