I will confess you that I’m in love with baking soda. And I can’t name another such means that costs almost nothing but at the same moment you can use it for washing your head (better than with expensive shampoos), dishes, adding into your food and for curing the list of diseases. And I save lots of money, because now I don’t buy useless household chemistry and cosmetics. You can also try to solve your household issues with the help of soda. Here are at least 17 cases in which it will be helpful!
1. “Fluffy” omelettes
If you want your omelet be airy and fluffy like in an expensive restaurant, add 1/4 teaspoon of soda per each 3 eggs. Such dish becomes tender and light. The most important thing here is not to overdo with soda or you can get a specific flavour.
2. Soft beans
For making beans, peas, lentil and other pulses softer and more splitting, you need to soak them before cooking in water with a pinch of baking soda.
3. Get rid of smell
If you have cleaned fish or cut garlic, then your hands will smell with these products even after you wash them with a soap. Take some soda and add a few drops of water to make a gruel. Wash your hands with this gruel and rinse with warm water. Now they are not smelly!
4. Entertainment for children
If you don’t know how to occupy your child, make a funny toy. It will consist of 2 parts of soda, 1 part of cornstarch and 1¼ parts of water. Boil this mixture until you receive heavy mass. Cool it, and your child can play with this “clay”. This is very interesting and absolutely safe.
5. Means for washing machine
Very often, an unpleasant smell can appear in the washing machine. You can easily get rid of it. Pour a cup of soda right into the machine’s container and start it into the standard regime. If you didn’t succeed to remove the smell on the first try, put a teaspoon of soda each time you wash the dishes.
6. Burnt bottom
It is very hard to scrape away the burnt food from the bottom of a pot or a pan. To make this task easier, try to remove as much food as you can, and then pour 0.5 cup of soda, add water and bring the mixture to boil. If you need, repeat this procedure twice.
7. Sweet tomatoes
If you sprinkle ground around tomato bushes with soda, your vegetables will be much sweeter.
8. Book mildew
It happens so that books sometimes become mouldy because of inappropriate care. You can pour some soda between pages and put the book into a paper bag. Leave it for a few days. After this, remove the mould and put the book to warm on the sun. And don’t forget to later store the books correctly.
9. Pain from sun burn
Pour a cup of soda into the bath with warm water. Pain from sun burns will leave and you will feel better.
10. Babies’ skin flaking
Very often, skin on babies’ heads start to flake. Soda can help here too. Dissolve right on your palm 2 teaspoons of soda and 1 teaspoon of water. Scrub softly the affected zone not to let the means get into the baby’s eyes. After this, wipe the head with wet cloth. Repeat the procedure for 2–3 days.
11. Wounds in the mouth
To heal the small wounds in the mouth, rinse your oral cavity with the soda solution made of 1 teaspoon of soda and a glass of warm water. Repeat each 2 hours.
12. Clean microwave
Put a glass of water with 1 tablespoon of soda into the microwave and turn it on the maximum mode for 3–5 minutes. After this, you will manage to remove any dirt from its walls simply with a cloth.
13. Dirty walls
Any spot on the wall (on wallpaper and even plaster) can be removed with the help of soda. For this, put some soda on a wet cloth and rub the spot. After this, wash it with water and let the wall dry.
14. Stomach pain
Soda is the alkali, so it perfectly neutralizes acids. In particular, it can help to balance pH of those products that increase acid. A small pinch of soda added to coffee, orange juice or dishes with tomatoes will prevent gripes in stomach and heartburn.
15. Bites of insects
Bites of insects, especially in summer, add lots of inconveniences. To relief the itch, dissolve a few teaspoons of baking soda with a few drops of water to receive a strong gruel. Apply this mixture to the affected zone and let it dry, and finally shake it off. This means will also help to reduce the swelling from the bites of a bee or a wasp.
16. Grass between tiles
If you don’t want grass grow between the tiles in your garden, pour soda between them.
17. Feet smell
Feet sweating and smell will leave if you make it a rule to take the baths for feet with soda every day. Add soda into a basin. You need 2–3 tablespoons per each 5 litres of water. Keep your feet in it for 15–20 minutes, and then wipe them dry. This will help not only to remove the smell but also to deal with feet fungi.