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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

This is from the April '09 All You Magazine

20 uses for Baking Soda

1.  To put out a grease fire scatter over by handfuls over flames
2.  put an open box in the fridge  to absorb odors (replace every 2 months)
3.  clean the dishwasher and coffeemaker by running an empty cycle with it
4.  Add 1/2 c to bath for at home spa treatment
5.  Polish jewelry with a paste made of water and baking soda, safe on gold and silver
6.  Scatter in kitty box, then add litter on top 
7.  for instant relief from bug bites, sunburn and poison ivy make a paste and apply directly on skin
8.  make a fluffier omlet by adding 1/2 tsp for every 3 eggs
9.  pour in 1 c baking soda followed by 1 c hot vinegar to quickly unclog the kitchen drain
10.fight dandruff by tabling the shampoo for a few weeks and massaging your wet scalp with a handful of baking soda
11. Gargle with baking soda or use as mouthwash
12. Soak toothbrushes in a mixture of 1/4 c baking soda and 1/4 c water.  Let stand overnight
13. Make DIY kitty litter: Mix a small box of baking soda with 3 inches of sandy clay
14. use baking soda to brush pet's teeth
15. scatter baking soda on icy sidewalks-it's not as corrosive as salt
16. Discourage weeds by sprinkling baking soda into the cracks on your driveway and walkways
17. Surround Fido's food bowls with baking soda to keep pests away
18. Sprinkle on sink and tub, scrub with a sponge
19. Heartburn?  Create an antacid by mixing 1/2 tsp. of baking soda with 1/2 c water
20. To clean toilet, add 1/4 c baking soda to the bowl, swirl, then scrub.

I can add: Add to bottom of diaper pail then put garbage bag in, add a bit more baking soda

What do you use baking soda for?


  1. I use it on a rare occasion to remove styling product residue from my hair. Mix it with a little warm water into a paste and massage into hair, rinse and condition. Your hair will be super shiny!

  2. Great tips! I often clean our kitchen sink using baking soda and vinegar. It works very well. I'll have to use it in the bottom of our litter box next time we empty it.