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Baking Soda: 13 Surprising Things You Can Do With It

8. Descale the kettle

At some point, every household appliance that comes into regular contact with water will be caught: it builds up limescale. Fortunately, there are several methods of removing the annoying white layer from kettles etc. Using baking soda to descale is one of them. To do this, fill the kettle or coffee machine with a packet of baking powder and add around 200 milliliters of water - no more, as baking powder in combination with hot water really bubbles. Then switch on the device and let it flow through as usual until the baking powder solution boils. Let it work for at least an hour and only then pour it away.

9. Get the laundry soft & white

White laundry without a chemical club is not possible? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! With baking soda, even the grayest t-shirts and shirts will turn white again. For the next wash, simply add one or two sachets of baking powder to your whites. The baking soda in it gushes the discoloration out of the laundry, so to speak. The cleaning effect is further enhanced by adding vinegar. Yellowed shirt collars and stains can also be pretreated with baking soda. To do this, put some powder on the affected areas, moisten and leave for an hour. Then wash in the washing machine as described above. Incidentally, baking soda is also a good substitute for fabric softener.

10. As a shampoo substitute

Baking soda wouldn't be an all-purpose miracle weapon if it couldn't be mixed into a quick and gentle shampoo. Simply add one part baking powder to three parts water, massage the mixture into damp hair and rinse thoroughly after about five minutes. In the event that there is no time to wash your hair, the powder can also be used as a dry shampoo. Spread the powder on the greasy hairline and parting and massage it in. Then brush out the hair and the mane will look fresh and voluminous again.

11. Fight athlete's foot

Even if you have athlete's foot, you won't have to go to the pharmacy. Instead of the expensive athlete's foot ointment, you can use the all-rounder home remedy baking powder. A foot bath (15 to 30 minutes) with half a cup of baking soda and a few drops of tea tree oil works wonders. Or you can mix a cream of baking soda and lukewarm water and apply it to the affected areas. Depending on the severity of the infestation, five minutes can be enough to eliminate the problem. Then rub your feet with tea tree oil - this will also help and make feet tender.

12. Clean silver and jewelry

Sooner or later deposits will remain on silver cutlery and jewelery, which will take away the shine of the noble pieces. Toothpaste is a possible variant for cleaning. The unwanted traces can also be removed with water and baking powder: To do this, mix a tablespoon of the powder with one liter of water and put the silver to be cleaned in it. After about an hour in the baking powder solution, cutlery and jewelry can be wonderfully polished and shine in new splendor.

13. As a peeling for the skin

Regularly removing dead skin cells from the skin ensures an even and healthy complexion. According to new findings about microplastics, most peeling products from the drugstore are environmentally harmful and therefore not recommended. The microplastic particles contained therein accumulate in the wastewater and thus end up in lakes, rivers and the sea. A DIY peeling made from lemon juice, water and baking soda is significantly more environmentally friendly, cheaper and just as effective. Depending on how coarse the acid peeling should be, the ratio of liquid and powder can be adjusted. Distribute the mass over the entire body, then rub in thoroughly and shower off. Soft baby skin is left behind.