One of the great things about baking soda is that you can find it just about anywhere and it is not expensive. Most people know that baking soda can be great for cooking, but it also has properties that make it useful for many other things…and some may surprise you!
Below are 3 ways you can use baking soda to enhance your life:
1. Relaxing Soak
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Combine baking soda with apple cider vinegar and you’ll get an amazing soak-in bath. Afterwards you can leave it a little bit more to clean the bathtub as well!
2. Sunburn Treatment
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In lukewarm water, add ½ cup of baking soda and lie in a bathtub full of this soak to treat heavy sunburns. You can also dip a towel or a cloth in the mix and apply directly on painful areas.
3. Natural Cleanser
Baking soda has long been used as a household cleanser, and even served to clean the Statute of Liberty during its 1986 restoration.
Baking soda can help you clean your kitchen just by sprinkling it on the dirty surfaces. To enhance the effect, add a couple of essential oil drops.
Also, by combining baking soda and apple cider vinegar you can clean the bathroom, and even the drain.
Mix baking soda with hot water and soak pans in it. Let it act for 15 minutes and then clean them well.
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The same method is great for cleaning the grill as well. This is also good for cleaning toys- all you need to do is combine 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 quart of water.
Furthermore, feel free to use baking soda as a fabric softener or a fabric whitener.
Use this marvelous product to clean your carpets, by sprinkling it and letting it sit for 15 minutes. In the end, vacuum well.
Cutlery and silverware can be cleaned with baking soda, too. Just fill kitchen sink with hot water, add a sheet of aluminum foil and baking soda, and throw in all cutlery.
Finally you can clean your veggies by using baking soda when you wash them- this will help get the dirt away.
Article Source: Healthy Living Thread
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