Wait! Before you head out to the store to buy cleaner, or toothpaste, or even body scrub, why not save some money and make them yourself.
Mom always put baking soda in the fridge to soak up unwanted odors and flavors, but it turns out simple baking soda has so many more uses.
I put a list together of my top 10 money saving uses for baking soda.
- Add a little baking soda to a sponge and you have instant soft scrub. Great for taking light stains out of counter tops and getting stuck on food particles off the stove and other pots and pans.
- Give a boost to your laundry. Add a cup of baking soda to your wash and your clothes will come out cleaner, whiter and fresher.
- Need a SPA TREATMENT? Before spending big bucks, add a little baking soda to your bath, and a little Epsom salt too. Sit and soak your cares away! (a little essential oils are great too!- here’s a great recipe!)
- Gotta clogged up sink? Dissolve 1 cup baking soda into a cup of hot vinegar and pour down the drain. It will unclog in no time!
- Smelly hamper? Just like the fridge – put a box of baking soda in it to absorb those stinky sock and foot odors!
- Gargle with baking soda just like you would a mouth wash.
- Add baking soda to your toothbrush. It will whiten your teeth, plus leave your mouth feeling fresh.
- Hate pulling weeds? ME TOO! Sprinkle baking soda into cracks in your sidewalk, driveway and patio to discourage weed growth!
- Have heartburn? Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 cup of water (might wanna check with your doctor though)
- Smelly kitty? Sprinkle a whole darn box of baking soda in with the litter. It’s amazing how it absorbs and neutralizes the odor
11. (here’s one more for good measure) Adding baking soda to your bathwater also relieves itchy skin.
Make your own soothing bath salts – get the recipe here
And the list goes on and on. Here’s some other links with helpful baking soda and other household hints that I’ve found helpful.