If you follow along on my blog, you’ve already learned about the 5 Uses for Coconut Oil & Vinegar. Then I came up with 5 MORE uses for Coconut Oil & Vinegar. Well, hold onto your hats, because here comes 5 Uses for Baking Soda. Yeah, I did.
5 Uses for Baking Soda
Car Surface Cleaner:
You love your car, right? Did you know you can keep your car’s paint job nice and shiny by making a baking soda paste? There’s no specific amounts of powder or water you need, just make sure it’s a nice even paste. Rub the paste all over your car’s dulling paint job. Let the paste sit for 5-15 minutes and then rinse your car off. Voila, now your Camaro looks as good as the day you bought it back in ’72!
Have you checked out the price of oral care products lately (The kids’ college fund or some Agent Cool Blue? Choices, choices…). For those of us who decide that our kids getting fine careers in politics, law, or medicine is more important, your child no longer has to deal with minor tooth decay thanks to the advent of baking soda. If you mix a single tablespoon with half of a tall glass of water, you have some pretty effective mouthwash.
For those of us who strive for clean, smooth, baby-like skin, this trick will serve you all quite well. You can make a nice exfoliating paste for your skin by mixing 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water. When applying it, you should gently massage it on your skin, getting as much coverage as you want. When you’ve gotten it all massaged on, rinse it all off with warm water.
Tougher Laundry Detergent:
I talked about using vinegar to brighten colors in your laundry before, but what can baking soda do? 1/2 a cup of the stuff mixed in with your detergent makes your detergent work much more effectively, making clothes cleaner and colors brighter. Is anyone wondering what would happen if we mixed the vinegar trick with the baking soda trick? Your clothes probably wouldn’t live through it, so I wouldn’t try it.
Want to keep the kids occupied on a rainy day? The following project could be a fun thing to do. If you mix some baking soda in with 1 1/4 cups of water and a cup of cornstarch, the result is something quite similar to store bought modeling clay. Place any unused clay in an air-tight tin to maximize its shelf life.