Contrary to popular belief, baking soda is not just for baking. In fact, this dynamic kitchen staple has so many other uses not related to the culinary arts. This cheap ingredient goes from cookies to DIY natural deodorizer. Check out these 5 other ways you can maximize your baking soda at home.
- Pet and Stain Deodorizer
If the smell in your carpet or sofa reminds you of your loyal pet then it’s time to put baking soda on the stained spots. Leave it on for a few hours so it would really soak into the material. Vacuum the spot afterwards to remove residue and voila! A fresher-smelling carpet it is.
- Silver Jewelry Polish
Silver jewelry is nice if it’s shiny and new. But when it starts to turn dark and seem to look a bit rusty, then it’s time to clean it up. Take a teaspoon of baking soda and wet it with three drops of water. Put the paste in a toothbrush to scrub the jewelry with then rinse it off.
- Clothes Freshener
Sometimes washing the laundry even with the toughest and most fragrant soap is not enough to remove any lingering smell. Next time you load up clothes into the washing machine, add a tablespoon of baking soda. Not only will it remove any smell in your clothes, it will also clean the inside of your washing machine.
- Coffee Pot Stain Remover
Sometimes coffee grains could darken the inside of your mugs and coffee makers which simple brushing with soap would not clean. Instead put a tablespoon of baking soda on the coffee pot and mix it with warm water then let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse after.
- Teeth Whitener
If coffee stains your mugs and pots, it also does that to your teeth. Some toothpaste have whitening ingredients that are too harsh on the protective enamel that covers the teeth. Instead, scrub your teeth with baking soda to remove the stains. Do it thrice a week and you’ll notice the difference after.