Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thrifty Thursday-Baking Soda

Baking soda is a pretty amazing product.
For pennies a box,
this versatile powder has a myriad of uses.

It can do so many things around the house
and is also useful for personal care.
If you're only using it to do your baking,
you're missing out on a lot of its potential.




I use it as a skin exfoliator in the shower. 
It's gentle yet still whisks the grime away.
Once a week or so, teeth get scrubbed and rinsed.
It doesn't taste great, but teeth feel so much cleaner.



As a carpet freshener,
it gets sprinkled on the carpet before vacuuming.
A china hutch that was handed down has that stale smell
that old things sometimes do. 
A little baking soda in a small container
absorbs the unwanted odor.
I also have a small mason jar filled with the stuff
and a few drops of essential oil in the closet
near the hamper.
Our trash cans have a small sprinkling in them as well.

On our glass-top stove,
we use it straight with just a bit of water
instead of buying those expensive
and unnecessary special cleaners.

One of the most fun ways to use it is
mixed with vinegar to get that foaming action.
It's a big hit with kids.

Even in the garage, baking soda can be used
to neutralize acid on battery terminals.

In case this list was old news to you,
more ideas can be found here: