Household Uses For Baking Soda

Mash up two fresh strawberries and mix with two teaspoons of baking soda. Brush teeth twice a week with mixture. It takes a couple of weeks, but I did notice a difference. It's natural and simple.


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The other day, I was in my local big box discount store, walking by the coffee making machines. On the shelf I saw a box of coffee machine cleaner. The active ingredient was sodium carbonate - baking soda.

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November 13, 2004

I use baking powder to reduce odors in my laundry. Use about 1/8 to 1/4 cup per load and the laundry will smell okay. The amount can be changed depending on your need. By Bea Westrate

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June 4, 2005

I buy a 99 cent clear plastic drink "shaker" at Wal Mart with a detachable lid and flip top and fill it with a box or two of baking soda.

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Please be careful as usual this Fourth of July and always take along a box of baking soda in case any small fire starts. Baking soda will put it out quickly. I keep one in the car also.

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Baking soda and lemon juice works like baking soda and vinegar to do your drains. It's the same chemical reaction and it smells good. I discovered out of curiosity and a tree full of lemons.

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When making ice tea I add a good pinch of baking soda to the water along with the tea bags. By adding the baking soda, the tea won't become cloudy and have a bitter taste. It enhances the flavor of the tea.

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What is the item and amounts that you add to baking soda to clean bathroom and kitchen drains?

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April 18, 20150 found this helpful

When I clean my kitchen drain, I use 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup white vinegar. Put the baking soda in the drain and follow with the vinegar. When it stops foaming, pour in a pot full of boiling water, followed by cold water. Hope this helps.

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January 6, 2017

This is a page about using baking soda as a facial scrub. Make a simple and effective facial scrub with baking soda.

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October 20, 2011

This is a page about cleaning your teeth with baking soda. Baking soda can do an amazing job at both cleaning and whitening your teeth. It is also an inexpensive alternative to more expensive teeth whitening treatments.

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February 11, 2011

Baking Soda is a great way to clean coffee pots and coffee cups. Just make a paste with baking soda and water, scrub and rinse. By Darla

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July 7, 2009

Baking soda is touted as an amazingly frugal cleaning product and it is. But be careful when you rinse it down the drain or the toilet. Baking soda, especially when mixed with hot water, solidifies.

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