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Benefits of Baking Soda to Get Rid of 9 Types of Odors at Home

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Baking soda or baking soda is not only useful as a raw material for foods such as cakes. Baking soda is also a natural cleaning agent at home.

Apart from being a food ingredient, baking soda can also clean rust, stains, and even get rid of bad odors at home. How, baking soda can be used alone or mixed with other ingredients.

Reporting from Life Hack, Tuesday (8/12/2020), here are the benefits of baking soda to get rid of 10 types of odors at home.

Also read: 10 Benefits of Baking Soda, Clean the Kitchen to Eliminate Refrigerator Odors

1. Freshen the air in the room

Besides using air freshener products, you can easily freshen the air at home by using baking soda.

To do this, add a tablespoon of baking soda to a container filled with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

2. Deodorize the refrigerator

Often the refrigerator has an unpleasant smell due to the various types of food stored in it.

To get rid of refrigerator odors, simply place baking soda on a small plate or small open container in the refrigerator.

Also read: 8 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Refrigerator Odors

3. Deodorize the carpet

A damp and dirty carpet will give off an unpleasant odor. To get rid of odors, sprinkle baking soda on the surface of the carpet.

Wait 15 minutes or overnight, then vacuum the carpet using vacuum cleaner. The carpet will look and smell like new.

4. Reducing odors in the trash

Smelly trash cans make your home uncomfortable and attract flies and mice. To reduce odors, sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the trash can.

Illustration of smell on refrigerator. SHUTTERSTOCK / ANDREY_POPOV Illustration of smell on refrigerator.

5. Deodorize shoes and sports bags

The shoes and gym bags you wear contain sweat and odor-causing bacteria. The fix, sprinkle baking soda into a sports bag.

In addition, sprinkle baking soda on the sports shoes that have been used, then shake the shoes so that the baking soda spreads evenly. This will keep your shoes smelling fresh when you return to use them later.

6. Refreshing wardrobe fragrance

Baking soda can also be used to freshen up the scent of your wardrobe. Place the container of baking soda in the wardrobe.

To repel moths at once, add a few drops of lavender oil.

Also read: Want to Clean the Bathroom Easily? Use Baking Soda Only

7. Deodorize the toilet

A smelly bathroom toilet will certainly cause discomfort to the occupants of the house. To get rid of odors, pour one cup of baking soda into the toilet, let it sit for an hour, then flush or flush with water.

8. Deodorize the cat litter box

Before pouring in the litter, sprinkle the baking soda on until the surface of the cat litter box is covered. Then, then pour the cat litter.

9. Deodorize cutting boards

Cutting boards that are often used often give off an unpleasant odor. To get rid of odors, sprinkle baking soda on a cutting board, scrub, then rinse.