Sodium bicarbonate is also called baking soda it is derived from a naturally occurring mineral called trona. And can be used for various purposes including home use. In this post I shall be listing 11 wonderful home uses of Sodium Bicarbonate. It has its chemical formula as NAHCO3. This means that it contains sodium, hydrogen, carbon and oxygen.
Research has it that it can be used in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, kidney diseases, heartburn, flu etc.
It is 100% pure, safe and a natural product good for use. To buy it, you have to go to any chemical shop around your area and buy.
TO GET RID OF BAD ODOURS AND SMELL FROM SHOES
Shoes most time smells when you remove them after being worn or if they are not aerated so to keep them fresh get two pieces of material (clothes) it could be unused old clothes or you buy 2 handkerchiefs for that purpose. Put 3-4 full tablespoon on each, tie and stuck them into the shoes, leave them there for a while. The sodium bicarbonate will absorb the bad odour in the shoe and present the shoes fresh. Keep doing this every time. You can read this article to see how you can prevent crayfish smell.
TO REMOVE GREASE STAIN FROM CLOTH
Spray sodium bicarbonate over the stain and wash with water, the stain will come off easily
SODIUM BICARBONATE IS USED IN REMOVING BODY ODOUR
Sprinkle sodium bicarbonate under your armpits, it would absorb sweat and leave the body fresh all the way. You can be using it as deodorant apart from neutralizing body odour.
TO TREAT DANDRUFF
Wet your hair with water, put a handful and use all over your head up to the scalp. Wash off the sodium bicarbonate off from your hair with water after a while. It would completely remove dandruff from your hair. Keep treating your hair with it or you abandon shampoo for a while and continue in its use.
TO REMOVE BAD ODOUR FROM THE ROOM
Put some sodium bicarbonate in a cup and mix in water it would remove any bad smell in the room. You can also use it in a wet rug. Sprinkle a small portion of the substance in the area affected and leave it for about an hour before sweeping them away. To always keep your rooms or environment smelling fine sprinkle sodium bicarbonate around, it would keep the smell natural and fresh.
TO KEEP ODOUR FROM REFRIGERATOR
Put some sodium bicarbonate in about 2-3 cups depending on big or small your fridge is and leave them inside there. It would swallow all the bad smell coming out from the fridge leaving it fresh.
FOR CLEANING PURPOSES
Use sodium bicarbonate always on your tiles or marbles in other to keep them new always and also to avoid scratches. Sprinkle bicarbonate on the tiles, deep a small material (cloth) in water (the water should not be much, rub it on the tiles it would make it sparkling again.
TO CLEAN BURNT POT
Put some sodium bicarbonate inside the pot pour hot water also into it and leave the solution for some hours. The black stains will come off from the pot easily.
TO TREAT INSECT BITES OR RELIEVE PAINS
Put sodium bicarbonate in a container and add a little water. Mix it together until it becomes a paste, you can prepare it like calamine lotion. Apply it when you are feeling pains or on the spot of the bite, the pains would go. You can also rub it all over your body in case of itching and it would stop.
FOR CLEANING BABY DIAPERS
Dissolve sodium bicarbonate in water and soak the diaper in it that is if you are using the reusable diaper. Also, you can put your baby inside a bath with water mixed with sodium bicarbonate. To clear discomfort or rashes caused by diapers on your baby’s bom-bom.
USE SODIUM BICARBONATE TO KILL COCKROACHES
Mix Sodium Bicarbonate and sugar of equal size together. Put the content in a cup or spread it where cockroaches are concentrated. They will be attracted to the sugar and while eating the sugar, the sodium inside of it will kill them.
This the best natural way to kill cockroaches other the use of chemicals. Exclusively safe even when you have children around.
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