Are you tired of the bad odours in your kitchen and have emptied air fresheners cans but still can’t get rid of it? Well, now you need not to worry because today I am going to reveal you the centuries’ old traditional home remedy for this problem. Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate that we often use in our kitchen is the best source to kill bad odour and remove stains. Not only should it be a kitchen item but also a bathroom, nursery and vanity box must have. Are you now wondering how to use baking soda to clean your house from tough stains and bad smells? Well, here we have listed down the multiple uses for sodium bicarbonate.
In the Kitchen:
1-To Remove Tough Stains from the pots:
Many people have used baking soda for cleaning kitchen pots and cutlery. Just sprinkle it on a damp cloth and scrub the casserole to remove the tough baking stain from your casserole.
2-To Put Out Small Fires:
Dash a handful of baking soda to put out small fires but do not use it on deep fryer fire.
3-To Scrub off Stains from Kitchen Surface:
Dab a scrubber or cleaning rag on sodium bicarbonate and clean your kitchen counter, cabinets, sinks and taps for stain-free and shiny result.
4-To Clean Dishwasher:
Sprinkle handfuls of sodium bicarbonate on your dishwasher and fill it with the vinegar then run the dishwasher to remove bad odour.
5-For a Cleaned and Fresh-smelling Oven:
Cleaning oven with baking soda is easy. Dissolve 1 cup of it in water and spread it. Leave it for few hours and then clean it with a wet towel or scourer to clean. To make it smell fresh, just put orange or lemon peels and bake it for 5 minutes at 180 C.
6-For a Stink-free Refrigerator:
Keep a box of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb the smell of food and other items.
In The Bathroom
7-To Make the Sink Drain Smell Good:
Pour approximately 2-3 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate in the drain and run warm water for few minutes or drain some white vinegar.
8-To clean soap and water residue from bathtub:
Mix 1½ cup of baking soda in ½ cup of each natural liquid soap and water. Also, add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in the mixture and drain it on a damp cloth to scrub of the bathtubs and sinks.
9-To Sparkle Tiles:
Sprinkle baking soda on a sponge and pour some vinegar to rub the tiles. Then dash some baking soda on a toothbrush to scrub the floor and then wash with water.
10-To Clean Toilets:
Sprinkle baking soda in the bowl and drip some liquid soap on the toilet brush to scrub the bowl and then flush.
11-Using it as a Fabric Freshener, Fabric Softener, and Brightener
Pour ½ cup of baking soda with few drops of essential oils during rinse cycle to freshen up your clothes, linens and bedding. With just ½ a cup of sodium bicarbonate, you can make your fabric baby soft and to brighten the white clothes just dip them in a bucket of warm water and ½ cup baking soda.
For Health aid and Beauty
12-To Alkalize Body and Antacid:
Add a pinch of baking soda and sea salt in water and drink it every morning. For heartburn and indigestion, just dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and gulp it down
13-To Make Face and Body Scrub:
Dissolve ample of sodium bicarbonate in filtered water or almond oil and drip it in your bathtub water to exfoliate your skin. Also, dab it on your pimple to cast off redness and itchiness.
14-To Treat Burns and Insect Bites:
Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it on the affected area to soothe burns and stings. Sodium bicarbonate uses its anti-septic power to effectively kill jellyfish and honeybee stings.
For Personal Use:
-Use a paste of lemon juice and baking soda to deodorize hands after cooking
-Baking soda carpet cleaner is an instant to stubborn stains and bad odour. Just generously sprinkle it over you carpet and leave it overnight. Vacuum it next for a cleaner, sweet smelling carpet
-Sprinkle some baking soda in ashtray and leave it for few minutes. Wipe it for a stink-free ashtray
-Dab some in your shoes or bags and shake it off to get rid of the smell