We all have baking soda in our kitchens. Like sugar, coffee, and tea, milk, eggs, bread, and butter, it’s a primary staple in most homes. Did you know you can use it for several simple hacks? Not all of them involve cooking.
Plants need more than just clean soil and water to thrive. You could go to a gardening store and buy expensive plant food. Don’t bother. Just mix water with baking soda and then water your plants. The baking soda will do the trick in feeding your plants. They’ll turn out healthy and beautiful.
I don’t carry burn cream in my medicine cabinet. I won’t have to for treating those minor burns I get while cooking. This hack is so simple; it’ll bring instant relief. Soak a band-aid or clean cloth in a bowl of water and baking soda. Then apply the wet material to the site of the burn.
If you wear makeup, you can use baking soda to clean your brushes or sponges. Put some baking soda on the brush then give them a thorough rinse. This will help remove any extra or old makeup your cleanser might have missed.
If you worry about whether your teeth are white enough, wipe that concern away. Don’t spend the money or time buying whitening strips or other products that promise to whiten your teeth. Once your tooth enamel is gone, it’s unable to regenerate. These chemicals can be harsh on your pearly whites. Add some baking soda to the rinsing water after you’ve brushed your teeth. This will remove any bacteria, germs or food particles.
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice tenderized piece of steak or chicken? Did you know you can use baking soda to give your favorite cut of meat that great texture? The baking soda works great to remove the moisture. Sprinkle it over the meat. Set it in the refrigerator for several hours. take the meat out before cooking. Rinse off the baking soda. Season it as desired and cook. You’ll notice your meat will be easier to cut, chew and the seasonings will have absorbed better into the meat.
Sometimes nasty odors appear in our homes. Something might have gone bad in the refrigerator. the cat’s litter box might stink more than normal. A garbage can might smell particularly ripe. Or the greasy scent of french fries might linger in your car. Want a simple fix? Keep a box of baking soda in your refrigerator. Sprinkle some in your cat’s litter box, in your car and the bottom of your trashcans.