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Benefits and Uses of Baking Soda

Written by on July 8, 2022


What Is Baking Soda?

Teeth whitener
Baking soda is a popular home remedy for whitening teeth.

Many studies have found that toothpaste containing baking soda is better for whitening teeth and removing plaque than toothpaste without baking soda (4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source, 6Trusted Source).

This is likely because baking soda has mild abrasive properties that can break the bonds of molecules that stain your teeth. It also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which may help fight harmful bacteria.

Air freshener

Not all commercial air fresheners eliminate bad odors. Instead, some simply release fragrance molecules that mask other smells.

In addition, fewer than 10% of air fresheners provide an ingredient list. This is problematic if you’re sensitive to chemicals that may be found in air fresheners (11).

Baking soda is a safe alternative to commercial air fresheners, as it’s free of industrial chemicals and neutralizes odor particles (12Trusted Source).

To create air freshener with baking soda, you need:

  • a small jar
  • 1/3 cup (74 grams) of baking soda
  • 10–15 drops of your favorite essential oils
  • a piece of cloth or paper
  • a string or ribbon

Add the baking soda and essential oils to the jar. Cover it with the cloth or paper, then secure it in place with the string and put it in your living room, bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen. When the scent starts to fade, give the jar a shake.

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