Baking soda is undoubtedly one of the most common ingredients in everybody’s kitchen, apart from salt and pepper – and for a good reason, as you cannot bake almost anything without a pinch of this wonder-ingredient! We all know that baking soda is also great for whitening your teeth at home, but you will definitely be taken by surprise to see the other uses for baking soda! Keep reading, and you will definitely buy more of this great ingredient next time you go to the supermarket!
1. It Keeps Your Plants Nourished!
This staple ingredient can double as plant food – have you ever thought of that? All you have to do is to mix one tablespoon of baking soda with two liters of water and then add it to your plants, every now and then. The result? Healthier, greener leaves and large flowers bursting with color and a pleasant scent that will tickle your senses! Don’t take our word for it, try it and see for yourself!
2. Soothe Mild Burns With Baking Soda
Stove-induced burns are definitely very painful, and if you do not apply some icy-cold water right away, you will see that blisters will start to form, leaving a very ugly scar behind. Fortunately, baking soda comes in handy for soothing your burns as well – add a pinch of baking soda to a bowl filled with water and a few cubes of ice, then apply the solution directly to the burn.
3. Mouth Freshner!
It has happened to everybody to over-indulge in garlic, onions or other foods with a very strong odor, and we all know that this unpleasant smell does not go away even after you brush your teeth. Baking soda comes to the rescue yet again! Add one teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and start gargling, and your breath will be instantly refreshed!
4. Use It As A Meat Tenderizer
This is a trick that very few people know – the unique compounds present in baking soda can actually soften up even the hardest meat, thus making it easier to manage and to cook! Sprinkle some baking soda on a large piece of meat, let it cool down in the fridge then rinse thoroughly before cooking, and that’s it!
5. Natural Homemade Deodorizer
Apart from acting as an instant mouth freshner, baking soda can also be used as a natural homemade deodorizer for your closets and dressers. All you have to do is to fill up a sock with some baking powder and add it to your cupboard, drawer or any other place that exudes a foul smell – the soda will slowly absorb all the unpleasant smells!
5 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda – Video
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