There’s so much more to baking soda than just being an ingredient on a shelf in your kitchen. Its uses are multiple and diverse. If you want to know how to use baking soda to your benefit, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 7 baking soda hacks that will make your life so much easier. Have fun, ladies!
What you need: Baking soda, a ball of cotton, a spoon and a bowl of fresh water.
Difficulty Level: As easy as brushing your teeth!
Hack 1: Soothe an insect bite
Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it on the affected area to soothe the skin. Let it dry for 2 minutes and wipe it off using a ball of cotton after.
Hack 2: Freshen up your hands
To remove odor from hands, add 3 spoons of baking soda and 1 big spoon of water into a bowl. Stir well and apply it over your hands. Rub the mixture in your hands and rinse off.
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Hack 3: Deodorize your sneakers
Sprinkle some baking soda in your old sneakers and shake them well. Let it stay for a few hours and you the odor will have vanished!
Hack 4: As a mouthwash
Mix one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Stir well using a spoon. Take a big sip and gargle it for a few seconds. You will be left with fresh breath and a clean mouth!
Hack 5: As a hair brush cleaner
Add a tablespoon of baking soda into a bowl of fresh water and soak the brush in the solution for 20 minutes. Rinse your hair brush, and you’ll notice that your brush now looks squeaky clean.
Hack 6: Banish blackheads
Make a paste by adding a spoon of water in baking soda and apply it around the blackhead affected area for 10 minutes. It helps treating blackheads and makes them come out easily. Apply 2-3 times a week for best results.
Hack 7: As a dry shampoo
Take some baking soda and rub it on your scalp to get rid of your hair’s oiliness. This hack is amazing especially when you haven’t washed your hair for 2-3 days – it’s like the cheapest dry shampoo ever!