The eager hostess Britt-Marie, the heroine of Frederic Backman’s book, could not live a day without soda. She was right to believe that this substance could help in many situations, including the most difficult ones. The possibilities of this product are almost endless. And its use in the home can be found everywhere, whether in medical procedures, the fight against pesticides or children’s leisure.
In this article we will talk about new ways of using baking soda that every woman should know, but you can try them today.
1. A way to get rid of leg swelling
After 30 years, many people begin to experience swelling in their legs. This is usually due to an accumulation of salts in the tissues of the body. Sodium bicarbonate solution helps to get rid of edema.
Pour 1.5 teaspoons of soda into 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Dip cotton socks in the warm solution, squeeze them out and put them on. Wrap legs with plastic wrap or plastic bags. Place dry socks on top. These compresses can be left on overnight. And after 8 hours, the effect of the procedure will be visible to the naked eye.
2. Pesticide remover for fruits and vegetables
To remove wax and pesticides from vegetables and fruits, soak them in a warm soda solution (1 teaspoon of soda per 1 liter of water) for 15-20 minutes.
3. A technique to keep the color of broccoli while cooking
To keep the bright color of broccoli while cooking, add 1 tablespoon of soda to a pot of water. The vegetables will look more appetizing.
4. Modeling clay
Baking soda and cornstarch make a plastic, snow-white mass that hardens perfectly and does not darken when dried. To make it, mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch in a bowl.
Add 3/4 cup warm water. Stir so there are no lumps and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly. When the mixture thickens and coalesces into a lump, remove from heat and allow to cool. Then you can start modeling. Unfortunately, potato starch is not suitable for crafts: it sticks to your hands like dough.
5. Putty for cracks in ceramics
You can make an excellent paste for grouting small cracks in tiles or other ceramic products by mixing soda and PVA glue in a 1:1 ratio.
6. Dishwasher Tablets
To make your own dishwasher tablets, take 1 tablespoon soda, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/3 tablespoon citric acid. Mix all the ingredients in a large container and add 2-3 tablespoons of dish soap to the mixture. Mix again thoroughly and leave for 1.5-2 hours. During this time, a chemical reaction will take place. When the mixture stops expanding, pour it into the ice cream molds and let it dry.
7. A remedy for white stains on the board
You can get rid of white stains on the whiteboard by wiping it with a wet sponge with soda.
8. Mixes to remove complex stains
To remove yellow perspiration stains from white clothing, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Apply this mixture to the stained area and leave for 15-20 minutes. Be careful with thin fabrics like cambric. And do not use this tool too often as it can cause stains to appear on clothing.
Herb stains and blood stains on jeans can be removed with baking soda diluted with a small amount of warm water. Rub this mixture into a cloth with a brush and leave on for 30 minutes. Then rinse and wash your clothes.
Soda also works well on greasy stains on microfiber polyamide or polyester down jackets. Before washing, moisten the shiny and soiled areas with water and rub in the soda. Wait 15 minutes and then wash the down jacket as usual.
9. Fabric softener for bedding and clothing
The laundry will be softer if it is soaked in a soda solution for a day before washing (1-1.5 tablespoons of soda for 5 liters of water). This will increase the effect of the detergent and you will see that things are cleaner than after a normal wash.
10. Paste to restore the whiteness of the soles
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon of water. Gently apply the mixture to the soles of the sneakers with a small brush and clean them.
11. A Restorative Bath After Exercise
Pain in the muscles after training is relieved by a bath with soda. Pour half a pack of the substance with boiling water, and when the soda dissolves, add this solution to a warm bath. The 20-minute treatment allows you to relax and softens the skin.
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