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October 30, 2014

10 Uses for Baking Soda



1.  Freshen Cuddly Toys

Place the toys inside a plastic bag / garbage bag.  Sprinkle baking soda on the toys and let sit for 15 minutes before brushing or vacuuming off.  

2.   Unclog A Drain

Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly follow with 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar.  Let sit for 10 - 15 minutes, then pour down a kettleful of boiling water.  

3.  Clean Up Grease Spills

If you have small oil and grease spills on your garage floor, sprinkle baking soda on the spot and scrub with a wet brush.  

4.  Erase Crayon From Painted Walls

Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge, rub gently on the mark.  Rinse the sponge and wipe the wall clean.  

5.   Fruit and Vegetable Scrub

Sprinkle a little baking soda on a clean, damp sponge.  Scrub the fruit or vegetables and rinse with clean water or make your own homemade fruit and veggie wash.  

6.  Treat Insect Bites and Stings

Make a paste out of baking soda and water and apply as a salve to the affected area.  

7.  Freshen Your Breath

Mix 1 tsp of baking soda in a glass of water and use as a mouthwash.  

8.  Keep Flowers Fresher

Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase to help keep cut flowers fresher longer.  

9.  Remove Tea and Coffee Stains

If you have tea or coffee stains in your mug, simply dampen a cloth and dip it into a small amount of baking soda.  Rub all around the cup and rinse with clean water.   

10.  Antacid

Stir 1/2 tsp of baking soda into a glass of water and drink.  




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