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Bicarbonate of Soda Page

Many of us spend too much money and too much time on household cleaning. Is it really necessary to have one product for the kitchen tiles and another for the bath? What about labour saving cooking tips? You'll find all sorts of helpful household hints here.
Clean a microwave oven
 
Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda on a damp sponge, scrub, and rinse.
 
Remove tarnish from silver
 
Mix a thick paste of Bicarbonate of Soda with water; apply the silver with a damp sponge, rub, rinse, and buff dry.
 
Clean a stainless steel sink
 
Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda on a damp sponge, scrub the sink, and rinse clean.
 
Boost the strength of liquid laundry detergent
 
Add one-half cup Bicarbonate of Soda with the usual amount of detergent in your regular wash cycle.
 
Clean a fibreglass bathtub or shower.
 
Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda on a damp sponge, scrub, and rinse clean.
 
Clean bathroom tile
 
Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda on a damp sponge, scrub, and rinse clean.
 
Maintain your septic tank
 
Flush one cup Bicarbonate of Soda down the toilet once a week. Bicarbonate of Soda helps maintain proper pH and alkalinity, controlling sulphide odours.
 
Deodorize cloth diapers
 
Mix one-half cup Bicarbonate of Soda in two quarts of water, and soak diapers in the solution.
 
Clean a refrigerator
 
Sprinkle on Bicarbonate of Soda a damp sponge, scrub, and rinse clean.
 
Deodorize a dishwasher
 
Sprinkle one-half cup Bicarbonate of Soda on the bottom of the dishwasher between loads.
 
Boost the strength of dishwashing liquid
 
Add two full tablespoons Bicarbonate of Soda to the usual amount of detergent you use.
 
Remove burnt-on food from cookware
 
Dampen area, sprinkle with Bicarbonate of Soda let soak overnight, then scrub with a sponge, rinse, and dry.
 
Clean and deodorize a cutting board
 
Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda on a damp sponge, rub the cutting board, and rinse clean.
 
Deodorize food containers
 
Mix one-quarter cup Bicarbonate of Soda with one quart water, swish food containers in solution, soak overnight, and then rinse clean.
 
Clean coffee and teapots
 
Wash in a solution of one-quarter cup Bicarbonate of Soda and one-quart warm water, then rinse clean.
 
Sprinkle a handful of Bicarbonate of Soda in the garbage pail each time you add garbage.
 
Deodorize carpet
 
Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda lightly over the dry carpet, let sit for fifteen minutes, then vacuum up.
 
Soothe poison ivy rash or insect bites
 
Make a paste of Bicarbonate of Soda and water, and apply to the affected area.
 
Soothe sunburn, windburn, and prickly heat
 
Dissolve one-half cup Bicarbonate of Soda in a tepid bath. Soak in the bath for fifteen minutes.
 
Take a refreshing bath
 
Dissolve one-half cup in Bicarbonate of Soda a tub of warm water for soft, smooth-feeling skin and a relaxing bath.
 
Brush your teeth
 
Plain baking soda is a gentle abrasive that cleans like the strongest toothpaste. Apply Bicarbonate of Soda to a damp toothbrush, brush as usual, and rinse.
 
Wash your mouth
 
Add one teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda to one-half glass warm water, and swish through teeth for a refreshing mouthwash.
 
Soothe tired feet
 
Add three tablespoons Bicarbonate of Soda to a basin of warm water and soak feet in the solution.
 
Use as a deodorant
 
Dust Bicarbonate of Soda under arms.
Clean dirt, grime, and scuffmarks from doors, stoves, laminated tabletops, linoleum floors, and tile.Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda on a damp sponge, wipe clean, and dry.
 
Remove coffee or tea stains from china
 
Dip a damp cloth in Bicarbonate of Soda gently rub the china, and rinse clean.
 
Deodorize shoes or training shoes
 
In the evening, sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda inside shoes to eliminate odours. Shake out in the morning.
 
Remove crayon marks from walls or wallpaper
 
Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda on a damp sponge, scrub gently to avoid mussing the paint or wallpaper, then wipeclean.
 
Whiten socks and dirty clothes
 
Add one-half cup Bicarbonate of Soda to regular liquid laundry detergent.
 
De-grease and clean barbecue grills
 
Make a paste by mixing equal parts Bicarbonate of Soda and water, apply with a wire brush, wipe clean, and dry with a cloth.
 

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