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Happy Bicarbonate of Soda Day!

on December 30, 2011

Did you know the little yellow box in your frig has its own day?  Why?  Because baking soda is AWESOME!  Here are just a few things that can be done with baking soda:

>Keep a box of baking soda near the stove in case of grease or electrical fires.  Sprinkle liberally to put out the fire.

>Keep a container in the garage to put out engine fires without causing any additional damage

>Clean fruits and vegetables with baking soda. Sprinkle in the water, soak, and rinse.

>Clean your refrigerator and freezer with dry soda on a damp cloth. Scrub and rinse.  No chemicals needed

>Clean formica countertops with baking soda on a damp cloth. Much gentler than other cleansers.

>Wash  your musty thermos or other containers with hot water and baking soda to remove the smell

>Stinky workout clothes?  Add 1/2 cup of baking soda with your detergent. Stinky shoes?  Sprinkle some baking soda in them!

>Sprinkle soda on a greasy garage floor, let stand, and rinse.  This also works well to degrease the BBQ grill

>Reduce odor buildup in your dishwasher by sprinkling baking soda in the bottom

>Oops!  You burned dinner…to remove the burnt on food, pour a thick layer of soda to cover and sprinkle with just enough water to moisten.  let sit over night and scrub it clean the next day.

>Clean the bathroom with dry soda on a damp sponge.  Showers, tubs, sinks, faucets, etc.  Cheaper and no harsh chemical fumes

>While you’re at it, soak your shower curtain in baking soda and water.

>Keep your drains flowing by putting 4 tablespoons of soda in each week.  Flush the drain with hot water.

>Used as a mouthwash, baking soda and warm water will relieve canker sore pain.

>Bug bites and bee stings- make a poultice of baking soda and water.

>Out of deodorant?  Yep- dust your pits with baking soda!

>Have you ever melted the bread wrapper to the toaster? Dampen a cloth and use baking soda to make a mild abrasive to scrub the plastic off the toaster.

Finally- it can be used to quell hangover queasiness.  Add 1 tablespoon to a cup of water and enjoy.  Cheaper than Alka- Seltzer! (check the label, alka seltzer contains….bicarbonate of soda!

WHEW!  See- Baking Soda is awesome. There are many, many more uses, instead of the little yellow box this stuff should be sold in 10 lb bags.

Take some time to appreciated Bicarbonate of Soda today!

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