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6 New Nifty Uses For Baking Soda

There’s more to this household staple than you already know

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Baking soda may well be the most versatile kitchen staple there is. You can use it for cooking, as a stain remover as well as a multipurpose cleaner. It's also incredibly cheap and all-natural. What's not to like about it? 

If you buy baking soda by the kilo, chances are, your pantry is stocked. To help you make the most of it, we've found six more ways for you to use this magic powder:

Clean fresh produce

Produce is exposed to bacteria-rich environments such as public markets and other bacteria microbes. Mix around ¼ cup of baking soda into a liter, soak your vegetables there for around five minutes, and rinse under running water. 

Stir up cleaning solutions of choice

Whether it’s a dishwashing mixture, bathroom cleanser, or your floor soap bucket, adding baking soda to the mix simply makes things cleaner and better-smelling. To your dishwashing solution, a quarter cup for every liter of dishwashing liquid extended with water will do wonders. For a bucket of soapy water meant for your floors, a cup of baking soda will do. 

Keep kitchen appliances odor-free

Got a limited number of kitchen utensils at home? If you use these tools often, soak them in water with around a quarter to a half cup of baking soda. Rinse the items before using them again. 

Photo from Queendom of Kush.  

Preserve fresh flowers

Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in your flower vase, and your blooms will stay fresh and vibrant, longer. 

Photo from Mother Earth News.  

Clean the carpet

This is probably the simplest out of all the hacks! Sprinkle baking soda onto the carpet, let stand for 15 minutes, vacuum, and go. Your carpet will certainly smell fresher. 

First-aid for burns

Make a paste from baking soda and water, then apply it directly to the burned area. Those who have tried this home remedy swear that the treatment prevents scarring, too! 

Photo from Lauren Hornecker via Pinterest. 

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