Baking soda is one of the most versatile substances you can have in your home. It makes a wonderful mild abrasive for surfaces that you want to be careful not to scratch. Just make a paste of baking soda with water. You can use it instead of Comet or other abrasive cleaners for cleaning bathroom fixtures. It works well for cleaning spots off chrome and stainless steel.
It can be added to your laundry as a booster (1/2 cup should work) to help clean really dirty clothing or fight odors. Baking soda can be purchased in the baking section at your grocery store. Look for two pound boxes or bags at big box stores to save money and have plenty of it around.
I never believed what my Granny told me all along: that baking soda is one of the best natural cleaners and is also kind to the environment (today, we say it is a "green" product!)
A cup in your smelliest, grungy wash and your clothes will come out fresh and soft! Makes sinks and tubs sparkling clean. A half cup in a bucket of hot water will get the inside of your fridge fresh as the day you bought it. Give it a try, and best of all, it's inexpensive! (05/22/2009)
By Dr. O
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