Sodium bicarbonate is another term of baking soda. This is popularly used for baking, serving as a leavening agent. It is also the cheapest thing that you can purchase for other uses. Yes, let’s talk about the other purpose of baking soda which doesn’t involve cooking.
Here are the characteristics of baking soda that make it more interestingly useful:
gentle abrasive or non scratching
mildly basic (alkaline) buffer
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What does baking soda do that may surprise you?
1. Nail Cleaner
In case your nails start to have yellowish color because of wearing too much nail polish, baking soda can be a great help. You mix baking soda with some peroxide then dip a cotton ball to scrub the solution all over your nails. Overall, it can help make your nails whiter and brighter.
2. Natural Deodorant
You can use some amount of baking soda mixed with some water. This is a great cheaper alternative to commercial deodorants. Hence, among the best natural deodorant. You can avoid using chemical based deodorants and antiperspirants.
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3. Stain Remover
You can use baking soda as your natural cleaner for clothes too. This can eliminate stains on fabric materials of clothing without the use of some toxic chemicals. Make a paste by mixing 6 tablespoons of baking soda and 1/3 cup of warm water. Place and scrub all over the stained area before you toss into the laundry machine.
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The same ingredient can also be added into your laundry detergent. Just use 1/2 cup of baking soda to get the best deodorization and give the best laundry ever. You may add 1/2 cup of baking soda when rinsing also.
So other than whitening your teeth, you can use baking soda to clean nails, use as natural deodorant and remove fabric stain.