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Baking Soda

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2007 at 11:39 AM
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Here is some info I got off of Simple living. Baking soda has SOOO many uses and it is super cheap too!

10 New Uses for Baking Soda

10 New Uses for Baking Soda
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Rate & Review This Solution Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, first hit the mass market in 1846, when Dr. Austin Church and John Dwight began selling their red-labeled soda packages. “Not only does baking soda neutralize odiferous fatty acids but it also attacks grease by turning it into — believe it or not — soap,” says the University of Pittsburgh’s Wolke. Fact: More than 100 tons of the refrigerator staple were used to clean the Statue of Liberty’s inner copper walls during its 1986 restoration.

Use Baking Soda to:
1. Exfoliate skin. Wash your face, then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area; rinse clean.
2. Erase crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces. Sprinkle soda on a damp sponge, rub clean, and rinse.
3. Unclog a drain. Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly pour 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar after it. Let sit for five minutes (covered, if possible). Follow with a gallon of boiling water.
4. Remove tough stains from enameled cast iron and stainless steel. Scrub enameled cast iron with a soft nylon brush and a thick paste of baking soda and water. Clean stainless steel with a soft cloth and 4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1 quart of water. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
5. Scrub pans. Sprinkle soda on crusted casseroles and roasting pans and let sit for five minutes. Lightly scrub and rinse.
6. Brush teeth. Use a paste of baking soda and water.
7. Fight class-B fires (flammable liquids, such as gasoline, oil, and grease). Baking soda can be used to smother only a small flame.
8. Deodorize. Dust baking soda under your arms to absorb body odor.
9. Clean up minor oil and grease spills on a garage floor or driveway. Sprinkle baking soda on the spot and scrub with a wet brush.
10. Settle a stomach during occasional indigestion. Stir 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into 1/2 cup of water and drink for a safe and effective antacid.
Liz :)

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cyc214
by on Jul. 25, 2007 at 3:40 PM

Great post - thank you!



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jrskcs03
by New Member on Jul. 25, 2007 at 4:00 PM
I JUST DID THIS LAST NIGHT, CLEAN'S SCALD MARKS ON FLAT TOP STOVES LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE!

I HAVE FOUND SPRINKLING IT ON THE STOVE AND DIPPING YOUR FINGERS IN WATER THEN RUBBING MARKS OUT WITH YOUR FINGER TIPS.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW MY STOVE LOOKES SO NEW AFTER THE FIRST TIME I DID THIS!
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