How to Use Baking Soda As a Deodorant, Exfoliator, Tooth Whitener, and More!

You'll be surprised by how much you can do with this humble product

  • To Freshen the Mouth: Baking soda doesn't just cover, but neutralises mouth odour. Just put one teaspoon of it in half a glass of water, swish, spit and rinse. You can also dip your toothbrush with toothpaste into baking soda to make your teeth whiter.

  • As a Body and Face Exfoliator:  Rub a paste made of baking soda and water in gentle circular motion to exfoliate your skin. Rinse clean. ​

  • To Treat Itchy Skin and Skin Irritation:​ Take some baking soda in your hands, and rub it into damp skin after bath to ease any skin irritation problems.

  •  To Nourish Hair: Take a small amount of baking soda and mix it with your regular shampoo and rinse thoroughly – baking soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is devoid of harmful chemicals.

  • As an​ antiperspirant:  Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath to neutralise acids on the skin and help wash away excess oil and perspiration.

  • As a Furniture Polish: Clean walls and painted furniture by applying baking soda to a damp sponge and rubbing lightly. Wipe off with a dry cloth.

  • To Remove Oil and Grease Stains: Oil and grease spills ​can be cleaned using baking soda by sprinkling it on the spot and scrubbing with a wet brush.