How To: 13 Unexpected Uses for Baking Soda You've Probably Never Heard Of

13 Unexpected Uses for Baking Soda You've Probably Never Heard Of

When it comes to common household items with a million practical uses, baking soda reigns supreme. We all know that baking soda is great for deodorizing stinky things, whitening your teeth, and helping with clean-up around the house, but did you know about the other weirdly unexpected and esoteric uses for baking soda?

In a pinch, baking soda can help relieve a jellyfish sting, make invisible ink, remove the musty smell from your old books, and even make your omelets look fluffier.

In addition to freshening up your stuffed animals and de-icing your frozen walkways during the cold winter months, baking soda can also be consumed for your health. Add a teaspoon or two of baking soda to an 8 ounce glass of purified water to drink away indigestion, heartburn, and other stomach problems.

Do you know of other weird uses for baking soda? What do you use baking soda for? Share with us by commenting below!

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Make invisible ink by mixing baking soda with invisible ink? Am I missing something here?

I imagine it was just a typo. Probably supposed to say water.

SORRY! It was supposed to say water. I fixed it. Thanks for pointing out the mistake.

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