Friday, May 29, 2020 | Last Update : 01:16 AM IST

65th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra56948179181897 Tamil Nadu185459909136 Delhi152577264303 Gujarat152057549938 Rajasthan79474566178 Madhya Pradesh72613927313 Uttar Pradesh69913991182 West Bengal41921578289 Andhra Pradesh3245213359 Bihar300680014 Karnataka249379347 Punjab2106191840 Telangana2098132163 Jammu and Kashmir192185426 Odisha16608877 Haryana138183818 Kerala10885558 Assam832884 Uttarakhand493794 Jharkhand4621914 Chandigarh3641894 Chhatisgarh364830 Tripura2421650 Himachal Pradesh223634 Goa68370 Puducherry49170 Meghalaya20121 Nagaland1800 Manipur540 Arunachal Pradesh210 Mizoram110 Sikkim100

3 amazing uses of baking soda

Published : Sep 18, 2019, 8:34 pm IST
Updated : Sep 18, 2019, 8:34 pm IST

You’ve got a power-ingredient in your fridge.

A few spoons of baking soda can help you get rid of stains. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 A few spoons of baking soda can help you get rid of stains. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Scrounge through your fridge and you’ll find some white powder casually nestled away. You look for this ingredient every time you bake, but apart from that, you leave it as it is. Well, it’s time to start loving it! Here are 3 amazing uses of baking soda-

1. DIY air freshener

That super-strong floral fragrance that you get after spraying your air freshener has equally super-strong chemicals! So, chances are, you’re breathing in all the bad things from gels, sprays, or beads. Some are so hazardous, that they even put you at the risk of cancer, like phthalates. Here’s an easy way to make a DIY room spray, as suggested by Purewow- mix two cups of water with a tablespoon of baking soda. Get your favourite essential oil, and add about 15 drops of it to the mixture. Pour this into a spray bottle, and voila, your home-made room freshener is ready.

2. Clean oil spills

Oops! This one is a super tricky accident to deal with. Oil spills can be very annoying. And while your first instinct will be to wipe it using a rough cloth, avoid that mistake. Because it’ll only get smudged and you’ll end up ruining your precious tapestry or sofa covers. Just spread some baking soda and let it absorb the oil. This will take about an hour. Next, wipe it off gently (don’t rub) and then use the appropriate cleaning material.

3. For white-as-milk teeth

If you’ve stained your teeth or they’re yellowing, fret not. You can make them shine bright like a diamond using a DIY toothpaste. All you’ll need are some simple, easily available ingredients. Pour some coconut oil in a pan and let it liquify. Next, take at least 4 tablespoons of baking soda and add it to coconut oil. Add about 25 drops of your favourite essential oil, and mix them well. Pour this liquid into a jar and refrigerate. Use this twice a day for best results.

Tags: baking soda, toothpaste