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The Incredible Things You Can Do With Baking Soda

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Calluses

Calluses

Calluses are one of the most common foot problems that people experience.

The calluses on your feet aren’t dangerous, but they can be uncomfortable. What to do about calluses? A study recently found that soaking the feet in a mixture of baking soda and warm water can help soften the skin, eliminate scabbing, and improve callus problems.

To soften calluses, mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with enough water to form a paste, then apply a few drops of lime juice to the affected area. Cover it with a gauze bandage and leave it on until the next morning. Repeat this procedure nightly until the callus is gone.

Creates No ‘Poo (Shampoo)

A few years ago there was a trend – it was the “No ‘Poo” movement. The reason for the name is that some people have opted out of using shampoo or conditioner, and instead use natural products or no products. The idea was that they wanted to avoid the chemicals in standard products and find a natural way to be beautiful. Most people in this day and age don’t realize how easy it is.

If you find yourself without shampoo one day, you can rely on common household ingredients like baking soda. Many people turned to these alternatives to shampoo during their No Poo journey to find a natural product that worked for them.

Baking soda can be your savior if you’ve forgotten to pick up more shampoo. Simply mix one tablespoon of baking soda into a cup of warm water and pour it onto your head. Massage the mixture with your fingers and make sure to rinse well! This method is not recommended for long-term use but can work when you have forgotten to pick up more shampoo from the store.

Remove burnt food from your pan

Cooking a new recipe is a trial and error process. Sometimes you get distracted for a minute, and that’s when things can go wrong. You might forget to turn off the stove, or you might burn your food. But these mishaps can lead to new discoveries.

Keep your pots and pans in working order by saving them from rust with this simple trick! Fill the pots with water so that the bottom is covered, then add 1 cup of vinegar. Bring the pot to a boil, remove it from the heat, and add 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda. The chemical reaction will clean your pots and pans in no time!

You’ll need to let it sit for about 15 minutes. Let the bottom cool down. Then, empty the pan. There will probably be leftovers, but this will be easier to clean up. Repeat the process if necessary too.

Deodorizers Shoes

It’s embarrassing to have an odor, but the most offending odor is from your shoes. You can’t smell it yourself, but when you take them off everyone around you will know it’s your shoes. But, with a simple trick, you can make them smell better. It’s quick and easy. It’s also a cheaper option than the shoe deodorizers you can buy in stores.

For a quick, easy, and affordable way to deal with smelly shoes, all you need is baking soda. Sprinkle it into your shoes about 1-2 tablespoons per shoe. Leave the shoes at least overnight, or even longer if you have time. I know you want to wear these shoes NOW, but first, get rid of the powder. Shake it all into the garbage. You can also get the excess powder out of your shoe with a dry paper towel. Once your shoes are fresher and odor-free, you can go ahead and put them on.

Cleans Crayons from Walls

Little artists are always exploring, but it can be an upsetting surprise to come home and see markings on your walls from crayons. Thankfully, there is a quick fix to this problem. Boom! Baking soda can fix this mess, leaving your walls looking nice and clean. And using it on painted walls is no problem.

To make a larger batch of baking soda paste, mix half of a baking soda cup with a quarter cup of water. If you are using this paste to clean the oven, avoid putting too much pressure on the wall so you don’t scratch it. Gently rub the mixture on the wall in a circular motion, and you will start to notice the waxy crayon beginning to lift.  You can also wipe off the mixture with a damp cloth then reapply more.

Deodorizes Litter Boxes

One of the worst jobs of cat owners is cleaning their litter boxes. It is a task that needs to be done often – at least every day. But it’s worth the effort; cats deserve to have a clean litter box, and it helps them stay cleaner in general.

An inexpensive, natural product you can use inside your cat’s litter box is baking soda. It won’t harm them, but it will help to absorb any unpleasant smells coming from the litter box. Clean your litter box. Clean, clean, clean. And if you do give it a good scrub, sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the pan and fill it with litter. Sprinkle some more baking soda on top of the litter for good measure.

 

 




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