Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Awesome Uses for Bicarb Soda

I know I've mentioned the lemon + bicarb miracle combination before, but there are about a bajillion other uses for bicarb in your house, kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Some of these are pretty cool:
  • Make your own self-raising flour if you're ever caught without, by adding one teaspoon of cream of tartar and half a teaspoon bicarb soda to one cup of plain flour
  • Effective as a fire extinguisher (particularly grease and electrical fires)
  • Make a paste of bicarb and water and apply to ant and mosquito bites, as well as beestings - it should take the itch out. (Duly noted here because I am super allergic to ants and bees).
  • Have a cool bath with a cup of bicarb to take the burn out of sunburn
  • Brush your teeth with a paste of bicarb and water - it's antibacterial and makes your teeth shiny
  • Wash your fruit and veges in a sink filled with water and 1/4 cup bicarb - this removes traces of insecticides that remain on the skin
  • Sprinkle bicarb on your pets between washes if they're getting a little stinky. Just sprinkle, massage and brush it out
  • Leave a little container of bicarb in the fridge to get rid of that mysterious fridge stink we sometimes get (hello, old watermelon!)

These are all in addition to the usual suspects, such as making a paste with water and cleaning pretty much any surface in the house, or sprinkling it in the nappy bucket, or adding it to your washing to freshen and soften your clothes.

Maybe I'm a dorky dork, but I found that kind of interesting!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Merci! Ta! Xie xie!