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The Many Uses of Baking Soda

By Nikki Willhite

Baking Soda is one of the most versatile items we can stock in our pantry.

Everyone needs baking soda in their cupboard just for baking purposes. Most recipes call for either yeast, baking powder, and/or baking soda.

Most people know that baking soda absorbs odors and most of us have a box of it in our refrigerator. You can go beyond that with its freshening capabilities. You can also use it to clean and freshen your countertops, microwave, and cutting boards. Just mix it with a little water to make a paste, and wipe the surfaces fresh.

Mix with water to make a paste that works as good as scouring powder.

Place in chests (such as coolers and lunch pails) to absorb odors.

Also, don't forget the can opener and the telephone. Lots of germs collect in these places, yet they are usually overlooked.

Use it in your laundry to remove odors. Use to Cup with each load.

You can keep your sinks smelling fresh by putting a few Tablespoons of baking soda down them, and then running the hot water. Baking soda can even unclog a slow running sink, especially when you add a little vinegar and plenty of hot water. It's good preventative maintenance to do this with regularity.

Baking Soda is great to have on hand not only for cleaning and freshening, but also for personal hygiene. You can brush your teeth with it. You can give yourself a facial scrub by mixing it 3 to 1 with water. You can also add it to your shampoo, and it will remove built up residue in your hair from shampoos and conditioners.

Here is a formula for a great nasal spray:

1/4 Cup Water
1/4 t. Salt
1/4 t. Baking soda.

I'm sure there are many other uses for baking soda that are not listed here. I'd say that baking soda more than exceeds the Rule of 3.   (Click Here for that explanation).

Be sure and stock up on it when it is on sale.


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