Baking soda is the common name for sodium bicarbonate. It is most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. It one of the inexpensive things you can buy with unusual and countless list of uses.
Below are some of it’s useful characteristics:
a mildly basic (alkaline) buffer
a gentle abrasive (non-scratching)
1. Natural Deodorant
If you want to avoid the chemicals found in many deodorants and antiperspirants, you can make your own homemade cheaper version with pinch of baking soda mixed with water. This simple paste makes an effective and simple natural deodorant.
2. Cleaning nails
If your nails turns yellowish from wearing too much nail polish, you can mix baking soda with some peroxide and scrub it on your nails. It will make your nails much brighter and whiter.
3. Make laundry even more effective
To make your laundry more effective you can add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your liquid laundry detergent for the best deodorization. You can also add 1/2 cup for the rinse cycle, too.
4. Get rid of stains pre-laundry.
Baking soda is a natural cleanser. You can remove stains out of clothing and fabric without using toxic chemicals. Rub a paste of 6 Tablespoons of baking soda and 1/3 cup of warm water onto stained clothing before laundering.
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