Surprising Uses for Baking Soda

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Face masks

First on the list is face masks. If you are looking for a gentle way to exfoliate that won’t break the bank, look no further than your own kitchen cupboards

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Cleaning produce

Baking soda is also great for cleaning your store-bought fruits and veggies. When it comes to getting rid of pesticides, tap water is not always good enough

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Air freshener

When it comes to air fresheners, baking soda makes a great natural alternative to synthetic sprays that, despite smelling great, can leave nasty chemicals around your home

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Treating mosquito bites

According to the CDC, baking soda can be used to help reduce the itching and swelling from a mosquito bite

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Cleaning oil spills

Baking soda is also great for cleaning up that pesky oil spill in your driveway. While it may be tempting to grab a towel, in fact, this is not a great idea, as it will just spread the stain

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Teeth whitening

Looking for a great natural teeth whitener? Look no further than plain old baking soda. To make an effective home whitener, simply mix equal parts baking soda and water to form a paste

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Carpet cleaner

Applying baking soda is a great way to get rid of unwanted smells from a rug or carpet. Firstly, vacuum the area to remove any surface-level debris

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Treat sunburns

According to WebMD, baking soda is an effective home remedy to treat sunburns. It can soothe the skin, while at the same time providing antimicrobial benefits

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Unclog drains

Next up is unclogging the drain. Whether it’s in your bathroom or kitchen, a clogged drain can be at best inconvenient, and at worst very unpleasant

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Removing kitchen stains

Spread the paste across the stain and allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes before scrubbing with a soft-bristled brush or sponge

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Clean greasy oven

According to the experts at Hellamaid, we can even use baking soda to clean a greasy oven. It's a great alternative to harsh, store-bought products

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