Baking soda is one of the absolute basics of natural house cleaning. Nearly every recipe for making your own cleaners seems to contain baking soda in it somewhere – and those that don’t have it usually contain vinegar and are used for cleaning glass.
BATHROOM. I used to use cleaners like Comet and Soft Scrub. Not only is baking soda MUCH cheaper, it does the same jobs just as well. Just mix a little dish soap with some baking soda and water and you have a fantastic cleaner for tubs, toilets and sinks.
You may roll your eyes and think, “Oh great, another one of those home remedies. What’s next? Rubbing deli meat all over my knee caps?” But trust me; this is not some far-out-there-patchouli-oil-drenched sort of remedy. This is science. Baking soda is a component of the mineral natron and is found in many natural mineral springs. It is weakly alkaline which means it’s quite handy at neutralizing those things it comes in contact with. For instance: your skin, hair, and mouth. This neutralization process does wonders for many common beauty complaints.
baking pans come in a glass or metal material. Remember to reduce the temperature by 25 degrees if using a glass pan. Older baking pans which have darkened may also require some slight temperature adjustments. If so, this will often be stated in the recipe, but as a rule I begin checking for done about 5 minutes before the suggested time has elapsed.
Familiarize your self with baking supplies and accessories. Every baker on earth is great at what they do since they know they have the right tools to accomplish the identical. You don’t want incredibly pricey tools just like those you locate in numerous television ads. Just the basic tools would do you extreme favor already. Shop around regardless of whether in your local market or online – it’s entirely your option.
TOOTHPASTE. I always sprinkle a little baking soda on top of my toothpaste. (Just make sure that you brush GENTLY.) Although I’m a huge coffee-enthusiast, I have very, very white teeth-which I attribute in part to baking soda. I’ve been adding it to my toothpaste for almost 5 years now and haven’t experienced any damage; however, I *highly* encourage you to do your own research before trying this for yourself. Some people definitely have softer enamel than others, so this might not be an option.
Spend some time in the kitchen with your children creating delicious baked goods. Bake dozens of cookies without greasing a single pan. The next time your child needs a few dozen cookies for a party at school, put them to work with you. It is a great lesson that your children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.