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75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a liquid. It’s most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. The following are 75 other uses for baking soda aside from making muffins soft and fluffy.

The ones I hadn't thought of:

2. Use it as underarm deodorant by applying it with a powder puff.
18. Keep cut flowers fresh longer by adding a teaspoon to the water in the vase.
23. Turn baking soda into modeling clay by combining it with one and 1/4 cups of water and one cup of cornstarch.
25. Wipe your windshield with it to repel rain. (does this work?)
32. Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.
42. Make fluffier omelets by adding half a teaspoon of baking soda for every three eggs used.
69. Clean your shower curtains by soaking them in baking soda and water.

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masters_pet
Jan. 21st, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for this link - I have jars and jars of the stuff around the house. Seems the only things I haven't used it for are things I don't encounter, like jellyfish sting lol!
Oh - and modeling clay - that seems worth playing with!
The cleaning shower curtains and shower stalls - I can definitely attest to. I keep a spray bottle in the shower with baking soda and water solution in it, and clean down the shower whenever I'm in it. Works a treat.
angelchrome
Jan. 21st, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
The tomatoes one is not strictly true. You've got to know what your soil pH is before you start adding something like that. However, it's often used as an antifungal treatment for things like powdery mildew, which is a good garden use.
hiddenstarlight
Jan. 22nd, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
It also works great for cleaning your pipes. Our bathroom sink gets clogged and slows down on draining often. I put baking soda down the drain and then follow it up with boiling vinegar. The reaction is great and helps clean out your pipes and it's okay for your septic. :)
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