Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Tips: The Baking Soda Edition

There's more to that orange box of baking soda sitting in your pantry than meets the eye. Yeah...you probably know to keep a box each in your fridge and freezer to absorb odors, but how about these ideas?
Sprinkle a bit on a damp sponge and use to erase crayon, pencil and ink marks from painted surfaces.
Clogged drain? Use that chemistry set combination of baking soda and vinegar to tkae care of it. Pour 1/2 to 1 cupof baking soda down teh drain, then slowly pour 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar down. Let sit for five minutes (covered if possible) and follow it all with a gallon of boiling water.
Skip the baking soda toothpaste and go for the real thing by using a simple paste of baking soda and water to brush your teeth.
From experience, I know this one works for upset stomach or heartburn. Stir 1/2 teaspoon baking soda into 1/2 ccup water and drink it down.

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