Baking soda, aka sodium bicarbonate, has some great properties that can add amazing value to your everyday life. This innocuous looking salt can unleash the superwoman (or man) in you, making you an absolute whizz in the garden, within your home kitchen, in the garage, and even within the confines of your washroom.
Yes, baking soda has all the good stuff. Its power comes from its simple ability to make anything acid, less acidic. It also helps to balance the pH value, thus neutralizing high alkaline elements too. This is impressive and you will discover through these eight remarkable ways it can enhance your life!
Adds Sparkle to Your Kitchen
Here is a tip, make baking soda your handy kitchen apprentice. Interestingly, it is one of those rare chemicals that can make worn-out and over-used things look great again. So use a pinch of baking soda on a wet sponge, before you attack that kitchen sink (or even those grimy tiles). And voila, see it glisten again!
Stubborn stains ruining the look of your fancy fridge or microwave? Slap on some soda power and wipe away as those stains retreat into invisibility. Tough grease stains eating up your utensils? Don’t sweat it, and just let baking soda take care of it. Missing your organic fruit and veggies? Scrub the chemically treated stuff with good old baking soda and water, and you can rest easy that the pesticides have all been washed away.
You can even use it to disinfect your entire kitchen (including the floor), protecting it from bad odors, roaches, mosquitoes, ants, and other unwanted guests. As you can see, this handy assistant is indeed a big boon in the kitchen!
Brings the Zing back to Your Laundry
Laundry aficionados will agree that we all need a little something extra from time to time to rejuvenate our clothes. It could be a bleach to whiten yellow shirts, or softeners to make rough towels bearable again, or strong stain removers for those blotches that just won’t go away, or that odd disinfectant to spring clean your washing machine.
But what if one harmless chemical can fix it all? You guessed it, baking soda does it all, but without the toxicity of bleach, softeners, or deodorizers. In fact, it is safe enough to use on baby clothes and diapers too. Need we say more?