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Uses for baking soda



It's a common product that most of us readily have on hand. Chances are you use it for baking. But did you know that baking soda can also help you with your laundry?

Long known for its odour reducing properties, baking soda can also remove smoke and sweat odours from your laundry. Simply soak smelly clothes in a tub of water mixed with a ½ cup of baking soda for at least a half an hour before you wash them the way that you normally would.

 

What is baking soda?

Baking soda (Sodium bicarbonate or Bicarbonate of Soda) is a fine, white powder that neutralises acids. It is found in the human body where it reduces the acidity of hydrochloric acid produced by the stomach. It is also produced artificially.

Before the introduction of Eno and Rennies, I remember that my dad used to mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water as a cure for indigestion. Not very tasty but it did the job.

 

There are so many uses for baking soda and it can be used for various tasks around the home, here are just some ideas: