Thursday, September 9, 2010

uses for Baking Soda

What did we used to think baking soda was for? To sit in the back of the fridge? Read why it’s back where it belongs―in every room of the house!

1. To put out a grease fire, scatter baking soda over it by the handful to extinguish flames.

2. Clean the dishwasher and coffeemaker by running an empty cycle with baking soda.

3. Add ½ cup baking soda to your bath for an at-home spa treatment.

4. Polish jewelry with a paste made of water and baking soda. It’s safe on both silver and gold.

5. Scatter baking soda in the kitty box, then add litter on top to keep smells to a minimum. Or make a DIY litter, mixing a small box of baking soda with 3 inches of sandy clay.

6. For instant relief from bug bites, sunburn and poison ivy, mix baking soda with a little water and apply it directly to the sore.

7. Make a fluffier omelet by adding ½ teaspoon baking soda for every three eggs.

8. Pour in 1 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup hot vinegar to quickly unclog the kitchen drain.

9. Fight dandruff by tabling the shampoo for a few weeks and massaging your wet scalp with a handful of baking soda instead.

10. Gargle with baking soda, or use it as mouthwash.

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