Baking soda is also considered as a one-stop solution for every problem, like Britt Marie said-a a character of Fredrik Backman’s book. You can’t question the power of baking soda as it gives you effective results in a short span of time. The best thing about the uses of baking soda is, it’s cheap and easily available.
Give this article a shot and makes your life easier.
Say bye to leg swelling
It’s being observed that people after 30 years of age complain about leg swelling. It’s possible due to excessive amounts of salt in your body’s tissues that further led to swelling.
You just have to mix 1.5 tbsp of baking soda with one cup of boiling water. Keep your cotton socks in this solution, get them wet and then put them on. Make sure to wrap your feet with plastic food wrap. After that put dry socks on and it’s up to you either keep it for the whole night or just eight hours. You’ll surely get the desired results within 8 hours.
Works against blackheads
It’s healthy for your skin as well; this little, tiny substance can help you in getting rid of blackheads forever and keep your skin PH balanced. If you have oily skin then this can be your ultimate solution. Besides the blackheads hack baking soda is also effective for skin tightening. Its continuous use will keep your skin fresh, clean and won’t lose.
Form a paste by mixing baking soda and water. Wash your face with warm water in order to open your pores for deep cleansing. Then apply this mixture on your face, mainly focusing on blackhead areas. Gently massage with your fingertips into your skin and leave it on for a minute to get dry. Wash your face with warm water and lastly splash it with cool water to close your pores.
Remove all kind of stains
Baking soda also serves as an alternative for bleach, as it helps in removing blood, sweat, greasy stains easily.
- To get rid of yellow sweat stains, mix 2tbsp of baking soda, 4tbsp hydrogen peroxide and 1tbsp of liquid detergent. Apply the mixture directly to the stain and leave it for about 15-20 minutes.
Take precautions for fabric like Linen and try to use this substance rarely as it can damage your clothes.
- To remove grass, bloodstains on jeans, simply add a small amount of baking soda in warm water and dissolve it well. Use this mixture over the stain and rub it with the help of a brush and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it gently.
- It also can remove easily greasy and strong stains on material like polyamide or polyester. Before washing the clothes first moisten the stains with water and rub the baking soda into them so this way they can easily get off from clothes. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it as usual.
Keep your broccoli green
Just add 1 tbsp of baking soda in a pan filled with water and get your vegetables tasty and fresh.
Creative side of baking soda
Baking soda and corn starch serve as a great source for modeling compound for solid shapes. Mix 1 tbsp of baking soda and ½ cup of corn starch in a bowl and add ¾ cup of warm water. Stir it well to avoid getting lumps and put it in a pan over medium heat. Don’t stop stirring the substance while on heat and continues till you get a thick layer that forms a clump. Now turn off the stove and keep it aside for cooling down.
Avoid using potato starch as it gets stick like dough.
Fix your cutlery
A mixture of PVA glue and baking soda with an equal equation of (1:1), can serve you like a great deal for healing cracks in tiles and other ceramic surfaces.
Get homemade dishwasher tablet by adding ½ cup of salt, 1tbsp of baking soda and 1/3 cup of citric acid. Put all the ingredients in a big bowl and add 2-3 tbsp of a dishwashing liquid. Mix the substance really well and leave it for 1.5 to 2 hours. When it stops growing press the mixture into silicone ice cube molds and leave it to dry. Make it on your own.
Clean your blackboard
Get a sponge and soaked it into the mixture of water and baking soda and clean it – get your blackboard as clean as it’s been never used.
Remove pesticides from vegetables and fruits
To get rid of dirt and pesticides from vegetables and fruits just put them in warm water with a baking soda mixed with a ratio of 1tbsp baking soda and 33 fl oz of water for at least 20 minutes.
Get your clothes softer and shiny than ever. Just add 1.5 tbsp of baking soda and 170 fl oz of water and keep your clothes in it for 24 hours till the time you wash. This way you’ll have cleaner and softer clothes in an easy way.
Shoe soles white again
Whether it’s a sports day or any other day now you don’t need to buy extra white polish for your shoes to keep it white and new as you can easily get done with the help of 2tbsp of baking soda, 1 tbsp water, 1tbsp hydrogen peroxide mixture. Just apply the mixture over the soles and gently brush to clean them.
Spa at home
Get relaxation at home as a baking soda bath can help you in relieving stress and muscle pain after a hectic routine and a good workout. Pour ½ pack of baking soda into boiling water and make sure that it gets dissolve really well. Then add this solution in the bucket or bathtub and relax for about 20 minutes and get smooth skin.
Have you tried any of these baking soda hacks? Or do you have more tips to share with us?