July 21, 2014

For the Love of Baking Soda

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If there’s one staple in our home that I am never, ever, without, it’s Baking Soda.

Since most of you tuning in today for Tasty Tuesday certainly have a fondness for Baking Soda in all things sweets, treats and baked goods, I know you understand why it’s a staple.

We love our easy,homemade baking powder biscuits that have been a fun “Cooking with the Kids” recipe for years.

Yet honestly, baking soda is a staple in our home for much, much more than baking. It’s a staple for nearly every single cleaning task that occurs in our home. It’s frugal, natural, it has no harsh odors and just plain works wonders.

I guess I assumed that everyone knew that by adding just a tad of water to baking soda and making a paste out of it, it becomes a “miracle cleaner,” but I found that not to be true.

Last week, I had an orientation at our home for the home school group that I direct. I was serving a bright pink punch (with way too much dye) and it was slowing dripping out of the dispenser causing stains on my white counter. As I wiped it up, a friend knew that it was bad news for my counter. I had no fear. Baking soda came to the rescue and it got the stain right out. She could not believe that just that little paste could conquer such a large stain.

That’s just one example of how we use baking soda on a daily basis. I was asked to switch out my old products for Baking Soda. Well, that can’t happen because I buy baking soda in bulk and so there’s nothing to change out. I wouldn’t be without it, and in the next post, I’ll share the many uses that I have found for this miracle product over the years.

I’m going to put together a list of the TOP 50 ways to use baking soda and I can’t wait to hear about your favorite uses.>

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Comments

  1. I use baking soda in baking quite frequently, but I must admit that I have never used it for cleaning. I am moving towards a more natural approach to cleaning lately, so I can’t wait to add baking soda to my routine. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. It is my favorite thing to clean my stovetop! I ruined my last stovetop by using abrasive cleaners to get the grime off. Not anymore! Baking soda is strong enough to make is sparkle without leaving a scratch!
    And I have to say one other thing it’s great for…heartburn! A little dissolved in water, gulp it down (because it tastes terrible!) and heartburn is gone almost instantly, and won’t come back for days! Which is great, because I get a LOT of heartburn! Works MUCH better than any over-the-counter antacid meds!

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  3. I use it instead of shampoo. Made the switch about 3 years ago, and my wavy hair has done SO much better…less frizz {and this in SC and TX!} and more definition. Plus, I can go longer between cuts because the ends don’t split and dry out nearly as quickly.
    And…
    …it’s dirt cheap. :o)

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  4. I had liquid from cooking on the stove top that was blackened and IMPOSSIBLE to get out. Used baking soda with a little water on a paper towel and voila, it was gone!!!! So excited!!! Good stuff:)

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  5. It does a great job cleaning out clogged drains.
    I pour baking soda to fill the drain hole, pour in a couple cups of vinegar and let it bubble. Leave sit for a time (30 minutes?) and let the fizzy reaction do it’s work then flush with hot water. Repeat if necessary.
    I do this regularly to keep the drains clear – monthly, if I remember.

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  6. yes, i love using baking soda and i look forward to hearing your many other uses for it! But the biscuit recipe calls for baking powder, not soda, correct?

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    Jen Reply:

    Oh yes, now I am laughing!!! That is why I even wrote BAKING POWDER biscuits in the post. I don’t think I had my coffee yet. ;)

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    jennifer Reply:

    @Jen, I always get the 2 confused. lol!

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  7. I always keep baking soda in the house as well. It has so many uses from removing stains to shampoo. Awesome post!

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  8. Will watch for your list of ways to use baking soda – and thanks for this linkup!

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  9. Thanks so much for hosting Tasty Tuesday. It’s my first time linking up and I am now following you too. I hope you’ll stop by Posed Perfection for a visit and maybe even a follow back. Have a blessed week!
    ~Nici

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  10. Jellyfish! I keep a little container of white vinegar + a baggie of baking soda in my beach bag. A local EMT told me about it, and sure enough, it works. More than once, I’ve come to the aid of a stranger with a screaming child with just those two little things. It really works!

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  11. Baking Soda, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways….

    My absolute favorite non-cooking use is scrubbing my tub. I’m positive baking soda does a much better job than anything else, even the Shaklee paste that I have.

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  12. Thanks for hosting! I’m looking forward to your list of baking soda uses. :)

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  13. I use it to clean away grim and on my tub. Works like a charm!

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