Baking soda is a common ingredient in every home. It has many uses besides baking. One of it is absorbing bad smells – this is the reason why some people keep an open box of baking soda in their fridge.

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a type of salt that activates on touch with acid. Sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO₃. It is a white solid that is crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda.

Baking soda has many helpful purposes. It can be used for cleaning and as a shampoo substitute. Watch the video below to see the top 10 baking soda tricks that can help in everyday cleaning activities.