I love using all natural products to clean and deodorize. As you know using Baking Soda is a great way to clean. I shared how it can be used to clean shower doors and as a face scrub. Here are 10 additional uses for baking soda. By using this all natural product you can have a clean home, good health and great personal hygiene too!
10 Uses for Baking Soda:
Mouthwash: Have you checked out the price of oral care products lately? If you mix a single tablespoon with half of a tall glass of water, you have some pretty effective mouthwash. Just swish in your mouth for up to 60 seconds and rinse.
Skin Exfoliate: For those of us who strive for clean, smooth, baby-like skin, this trick will serve you all quite well. You can make a nice exfoliating paste for your skin by mixing 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water. When applying it, you should gently massage it on your skin, getting as much coverage as you want. When you've gotten it all massaged on, rinse it all off with some warm water.
Laundry Detergent: Maybe you’ve heard about using vinegar to brighten colors in your laundry before, but what can baking soda do? ½ a cup of the baking soda mixed in with your detergent makes your detergent work much more effectively, making clothes cleaner and colors brighter.
Homemade Clay: If you have an artist in the family the following project could be a fun to do. If you mix some baking soda in with 1 ¼ cups of water and a cup of cornstarch, the result is something quite similar to store bought modeling clay. Store in an air-tight tin to maximize its shelf life.
Deodorant: Stick or spray? You don't have to pick either with baking soda; its magnificent quality of being able to make anything smell nice makes it an extremely viable option when choosing deodorant in the morning. No fancy steps at all to doing this: just firmly pat the baking soda under your pits and go about your day. Add some essential oil for a nice fragrance. - Here is a nice DIY all natural deodorant recipe.
Toilet Cleaner: None of us want to do it but we have too! Baking soda is a great toilet cleaner. Dump roughly a single cup into the toilet bowl and let it sit for about an hour. After that hour has passed, go back and flush the toilet. You'll now have a clean and odorless toilet.
Deodorize Your Home: Baking soda can deodorize just about anything. You can put an open box in the back of a fridge to keep odors bearable; you can sprinkle some across the bottom of your trash can before you put a new bag in to keep the smells at bay; and you can sprinkle on the carpet before you go to work and vacuum it all up when you get home.
Car Surface Cleaner: You can keep your car's paintjob nice and shiny by making a baking soda paste (There's no specific amounts of powder or water you need, just make sure it's a nice paste) and rubbing it all over your car's dulling paintjob. Let the paste sit for 5-15 minutes and then rinse your car off.
Foot Bath: For a nice foot bath, simply fill a tub with warm water and then add and stir in at least 3 tablespoons Baking Soda.
Replacement for De-Icing Salts: You can substitute a fine dusting of Baking Soda for all those salts you're tossing onto your driveway and patio. Unlike all the other options available, Baking Soda provides you with good traction and melts the ice just as well as salt. Unlike salt, it won't cause damage to your shoes or your floors.
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