Baking Soda

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Baking soda is another fabulous and versatile product to have in your house. You can use it for baking, health, cleaning and beauty.  Here are some of the things that I have used it for:

  1. Toothpaste/Teeth Whitening–  It’s not the best taste in the world but its a safe whitener or go to toothpaste if you run out unexpectedly.
  2. Body/Face Scrub- I make a paste with baking soda and water.
  3. Takes the sting away- Make a paste to take away the sting of a sunburn or bug bit.
  4. Keep Flowers Fresh- Adding 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the vase, will keep flowers alive longer.
  5. Absorb the odors-  Put an open container of baking soda in the fridge and it helps keep the odor away.
  6. Shoe Odor- Sprinkle a little in your boots, shoes, or slippers.
  7. Garbage Odor- Sprinkle a little at the bottom of the can to help fight off the odor.
  8. Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner-  Scrub your fruit/veggies with baking soda and water.
  9. Toilet bowl Cleaner– Put a one cup in the toilet, scrub with brush and let sit for an hour, before you flush.
  10. Dish water- Add 1 teaspoon to your dishwater and it makes scrubbing food off easier.
  11. Add to laundry- Add 1 cup to your load of laundry to help brighten and freshen your clothes.
  12. Grease in Pans- Removes grease from pots and pans. I add a couple of tablespoons and let it soak in hot water.
  13. Clean the grill- Sprinkle a little on a damp brush, scrub grill and rinse.
  14. Fight Dandruff- Scrub your scalp with baking soda to help fight off dandruff.
  15. Repels Ants- Sprinkle around windows, pet dishes, or anywhere you see them.
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I'm a frugal, money saving, spouse and mother of three. We live on a very tight budget of 52,000 a year. I wanted to start this blog to share my journey of living a frugal but laid back life. I hope you enjoy!

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