Do you regularly make use of baking soda? If not, that’s not unusual, although a common presence in most western homes, it is mostly relegated to the cupboards of baking enthusiasts and gourmet chefs in Nigerian society.
Beyond baking or cooking however, baking soda (not to be confused with baking powder) is a highly versatile and useful substance and here are just a few of its awesome applications in everyday tasks:
Mouthwash can be a great addition to your oral hygiene routine. It reaches corners of your mouth that may be missed during brushing. Baking soda can be used as a replacement for mouthwash. Simply mix one teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of water, swish, spit and rinse.
Fun fact; human sweat is odorless. Sweat gains an odor after it is broken down by bacteria in the armpits which converts it into acidic waste products that give off an unpleasant odor. Baking soda can make the odorless acidic. All you have to do is gently pat some baking soda onto your armpits.
Here’s a simple way to gently get rid of dead skin: Mix three teaspoons of baking soda in one glass of water. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate the skin, leave for a few minutes then rinse away with warm water. This DIY scrub is gentle enough for daily use.
Baking soda is great for naturally removing oils, build-ups, and residues. You can use it on your combs and brushes; soak one tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water, then rinse and dry thoroughly. You can also add it to your normal dish soap and let soak for a while.
Keep your microwave sparkling clean and odor free with baking soda. Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp cloth and gently scrub away any microwave mess, then wipe clean. It doesn’t leave behind a harsh chemical smell and is very effective at cleaning food residues.
We bet you’ll be picking up a pack or two of baking soda on your next shopping trip to your friendly neighborhood store and get started in putting our great tips to good use.
Baking soda, baking powder (both properly labeled so you don’t get confused) and other baking essentials you need are available in store, you can also order via call; 07065254976 or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.