Known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda is one of those substances with heaps of benefits that should belong in everyone’s pantry – even if you don’t bake. It is non-toxic, so you do not have to worry about your pets or small children getting in contact with it. Apart from absorbing odours and being a cost-efficient cleaning agent, baking soda also has a series of health benefits that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
For Your Health:
1. Sunburn Remedy
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Adding baking soda to a tub of hot water can help you relieve the painful sunburned areas. On another note, you can mix it with water and apply it directly.
2. Soaking And Exfoliating
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Baking soda is good for a foot soak or for the bath. Just add 3 tablespoons to warm water and take a dip in it. It makes for a good skin and face exfoliator too. You’ve always talked about having natural ingredients in your skincare products, and this is as natural and chemical-free as it gets!
3. Natural Deodorant
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Deodorants sold in stores have a lot of parabens and artificial chemicals that aren’t beneficial to your health, so the next time you want to eliminate body odours, just use a pinch of baking soda mixed with water or just brush some dry baking soda under your arms before you head out.
4. Odourless Refrigerator
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Having a small bowl of baking soda in the fridge will soak up all those horrible odours, leaving your fridge smelling as good as new.
5. Cleaning Baby Toys
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Adding the grimy baby toys into a bucket of warm water with dissolved baking soda will wash away all the germs and bacteria.
6. Fabric Softener
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This multi-purpose cleaner can also be used as a fabric softener for your laundry! It is proven to leave your clothes feeling super soft. Just add one cup of baking soda into your laundry before you put it for a wash.
7. Natural Carpet Cleaner
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Use baking soda to clean your carpets. Just sprinkle some baking soda on the carpets before you whip out the vacuum cleaner.
8. Remove Scruff Marks Or Grease From Floors
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To clean floor surfaces, dust baking soda on the floors for a few minutes, then wipe it off with a damp, warm cloth. Watch the magic unfold – now you see those marks, now you don’t!
9. Clean Hairbrushes
Soaking your hairbrushes in a solution of warm water and baking soda will remove all that hair while giving your brushes a thorough cleanse.
10. Cleaning Silver or Cutlery
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To clean silver, add 3 parts of baking soda to one part water and create a paste. Then rub the paste into each of them and wipe dry with a warm cloth.
Baking soda unlocks a whole world of health and home benefits! It is so much easier to have baking soda around rather than a variety of cleaning agents – a solution for cleaning the windows, another one for the countertop, and another for the floors. If you need some extra help in cleaning your home, our professional cleaners at Kaodim will be thrilled to help. Log on to our website to request for cleaners around your area at affordable rates!
written by Tashya Viknesh