Baking soda (aka bicarb soda) is a staple in most people's homes. If you're not using it to actually bake, it may be in the fridge trying (and probably failing) to remove the odour. Here are some interesting uses for baking soda you may not have known before.
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Almost everyone has baking soda in their homes somewhere. Usually it's in the cabinet with the rest of the baking goods, but it's good for so much more than that. We've told you how you can use baking soda to recharge your towels or to remove unpleasant odours from your car, but over at Good they have a list of seven uses for baking soda that don't immediately pop to mind.
For one, they suggest mixing about 4 tablespoons with ten drops of an essential oil and use it as a deodorant. They also propose using a baking soda paste made with hot water to spot treat acne, and a glass of warm water with a little baking soda mixed in as an antacid.
The antacid trick is a solid one: baking soda does act as a natural alkaline, so if your tummy troubles are caused by acid, it could help. Some of the other tips are pretty well known too, like using baking soda to brush your teeth, or using it in a hot bath to help relax and soothe your skin.
Making a baking soda deodorant or using it in the place of shampoo may be a little far out for some people. What are some of your favourite baking soda tips? Are you already using baking soda as a shampoo? Share your suggestions in the comments below.