Baking soda is a natural, inexpensive odor eliminator and cleanser with many personal and household uses.
Most of us know to place an open box or dish of baking soda in the fridge and freezer. But as an odor eliminator, baking soda has many other uses. It can be shaken into the bottom of trash cans, added to laundry hampers, and mixed into cat litter boxes. Sprinkle it on the carpet or the doggie bed and vacuum. Pour it down the sink to remove odors from the drain and garbage disposal. Leave an open box on the shelf in your closet. Add ½ cup to the wash to take smells out of laundry. And use it as an odor eater in smelly shoes.
As a cleanser, baking soda can be used dry, as a paste, or as a solution in waater. Use it with a damp sponge to clean the sink, tub, counter tops, or stove top. Use it as a paste to clean scuff marks, crayon on the walls, or any hard to clean item such as the outdoor grill, the oven, chrome on your car, or your silver. Baking soda in water can be used to soak items or to clean floors and walls.
Baking soda is also an amazing product for personal care. Use it as a toothpaste or mix it with water and work it through your hair instead of shampoo. A paste is great for bug bites and you can use it dry as a simple but effective deodorant. A paste can also be used to exfoliate the skin or you can add baking soda to your bathwater for a soak. But be careful when you use it in the bath; it can make the bottom of the tub or shower quite slippery.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to leave an open box where you can quickly reach it in case of a fire on the stove.
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