Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Are you guilty of underutilizing baking soda??  Baking soda is one of the most useful substances in your home.  

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Baking soda is a mild alkali (aka: low acid content), which makes it an effective cleaning agent for dirt and grease.  Causing them to dissolve easily in water.  It is also a pure, natural product that is used in food and non-toxic, unlike many other household cleaners, which makes it a safer option to use around your home.  
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Here are a few tips to utilize baking soda in your home today!

  1. FRESHEN UPHOLSTERY & CARPETS: deodorize your upholstery and carpets by sprinkling baking soda and allowing to sit for 15 min, then vacuum up.   ***for tougher oder allow to sit over night.
  2. CLEAN TILE, GROUT & COUNTERTOPS: A mixture of baking soda and water will remove dirt from a tiled surface or countertop without scratching it.  Scrub with a brush or rag, allow to sit and wipe clean.
  3.  CLEAN & SHINE COOKWARE:  Make a paste of baking soda and water and cover the pan.  Let sit for 10 min or overnight for stubborn messes, then rinse clean.
  4. CUT THROUGH GREASE: Cut through grease on your kitchen cabinets, back splash or other surfaces by sprinkling baking soda on a damp sponge and scrubbing.
  5. UNCLOG A DRAIN: Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into the drain and follow with a cup of vinegar.  (It will fizz and make noises as the 2 solutions react.)  Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, rinse with very hot water.

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