Monday, March 1, 2010

Baking Soda

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.

Shampoo
Baking soda can be used on dry hair. It will absorb the oil. Simply sprinkle on and comb through your hair.

Deodorant
Apply baking soda under arms using a powder puff.

Toothpaste
Dip a damp toothbrush into the baking soda and brush.

Mouthwash
Use 1 tsp. baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Swish through your mouth and rinse.

Facial cleanser
Use 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Rub on face and then rinse away.

Facial scrub
Follow the above recipe, but add oatmeal. Rub on face and then rinse away.

Water softener
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.

2 comments:

Wendy J. said...

I really appreciate the valuable tips you've been posting! Thanks so much for making the time and effort!

Linda said...

Thanks Wendy! I am glad you are enjoying the posts! It is good to get some feedback!