Happy National Baking Soda Day!!

Let us rejoice for it is National Bicarbonate of Soda day! While most of us are familiar with using baking soda in cooking and as a remedy for an upset stomach there are many other uses. According to http://www.armandhammer.com/solutions.aspx  some other uses include:

Septic care:  a cup of baking soda poured into your drink can help keep your septicrunning freely.

Clay: you can make play Clay by using baking soda, cornstarch and water.

Barbecue grills: Grungy grills delete can be cleaned delete by sprinkling dry Baking Soda on a damp brush, scrub and rinse clean. For tough, greasy stains, scrub with a wire brush and a baking soda paste (3 parts baking soda to one part warm water) and rinse thoroughly.

Not all uses of baking soda can be found on the Arm and Hammer website. Some others that were discovered:

Removing oil stains from the garage floor: Just wet the area sprinkle with baking soda scrub and rinse.

Fix a bad battery connection: Make a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water and brush onto corroded battery posts and cable connectors. Rinse and dry. Coat with petroleum jelly to keep terminals trouble-free.

Metal polish: Mix four tablespoons baking soda with two cups of wood ashes from a fireplace or woodstove. Add a small portion to just enough water to make a paste. With a damp sponge, rub onto stainless steel, chrome, silver, or gold plating. Rinse and dry.

Remove porcupine quills from pets. Mix two teaspoons baking soda in one cup of vinegar. Apply to quill area and wait 10 minutes. Reapply and wait another 10 minutes. Quills should come out easily.

As one can see from the short list above there are many, many uses for baking soda. However, baking remains number one. Go out and celebrate this auspicious day.



One thought on “Happy National Baking Soda Day!!”

  1. Beverly - January 15, 2012 12:25 pm

    What a great blog

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