Tell A Friend About This ArticleBicarbonate of soda or baking soda has many different uses in the household. Although much more expensive products have been developed over the years, baking soda can work for you just as well, if not better. Use it in the following ways:-
- Add 1/2 cups or more of baking soda to your bath water to soften your skin.
- Apply soda directly to insect bites, rashes and poison ivy to relieve discomfort. Make a paste with water.
- Take a soda bath to relieve general skin irritations such as measles and chicken pox.
- Take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water to relieve acid indigestion or heartburn.
- Gargle with 1/2 tsp. baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Freshens and cleans your mouth.
- Used as a mouth wash, baking soda will also relieve canker sore pain.
- To relieve sunburn: use a paste of baking soda and water.
- Bug bites: use a poultice of baking soda and vinegar.
- Bee sting: use a poultice of baking soda and water.
- Windburns: moisten some baking soda and apply directly.
- Making Play Clay with baking soda: combine 1 1/4 cups water, 2 cups soda, 1 cup cornstarch.
- Use soda as an underarm deodorant.
- If your baby spits up on his shirt after feeding, moisten a cloth, dip it in baking soda and dab at the dribbled shirt. The odor will go away.
- When scalding a chicken, add 1 tsp. of soda to the boiling water. The feathers will come off easier and flesh will be clean and white.
- Repel rain from windshield. Put gobs of baking soda on a dampened cloth and wipe windows inside and out.
- Add to water to soak dried beans to make them more digestible.
- Add to water to remove the “gamey” taste from wild game.
- Use to sweeten sour dishcloths.
- Use dry with a small brush to rub canvas handbags clean.
- Use to remove melted plastic bread wrapper from toaster. Dampen cloth and make a mild abrasive with baking soda.
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