10 uses for baking soda

Not only does baking soda neutralize odiferous fatty acids but it also attacks grease by turning it into -- believe it or not -- soap<br>
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<b>1. Exfoliate skin.</b> Wash your face, then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area; rinse clean.<br>
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<b>2. Erase crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces.</b> Sprinkle soda on a damp sponge, rub clean, and rinse.<br>
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<b>3. Unclog a drain.</b> Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly pour 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar after it. Let sit for five minutes (covered, if possible). Follow with a gallon of boiling water.<br>
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<b>4. Remove tough stains from enameled cast iron and stainless steel.</b> Scrub enameled cast iron with a soft nylon brush and a thick paste of baking soda and water. Clean stainless steel with a soft cloth and 4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1 quart of water. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.<br>
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<b>5. Scrub pans.</b> Sprinkle soda on crusted casseroles and roasting pans and let sit for five minutes. Lightly scrub and rinse.

( flickr.com / April 8, 2009 )

Not only does baking soda neutralize odiferous fatty acids but it also attacks grease by turning it into -- believe it or not -- soap

1. Exfoliate skin. Wash your face, then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area; rinse clean.

2. Erase crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces. Sprinkle soda on a damp sponge, rub clean, and rinse.

3. Unclog a drain. Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly pour 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar after it. Let sit for five minutes (covered, if possible). Follow with a gallon of boiling water.

4. Remove tough stains from enameled cast iron and stainless steel. Scrub enameled cast iron with a soft nylon brush and a thick paste of baking soda and water. Clean stainless steel with a soft cloth and 4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1 quart of water. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

5. Scrub pans. Sprinkle soda on crusted casseroles and roasting pans and let sit for five minutes. Lightly scrub and rinse.

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