Since 1846 Baking Soda has been around to make our lives easier. We all use it in baking. There are many other uses for baking soda that would be useful in food storage. It can keep for 2 years, unopened and about 6 months opened. Here are a few ways to use baking soda.
Baking soda can be used on dry hair. It will absorb the oil. Simply sprinkle on and comb through your hair.
Apply baking soda under arms using a powder puff.
Dip a damp toothbrush into the baking soda and brush.
Use 1 tsp. baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Swish through your mouth and rinse.
Use 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Rub on face and then rinse away.
Follow the above recipe, but add oatmeal. Rub on face and then rinse away.
If you find yourself having to boil water before drinking it, you can add 1 T. of baking soda per gallon of water to soften the water.
Also, to test the baking soda's freshness, pour a small amount of vinegar or lemon juice over 1/2 tsp. baking soda. If it doesn't bubble, it is to old to use. This really is a valuble food storage product.