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.
I have a straight metal divider for moving dough around the counter and dividing it and a curved plastic one that is great for scraping every last bit of dough out of a bowl. I highly recommend both.
When baking cakes and cookies, be sure to sift the dry ingredients before use, even if the flour says pre-sifted. This is important because the flour will compact and settle during shipping and storage.
You can’t rush baking a batch of cookies. Ingredients need to be measured and mixed. When making bread, the dough must be turned and kneaded for a certain period of time. Try to take shortcuts in baking and bad things happen: I know this from personal experience!
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.
Focus your efforts on the line of market your business will serve. Will it fit the busy mothers who want their children to snack on freshly baked goodies with nutritional value? Or are they better suited for busy executives who want to throw an event for their staff and include a delectable home baked treat for the entire office?
Baking soda is not necessary for removing fresh blood stains. This isn’t to say that baking soda won’t help you sponge up bloodstains from the carpet or a shirt, but that it’s not necessary. Plain cold water will do the trick alone without any extras – just make sure that it’s cold, though!