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20 Crazy Ways to Use Baking Soda (That Don't Include Baking)

Baking soda has so many uses outside of baking. Check out these 20 baking soda hacks that show multiple uses for this versatile product.

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What Can't You Do With Baking Soda?

Baking soda is a household staple, whether you bake or not. Want to get sauce stains out of food storage containers? Use baking soda. Want to clean burnt-on grime from your stovetop? You guessed it: baking soda. You can even kill weeds with baking soda. Check out these 20 ways to use baking soda around the house that don't include baking.

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Dry Shampoo

Replace expensive store-bought dry shampoo with this DIY version you can make for pennies! Mix equal parts corn starch and baking soda in a bowl. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil, mix well, then funnel into a salt shaker. Sprinkle mixture onto your roots and work into your scalp using your fingers to freshen up your hairstyle on the go.

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Chalk Paint

Make your own chalk paint at home using paint from leftover projects. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda and three tablespoons cold water in a small bowl. Pour one cup latex paint into a disposable container, then slowly mix the baking soda solution into the paint, stirring well. Use immediately, discard unused paint.

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Clean Up Crayon

Did the kids' creativity leave its mark on your walls? No worries! Simply make a 50/50 paste of baking soda and water, then scrub the paste onto the wall using a rag and good old-fashioned elbow grease. The marks will disappear before your eyes without ruining your paint. Tip: Put down a towel or drop cloth to catch any drips.

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