5 Surprising Uses for Baking Soda

5 Surprising Uses for Baking Soda

Make a Face Mask

Mix 1 or 2 tablespoons of baking soda with the juice from half a lemon and a squirt or two of honey. Apply the mixture to your face, let it sit for about 15 minutes, rinse and say hello to a glowing complexion.

Clean Produce

Mix baking soda with water and use the paste to scrub produce from the supermarket clean. (Bye-bye, dirt and pesticides.)

Treat Bug Bites

Create a paste with water and dab it on bug bites and bee stings to ease pain, itching and swelling. Bonus: This also works on sunburns.

Sop Up Oil Spills

No matter if it’s in the garage or on your favorite pair of pants--sprinkle baking soda on the spot to help absorb the oil.

Clean Your Teeth

In a pinch, mix baking soda with water to create a paste and brush away.

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