What do you get when you dissolve sodium carbonate into a carbon-dioxide-rich solution?
The answer is a simple household product that can be not only used in your favourite cooking recipe but can also be used to clean many different things in your home.
Using baking soda to clean will also save you a lot of money, because it is much less expensive than brand name cleaning products especially when purchased in bulk. It is also non-toxic and so is a lot healthier for your family and your environment.
Here are five things that you can clean with simple and easy to use baking soda:
1. Freshen Up Your Smelly Dog
Has Fido gone for a walk in the rain and perfumed your entire house with that lovely “wet-dog” smell? Baking soda will fix it! Just sprinkle some baking soda on the dog’s fur and gently brush it out and the baking soda will quickly clean and absorb the odour.
2. Make Your Car Shine
To keep your car looking sparkling and brand new, you can make a light paste with water and baking soda and apply it with a soft rag. With a circular motion, use the rag to gently remove bird droppings and bug stains. Let the mixture set for approximately five minutes, and then wipe it clean with a wet rag.
3. Get Rid of Greasy Stains
Don’t throw away that shirt just because you got grease on it! Try creating a paste with baking soda and water and leaving it on the stain for a while before placing it in the wash. You can also try adding a bit of baking soda into the washing machine.
4. Scrub Down Your Lawn Furniture
When summer rolls around and you want to bring out your patio table and chairs for a warm weather barbeque, you want them looking their best and not covered in grime from your shed. Mix ¼ cup into one quart of warm water, and use this mixture to scrub your outdoor furniture until it is ready for summer!
5. Give your Child’s Toys a Bath
Don’t forget to clean your child’s toys, as little ones often place them in their mouths making them an easy carrier for germs. Submerging them in a mixture of ¼ cup baking soda in one quart of warm water and then rinsing them with clear water will do the trick!
These are just five of the hundreds of ways that you can use baking soda to clean!