Baking soda: the eco-friendly ingredient to use in your home
Why using expensive harsh chemical products for cleaning our home when we have baking soda? The cleaning products we find in stores are not only toxic for our family members, but for the environment too. Exposing ourselves to these kind of chemicals, could lead to asthma, allergies, cancer, and other health problems.
So, check the list below to see how you can use baking soda in your home for a quick and easy clean up routine.
- Carpet cleaner: sprinkle your carpet with baking soda. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then vacuum the carpet.
- Silverware cleaner: mix three parts baking soda and one part water. Stir until you create a paste. Rub your silverware with the paste and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse the silverware with water.
- Drain cleaner: mix baking soda with apple cider vinegar. Pour the mixture down the drain and let it bubble for 15 minutes, then rinse it with hot water.
- Pots and pans cleaner: Add some baking soda into warm water and let your pots and pans soak for 15-20 minutes. The grease will come right off.
- Coffee and tea-pot cleaner: mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup warm water. Rub the mixture on and in your pots. For better results, let it sit for a few hours first and then rinse.
- Microwave cleaner: wipe away food and grease with just one teaspoon of baking soda and a damp rag.
- Shower curtain cleaner: get rid of stains by rubbing a mixture of baking soda and a few drops of water onto them.
- Shoe deodorizer: sprinkle baking soda inside your shoes and the smell will clear up within minutes.
- Closet freshener: place a box or cup of baking soda inside your closet to keep the fresh and clean smell.
- Cat litter deodorizer: cover the bottom of the box with baking soda first, and then fill it in with kitty litter as usual. After you cleaned up your cat's "business," you can sprinkle baking soda on top of the litter for a quick refresher.
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