Saturday, February 4, 2012

57 Effective Ways to use Baking soda

Okay Ladies & Gents, for those of you who may know me, know that I like to save, or love to use coupons! That being said, I want to share with you all some very pertinent information I have learned. Now I know you have heard that you can use baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) for a lot of different household & cleaning uses; they even have a book on it! I'm here today to reveal these to you. Are you ready???? Well, here we go! First we will talk about how to:

Use baking soda in & around the kitchen, bathroom, house & for personal use

  • Use to scrub pots and pans
  • Stove top and counters
  • Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with a quart of warm water, and use it to clean the inside part of an oven
  • Wipe out fridge and leave a open box or bowl full to deodorize
  • Polish stainless steel and chrome
  • Cooking, many recipes call for baking soda
  • Cooking substitute, use baking soda mixed with cornstarch instead of baking powder
  • Soak fish or wild game before cooking to remove fishy smells and unwanted taste
  • Make your own sports drink mix with boiled water, salt and Kool-aid
  • Fluffier omelettes add ½ teaspoon for every 3 eggs
  • Wash fruits and vegetable with it
  • A small amount added to the soaking water of beans will hasten the softening and cooking ocesses and reduce the beans’ propensity to cause flatulence in the eater.
  • Baking soda is an effective meat tenderizer. It can be added to stews or rubbed directly on a cut of meat, and then rinsed off before cooking, to make the meat more tender
  • Put under sinks and in basements to repel ants an cockroaches
  • Remove crayon marks from vinyl floors
  • Sprinkle in toilet let sit for 1 hour, flush away stains and odour, scrub if necessary
  • Sinks, counter, spray on mirrors and walls
  • Add to laundry for brighter whites and cleaner colors, make a scrub for tough stains
  • Clean garbage cans and sprinkle in bottom to deodorize
  • Clean plastics and porcine and even marble with it
  • Wash out baby bottles, and plastic juice containers
  • Pour some baking soda into a drain and add vinegar to help clear drain build up and prevent ogging
  • Reduce acidity in your tomato sauce, or coffee while brewing
  • Use to deodorize carpets, garbage cans, shoes, litter boxes, ashtrays
  • Vacuum up some baking soda to kill odours in the vacuum bag
  • Great for pet cages and pets with dust baths, helps prevent and rid of bacteria… ask you vet or animal care professional first…
  • Keep cut flowers fresh add teaspoon to water
  • Put out small fires on rugs clothing, wood
  • Air freshener, mix soda with scented bath salts hand in sachet bags around the house, in drawers and closets
  • Use on pet brushes to help deodorize fur and skin
  • Mix a little baking soda with water, then apply the mixture to a corroded auto battery terminal - the corrosion will be dissolved and can then be washed away
  • Try using baking soda to make clay for your kids, add 1-2 tablespoons to 1 cup cornstarch to 1 ¼ - 1/ ½ cups of water
  • Fun for science, try making an exploding volcano
Now...You can also use baking soda in regards to personal hygiene and health
  • Brush teeth for whiter cleaner teeth, helps kill bacteria
  • Make a paste for dry skin, irritations and bug bites
  • Make your own deodorant, 1.2 cup baking soda, ½ cup cornstarch. A few drops of essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon, maybe cedar or sage for men. Put all in glass jar, shake and blend well. Sprinkle light cover on damp wash cloth and pat on, do not rinse or sprinkle baking soda over powder puff and pat on dry
  • Washing hair, use thin paste to clean product residue build up and pollution, wash after as usual
  • Or add 1 teaspoon directly to shampoo bottle was as usual
  • Antifungal, use in shoes and socks
  • Antacid, take with waterNote: Those taking prescription medications or following a reduced-sodium diet should check with a physician before consuming baking soda.
  • Body scrub, apply some to damp cloth wash skin and rinse as usual
  • Put in bath to soften skin
  • Relief sun burns, make a paste with water
  • Makes a great hand scrub to remove tough odours, grease and stains
  • Great for rashes due to poison ivy and other skin allergic reactions
  • 2 tbsp in babies bath to help diaper rash.
  • Heart burn, 1 tsp mixed with ½ cup water
  • Gargle to relieve canker sores
  • Bee stings and jelly fish stings, use paste to pull out venom
  • Use to relieve wind burn
  • Add a teaspoon to vaporizer to relief stuffy nose
  • Soak brushes and combs
  • Clean retainers and dentures
  • Use for cradle cap on infants, use thin watery mixture
  • 1 Tbsp mixed with about 32 oz. water is good for alleviating pain from a urinary tract infection it neutralizes the acid of the urine and helps prevent kidney infections
  • If your pet or yourself has been sprayed by a skunk bathe in tub with baking soda apparently it totally takes the smell out
  • Facial wash for acne breakouts( not recommended for open wounds…may sting) Use moisturizer immediately after.

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