Do you love the taste and savory aroma of fresh baked bread straight out of your very own oven, but hate all the time and effort involved in baking the perfect loaf? Do you take pleasure in sharing your freshly baked masterpieces with friends and family, but hate the mess and fuss?
Unclog kitchen drain. Unclogging solutions can be costly and dangerous. Baking soda solves the problem and limits your exposure to toxic chemicals. 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.
NATURAL MOUTHWASH. It even works as a great mouthwash. When my twins were born, they had to stay in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for 6 weeks. It was a very stressful and tiring time and I drank a ton of coffee just to stay awake and (somewhat) alert. To combat the resulting bad breath, I rinsed my mouth with a baking soda/water solution (1 teaspoon per 2 ounces) several times a day. It works!
IMPORTANT TIP: I lay a ruler across my recipe to mark exactly which step I’m on at any moment. That way, I do not miss a step that will mess up my finished product.
In a pinch for some dry shampoo? Just sprinkle some near your roots, comb out and voila! Out of shampoo? Baking soda makes an excellent alternative to your store bought shampoo. Sprinkle it on, massage into your scalp, and rinse. Good as new. It’s especially good at removing any residue that your styling products may have left behind.
It can’t be used as a substitute for detergent for washing your clothes. For washing clothes, you need soap in some form, whether you use powdered detergent, liquid detergent, grated soap flakes or melted down soap scraps. However, adding baking soda to your washing load can help to get rid of strong smells and can also help to brighten whites. For cloth nappies, however, don’t use it, as this will increase the rash-causing alkalinity. Add vinegar to a load of nappies instead to neutralise the alkalinity in the residual urine.
After the 25 minutes are up, your hands will be a little pruney – this is totally normal. Just dry them off with a towel. Don’t wash them off with soap and water if possible. You want to retain the residue of baking soda on your skin. Some people say they have a light powerdy look to the skin after drying them off. The more residue of the solution, the better your results will be.
When it is time to outfit your kitchen with bakeware and cooking tools, explore the benefits of silicone products. The tools and bakeware products have some terrific advantages over other baking materials such as metal and glass. The bakeware is durable and will not dent or stain. Cleanups are a breeze with a Silpat baking sheet as well as the bakeware made from silicone. Collect the pieces or buy a whole set at once. You will never go back to metal or glass pans again.