Baking soda is an amazing ingredient which can help you solve numerous health problems. It’s also a natural deodorizer with amphoteric properties, meaning that it acts as both an acid and a base.

Baking soda is a great non-toxic cleaning agent which can clean different surfaces. Here’s how to use it for different purposes:

Health and beauty

  1. Freshens your mouth

Put a teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of water then swish the solution to freshen your mouth. Spit and rinse with water in the end.

  1. Facial scrub

Mix 3 parts of baking soda and 1 part of water to create a paste which will work as a great facial scrub.

  1. Soothes your feet

Soak your feet in a bath of warm water and 3 tablespoons of baking soda, then scrub gently in the end to relax.

  1. Eliminates body odor

Use baking soda as an underarm deodorant to get rid of body odor.

  1. Heartburn

Drink a mixture of baking soda and half a glass of water to relieve the condition.


  1. Cleans the oven

Spray your oven with baking soda and let it sit overnight, then scrub and wipe the residue in the morning.

  1. Cleans sponges

Soak your smelly sponges in 4 tablespoons of baking soda and a quart of warm water to neutralize the odor and disinfect them.

  1. Polishes silverware

Make a paste of 1 part of water and 3 parts of baking soda, then use it to polish your silverware gently.

  1. Longer lasting flowers

You can keep your cut flowers going long by adding a teaspoon of baking soda in the vase.

  1. Freshens your fridge

Baking soda is a great odor absorber which can make your fridge smell fresh. Put an open container inside and the odors will be quickly absorbed.

  1. Cleans shoes

Make a paste of baking soda and water, then scrub your shoes with it to clean them spotless.

Garden and garage

  1. Rejuvenates the greenery

Mix a teaspoon of baking soda, half a teaspoon of clear ammonia and a teaspoon of Epsom salts in a gallon of water, then use a quart of the solution on each rosebush-size scrub that has withered.

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