Some benefits of use Cleaning Baking Soda :
1. Hair Brush Cleaner
Hair brush is like carpet because it attracts debris, lots of it. With every stroke dandruff, dead skin cells and oil sticks to it. If you don’t clean it regularly all that nasty stuff goes back to your hair every time you use it. Experts recommend washing the hair brush once a week but if you don’t have time, try to do it at least once a month.
2. Whitens Teeth
I saw my brother-in-law’s toothpaste during the family vacation and the brand looked familiar. When I looked closer the label says it uses baking soda as its main ingredient. Combining it with lemon isn’t a good idea as well because lemon also has high citric acid content which (let me repeat this warning) could potentially erode the enamel – the protective coating of our teeth.
3. Shampoo and Conditioner Replacement
A lot of people have found success using baking soda in place of shampoo or conditioner. To use it as a shampoo, add one to two tablespoons of baking soda in a jar that contains one to two cups of warm water. Make sure to mix it well before pouring it on your scalp. Massage it well on your scalp to evenly distribute baking soda then rinse. To use it as a conditioner, mix in half a cup of baking soda into a cup of conditioner.
4. Cleans Oral Appliances
Oral appliances like mouthpieces, braces, retainers and dentures needs to be cleaned in order to remove odor and food particles that get trapped. The last thing you want is spraying these things with chemical cleaners.
5. Facial Wash
Not only can baking soda clean your teeth and dentures, adding 2 teaspoons of it with a teaspoon of water makes a chemical free facial wash. Adding in 1 tablespoon of baking soda to 1 tablespoon of warm water and 2 teaspoons of oat flour makes an exfoliate cream.
6. Say Goodbye To Smelly Feet
The deodorizing properties of baking soda apparently will also work on smelly feet. If you don’t want to buy that another option would be soaking your feet in a tub filled with 8 cups of warm water, 1/4 cup of baking soda and some lemon juice for 15 to 20 minutes.
In the Kitchen
1. A Produce Wash
If you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables washing is a very important step. This is a necessity because it removes dirt, contaminants and pesticides from the surface of produce.
A cheaper option would be using a mixture of water, baking soda and vinegar. For leafy greens you can soak them into this mixture and for smooth skinned produce like apple, pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it around six times, leave it for a minute then rinse.
2. Grill Cleaner
One of the toughest things to clean at home is the grill. Yes the mainstay of every weekend barbeque can be a source of frustration but with the right ingredients and a little elbow grease you can kiss that burnt-on gunk good bye.
There are two ways to do it. One is soaking the grates in mixture of vinegar, baking soda and water overnight then rinse it the next day. You can also hose down the grill, sprinkle baking soda over the grates and parts that need cleaning, leaving it on for a few minutes then scrub it down with scotch-brite.
3. Remove Burned Residue Off Kitchen Utensils
One of the toughest items to clean in the kitchen is burned residue on stainless steel pans. Save some elbow grease with vinegar, baking soda, water and a scourer.
The steps include filing up the pan with water and adding a cup of vinegar then bringing it to a boil. Then add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Let it sit for a few minutes then empty the pan. The burned residue should be soft enough to remove with the scourer.
4. Restore Silverware
Tarnished silver can be restored with a mixture of hot water, baking soda and salt.