Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Other Uses for Baking Soda-Other than Baking!

Earlier on this month, I stumbled upon 61 reason/uses for baking soda. To my surprise, I had never heard of some of these uses and decided to give them a try.

The first tip I tried was adding a half a cup of baking soda to my dishwasher before running it. WOW, what a difference! Maybe it’s just my dishwasher, but when I run my dishes normally I used a solid dishwashing additive to prevent spots, which never seemed to work for me anyway. The baking soda took care of that! It also helps with any odor buildup, if there is any.

The second tip I used was to add a half a cup to each laundry load in addition to soap and fabric softener. My whites seemed whiter and colors really were brighter! I would highly recommend it…it is inexpensive and the results are great!

Some tips that I was not aware of were to add about a half a cup or more to your bath water to soften your skin. By adding a few tablespoons to your baby’s bathwater also helps with diaper/skin rashes.

A big thanks to www.bellybytes.com for these tips we tried here at organic.org.