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Super Tip Tuesday- 19 Uses For Baking Soda

14 Oct

My grandma always told me to have Baking Soda in the house. I knew it was great to have in your fridge to help combat odors. But there are other uses too. There are a lot but I list below 19 of them.

 

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  1. Sprinkle a bit of dry soda in your ashtrays to prevent smoldering and reduce odor. 
  2. Clean your bathroom with dry soda on a moist sponge – sink, tub, tiles, shower stall, etc.
  3. Keep your drains clean and free-flowing by putting 4 tablespoons of soda in them each week. Flush the soda down with hot water. 
  4. Soak your shower curtains in water and soda to clean them. 
  5. To remove strong odors from your hands, wet your hands and rub them hard with soda, then rinse. 
  6. Sprinkle baking soda on your wet toothbrush and brush your teeth and dentures with it. 
  7. Sprinkle soda in tennis shoes, socks, boots and slippers to eliminate odor. 
  8. Add 1/2 cups or more of baking soda to your bath water to soften your skin.  Putting 2 tbsp. of baking soda in your baby’s bath water will help relieve diaper rash irritations.
  9. Apply soda directly to insect bites, rashes and poison ivy to relieve discomfort. Make a paste with water. 
  10. Take a soda bath to relieve general skin irritations such as measles and chicken pox.  Take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water to relieve acid indigestion or heartburn. 
  11. Gargle with 1/2 tsp. baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Freshens and cleans your mouth. 
  12. Used as a mouthwash, baking soda will also relieve canker sore pain. 
  13. To relieve sunburn: use a paste of baking soda and water. 
  14. Bug bites: use a poultice of baking soda and vinegar. 
  15. Bee sting: use a poultice of baking soda and water. 
  16. Wind burns: moisten some baking soda and apply directly. 
  17. Making Play Clay with baking soda: combine 1 1/4 cups water, 2 cups soda, 1 cup cornstarch. 
  18. Use soda as an underarm deodorant. 
  19. If your baby spits up on his shirt after feeding, moisten a cloth, dip it in baking soda and dab at the dribbled shirt. The odor will go away. 
 
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