Lift stubborn grease off a grill; Your grill is getting plenty of use this summer, and now there’s sticky, greasy mess on the grates. To eliminate the grime, sprinkle baking soda on the bristles of a grill brush and use it to scrub the grates. The alkaline, mildly abrasive powder will cut through the grease, leaving your grill spotless and ready for another BQ.
Silence a squeaky floor; It happens every night: you get up to go to the bathroom and one of your wooden floorboards squeaks so loudly, you worry you’ll wake the whole house. To nix the noise, sprinkle baking soda on loud spots and seep away the excess. The powder will work its way into gaps in the floor to keep the boards from shifting and making noise.
Soothe an itchy bug bite; Today’s picnic and hike were a blast, but all the outdoor fun has left you with several mosquito bites. Ease the itch with homemade salve: Mix 1 Tbs. of baking soda with just enough water to form a paste. Apply the mixture to the bite, leave on for 10 minutes, then wash off. Alkaline baking soda helps relieve itching and irritation.
Freshen up a well-loved toy; The little one loves to bring her favorite teddy bear everywhere, but all the traveling takes a toll on the toy. Instead of tossing it in the washing machine, which might damage it, try this to make Teddy look like new again: Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into a large zip-top bag, add the toy and shake. Let sit for 15 minutes; gently brush off excess. The baking soda will absorb order and fluff-flattening oils hidden in the bear’s fur so he looks and smells fresh.
Remove pesticides from fresh veggies: To insure your produce is clean, try this: Mix 2 TBs of baking soda and 1 cup of water in a bowl, soak veggies for 5 minutes, scrub with a vegetable brush and rinse. Baking soda removes dirt and pesticides so you can crunch worry free.
Rid hairstyling tools of residue: Brushes an combs accumulate oil and product residue, which get transferred back to your hair, weighing down your style. The save : Mix 1 tsp. of baking soda in 1 cup of warm water. Soak brushes for 1 hour: rinse. Baking soda absorbs the oily residue for like-new styling tools.
Clear a clogged drain fast: A chemical free way to fix a slowing draining sink: Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the pipe, follow by 1/2 cup of vinegar. Let sit for an hour, then pour in 1 quart of boiling water to wash away any lingering grime. The combination of baking soda and vinegar creates a chemical reaction that dissolves grease and loosens buildup for a clear drain.
Keep driveway free of weeds: Pesky dandelions have popped up all over your driveway, but you’d rather not use a harsh chemical spray to eliminate them. A safer bet: sprinkle generous handfuls of baking soda into cracks where the weeds are growing, then pour water on top. Sodium in the pantry staple draw out the water from weed’s cells, preventing them from growing. *(just be sure to avoid grass and plants you don’t want to kill.)
Uncover baby-soft skin: relaxing in the swimming pool is a wonderful way to spend the day, but the water dries out your skin. For a pampering, skin-soothing fix, add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a warm bath. Alkaline baking soda balances the skin’s pH level to relieve dryness. Bonus: When baking soda reacts with warm water, it release carbon dioxide, creating bubbles!
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