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Each and every single frugal kitchen should stock a box of baking soda.
Even if it is hidden in the back of the baking cupboard. Did you know there are over 100+ uses for baking soda in and around the home?
Baking soda isn’t just used for deodorizing the fridge or adding to muffins and cookies.
You can add baking soda to a relaxing bath or scrub that hard to clean tile with a baking soda water mix.
Baking soda is so much more than a box or a baking ingredient.
7 Frugal Uses For Baking Soda:
1. Does your carpet need freshening?
Mix baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Sprinkle this mixture over your carpeted area and let sit for about ten minutes. Then vacuum it up. Stinky carpet gone!
2. Is that tile stain getting to you?
Mix baking soda and water together to make a paste and massage it into the stained tile using a rag or toothbrush. Rinse the area to remove the paste. Some stains may require several scrubs.
3. Are you looking for sweeter tomatoes?
Sprinkling baking soda around the base of your tomato plants will encourage sweeter tomatoes to grow. A simple shake here and there will help change the acidity in your home grown tomatoes.
4. Are you looking to relax?
Do you need a few minutes to yourself? Let all the aches, pains and stress wash away in a baking soda bath.
Add about 1/4 cup of baking soda to a full bath and make sure to include 8 drops of lavender essential oil. Sit and let the stress roll away. The baking soda will also help soften your skin.
5. Are you looking to make your own deodorant?
Toss out the store bought deodorant and make your own homemade deodorant using baking soda and a few other common household ingredients.
6. Does the garbage bin or compost pail smell a little bit…..?
Add some baking soda right to the bin or the compost pail to eliminate odors. You don’t need a lot, just a sprinkle.
7. Do you have a bug bite or an itchy spot?
Mix baking soda and water together to create a paste or even better aloe vera gel and baking soda.
Apply a small amount of the paste to the itchy spot and let dry. Wash off with soap and water.
You can use the same mixture to remove a splinter. Apply the mixture to the area and cover with a bandage for 24 hours.
At this time the splinter should be easy to remove and wash the area with soap and water.
Baking soda is a wonderful thing.
So many uses and just pennies a scoop. It is a must have item in any frugal kitchen.
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Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity