I have been a baker all my life. From the time I could stand on a chair in the kitchen, I baked every chance I got. My family loved it that I had this baking obsession, because it meant a lot of homemade treats for them.
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.
CARPET. I have two toddlers and two dogs, so my carpets are very familiar with baking soda. To neutralize odors, simply sprinkle baking soda on your carpets at least 30 minutes prior to vacuuming.
Pie pans are only meant for baking pies. I know that sounds simplistic, but it’s the truth. Pie pans are usually round and have a flat bottom with sides all around.
It’s normal for the skin to feel a tiny bit rubbery directly after treatment. You’ll see what I mean when you try it. Anyway, the goal is to keep them dry, so I’m sure that small side effect won’t bother you.
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!
When learning to bake, I was quite confused about the brand of the oven to be purchased. Is it better to buy the best oven or will a basic model suffice? Not knowing whether I would be able to learn to bake properly and also in a bid to learn to bake in a cost-effective manner, I purchased a basic oven. I must say this basic oven has always given great results. It is simple to use and I know how it functions.
These are just 10 great uses of many-and there are a lot of other uses that I plan to use in the near future. For instance, sprinkling baking soda on the soil around tomato plants is supposed to make your homegrown tomatoes taste sweeter.