Baking soda, bi-carbonate soda, bi-carb soda – whatever you call it – is an environmentally friendly cleaning product and so much more!
We all know it’s used in baking. Anzac biscuits just wouldn’t be Anzac biscuits without bi-carb. But bi-carb soda also cleans just about anything, deoderises the house and things in the house, and is wonderful for keeping skin soft and feeling silky smooth if you put it in a bath in which you are in.
Six top uses for baking soda
- Sprinkle carpets with it, leave for about 15 minutes and vacuum to take all residual smells out of the house.
- Put some baking soda in a dish in the fridge and it will absorb food all those competing odours.
- Smelly shoes will be as fresh as new after a sprinkle of bi-carb in the shoes – best if left for a couple of days before wearing again.
- Mix bi-carb with a little water and use to clean bathroom and kitchen tiles to remove dirt and grease. Also cleans kitchen benches and just about anything – it’s safe, cheap and works!
- Remove tea stains from cups with a sprinkle of baking soda in cups and a good wipe.
- Wash fruit and vegetables with a sprinkle of bi-carb in the water to remove any residual pesticides, drain then rinse in fresh water.
- Add half a cup of baking soda to your bath to restore your skin to a smooth, silky softness (make sure you are in it, of course).
Baking soda is a non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaner that is inexpensive. We don’t need all the manufactured expensive cleaners that clog up supermarket shelves and our environment so get with the program and get some bi-carb happening in your house.