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How to use baking soda in household

baking soda uses

Personal care

Put 100 grams of soda into hot water before taking a bath, and it will soften hard water and make your skin softer.

If your feet sweat, put some soda in your shoes. After taking off your shoes, simply shake out the used soda.

If you spent the whole day on your feet, make a foot bath with soda. Take three teaspoons of soda for ten liters of water, and this will give you a pleasant feeling of relaxation.

In order to remove the itching and burning feeling after a bite of a mosquito, a bee or any other insect, apply a little wet soda to the wound.

If you have a small rash on the skin, irritation from perspiration or something like that, take a warm shower without soap, wipe yourself with a dry towel. After that, apply soda to the affected area. Hold for a while (10-15 minutes), then rinse with water.

Soda will help endure toothache before going to the dentist. If your gums are inflamed or your tooth is aching, take a glass of warm water, add a teaspoon of soda and a half teaspoon of salt, and rinse the mouth. The pain will gradually subside.

If after work in the garden it is hard for you to return white color to your nails, or a dark nail polish made them yellow, make a bath for hands. Add a couple of spoons of soda to warm water and hold hands for 20-30 minutes.

To soothe a sunburned skin, you need to apply a mixture of baking soda and water (in the form of a paste). This procedure will cool the skin for a few minutes.

If you go to the pool, you probably have noticed that the hair can acquire a greenish tinge from the increased chlorine content in the water. To prevent this from happening again, after leaving the water, rinse your hair with a solution of soda and lemon juice. Half of a small cup of this solution will be enough.

If you regularly visit the pool, you have to put a wet swimsuit into the package. After a while, a mold forms on it. To prevent this, put some soda into a bag prepared for a wet swimsuit in advance. Having put the swimsuit inside, shake the package. After returning home, wash your swimsuit. You can also do this when you go to the beach.


With the help of soda, you can clean any surface in the kitchen and bathroom without using harmful cleaners from the category of household chemicals. This advice will be useful to people suffering from allergies or bronchial asthma.

To remove unpleasant smells from the refrigerator, put 50 grams of soda on a saucer and put it in the refrigerator. In a few days you can throw this soda into the kitchen sink and soak the drain.

You can remove an unpleasant odor from the carpet if you sprinkle the surface with baking soda and vacuum it in a few hours.

To clean the chrome products, you need to wipe them with dry baking soda and then clean with a rag.

Baking soda is a soft abrasive, and it is used to clean cups, glasses, decanters. Soda also can be easily and safely used for cleaning the piano keys.

Put a little baking soda on a damp sponge or brush, and it will perfectly help to remove the scrapes from the vinyl floors.

Pasta made of salt and soda perfectly removes corrosion. Wipe the affected area immediately, as a mixture of salt and soda with water will begin to bubble.

When you leave the house for a long time, an unpleasant smell may appear in the dishwasher or washing machine. Apply a little soda to the inside of the machine, leave the door slightly ajar. When you return home after your holiday, there will be no unpleasant smell.

Soda or sodium bicarbonate can remove the smell from clothes that are not completely dried in the drum of the machine. If the clothes after drying smell moldy, sprinkle it with soda and run the drying program again. The smell will disappear. Soda can be added during washing with the powder. Then the smell from the clothes will be more pleasant, and the clothes will be better washed.


Cabbage will be cooked faster, and the vitamins will be kept better, if you add a teaspoon of soda to the water.

In order to cook beans or other legumes faster, put a little baking soda into a saucepan (one teaspoon per liter of water).

Fruits and berries will lose nasty acid if you put a pinch of soda per kilogram of fruit. So, if you make a pie or jam, you can put less sugar.

To make your tea or coffee especially fragrant, put a pinch of soda into the water to soften it.

To preserve the color of green vegetables (spinach, green beans, etc.) during cooking, add a teaspoon of soda into the water.

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