When it comes to oral care, the details matter. Sometimes, your toothbrush can still leave bacteria behind, causing bad breath. Baking soda can help fill in the gaps here, too.
Due to its antibacterial properties, baking soda can help keep your mouth clean and your breath fresh. For quality oral care on a budget, mix half a tsp of baking soda and equal parts warm water.
Clean Fresh Produce
So you just bought some beautiful, fresh produce, and you need to remove the remaining dirt, but soap is not an option and water just won’t cut it. Here’s where baking soda steps in.
Let your produce soak for a few minutes in a mix of 1 tsp of baking soda per 2 cups of water. Or, if you’re in a hurry, you can scrub the produce with a soaked washcloth. After a quick rinse, your product should be clean and ready to go.
Clean and Deodorize Rugs and Carpets
Constant carpet usage can result in accumulated stains and also, some bad smells. If you’re finding that your carpet has some stains and is starting to smell less than fresh, you can grab a box of baking soda.
First, sprinkle a generous amount over the area of the carpet that needs to be treated. From there, carefully pour hot water over the area and allow the mixture to sit on the stain overnight. The following day, simply vacuum up the excess baking soda from the treated area. If you find that the stain didn’t fully disappear from the first application, a repeat of the treatment should fully remove it.
Keep Your Underarms Fresh
If you would rather be able to pronounce the ingredients in your deodorant, baking soda is a solid alternative.
You can actually make deodorant for yourself by carefully mixing baking soda and water into a paste. Simply apply it under your arms as needed to stay fresh and odor-free.
Freshen the Air
Though air fresheners may smell great at the store, they often just mask bad odors instead of eliminating them. Air fresheners can also contain many harmful chemicals, making them a less appealing option for filling a room with fragrance.
But baking soda works well to actively eliminate odors, making it a great natural alternative. All you need is to mix some baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil and then place it in a bottle or bowl. Then, simply set the container in the room you want to freshen; it’s that simple!