Baking soda is crazy cheap and super useful. See?
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1. Wash your face
Baking soda is just the right texture to be mildly exfoliating, and it’s status as a mild base does a great job of gently cleaning your face and scaring off acne.
2. Deodorize yourself
Learn how here.
3. Scrub your body
Just what is sounds like. Scrub-a-dub-dub away in the shower.
4. Wash your hair
If you’re trying to wean yourself off shampoo, you can use a mixture of baking soda and water to wash your hair with. It won’t work just like shampoo, but it will help.
5. Clean your mugs
Have an old mug or tea pot that’s lined with brown rings? Put a tablespoon or two of baking soda at the bottom of the stain-afflicted, pour in some boiling water, and let it soak for twenty or so minutes. After that the stains will just wipe right off.
6. Brush your teeth
A bit of baking soda on your toothbrush makes a nice, cheap toothpaste. It won’t taste like mint or foam up, but it will clean those pearly whites.
7. Sanitize sponges
Boil stinky sponges in a baking soda solution to make them smell better.
8. Freshen your shoes
Tap some baking soda around in your smelly shoes. Let it sit overnight, and vacuum it out the next day.
9. Bath bomb it
Learn how here.
10. De-gas your beans
Add a teaspoon to your beans as they’re boiling to help with the post-consumption gassiness.
11. De-stink your trashcan
Sprinkle some in the bottom of your garbage can when you change the bag to reduce odours.
12. Wash your microwave
Put a few spoonfuls of baking soda into a glass of water and microwave it for a minute or two. Then you’ll be able to wipe all the crap of your microwave walls easily.
13. Clean your dentures
Or any other oral appliance. Soak in a baking soda solution while you’re not wearing it.
14. Soften your skin
Add a cup to your bathwater with a few drops of essential oil for a nice, skin-softening spa treatment.
15. Scrub your pans
Sprinkle a thick layer of baking soda over any burnt remains, and sprinkle with water. Let sit for a few hours, or overnight, before scrubbing out.
What’s your favourite thing to do with baking soda?