Saturday, February 19, 2011

The multipurpose product that everyone should be using more often

BAKING SODA-it's not just for baking!  Who new?
Well apparently everyone except me!

Let me explain...
Today I was sitting in my break room at work, when I come across a book titled, "75 Extraordinary Uses For Baking Soda".  Yep, someone actually managed to publish a book, explaining all the many uses for baking soda.  If that person can publish a book about baking soda, then surely to God, I can fabricate a blog post about this so called "multipurpose product"!

So what is baking soda and why is it such a great product?
Baking soda, aka Sodium Bicarbonate, has been around since ancient times and is a relatively safe and simple chemical.  In fact, it's so safe, you can consume it.  I wonder if this is why mummies always seem to have a mouthful of teeth.  They apparently brushed their teeth with the white, powdery, naturally occurring product.

After reading the book, I gained a wealth of knowledge and a new appreciation for this seemingly household product.

For example, sprinkle some baking soda on your produce when rinsing them to get rid of the toxic pesticides.
Baking soda is a fabulous cleaner with antiseptic properties.  Here's something I never thought to do, rinse baby bottles with warm water and baking soda.  Or get this, add 2 tbsp of baking soda to your baby's bath water to help relieve diaper rash irritations.

Here's another scenario...you're husband neglected to clean the bbq grill all summer(always blame it on your other half), sprinkle it with baking soda, let soak, then rinse off.

I'm not finished yet folks, say you pig out on homemade salsa while watching three downloaded episodes of Glee, now you have unbearable heartburn.  Don't waste your hard earned money on costly antacids.  Mix 1/2 tsp of baking soda in 1/2 cup of water and drink it to relieve indigestion.

O.K., I'm starting to sound like a late night infomercial.  I'll stop now!
The point is, baking soda is definitely a product that I'm buying in bulk from now on!
Does anyone have any other helpful suggestions on how to incorporate baking soda into our daily activities?


3 comments:

Christy said...

did my mom write that book? she has been a baking soda and vinegar fanatic my entire life! we use it for a cleaning solution, as a preventative drain cleaner...my mom just suggested yesterday that my husband drink baking soda and water to help move the flu through him. it really is a great product...i do hope they don't come up with some horrible study about how it is bad for you! ;)

Ava said...

I'm all about baking soda too.

I like to throw some baking soda in the toilet and then let the kids pour in a little vinegar. It's a chemical reaction! And then scrub clean. Or get the kids to do it lol

Rachel said...

Have you ever tried drinking baking soda? LOL... I tried that once for indegestion and it about made me puke... haha... I do love baking soda though- it is so versatile! Thanks for the info about washing produce!!! Also thanks for the comment on my blog- You are so sweet... I feel kinda famous being featured on the Tip Junkie. :P