Soda: 50 unusual uses. To the note to the hostesses!

Detergents with soda

Given the abundance of detergents and cleaning products represented in stores, it seems that there is no special point in making them with your own hands. But do not ignore the fact that you will be 100% sure that you will be safe in your own made products. A lot of time it does not take, because you can do any of them in just a few minutes.

For dishes

Soda will help to wash the dishes. To do this, you can use it in its pure form - just as a powder, but it is not always convenient.

Therefore, we offer you several options for liquid detergents with soda.

With soap, mustard and ammonia

It is well degreased, easily washed off, economical to use.

For the manufacture of

  • baking soda -1.5 st. spoons;
  • mustard powder - 1.5 tbsp. spoons;
  • hot water - 500 ml;
  • household soap - 25 gr;
  • 10% ammonia solution (ammonia) - 2 tbsp. spoons;
  • any essential oil - 3 drops.

Cooking method:

  1. The laundry soap is rubbed on the finest grater, combined with hot water and stirred until it dissolves completely.
  2. The solution is allowed to cool slightly, and the mustard powder, soda, is added thereto. Mix well again.
  3. The resulting mixture is poured into any container that can be hermetically sealed, and which will be convenient for you to use constantly.
  4. Add ammonia solution (it should be done in a well-ventilated room), a few drops of any essential oil.
  5. Close the container with a lid, shake well and leave for 4-5 hours.
  6. After this time, the gel-paste is ready.
  7. Used in the same way as regular dishwashing gel.

With peroxide

Perfectly removes grease and disinfects. Well washed off the surface of the dish.

For manufacturing will require:

  • baking soda - 1 tsp;
  • hydrogen peroxide (3% solution) - 1 tsp;
  • hot water - 150 ml.

Cooking method:

  1. Soda is poured into water and thoroughly stirred until completely dissolved.
  2. As soon as the soda has dissolved, add hydrogen peroxide and mix again.
  3. The mixture is poured into the bottle with the dispenser and used as usual.dishwashing liquid.


On the basis of soda can make a universal detergent.

For manufacturing will require:

  • household (or any other) soap - 100 gr;
  • hot water - 100 ml;
  • Baking soda - 3 tbsp. spoons;
  • favorite aromatic oil - a few drops.

Cooking method:

  1. Soap rub on a fine grater and, mixing it with hot water, beat with a mixer until a foam is formed.
  2. Then the soap solution is allowed to cool slightly.
  3. Then they add soda to it, an essential oil if desired, and whisk everything well again (2-3 minutes).
  4. The resulting universal detergent can be used for washing dishes, and for cleaning the stove, oven, tiles and even plumbing.

For tile, sink and bath

To tidy up the bathroom, it is not necessary to buy expensive cleaning products.

Just put a little soda on the sponge and use it just like any other detergent: thoroughly wipe the soiled surface (tile, sink, bath), and wash the residue with water.

To remove soap scum

Eliminate soapy coating on the curtain in the shower or bathroom as follows:

  • moisten polluted places;
  • sprinkle a little soda on a sponge (cloth, brush);
  • carefully rub places where there is a raid;
  • Rinse the curtain with running water.

For cleaning carpets

With the help of soda you can clean a dirty carpet or carpet.

To do this, add a few drops of any essential oil to the soda (5-10 drops per 200 g of powder), mix everything well and sprinkle a thin layer on the carpet. Leave it for 10-12 hours. Then the carpet is carefully cleaned with a stiff brush, and then thoroughly vacuumed. So you not only clean the carpet qualitatively, but also save it from unwanted odors.

Floor cleaning

Quickly (and without much effort) to clean the dirty floor will help soda solution (100 grams of soda in 10 liters of water).

For cleaning combs and combs for hair

To clean the comb from accumulated fat, skin particles and dust, use the following method: soak it in warm soda solution for several hours, then rinse thoroughly under running water and dry. Preparation of the solution: 1 teaspoon of soda per 200 ml of water.

For cleaning drain pipes

Soda will help clean the drain pipes, of course, only if they are not very clogged.

To do this, they pour 5 tbsp into the sink.spoons of soda. There also poured about 100 ml of vinegar, and leave for an hour. After the indicated time, flush the pipe with plenty of hot water.

To remove plaque

Using a teapot, you probably noticed the bloom, which eventually forms on the inside.

Soda solution will help to remove it. In 500 ml of hot water dissolve 2 tbsp. spoon of soda. Pour the prepared solution into the teapot, leave for 3-5 hours, then wash it thoroughly - no trace will remain of the plaque.

For cleaning pots

In the pan, stewpot or frying pan burned food? No problem!

Pour a soda solution into the dishes (5 tablespoons of soda per 1 liter of water), boil for 10-15 minutes. Without pouring it, set the saucepan aside for 10-12 hours. Then wash - the remnants of burnt food will easily go away. If it did not work out, clean it again - repeat the procedure again.

To clean silver

To clean the darkened silver, thoroughly rub it with soda gruel, leave for an hour or two, then rinse with running water and wipe dry.

To make a gruel, just mix the soda with a little water.

For dishwasher

You can replace the purchased dishwasher detergent with your own hand-made powder: mixing soda and a borax in equal proportions.

In order for the dishwasher to work efficiently, it needs regular maintenance. It can be cleaned (and at the same time deodorized) with ordinary soda and vinegar. Place a glass of vinegar (on the top shelf) overnight in the car, and sprinkle a thin layer of soda along its bottom. In the morning, turn on the full cycle. The dishwasher will be clean and unpleasant smells (if they were) will disappear without a trace.

For washing clothes

During the washing, add some baking soda to the water (100 g per 5 kg of linen), it will help to get rid not only of stubborn stains, but also of foreign smells. In addition, baking soda will increase the effect of detergent and soften the fabric.

If you need to purposefully eliminate the persistent unpleasant odor, soak the laundry in soda solution (150 grams per 4 liters of water) for 8-12 hours, then wash.

Soda - stain remover

To remove stains from wine (juices, jams, herbs, and so on), mix soda and lemon juice in equal proportions - until a thick pasty mass is obtained. Apply gruel to the stain and leave for 30 minutes. Wash the product after the specified time.

Soda - odor neutralizer

In a refrigerator
It is possible to wash the refrigerator with high quality, and at the same time eliminate odors in it, you can quickly and easily. It is not necessary to use special detergents, ordinary soda solution will fit - 2 tbsp. spoons per 1 liter of water.

To prevent unpleasant odors from appearing in the refrigerator at all, leave an open container in it with 2-3 tbsp. spoons of soda, which will perfectly absorb them. You need to change soda about once every two weeks.

In the trash can
To save the trash from unwanted "flavor" - wash it with soda solution, prepared from 1 liter of water and 2 tbsp. spoons of soda. After that, put a little soda on the bottom of the bucket - it neutralizes all unpleasant odors.

In the closet
You can freshen the smell in the closet in the following way: put a box with a few spoons of soda in it, previously mixed with your favorite essential oil (5-10 drops per 100 g of soda).
Tip:If you add a few drops of lavender oil to the soda, there will be a double benefit: you will get rid of unwanted odors in the cupboard and scare away the moth, which simply does not tolerate the lavender flavor.

In the toilet
You can neutralize the unpleasant smell in the toilet, if you put in a bathroom a small open container filled with soda. Change the powder once a week.

Cutting board
Soda will help deodorize the chopping board. To do this, moisten the board with water, sprinkle with soda and leave it for 8-10 minutes. Then wash thoroughly under running water.

Disinfection soda

Glass jars
Are you going to do conservation? Then use soda - with its help you will not only clean the container, but also disinfect it. Undoubtedly, such processing will not replace thermal, but for cans under jam, jam, jam - quite fit.

Cages, toilet trays, pet toys
For washing and disinfecting terrariums, cages, toilet trays (feeding troughs, toys, etc.) for pets, soda solution is perfect: for 1 liter of water - 5 tbsp. spoons of soda. Thoroughly wash the cage (tray, toy), then rinse with water to wash off the remaining soda solution.

Soda for the care of domestic animals

Soda will help tidy woolpets, and bathing them with it is not necessary. Prepare a soda solution from 500 ml of water and 2 teaspoons of soda, pour it into a spray bottle, sprinkle the animal with it (avoiding ingestion of the product into the ears and mucous membranes), and carefully comb it.After this procedure, your pet's hair will become cleaner and get rid of unwanted smell.

If your pet was embarrassed (or simply he thus decided to show who is in charge at home), soda will help to get rid of the consequences. First, using a well-absorbing cloth, clean the puddle, then thoroughly sprinkle soda on the place where it was located. After 2-3 minutes, gently brush the soda with a brush. So you simultaneously clean and disinfect the coating.

If this embarrassment happened not with a kitten or a puppy, but already with an adult cat (for example, during the love-carrot period :), it will be somewhat more difficult to get rid of the smell of urine, but it is also possible.

  • remove the puddle;
  • in the place where she was, pour a solution of vinegar and water (1: 3). Wait until everything is dry;
  • then pour a thin layer of soda over which you spray a solution prepared from 50 ml of water, 50 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1/3 tsp of liquid soap, and leave for 5-7 hours;
  • after a specified time, vacuum.

Soda against ants

You can also save the house from the invasion of ants with soda.

To do this, mix the soda and salt in a ratio of 1: 1 and scatter in the place where the ants are bred.

Soda - "fire extinguisher"

If fat burned on the stove, soda will help to quickly extinguish it.Just sprinkle it on a burning fat patch. In this case, the soda will act as a powder fire extinguisher.

Of course, to extinguish the fire in this way (even if it is small) is not the best option, but the method is simple and effective, and the soda is probably on hand in the kitchen of every hostess.

Soda - Air Freshener

To smell in the house was pleasant, it is not necessary to use the purchased fresheners.

They can be quickly made with your own hands, from the simplest means.

Soda - Aromatic Bomb

On the basis of soda, you can make aromatic bombs for the toilet, which (due to their alkaline components) will prevent the formation of plaque on the toilet.

In addition, they perfectly flavor the water, so that from the toilet will always come from a subtle pleasant aroma.

For manufacturing will require:

  • baking soda - 250 gr;
  • citric acid - 100 g;
  • essential oil of lemon - 30 drops;
  • essential oil of mint - 30 drops;
  • essential oil of lavender - 30 drops.

Cooking method:

  1. Soda is mixed with citric acid.
  1. Essential oils are added to the mixture and mixed well.
  2. Add a small amount of water (1-2 tablespoons).The result should be a mass, the consistency of wet sand.
  3. The resulting mixture is gently laid out in molds (ideal form for ice) and left to dry for 5-6 hours.
  4. After a specified time, the bombs are removed from the molds, give them a little more to dry out, and are used for their intended purpose.
  5. It is better to store bombs in a plastic bag or tightly closed plastic (glass) tray.

Soda on the garden plot

Soda is so universal that it can be successfully used to care for plants.

Against gray rot

Protect the grapes from gray rot, and at the same time increase the sugar content in the berries, baking soda will help.

To do this, 80 g soda diluted in 10 liters of water, and sprayed with the resulting solution of the vine. The same solution can be used to treat fruit trees against leaf-eating caterpillars.

Fertilizer for plants

Soda solution can be successfully used as a fertilizer for plants.

To prepare a nutrient in 1 l of distilled water, it is necessary to dissolve 1 teaspoon of soda. Watering soda solution can plants such as clematis and larkspur.

For the health of the garden

To prevent the appearancepowdery mildewon cucumbers, sprinkle them with soda solution (1 teaspoon per 1 liter of water). A solution of 10 liters of water and 1 tbsp. spoons of soda can pour cucumbersto preventpremature yellowing of the leaves.

In the fight againstpowdery mildewSoda is one of the most effective products. For processing currants and gooseberries, use the solution: 5 liters of water, 1 tbsp. spoons of vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. spoons of soda, 1 teaspoon of liquid soap and 1 tablet of aspirin.

For cut flowers

Soda will help preserve the freshness of cut flowers.

To make the bouquet stand in the vase as long as possible, add soda to the water: 1.5 l - 1 tsp.

Against weeds

To get rid of weeds, which often germinate between paving slabs and in cracks of asphalt pavement, is quite simple.

Just generously sprinkle soda on the places where weeds have grown.

Soda in home cosmetology

The truly miraculous properties of soda are successfully used in home cosmetology. Based on it, they prepare various scrubs, masks and even deep cleansing shampoo.

From black dots

To get rid of the hated black spots on the face will help ordinary baking soda.

For this 1 h.Spoonful of soda diluted with water - to obtain a consistency of thick cream. The finished mass for 10 minutes is applied to the problem areas of the face - the nose, chin, forehead. After a specified time, wash your face with warm water.

Soda instead of scrub

Soda can be used as a scrub - it is able to gently and efficiently cleanse the skin. There are many options for preparing a scrub with soda, here are a few of them:

With honey:
A teaspoon of honey is mixed with 0.5 teaspoons of soda. The resulting mass is applied to the cleansed face, gently massage the skin for 5 minutes, after which the scrub is washed off with cool water.

With sour cream:
A teaspoon of sour cream is mixed with 0.5 tsp of soda until smooth. The mixture is applied to problem areas of the skin. 3-5 minutes, and wash off with warm water.
The board: Use this method of cleansing the face skin not more often than once a week.

Face masks

Masks with soda will help to carry out deep cleaning of the skin of the face, make it more fresh and silky.

With honey and cream - removes dead cells, cleanses the pores, moisturizes and nourishes the skin. For cooking in one container mix: 1 teaspoon cream, 1 houra spoonful of honey and soda - on the tip of the knife. The finished mask is applied on the face for 10 minutes, then washed off with warm water.

With oatmeal flour - has a peeling, cleansing effect, softens the skin. To prepare a mask, 100 grams of oatmeal (grind flakes on a coffee grinder) is mixed with 1 teaspoon of soda and diluted with water to obtain a thick slurry. The finished mixture is applied for 10 minutes on previously cleansed skin of the face. Wash off with warm water.

Tip:Masks and scrubs with soda should be used with caution if:

  • you have dry or sensitive skin;
  • there is a tendency to dermatitis;
  • there are inflammatory processes of the skin.

Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Prepare a great deep cleansing shampoo with your own hands.

Just mix the soda with any shampoo (1: 4) and wash the hair with this mixture.

To improve skin elasticity

Want your skin to become more elastic, toned and velvety?

This will help you bath with the addition of 300 grams of sea salt, 200 grams of baking soda and a few drops of any (orange, rosemary, lemon, and so on) essential oil. Taking soda baths takes about 20 minutes.

To relieve leg fatigue

Soda bath (1.5 teaspoons of soda for 5 liters of water) will help relieve fatigue in the legs.

And to make the procedure even more enjoyable, add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to the water.

Bath bombs

Bath bombs do not have to buy - you can also make them yourself.

There are many recipes for making them - there are plenty to choose from: oatmeal and milk, olive and almond oil, maize flour and jojoba oil, corn starch and brown. You can add flower petals, dyes and various essential oils - so they will not only look beautiful, but also smell nice. We suggest making bombs with a coniferous scent by the following recipe:

For manufacturing will require:

  • soda - 8 tbsp. spoons;
  • olive oil - 5 tbsp. spoons;
  • citric acid - 4 tbsp. spoons;
  • sea ​​salt - 2 tbsp. spoons;
  • pine essential oil - 5-6 drops.

Cooking method:

  1. In a deep bowl mix soda and citric acid.
  2. Sea salt is ground with a blender or a coffee grinder and combined with a mixture of soda and citric acid.
  3. To the mixture add 4 tbsp. spoons of olive oil, essential oil of pine and all thoroughly mixed.As a result, you should get a lot of weight, similar to a tight friable dough.
  4. The remaining olive oil is lubricated with the molds into which the mixture is laid, trying to tamp it very tightly. From this number of ingredients should make about 10 bombs.
  5. Bombs are left for several hours in the molds - to dry.
  6. Then remove from the molds, and leave in a warm dry place until completely dry.
  7. Finished products are kept tightly packed in polyethylene.

In folk medicine

Soda is also widely used in traditional medicine.

For heartburn

To get rid of heartburn is better medicamentously - for this purpose there is a lot of preparations. But if there is no necessary medicine on hand, a solution of ordinary baking soda will help to neutralize the increased acidity of the stomach. In a glass of water, add 1 teaspoon of soda, stir until dissolved, and drink.

Naturally, you should not abuse this way of getting rid of heartburn, you can use it only in rare cases.

For toothache and sore throat

If you have a toothache or a sore throat, use a rinse soda solution prepared from 150 ml. warm water and 1 tsp of soda - the pain will soon subside.


Burned with steam, iron, hot oil or boiling water?Immediately place a thick layer (about 1 cm) of thick soda gruel (just mix the soda with a small amount of water) on the burn site. Wait for the soda to dry, and only then shake it off.

Will help soda and with sunburn.If you are burned in the sun - take a soda bath, for the preparation of which just add 3 tablespoons to the water. spoon of soda. It will not only soften the water, but also soothe irritated skin.

For insect bites

Was mosquitoes bitten or was a wasp stung? Prepare a soda solution - it will help soothe the itch.

Stir 1 teaspoon of soda in 50 ml of water, soak a cotton disc in the solution and wipe the place of the bite.

Surely there are many more unusual ways to use baking soda, which are not mentioned in this article. Therefore, I will be very grateful if you supplement me in the comments.

Date: 11.10.2018, 01:55 / Views: 85132

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