Have you ever thought how neat some things are? Some things are good for almost anything. How many products do you know that you can eat, clean clothes with, clean your house with, use for cleaning your teeth, putting out stove fires, and even killing house pests? Baking Soda is one of the things every house should have!
Baking soda should be listed as one of the seven wonders of the house. It is such a neat handy thing to have around. It can be used for cooking, putting out stove fires, giving the house (and fridge..and freezer, and litter box) a fresh smell, as well as so many other things.
What makes it so much more wonderful is that ..it's CHEAP!
Listed below is a huge listing (though no where near complete listing) of a lot of things you can do with Baking Soda.
If you have a great baking soda tip not listed here, and you know it works from personal experience,
- Can you believe you can even use it for shampooing your hair?!?! Yup, it does that too. It works especially well with oily hair, and dandruff. It eases the itchiness associated with these problems.
- Remove scuff marks from floors or from shoes by mixing a thick paste of baking soda and water, and rubbing marks gently. Rinse with warm water.
- After cutting onions, sprinkle some baking soda on your hands, and then rub in. Wash with regular hand soap, and the onion smell is gone!
- You can even use it to brush your teeth. It may not taste all that great, but it actually works better than most of the store toothpastes I’ve bought in the past.
- It makes a good grout cleaner. Add a little baking soda and water together in a cup, so it is the texture of thick soup, and use it to clean the grout out of the tile in your bathroom or kitchen!
- If you have a bed wetter in your family, and they have ‘one of those nights’, you can soak up as much urine as you can, and then spread a thin layer of baking soda over the wet area. Leave it on for the rest of the night, and most of the next day. Vacuum up, and the wetness, AND the smell is gone!
- Need to get kitchen grease off your stove top, and walls? Mix up a thick paste of baking soda and water, and wash completely. The grease comes right off!
- Want a quick way to refresh your rugs? Lightly sprinkle baking soda on your rug, and let set for a few hours or overnight. Vacuum up. It leaves the who house smelling fresh! Believe me, this works. I have 2 house dogs, three kids, and one hubby who enjoys playing under car hoods. If it can get their smells out, it can freshen anything.
- When you empty your garbage can, sprinkle a little baking soda into the bottom of the bag or trash can to keep it smelling clean.
- Remove rust from frying and baking pans by using a lemon or lime cut in half with a little baking soda rubbed in. Thoroughly scrub the pans with the lemon/lime and baking soda mixture and the rust comes right out!
- Kids with chicken pox will even appreciate the wonders of baking soda. Add two or three tablespoons to a warm bath, and it will soothe an itching child.
- Got a clogged drain? Pour half a box (16 oz. Box) of baking soda down your drain. Add 1 cup of vinegar. Let set for 30 minutes. Rinse for 3-4 minutes with hot water. It'll clear those clogged drains.
- Got stinky feet, or know someone who has? Lightly dust the inside of their shoes with baking soda. It will absorb the moisture, and eliminate ‘stinky feet’ smells.
- Use to soothe bee stinks and bug bites. Add one Tablespoon baking soda to a few drops of water to make a thick paste. Coat sting or bug bite completely. Leave on till dry.
- Got a sunburn? Take a lukewarm bath with 2 tablespoons baking soda to sooth your ‘fun in the sun’.
- Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your dish water, and it makes the dishes cleaner.
- Add ¼ cup of baking soda to your load of laundry. It makes the laundry detergent work harder, and gets the clothes cleaner!
- When you scoop out the kitty cat’s litter pan, sprinkle some baking soda on the remaining litter and it will keep it smelling fresh.