It seems these days, no matter where you go, someone is talking about the “going green” movement. Many companies are doing all they can to improve the way the make their products, and even the products themselves, in order to save the environment. However, for many years, there has been one product on the market that has always been as natural and harmless as any new product. That product is baking soda.
The thing about baking soda is that its uses are virtually endless. It’s one of those products that can be used for cleaning, cooking, and even for personal hygiene uses. Baking soda is a natural product that is perfect for anyone who wants to live a greener lifestyle. So, just what are some of the ways in which you can use baking soda, other than for baking?
First of all, baking soda is one of the best (and cheapest!) cleaners on the market. Make a paste of water and baking soda and apply it to bathroom tiles, sinks, counters, and even garbage cans. With little effort, this mixture will remove soap scum, lime scale, and stains without hassle. It will even remove unsightly stains from your toilet bowl, and costs much less than traditional cleansers.
Baking soda is also a great room deodorizer. The bicarbonate is a natural odor neutralizer and absorbs most all odors in the air. If you’ve got cats, just sprinkle some baking soda into your cat’s litter box to keep the odors from escaping into your house. Also, put a box of baking soda in your refrigerator to keep your lettuce from smelling like your onions.
Want your laundry to look cleaner? Add baking soda to your wash cycles to bring out the sparkle in your clothes. It will help your colored clothes retain their vibrance and will make your whites even whiter. Bleach can ruin your clothes due to being added to colored clothes, and can eat through your clothes if too much is added. With baking soda, these problems are a thing of the past.
Finally, baking soda can be used for many personal reasons. Because it’s a natural product, baking soda can be used for things like brushing your teeth. It will help kill germs and will make your teeth whiter than before. It is also a great way to fight heartburn and upset stomach. Why spend your money on name brand heartburn medications, when you can buy a box of baking soda and relieve your pain with ease?