deodorant. If you use your dishwasher less than once a
day, toss a handful of baking soda into the bottom between washes.
2. Wallpaper washer.
Remove resistant smudges from wallpaper by rubbing them with a thick
baking powder paste. (Test first in an inconspicuous corner.)
3. Furniture blancher.
To spruce up white painted furniture, wash it with a solution of 1
tablespoon baking soda in 1 quart warm water.
4. Grill scourer. To
remove grease and encrusted food from the rack, soak it in a
solution of ¼ cup baking soda per quart of warm water. For tough
stains put baking soda on a damp sponge and scrub.
5. Dog shampoo. To add
softness and luster to your pet’s coat, put 2 tablespoons baking
soda in its bathwater. Baking soda also works well as a dry shampoo
for your dog.
6. Sting salve. A paste
of baking soda and water will ease the discomfort of bee stings.
saver. Eliminate acid build up on car battery
terminals—apply a paste of 3 parts baking soda and 1 pal water with
a toothbrush; rinse with water and wipe dry. Wear safety goggles and
rubber gloves to protect eyes and hands.
8. Skin emollient. For
softer, smoother skin, add ½ cup baking soda to your bathwater.