Baking soda, as its name suggests, is mainly for pastry purposes.
However, here’s the thing–there are so much more uses to baking soda than just baking cakes.
For many, this is probably old news, but it still bears repeating.
Also known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda is a natural product that has been used for ages in improving the lives of people in the most organic and eco-friendly way.
Baking soda helps regulate pH levels, to be neither too alkaline nor too acidic.
So the moment it comes in contact with an alkaline or acidic substance, it’s natural reaction is to stabilize that substance.
This natural capability then allows acidic smells to be neutralized, say, an odor coming from your fridge or other kitchen appliances.
We’ve rounded up five amazing hacks about baking soda that women should know.
1. Use as a natural deodorant
Did you know that sweat isn’t supposed to be smelly?
Yep, as unbelievable as it sounds but it’s the truth. Sweat only becomes smelly when it mixes with the bacteria in the skin.
To fix this, you can go the natural, DIY way by using a baking soda.
Make a paste out of baking soda and water then apply them under your arms.
It’s a great way to combat body order, not to mention, a super easy, harmless, and cheap way of staying fresh all day long.
2. Whitens your teeth
Say cheese! People smile confidently when they have a set of teeth that deserves bragging.
But what if yours have become stained due to your eating habits? Will you still be smiling wide?
I don’t think so. Thankfully, baking soda got your back on this one.
With its abrasive texture, sodium bicarbonate effectively clears teeth stans and makes them look whiter.
You can add a pinch of baking soda to your wet toothbrush and brush it like it’s toothpaste.
Don’t worry, you’d be smiling broadly and confidently in no time.
Do we still have your attention?
Don’t walk away now as we still have three more awesome baking soda hacks that you can learn from this video.
You never know, a hack or two may come in handy to you sooner than later.
3. Makes your skin softer
Another amazing use of baking soda is for softer skin.
We’re not talking about just your face.
This includes softening the rough skin areas on your elbows, knees, and even feet.
When used as an exfoliant, baking soda is excellent at removing dead skin cells. Just combine three parts of baking soda and one part water.
Rub the mixture in a circular motion to the desired areas and rinse off.
4. Keeps your brushes and combs clean
Looking for ways to clean your brushes and comb?
Make them squeaky clean by removing the natural oil buildup using baking soda.
Put warm water on a small basin and add one teaspoon of baking soda.
Then soak your combs and brushes on the solution.
5. Improves your hair
Want soft, straight, and voluminous hair, but don’t have the money for hair treatments?
Well, surprise, surprise, because again, baking soda is the answer to this dilemma.
Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda in your palm and put it on your shampoo.
Let it stay on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing it thoroughly.
Following this routine regularly will make your hair look shinier and more voluminous.