Variety of usage of baking soda

There are many ways you can take advantage of the versatility baking soda indoors and outdoors

Removing splinter

Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with a little water until you get a thick paste. Apply the paste on the affected area so as to completely cover the splinter. Glue a patch over the applied paste and leave it on the skin for 24 hours. After this time, the splinter should be closer to the surface of the skin so that it can be removed without pain and problems.

Sunburn

Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of cold water, dip a clean cloth into the solution and apply to the skin. You will feel relieved and refreshed.

Natural Deodorant

If you want to avoid aluminum and parabens from conventional deodorants, simply mix a pinch of baking soda with water and place on the armpits. Or look for a recipe for a natural deodorant containing soda, coconut oil and essential oils. This combination of ingredients prevents the growth of bacteria and effectively protects against unpleasant odors.

Breath freshener

Mix a teaspoon of baking soda and a drop of tea tree oil in 1 dl water, and gargle few times spit and the solution will effectively neutralize bad breath.

Mosquito bites

Alleviate the unbearable itching by applying a paste of baking soda with a little water or just sprinkle soda directly on the sting. you can  also add a drop of lavender essential oil in the paste.

Natural peeling

Mix a spoonful of soda with a tablespoon of honey and with a gentle circular motion rub the face or body, and rinse with lukewarm water. Your skin will be fresh and smooth.

Deep wash your hair

If you are often (and abundantly) using styling products, shampoo sometimes might not be sufficient to remove those substances. in order to thoroughly wash the hair, simply sprinkle baking soda powder on the palms before rubbing shampoo and your hair will be truly clean.

Detoxifying bath

To relieve the painful muscles and make a great detox bath, add to your bath a cup of baking soda and a cup of ecological apple vinegar. If your body skin is too dry, add a little mixture of base oil of your choice with a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Recovery for tired legs

When your feet need special refreshments, soak them in lukewarm bath with 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda. Later treat them with peeling made of soda and honey.

Eliminate the odors of shoes

Sprinkle the baking soda in the shoes and leave at least 15 minutes (or even better, during the night). Shake or brush the excess powder. The unpleasant smell will be neutralized.

Deodorizing household

baking soda is particularly effective in solving odor so you can use it to: deodorizing garbage can (Sprinkle powder under garbage bags), dishwashing machines (instead of detergent, put two tablespoons of baking soda and select the program with a high temperature (no dishes in the machine)), to neutralize odors from the refrigerator (holding container and soda in the fridge), deodorizing drain (ie. instead toss that soda from the fridge after use, tip it down the drain and let some time running hot water), deodorizing carpets (heavy Sprinkle soda on the carpet and let stand for at least half an hour, but will be more effective if kept longer), and in this same way you can freshen up and a place where your pet sleeps.

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