Wednesday, May 8

10 Uses for Baking Soda

Are you like most families who stick a box of baking soda in the back of the fridge and use it to bake cakes? There are literally hundreds of uses for baking soda. Below are the 10 uses for baking soda I selected as personal favorites, unusual, health conscious, or particularly thrifty. 

10 Uses for Baking Soda

1) Tomato Sweetener: Sprinkle around plants once a week to lower the soil pH.

2) Antacid alternative: Mix 1 teaspoon into a glass of water to help indigestion.

3) Flower freshener: Mix 1 teaspoon into water as plant food.

4) Shampoo alternative: Use with vinegar for a cheap and natural hair regiment.

5) Cleaning Scrub: mix with water to make a paste.

6) Dry Laundry Detergent: 16 cups baking soda + 12 cups washing soda + 8 cups grated soap + essential oils= a years worth of detergent

7) Deodorant: equal parts baking soda, cornstarch, and coconut oil

8) Dishwasher Detergent: 2 cups washing soda + 2 cups baking soda

9) Pre-wash stain spray: ¼ cup baking soda + ½ cup vinegar + 3 cups water

10) Toothpaste: Water + Baking soda + spearmint

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