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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:51 PM

75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda



Baking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a liquid. Itís most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. The following are 75 other uses for baking soda aside from making muffins soft and fluffy.

12. Freshen your mouth by gargling half a teaspoon of baking soda mixed water.

13. Relieve canker sore pain by using it as mouthwash.

17. Unblock stuffy nose by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to your vaporizer.

18. Keep cut flowers fresh longer by adding a teaspoon to the water in the vase.

25. Wipe your windshield with it to repel rain.

31. Scatter baking soda around flowerbeds to prevent rabbits from eating your veggies.

32. Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

36. Wash fruits and vegetables with it.

40. Make a sports drink by mixing it with boiled water, salt, and Kool-Aid.


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ashling Feb 2013 OP
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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:36 PM

1. Thanks for the tips.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:10 AM

2. Twice a week I mix

a tsp. of baking soda with a little water and scrub my face.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:16 AM

3. I've used it in water as an antacid

But now I pop a couple of tums

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:22 AM

4. a quarter cup mixed with a quart of H2O2, a tsp of liquid dish detergent and a bit of hot water

makes a good skunk stench remover for your dog - it works, as I unfortunatley can fully endorse.


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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:53 AM

5. Kewl. n/t

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:58 AM

6. I don't use my dishwasher because I can smell the residue of the strong detergent

on the dishes. I looked up homemade dishwasher detergent and found 'recipes' that say to use 1 tablespoon borax (20 Mule team borax in the laundry aisle of the grocery store) to 1 tablespoon of baking soda. I haven't tried it yet, but have Borax on my shopping list. If a film remains on glasses, add vinegar or citric acid which is sold for canning.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:46 AM

7. And seems to be getting harder to find

good luck finding a box these days.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:29 AM

8. Baking soda

and vinegar. Either together or separately, they're my favorite "natural" cleaners.

Baking soda is awesome for cleaning grease. I use it with dish detergent to get tomato sauce stains out of plastic. Doesn't get them out 100%, but way better than dish detergent alone.

Also...a bit of baking soda on a damp sponge with a drop of dish detergent gets coffee stains from cups and a glass coffee pot.

One other thing people probably didn't know, not about baking soda, but about vegetable or olive oil. My range hood gets extremely greasy, and attracts dust. It's nearly impossible to clean with conventional cleaners. The only thing that removes it is olive/vegetable oil on a rag or paper towel. When the dirt and oil are gone, then I go over the area with another cleaner to finish up.

Who knew? Using oil to clean grease...



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