10/18/10

How I Save Money ~ Natural Cleaning



Baking soda has many uses and helps me save money!  It's good for more than just putting in recipes for yummy cookies!

When I was a child and got a bee sting, my Mom made a past of baking soda and put it on to sooth the sting. 

Keep your house smelling good ~ Naturally!
  1. Put baking soda or vinegar with lemon juice in a small bowl or dish to absorb odors around the house.
  2. Get smells out of plastic containers by soaking them in a water and baking soda mix overnight.
  3. Freshen your carpet by sprinkling baking soda on it and vacuum up a while later.  (test in a small spot first)
  4. Clean out a drain by pouring about 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain and then 1/2 cup vinegar. It will bubble and fizz breaking down the gunk!  About 10-20 minutes later, pour hot water down the drain.  (be careful of hot water with plastic pipes and don't mix other chemicals like drain cleaners)
  5. Sprinkle in bottom of garbage pail to keep it fresh.
  6. Scrub sinks, bathtubs and toilets with baking soda and vinegar.  Sprinkle soda on surface, spray with vinegar/water solution, scrub and rinse.
  7. Clean your dishwasher.  Run an empty cycle using just baking soda instead of detergent.
  8. Mix with water to wash chemicals and waxes off of fruits and veggies.
  9. Deter ants in garden.  Surround with a line of baking soda.
  10. Shine chrome with baking soda and water.
  11. Mix baking soda and water (I like to add a small amount of conditioner) and scrub the wax buildup out of your hair.
Do you use it?  If so, let us know how!

1 comment:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I have been using it a lot lately also...buying the BIG bag. It feel better about the safety factor also.
Thanks..you gave me more ideas.

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