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Baking Soda a Miracle Compound for Use in the Kitchen & Household🍴✏️🍴✏️🍴✏️🍴✏️🍴✏️

July 10, 2014

🍴✏️ Baking Soda. First things First. Lets talk about Baking Soda, from a Chemistry point of view: Sodium Bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate, is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline, taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). The natural mineral form is Nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral Natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs.

🍴✏️ Baking Soda is among the food additives encoded by European Union, identified by the initials E 500. Since it has long been known and is widely used, the salt has many related names such as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, and bicarbonate of soda. In colloquial usage, its name is sometimes shortened to sodium bicarb, bicarb soda, simply bicarb, or bica. The word saleratus, from Latin sal æratus meaning aerated salt, was widely used in the 19th century for both sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. These terms have now fallen out of common usage.

🍴✏️ There are some amazing uses of Baking Soda that have developed over many decades of use. Uses for Baking Soda in Cooking

🍴✏️ Mix a pinch, let say 1-teaspoon of Baking Soda for 2 quarts of tomato sauce, or into any tomato-based recipes, use 1/2-teaspoon added to tomato soups, to dramatically reduce its Acidity or bitterness. I use Baking Soda to enhance flavor and reduce acidity, which is particularly good in preparation of Jimmy’s Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce.

🍴✏️ Adding a 1/2 teaspoon, more or less, of baking soda into 3 beaten eggs will make your Scrambled eggs or Omelets very fluffy.

🍴✏️ Have trouble digesting beans? Add some baking soda to the water when you rehydrate beans to make them easier to digest.

🍴✏️ Baking soda and water is an excellent solution for washing pesticides off your fruits and vegetables.

🍴✏️ Soaking raw fish in baking soda and water in the refrigerator for an hour or two, will eliminate any β€œfishy smell.”

🍴✏️ Remove strong odors (like garlic) from your hands by scrubbing with baking soda and water.

🍴✏️ Uses for Baking Soda for Healthy and Beauty:

🍴✏️ Use baking soda in a recipe for a natural homemade deodorant.
Baking soda, coconut oil, and mint essentials oils make a nice homemade toothpaste.

🍴✏️ Also, baking soda and coconut oil mixed together makes a nice facial scrub. Here are more uses for coconut oil.

🍴✏️ Add a cup to bath water to relieve skin irritations and soften skin
Two table spoons mixed into your baby’s bathwater can relieve diaper rash.

🍴✏️ Apply baking soda to insect bites, rashes, poison ivy, windburn, or sunburn for quick pain relief.

🍴✏️ Apply it on jellyfish and bee stings to relieve pain.

🍴✏️ Relieve heartburn by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 glass of water and drinking it.

🍴✏️ Use baking soda as a mouth wash to help relieve the pain of canker sores.

🍴✏️ Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your vaporizer to relieve stuffiness.

🍴✏️ Uses for Baking Soda for Household Cleaning Purposes:

🍴✏️ Baking soda can be used to scrub, clean, deodorizer just several items and areas in your home: sinks, showers, bath tubs, pots and pans, fridge, garbage cans, shoes.

🍴✏️ Add a cup of baking soda to your toilet and swirl it around with a toilet brush. Let it sit for an hour and then flush it to get rid of germs and odor. It’s also good for your septic tank.

🍴✏️ Use baking soda to dry clean carpets and furniture. Sprinkle baking soda on the fabric and gently brush it in. Leave it sit for an hour then vacuum it up.

🍴✏️ Grease on your garage floor? Scatter some baking soda, scrub it, then vacuum it up.

🍴✏️ Add 1/4 cup to your laundry (with the detergent) to help get your clothes cleaner. This is especially helpful with cloth diapers. You can save a lot of money every year by making your own laundry detergent.

🍴✏️ Deodorized your cutting board by scrubbing it with baking soda and then giving it a good rinse.

🍴✏️ Add a spoonful to your dish water to help making scrubbing easier.
It’s also good for soaking pots and pans with burnt stuck on food.
Soak baby bottles in baking soda and hot water to clean and sanitize.

🍴✏️ You can also soak combs and brushes to clean them as well.
Clean your coffee maker by running a baking soda and water mixture through it and then rinse.

🍴✏️ Run an empty dishwasher with baking soda instead of dish detergent to give it a good clean.

🍴✏️ A baking soda & water paste is good for cleaning and polishing cast iron, stainless steel, and chrome.

🍴✏️ A paste can also be used to remove scratches from vinyl floors.

🍴✏️ A baking soda paste is great for removing crayon marks from walls. Rub gently then wash it off with a clean damp cloth. Rubbing too hard could take off the paint.

🍴✏️ A 1/4 cup of baking soda mixed with a quart of warm water can be used to clean your drains if done regularly. The same mixture also makes a good oven cleaner.

🍴✏️ Baking soda can also be used to make a homemade β€œDrano.”
Stick an open box of baking soda in a cooler to keep odor and stale smells away. This of course also works in the fridge or freezer.

🍴✏️ Uses for Baking Soda, more uses Around the House.

🍴✏️ Put baking soda and perfumed bath salts into a sachet to keep your clothing in your drawers and closets smelling fresh.

🍴✏️ Sprinkle in shoes and boots to get rid of odors.

🍴✏️ Suck some baking soda into your vacuum cleaner to get rid of odors.
Adding baking soda to your litter box helps absorb odors.

🍴✏️ Sprinkle a bit on baking soda onto your dog’s brush to help get rid of the β€œdog smell” and make their fur soft.

🍴✏️ Putting baking soda under your sink and along basement window sills can repel ants.

🍴✏️ Scattering baking soda around your garden will help prevent rabbits for eating your plants.

🍴✏️ It’s rumored that mixing baking soda into the soil before planting tomatoes could make them sweeter! Please let us know if this one works!

🍴✏️ Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in your flower vase to keep them fresh longer.

🍴✏️ Keep baking soda handy to smother small fire from the stove or fire place.

🍴✏️ Put some on a dry paper towel and wipe your windshield to repel rain.

🍴✏️ You can use baking soda to make homemade modeling clay.

🍴✏️ Because of it’s many uses, take baking soda next time you go camping. It can be used for, dish washing, tooth brushing, hand washing, and even a fire extinguisher.

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