Baking Soda: The Natural Remedy to Make Your Home and Laundry Smell Fresh

Bicarbonate lends itself to multiple uses in everyday life: thanks to its antibacterial properties it is a fundamental component for the preparation of do-it-yourself products used in the cleaning and disinfection of objects and environments, and can also be used as a deodorant for the home and softener for laundry , guaranteeing a pleasant clean scent without having to resort to other specific products, often made with chemical components that harm the environment.

1. As a laundry softener 

The ingredients :

  • 10 grams of baking soda
  • 800 ml of apple cider vinegar
  • 200 ml of hot water
  • 20 drops of essential oil (choose the fragrance you prefer)

The procedure : pour water, vinegar and baking soda into a bowl. After they have finished producing foam, pour them into an empty bottle, which you will keep in a cool place away from direct light. Use this fabric softener like any other when washing in the washing machine.

2. The air freshener

The ingredients :

  • Baking soda
  • Essential oils in your favorite fragrances 
  • Optional ) Dried herbs  (ex: rosemary, lavender) or other naturally scented ingredients such as cinnamon sticks or dried lemon peel .

Procedure : fill a glass jar (or other container with a lid that you can prick) three-quarters full of bicarbonate. Add a few drops of essential oil (maximum 15 per jar). If you want, to increase the scent, add a tablespoon or two of aromatic herbs with a scent equal to that of the essential oil, or combine smells that you like together, perhaps adding cinnamon or lemon. 

It takes a few minutes to make these natural products, and you will have a home that smells very pleasantly!