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Baking Soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate or nahcolite.  Most use this white powder to keep odors out of the refrigerator and freezer BUT there are PLENTY other uses that I have research.  Far too many for this post.  Here I will list ten other ways to use baking soda.  You have to go do the knowledge to find the rest yourself.  🙂

  1. Cleaning a microwave
    • Mix baking soda in a microwave safe bowl with warm water.  Place in microwave and turn it on for 1-1 1/2 minutes on high.  After remove the bowl and discard water.  Get a sponge or clothes and wipe the insides clean.  The baking soda helps to remove caked on food as well as remove lingering odors from the inside.
  2. Cleaning the inside of an oven
    • Create a baking soda and water paste and use a scrub sponge to apply and scrub the inside of the oven.
  3. Removing crayon marks from vinyl floors
    • Create a paste and use a cloth to apply and scrub crayon marks.
  4. Wash vegetables and fruits
    • Add baking soda to a bowl of water and let fruits and vegetable soak for five to ten minutes then rinse.  It helps remove dirt, wax and pesticide residue.
  5. Clean silver, stainless steel and chrome
    • Create a paste and use a soft cloth or a soft toothbrush to apply and get into crevices.  Rinse well and use a dry cloth to remove remaining water as well as to shine a bit.
  6. Soaking beans
    • Add baking soda to water while soaking beans to help speed up the softening process as well as lessen chances of excess gas once ingested.
  7. Add to shampoo
    • Mix a small amount to shampoo to help remove product buildup from follicles as well as to help remove dead skin from the scalp.
  8. Create paste to remove dirt and stains from clothes
    • This works particularly well on dirty collar, wrist cuffs and underarm stains.  Once the paste is applied let it sit for about 20 minutes before washing.
  9. Remove venom of bee and jelly fish stings
    • Apply paste directly onto bee and jelly fish stings to draw out the venom.
  10. Puts out small kitchen fires
    • In the instance of a grease fire in the kitchen, use baking soda to quickly put the fire out.

References:

Raguett. 2012. Over 100 Ways to Use Baking Soda. Retrieved from http://raguett.hubpages.com/hub/Over-100-ways-to-use-baking-soda

(c) 2012 Where’s My Crown?

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