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Beyond the kitchen: Discover the many uses of good ol’ baking soda

Baking soda has got a myriad of uses that go way beyond the kitchen — from beautiful skin to brighter, whiter teeth.

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Baking soda is not something that you just use in the kitchen. Here are some tips on how to use baking soda.

Beautiful skin

Don’t we all want pretty skin? You can make a facial scrub of baking soda to remove whiteheads on your skin and soften your skin. It’s also good for sensitive skin. The baking soda pellets are small and cannot cause damage to your skin.

Mix the baking soda with your usual face soap and gently wash your skin to get rid of all the dead skin. Your skin will look nice and soft afterwards.

Clean hair brush

Hair brushes is one essential item that often gets skipped in the cleaning department, but baking soda can be the solution here.

First, remove all the hair from your brush. Mix one cup of baking soda with two cups of warm water. Leave the brush in the mixture for 30 to 60 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

Time to detox

Getting rid of toxins in your body is very important and very good for your health. Since everybody wants to be healthy, why not take a detox bath? Pour one cup of baking soda and one cup of English salt into your bath water to detox a bit. It is very good for you.

Take away bad smells

Your shoes or clothes have a bad smell that you can’t get rid of? You can sprinkle some baking soda in your shoes to remove bad odours. Baking soda can also be mixed with essential oils to dissipate bad smells. It can also be added to your washing detergent to make clothes cleaner and take away bad smells. 

Shiny jewels

Diamonds or jewellery for that matter is a girl’s best friend. Use baking soda to make old jewellery sparkle again. Make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Place it on a soft cloth and wipe your jewellery nicely. Then rinse the jewellery with warm water.

Bright white teeth

Everyone wants bright white teeth. Coffee and smoking can unfortunately stain your teeth. Baking soda and brighten your teeth again.

Mix baking soda with your toothpaste. You can only brush your teeth with baking soda and water as well. It will keep your teeth clean and shiny. The baking soda pellets will also get rid of light stains on your teeth.