Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Many Ways To Use Baking Soda As Super-Cleanser

Baking soda is commonly available in most of our kitchens. Besides cooking recipes, it also serves as a non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning solutions. Below are few DIY ways to use baking soda to clean.

(1) Unclog drains
Pour a cup of baking soda, followed by a cup of white vinegar, into the drain, and plug it with a stopper for 15 minutes. Then flush with water. Repeat if necessary, with no worry.

(2) Clean pot
Fill your pot with few inches of water and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Simmer for 15 minutes and then use a wooden spoon to scrape off any leftover.

(3) Remove bad smells
Many bad smells are the result of slightly acidic molecules, use baking soda to neutralize bad odors. Keeping an open container of baking soda in your fridge, cabinets or closet will reduce bad smells. It’s good to replace the soda about once every six months.

(4) Freshen mattress
Sprinkle baking soda on mattress and make the bed. When you change the sheets next, vacuum it up.

(5) Clean carpet
Sprinkle baking soda on carpet and then vacuum it, or use it with water to scrub off any stain.

(6) Clean oven and fridge
Mix baking soda with water and spread it over the interior of the oven or fridge. Then let it sits overnight and use a spatula to gently scrape off the dried paste and wide with cloth.

(7) Clean any surface
Baking soda paste to clean tiles, marble, counter tops and linoleum floors without harsh chemicals.

(8) Grout
Use an old toothbrush and baking soda to get residue and grime off of grout.

(9) Toilet
Just sprinkle, scrub and flush.

(10) Whiten linens
Mix equal parts of baking soda and lemon juice to make your white towels, sheets and clothing whiter. This mixture works as a mild bleaching agent.

(11) Remove onion smell from hands
After done chopping, rub a sprinkle of baking soda and a few drops of water into a paste in hands. Rinse it off after a bit of scrubbing and the onion smell will be gone.

(12) Shampoo
Mix a ratio of 1 tablespoon of baking soda per cup of water in a bottle and shake it up. Pour it on your hair and massage it around for about a minute before rinsing. You'll get a squeaking clean feeling! Some people like to follow this with a rinse of apple cider vinegar.


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