Friday, August 24, 2012
Friday Find - Baking Soda
Baking Soda may not be considered a "find" for many of you but it is one of the most often used items in my house and in just about every part of my house. I buy the large bags at Costco and find the small plastic jar at Target.
When we joined the Feingold Association I learned that a bit of baking soda in a glass of water or juice could help with an adverse reaction to food or scents just like it helps with indigestion. It's amazing how it can neutralize the reaction so quickly - even helps with the headaches I get from perfumes.
In the kitchen I use it for baking, of course, but also to clean my glass top stove and sink without harsh and smelly chemicals.
I keep the handy plastic shake top container in the bathroom. A sprinkle in my hand is just the right amount to give my face a thorough but gentle scrub or to brush my teeth. The snap on lid keeps it dry and fresh and can go in a travel bag, too. No worries about finding a gluten free, chemical free toothpaste or cleanser and the price is great.
In the garden - thanks to Pinterest - I found it's an excellent weed deterrent. Just sprinkle a good layer of it on freshly watered areas and in a few days the weeds will be gone. Last for weeks, too.
Of course, these are just a very few uses and there must be a million and one more - please feel free to share any baking soda tricks you have.