We continue to be spellbound by the soft-scrubbing, smell-stopping, subtle power of baking soda. There are so many uses for it. We recently came across some baking soda uses from True Value hardware - check them out after the jump...While this list doesn't come anywhere near 101 uses, True Value gets us started. We're sure we can come up with another 90:
In your dishwasher it deodorizes and cleans inside.
As a paste it cleans smudges on wall paper and shines porcelain, jewelry and coins.
On bee stings it lessons the pain and it’s an emollient for softer, smoother skin.
For pets use 2 tablespoons in bathwater as shampoo. In cold weather use in powder form as a dry shampoo. Either way it adds softness and luster to their coat. Sprinkle it on carpeting to remove pet odors too.
Make a paste to clean silver, add lemon juice to clean copper pots.
Put it in water to make an antacid for indigestion.
Its deodorizing ability in powder form is also legendary for your car and in smelly sneakers.
Got a clogged drain? Mix one cup of baking soda with a cup of salt and a cup of vinegar; pour it in your drain followed by boiling water.
Three-parts baking soda in one-part water foams away acid build up on battery terminals.
Trouble getting on rubber gloves? Just sprinkle in some baking soda and they’ll slip right on.
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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