Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Great Uses for Baking Soda

You don't need tons of toxic cleaners to get the job done. Check out all the cool things you can do with that box of baking soda in your pantry!

1.Clean fruits and veggies. Wash in a large bowl of cool water with 3 Tbsp. baking soda or clean firm fruits & veggies by scrubbing with baking soda sprinkled on a wet cloth, rinse with water.

2.Clean Formica with lemon juice & baking soda. Apply juice and leave on for a 30 minutes, then sprinkle with baking soda. Scrub with a cloth, rinse, and dry.

3.Use as a nonabrasive cleaner for sinks.

4.Open a clogged drain. Pour 1 cup baking soda down drain and then add 1 cup hot vinegar. After waiting 10 minutes, flush drain with a quart of very hot water.

5.Clean bathroom tub & sink with a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Let paste sit for 10 minutes before rubbing.

6.Scrub the toilet bowl.

7.Clean crayon off walls. Gently scrub with baking soda on a wet sponge.

8.Shampoo carpet with ½ cup baking soda mixed with warm water.

9.Carpet deodorizer. ½ cup baking soda, ½ cup cornstarch, 15 drops of favorite essential oil. Use rosemary, pennyroyal, or citronella oil to kill fleas.

10.Stain remover for clothes. Make a paste of 4 Tbsp. of baking soda and ¼ cup warm water. Rub on spot and wash.

11.Rinse pool chlorine out of bathing suits in a sink of water with 1 Tbsp. baking soda.

12.Clean toothbrushes. Soak brushes in baking soda & warm water overnight.

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