27 Reasons Why you Should Always Have Baking Soda in Your Kitchen
Baking soda is one of the few specifics that is quite versatile. Not only will it fluff up the dough, but it will also come in handy when cleaning or gardening. It’s a natural remedy that is the best friend of every lady and gentleman of the house 😉 .
#1 Evergreen Vegetables
Sometimes green vegetables lose their pretty color. When cooking them, add a pinch of baking soda to the water. Then beans or broccoli will retain their intense color longer.
#2 Removing Crayon Stains
Baking soda can help remove crayon paintings from the walls. Make a paste of baking soda and water (equal parts of both ingredients), scoop it onto a cloth and scrub the wall or floor in circular motions.
#3 Homemade Weedkiller
Baking soda is an excellent weed killer. First, pour water on the plants you want to get rid of and sprinkle baking soda on them. In no time, all the weeds will be annihilated.
#4 Descaling the Kettle
Baking soda is a good descaler. Pour four tablespoons of the product into your kettle and pour 1.5 liters of water. Wait an hour, pour out the solution and rinse the kettle.
#5 Fluffy Omelets
If your omelets come out too hard and solid, add a pinch of baking soda to the egg mixture. This will create bubbles and make the omelet fluffy.
#6 Litter Box with Odor
The cat’s litter box doesn’t smell very appealing. To remedy this, sprinkle baking soda on the bottom. The bad smell will disappear.
#7 Air Freshener
Put a couple of tablespoons of baking soda in any container, add about 20 drops of the essential oil of your choice, mix and cover with a loose weave cloth or openwork lid. Baking soda will catch bad odors, and the whole room will spread a pleasant scent.
#8 Fighting Ants
Get rid of ants with baking soda. Spread the powder in your garden, in places where the insects live. They will immediately change their place of residence. 😉
#9 Cleaning the Leaves of Plants
Wash the leaves of your potted plants regularly with a solution of water and baking soda. The dust will disappear from them, and the plants themselves will be more resistant to disease and pest attacks.
#10 Easy Egg Peeling
Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to the water with boiling eggs. This will make the shell come off very easily.
#11 Homemade Volcano
Make a homemade volcano with your kids. All you need for this is baking soda, vinegar and water. The little ones will be delighted.
#12 Itch Remedy
Baking soda relieves the itching that results from insect bites. Mix it with water and apply this concoction on your skin. After 10 minutes, wash everything off with water. The itching should stop.
#13 Relaxing bath
Add about 3-4 teaspoons of baking soda to water and give your feet a relaxing bath. Besides relieving sore feet, it will also neutralize foot odor, reduce sweating and prevent fungus.
#14 Shoe Freshener
Soda will also neutralize bad odor coming from your shoes and absorb moisture. Pour it inside your shoes and leave it for a few hours. After this time, remove the baking soda.
#15 Fragrant Refrigerator
The refrigerator sometimes gives off an unpleasant smell. To get rid of it, place some baking soda in the fridge. It will absorb all the odors.
#16 For Heartburn
Baking soda will help to fight gastric problems. Put a teaspoon of white powder in a glass of water and drink the concoction. This will get rid of heartburn and bloated stomach.
#17 Bad Breath Rinse
Rinse your mouth regularly with baking soda. This treatment will make your bad breath just a memory.
#18 Unclogging Pipes
You don’t have to buy chemicals to clear your drains. Put baking soda and vinegar in the drain. Wait a few minutes and pour boiling water on top.
#19 Neutralizing Odors
When running the dishwasher, put some baking soda in the detergent compartment. This will eliminate any bad smell that you sometimes get when you open the door.
#20 Meat Tenderizing
Soda will tenderize the meat. Put 1 teaspoon of baking soda in two liters of water and put the meat in this mixture. Put it in the fridge overnight. Be sure to dry the meat with a paper towel before cooking.
#21 Cleaning jewelry
Pour baking soda (1 teaspoon of soda to a cup of liquid) into a pot of hot water lined with aluminum foil and immerse silver jewelry or cutlery in this mixture. Baking soda will effectively remove the unattractive tarnish.
#22 Cut Flowers in Good Shape
If you add some baking soda to a vase of water, you can prolong the life of your cut flowers.
#23 Washing Cups
It’s hard to remove coffee or tea stains from the inside of mugs. Soda can help. Just put it on a sponge and start scrubbing.
#24 Carpet Stain Removal
A paste of baking soda and water removes stains from carpets. It will be perfect for grease, blood, grass or wine stains.
#25 Tomato Fertilizer
Interestingly, soda is very much liked by tomatoes. Sprinkle soda on the top layer of soil in your pot or garden and pour water over it. The vegetables will have a sweet taste.
This is just great. Put some soda on a damp cotton ball and make an effective natural deodorant.
#27 Removing Stubborn Stains from Clothes
Yellow antiperspirant stains on white shirts are very troublesome. However, baking soda will also help you with this. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon of liquid detergent. Then, apply the mixture on the stains and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash your shirt and you’re done!
What do you think of these tricks, are they useful?