Baking Soda Environment Safe Versatile Product

There is one single ingredient that, chances are, you already have sitting in your kitchen. This item is the mother of all frugality and usefulness. It contains no harmful chemicals, and can do a multitude of jobs when you put it to work.

Do you know what it is?

Give up?

Baking Soda.

You can use it for more than just baking, or throwing a box in the fridge to absorb odors. Here are some useful tips for you to use, instead of picking up the expensive, chemical ridden solutions.

  • Soothes insect bites and stings, just mix it into a paste by adding vinegar.
  • Is a great antacid! Mix ½frac12; teaspoon soda in 4 ounces of water and drink. It will neutralize your stomach acid.
  • Cures minor burns, including sunburn. Mix baking soda into a cool bath and soak for half an hour. A baking soda bath can also help with chicken pox and mosquito bites!
  • Calms that poison ivy itch by making a paste of soda and water. Spread it on your rash and let it dry.
  • Takes care of spots on glasses. Baking soda mixed with water can get them right off!
  • Puts out small fires. You obviously don’t want to try this one on that is out of control or too big to handle. Get out and call the Fire Department!
  • Cleans up the bathroom sinks, toilets and tubs as a scouring mix. Works great in the kitchen as well! Just sprinkle some on a damp sponge and Voila! Good to go!
  • Freshen your upholstery and carpets by sprinkling on baking soda. Wait 10 minutes and vacuum. Smells are gone!

  • Who knew there were so many different uses for this little yellow box of soda? Ditch the high priced and potentially highly toxic chemicals and keep your home a little greener by keeping the unknown chemicals out.

Next time you’re wandering the aisles of the local grocery store, consider picking up a few extra boxes. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of places to use it!

Ann Safford

Ann is a writer who lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three children and a multitude of pets including her dog, two cats, a horse and six chickens.She enjoys writing about natural living, simple lifestyles and frugal living.Her hobbies include spending time with her family, horseback riding and gardening.

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