Baking Soda

A woman’s home is often a cleverly disguised laboratory. With just a little bit of ingenuity, she can turn ordinary ingredients into organic, money-saving, time-saving and energy-saving treasures! Baking soda is one such ingredient. It was originally used by bakers to make cakes and other sweetmeats. But today this versatile compound has found itself being put to good use in every nook and corner of your home! If you are not yet familiar with the unique properties of this ingredient, you can get introduced to it by exploring the following 11 tricks.

In Your Medicine Cabinet

Do you know that baking soda can work miracles on itchy skin? It also works well to soothe the sting of poison ivy, sunburn, and other types of unexpected rashes. Doctors recommend its use even in the treatment of psoriasis. From insect bites to allergies, baking soda is undoubtedly your skin’s best bet.

In fact, if you look up your favorite skin care product, you may even find this element as part of its ingredients. The good thing is that baking soda is safe to use directly on the skin, without the need to camouflage it inexpensive skin care products. So feel free to use it, and watch your skin glow while your savings grow.

In Your Weekend Spa-At-Home Mix

A woman would (and should) pamper herself every now and then. But if you think pampering could only happen at an extravagant spa trip far from home, think again. Yes, it is time to bring that glorious spa right into your home! You can run yourself a warm bath with or without your favorite bath salts, and add 2-3 spoonfuls of baking soda to the mix.

It has powerful exfoliating properties, and hence easily scrubs out the week’s dirt and grind from your tired skin. You can even use it on your hands and nails to mimic a manicure or pedicure. And if you have any stretch marks on your skin, baking soda smooths those away too. So you emerge invigorated, even as your skin looks fresh as a lily!