Cleaning :Keep your carpet smelling fresh
and clean with baking soda. just sprinkle the soda liberally over the entire
carpet and let it sit for an hour. Then vacuum it up.
Freshener: After you've cleaned, use baking soda as a natural
deodorizer. Leave an open box in your refrigerator, clothes hamper, or closet.
Change it every few months for maximum benefit.
Stains : Use Baking Soda to clean up light-duty oil and grease spills
on your garage floor or in your driveway. Sprinkle Baking Soda on the spot and
scrub with a wet brush.
Ashtrays : Got a smoker in the family? Place 1/2 inch of Baking Soda in
the bottom of the ashtray to eliminate stale tobacco odors. Replace the Baking
Soda when you empty the ashtray. As an added bonus, the Baking Soda helps
extinguish cigarettes and cigars!
Laundry : Add 1/2 cup of Baking Soda to your liquid laundry detergent
or soap flakes to freshen baby laundry and to help the detergent work harder on
those baby food stains! If you are using powder laundry detergent, add the 1/2
cup of Baking Soda in the rinse cycle to deodorize baby clothes!
Stuffed Toys : Keep favorite cuddly toys fresh with a dry shower of
Baking Soda. Just sprinkle Baking Soda on and let it sit for 15 minutes before
brushing off. It is safe for your baby and Teddy will appreciate it too!
Bathroom Floors : Baking Soda dissolves the dirt and grime from a
bathroom tile or no-wax floor quickly and easily. Mix 1/2 cup Baking Soda in a
bucket of warm water, mop and rinse clean for a sparkling floor.
the toilet bowl sprinkling : Mix equal parts baking soda and borax
around bowl, add white vinegar, and finally clean with toilet brush. For
stubborn stains, leave mixture in overnight.
Curtains : Clean and deodorize your shower curtain by sprinkling Baking
Soda directly on a damp sponge or brush. Scrub the shower curtain and rinse
clean. Hang it up to dry.
Wastebasket : Sprinkle Baking Soda liberally in your wastebaskets to
help keep them fresh-smelling between emptying!
Cleaning : For safe, effective cleaning of tubs, tile and sinks-even
shiny fiberglass and glossy tiles-try sprinkling Baking Soda lightly on a damp
sponge. Scrub sink, tub and tile as usual. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. A
sparkling bath and no harsh chemicals around your family or on your
Baking Soda is a gentle dentifrice that helps keep teeth clean and white. Dip a
damp toothbrush in some Baking Soda sprinkled into your palm. Brush as usual
Coffee Stains :Remove those coffee and tea stains and eliminate bitter
off-tastes by washing coffee maker parts, and coffee and tea pots in a solution
of 1/4 cup Baking Soda in 1 quart of warm water. For stubborn stains, try
soaking overnight in the Baking Soda solution and detergent. You can even
remove the unsightly stains from your favorite cups and mugs, by sprinkling
Baking Soda on a sponge and scrubbing the stains away!
Extinguisher : Always keep Baking Soda on hand in the kitchen for an
unexpected grease or electrical fire. Keep it away from the stove so you can
reach it in case of a stovetop fire. Throw Baking Soda at the base of the
flames as an initial step in controlling small kitchen or electrical fires.
Call the Fire Department. To avoid re-ignition, do not attempt to move the item
until thoroughly cooled. To be sure, let the Fire Department handle this. (Do
not use Baking Soda in deep fat fryers, as it may splatter.)
Sponges : Soak stale-smelling sponges in a strong Baking Soda solution
to keep them fresh.
Cleaning : Use Baking Soda to clean and deodorize your microwave,
without scratching. Use a solution of 4 tablespoons of Baking Soda to 1 quart
of water. Wipe down microwave and rinse with clear water. For cooked-on foods
sprinkle Baking Soda directly on a damp sponge, scrub food stains and rinse.
Try this on your fridge, freezer, and other appliances, too. Not only does it
clean, it also deodorizes!
Flatware : Baking Soda can shine all your silver in no time at all! Use
a Baking Soda paste made with 3 parts Baking Soda to 1 part water. Rub onto the
silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry for shining
sterling and silver-plate serving pieces!
Plastic Containers : Keep your plastic food storage containers and
thermos smelling fresh. Wash them with Baking Soda sprinkled on a damp sponge.
For lingering odors, just soak items in a solution of 4 tablespoons Baking Soda
solution in 1 quart warm water. You will never know what was stored in them
Dishes : Boost the performance of your hand dishwashing liquid
detergent. Add 2 heaping tablespoons of Baking Soda to the dish water to help
cut grease and food on dishes, pots and pans. For cooked-on foods, let them
soak in the Baking Soda/detergent water first, then use dry Baking Soda on a
damp sponge or cloth as a scratch less scouring powder.
Floors : Baking Soda dissolves the dirt and grime from a tile floor
quickly and easily. Mix 1/2 cup Baking Soda in a bucket of warm water, mop and
rinse clean for a sparkling floor.
Bath : Just add 1/2 cup of Baking Soda to your bathtub of water to make
your bath even fresher. Relax!...while the Baking Soda neutralizes acids on the
skin and washes away oil and perspiration. It also makes your skin feel silky
Brushes and Combs : Clean natural oil build-up and hair product residue
from combs and brushes by soaking them in a solution of 1 teaspoon of Baking
Soda in a small basin of warm water. Rinse and allow to dry.
Soak : Soak your tired feet in a solution of 3 tablespoons of Baking
Soda in a basin of warm water. Your feet will smell fresher and be re-freshed