Did you know? Human sweat actually has no smell. Sweat only develops odor after being broken down by bacteria in the armpits, which produce the acidic waste products that give sweat its stink.
Baking soda is often used as a natural deodorant to get rid of odor by neutralizing acidic scents.
If you want to make your own deodorant, try pressing baking soda on your underarms or combining it with a little cornstarch, coconut oil, or shea butter.
5. Fruit and vegetable pesticide remover
Pesticides are used to protect crops against insects, pathogens, rodents, and weeds, but many of them have detrimental effects on human health. As a result, a lot of people are worried about pesticide residue on food.
Although peeling fruit is the best approach to get rid of pesticides, you lose out on vital nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are found in the skin of many fruits. Research shows that washing produce with baking soda is an efficient approach to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables without having to peel them.
According to one study, soaking apples in a mixture of baking soda and water for 12 to 15 minutes was able to eliminate pesticide residue significantly.