Apart from baking, baking soda can be used in various different ways for your home and beauty. Here are 15 amazing uses for baking soda –
Deodorant – Ditch the chemical filled commercial deodorant and make your own natural deodorant at home with natural ingredients that keeps your armpits fresh and clean throughout the day. You will need – 1/4 baking soda, /4 arrowroot powder, 1/2 cup coconut oil and few drops of essential oil. Mix it all together and apply it under your armpits.
Unclog Drain – Easily unclog the clogged drain without a plunger by simply pouring 1/2 cup baking soda into the drain followed by 1 cup of vinegar, let it sit for 5-10 mins. Then simply pour 2 cup of hot water down the drain. Repeat the steps if needed.
Whiten nails – Get rid of rough cuticles and whiten nails by making a nail scrub using baking soda. Add 1 tbsp of baking soda with 1 tbsp of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar into a bowl. Take a clean toothbrush, dip it into the bowl and simply rub it into the nails for few mins and rinse off. Massage a small amount of oil afterwards to moisturize your nails.
Armpit scrub – Make an armpit scrub to get rid of dead skin and brighten the skin. Mix 1 tbsp of baking soda with 1 tbsp of jojoba oil and gently rub it under the armpits for a min. Rinse off and moisturize for smooth and white underarms.
Whiten teeth – Whiten teeth naturally using baking soda, make an aluminum foil teeth whitening strip. Smooth toothpaste on the alumium foil and sprinkle baking soda on top of the toothpaste. Fold the aluminum foil over your teeth let it sit for 5 mins and rinse off.
Bath soak – Soothe itchy irritated skin with a baking soda bath. Add 1/2 a cup of baking soda in a tub of warm water and in the water for up to 15-20 minutes.
Mouthwash – Make a natural mouthwash to fresh and get rid of bad breath, simply add 1/4 cup of baking soda to a cup of filtered water and add in 20 drops of food grade peppermint essential oil. Shake it well and swish it in your mouth for few mins and spit it out.
Scalp Scrub – For a healthy hair growth you need healthy scalp, use baking soda to deep clean the scalp from dirt, oil and other impurities. Baking soda will gently exfoliate the scalp to remove any product buildup and unclog hair follicles. Get the recipe..
Jewelry cleaner – Make your jewelry clean and sparkly again by washing them with baking soda. Line a bowl with aluminum foil and add a cup of warm water to it along with 1 tbsp of baking soda. Soak the gold or silver jewelry into the bowl. Let it sit for 5 mins, using a clean brush gently brush the jewelry and then rinse it off with plain water. Wipe the jewelry and let it dry.
Clean Towels– If you towels are stained and smell bad then the best way to whiten and fresh your towels is by using baking soda. Wash your towel with hot water along with cup of white vinegar, do not use detergent. Run a second wash with hot water and 1/2 cup of baking soda. Air dry your towel for fresh, clean and white towels. READ MORE – Overnight coconut oil remedies