Friday, October 12, 2012

Baking Soda Tips That Will Blow Your Mind

Growing as a child I was always in the kitchen helping my mother especially when she was baking. So I started baking as a hobby. I never knew that baking soda could be used for other things. Below are some great tips that will blow your mind.

To be effectively used in cooking, baking soda must be combined with an acid to start a chemical reaction. Some ingredients that are often used to start this reaction  are sugar, fruits, honey and yogurt.

 1. If your hair is starting to feel filmy blend 1/4 teaspoon baking soda into your normal amount of shampoo then wash as usual. the baking soda will remove the filmy feeling from your hair.

2. Just like toothpaste you can also use baking soda to clean your jewelry it is safe and very effective
when it comes to cleaning gold and silver jewelry.  For the best result use a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and rub gently on your jewelry. It gets rid of dirt, grimes and body oils and leaves your gold and silver looking sparkling clean.

3. Here is an old fashion treatment to prevent plants from mildew or black spots. Mix together 1/2 tablespoon baking soda with a drop of vegetable oil and 2 cups soapy water.  Spray on both sides of the leaves of plants that are normally affected. Complete this treatment in the evening and never in full sunlight other wise the leaves may scorch.

While the soap helps to spread the mixture and the vegetable oil causes it to stick the baking soda makes the surface of the leaves alkaline which will inhibit the fungal spores. The biggest advantage of this id that there will be no adverse environmental impact thanks to the all-natural ingredients.

4. Going on a trip and your suitcase has a musty smell. Here is what you should do pour about a cup of baking soda in it then close it and shake well. The next morning vacuum up the baking soda and the smell should be gone.

5. Baking soda is inorganic, meaning that it isn't produced from anything that was ever alive. Household odors are mostly composed of organic oils. Baking soda works so well at getting rid of odors because the inorganic powder neutralizes them.

6. Clean your porch's doormat can be cleaned with a sprinkling baking soda. Brush vigorously and then sweep away the dirt. The next time it rains the job will be complete.

7. To remove scuff marks left on your floor by dark-soled shoes rub some baking soda into the spot with a wet rag  and virtually it should fade away like magic.

8. Here is the easiest way to remove crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scruffs painted surfaces. Just sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge rub clean and rinse.

9. This method is used to get rid of mice in your kitchen. Shake baking soda around their hiding spots and they'll stay away from your kitchen for ever. It's safe for pet and kids and easy to clean up with a broom or a vacuum.

10. To keep your bathroom fixtures sparkling clean apply a  paste of vinegar and baking soda to stainless steel faucets, knobs, and towel bars. Lay old towels or rags on top and wait one hour then buff off. Rinse the fixtures and then let them dry for sparkling fixtures without a hint of water marks.

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