I love me some baking soda. It has so many great uses around the home. We all know its obvious use- for baking! But it goes so much farther than that. I use it for at least half of my cleaning. It also makes a great addition to many beauty recipes. Is there anything baking soda can’t do?
Baking soda has so many great benefits. It’s a great all purpose cleaner. It deodorizes smells naturally. It can counteract fungus. It can remove grease and rust. It is a gentle exfoliant for the skin. It is also a great gentle cleanser for the skin. And to top all those things off, it is safe to ingest and is non-toxic. It is pretty much everything I look for in a green ingredient. That’s probably why I find myself using it so often!
So, let’s get to some of the awesome ways you can use baking soda around the house and in your beauty routine.
1. Washing Soda
Washing soda is a very useful ingredient. It is a great compliment to baking soda in many green cleaning recipes. Well- you don’t have to buy it! You can make it yourself with only some baking soda and an oven.
Everyone needs a little spray deodorizer once in a while. It’s nice to freshen up smells sometimes. Well instead of using toxic febreeze, you can make your own with the deodorizing power of baking soda.
It’s cheap and easy to make your own laundry detergent tabs. They do the job just as well as the store-bought kind, and they are safe and healthy! Thanks again, baking soda.
With only 3 ingredients you can quickly deodorize smelly toilets in between washes. These are easy and inexpensive to make- and the fizz is so fun to watch!
You may be seeing a trend here… but making your own all purpose cleaner avoids the toxic ingredients in the ones you can buy in stores. This stuff is easy, inexpensive, and effective. What more could you want?
For only 9 cents a load you can make these awesome dishwasher detergent tabs. I think they work better than any other dishwasher detergent I’ve tried- especially when combined with a vinegar rinse!
Coconut and lavender will make you feel relaxed when you use this scrub. Great for the face or the body- it will leave you smelling amazing!
Honey, cinnamon, and lemon oil make this face scrub acne friendly. Baking soda gives it the cleaning and exfoliating powder. This stuff smells so good you might try to eat it- and it’s healthy enough that if you did you wouldn’t get sick!
Believe it or not- shampoo can get your scalp out of balance and make you produce more grease. Using baking soda, through the no poo method, will help you fix your scalp and use less toxic ingredients to boot!
Dry winter months cause dry cracked heels, unfortunately. Give your feet a little love and exfoliate them with this easy three ingredient scrub. The camomile will help you relax, as well.
Try out a few of these awesome uses for baking soda and let me know how it goes for you!