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Genius Baking Soda Hacks To Try In Your Bathroom
Soak Up Smells
To banish unpleasant smells lingering in your trash can, toss half a cup of baking soda into the can, let it sit for about ten minutes, then scrub it with warm water.
This allows the high pH in the soda to neutralize the odor-causing acids. Add dish soap for fragrance and to break down stubborn buildup, rinse the can, and let it dry.
Freshen Rugs
Bathroom mats and rugs are prone to smelling musty due to exposure to dripping water and high humidity. To fix this, sprinkle some baking soda lightly over the dry rug.
Let it sit for about fifteen minutes so the powder absorbs the mildewy smells. Then, vacuum up the soda, leaving your rug refreshed and stink-free.
Make Toothpaste
Save money by making homemade toothpaste with baking soda. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda and water together to create a tiny amount of paste for your toothbrush.
The soda is mildly abrasive, so it gently lifts plaque, stains, and food remnants from teeth. It's also considered a safer alternative to fluoride, a key toothpaste mineral.
DIY Shampoo
Baking soda removes greasy and oily buildup from hair. When used in moderation, like on a weekly basis, it removes dry skin and deep-cleans your hair.
Mix one part baking soda with three parts water. Apply it like normal shampoo, and rinse with apple cider vinegar to replenish your hair's natural pH level.
Scrub Glass Doors
Mix half a cup of baking soda and water, creating a thick paste. Apply it on a microfiber cloth and scrub mold, mildew, and calcium deposits on glass shower doors.
Then, rinse off baking soda by running the showerhead. The soda breaks down the door's buildup with its tiny crystal-like consistency, gently scraping off the hardened spots.