Face Scrub: A paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water makes a gentle, unscented facial scrub.
Shampoo Booster: Pour your usual amount of shampoo into your palm and add a pinch of baking soda to deep-clean your hair and remove product residue.
Sunburn Soother: Soak a washcloth in a solution of four tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in one quart of water, and apply to the sunburned area.
Teeth Whitener: Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to make your own toothpaste, or brush with baking soda alone for a quick whitening boost.
Mosquito Bite Soother: Make a paste out of baking soda and water and apple to your bites to calm irritation.
Mouthwash: Dilute a teaspoon of baking soda in a small glass of water, and use it as a non-alcohol-based alternative.
Exfoliating Body Wash: Fill a sealable container halfway with baking soda, then add 10-15 drops of an essential oil and add water until you reach your desired consistency.
Deodorant: Use your fingers of a powder puff to apply baking soda lightly to your underarms. Baking soda contains far less chemicals than advertised deodorant.
Hand Softener: Add 3 parts baking soda to 1 part gentle liquid hand soap to gently smooth your skin.
Cooking Odour Remover: A paste of baking soda and water will neutralize any bad odours on your hands.
Foot Scrub: Fill a tub with warm water and dissolve 3 tablespoons of baking soda, then use a pumice stone to scrub.
Mani/Pedi: Dip your nail brush in baking soda to clean your nails and remove discolourations from old polish, as well as soften your cuticles.
Dandruff Fighter: Massage baking soda into the roots of your hair instead of shampooing for a couple of weeks to remove flakes and clean your scalp.
Comb Cleaner: Cover your hairbrush or comb in a bowl of warm water and add a teaspoon or two ok baking soda to clean any oil or product buildup, and rise before using.
Dry Shampoo: Sprinkle baking soda a little bit at a time (too much and your hair will look white) and comb though to absorb oils.
Razor Burn Calmer: Add two tablespoons of baking soda to one cup of water and wipe onto legs to soothe irritation.
Detox Bath: While you’re running a hot bath, add a half-cup of Epsom salts and a half-cup of baking soda to draw out toxins while you soak.
Foaming Bath: Fill a Tupperware container with two and a half cups of baking soda , two cups of tartar, and a half a cup of cornstarch, and mix well, then add 1/4 cup to your bath.
Itch Fighter: Pour a cup of baking soda and one and 1/4 cups baby oil into your bathwater during the winter months.
Baby Bath: Two tablespoons of baking soda in a baby’s bathwater will help get rid of diaper rash.
Windburn Fighter: A paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water will soothe redness and irritation from wind.
Jewelry Cleaner: Baking soda is a great fix for cleaning any jewelry without gemstones. For tarnished silver, apply a thick paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and two tablespoons water with a damp sponge and rub gently, then rinse and dry. For gold, cover the jewelry with a light coating of baking soda, and pour a little vinegar over it, then rinse clean.
Fabric Brightener: Add one cup of baking soda to any load of laundry along with your regular detergent to boost cleaning power.
Shoe Deodorizer: Sprinkling baking soda onto leather shoes (like you would with tennis shoes) can harm the material, so fill the toe of a sock or a coffee filter with baking soda and leave in your shoes overnight to absorb oils.
Drawer Freshener: Keep your pretty lacy things smelling fresh by sprinkling baking soda into your drawers, then cover with a paper drawer liner.
25 Uses for something that only costs 13 cents :)