Whether it's creating carbon dioxide bubbles, neutralizing acids or bases, or putting out grease fires, Sodium Bicarbonate is one of the most versatile and useful items found in a person's household.
As a readily available acid, lemons are cherished worldwide for their versatility and usefulness. They're a natural insecticide, deodorizer and cleaner. Inexpensive and easy to find, lemons are a true bargain.
Used since ancient times, vinegar is widely popular in various forms in many different cultures. And while there are many types, White Vinegar will be your powerful ally in a variety of different ways for both cleaning & medicinal remedies.
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1/4c baking soda, 1/2c vinegar, 1 gal hot water; this mixture will clean grease & grime, plus deodorize!
Mix 1 part water to 1 part vinegar in a new spray bottle; use to clean most surfaces in your kitchen & bath.
Put a whole lemon peel in the garbage disposal. Freshens the drain, as well as the kitchen.
Place an open box of baking soda in the fridge to absorb odors.
1c baking soda + 1/2c salt, let sit overnite. Flush w/2c boiling water in the morning. Now your drain is clean!
Use baking soda to scrub hard surfaces instead of harsh cleaners.
Mix 1/2c lemon juice w/1c olive oil to polish all the wood furniture and floors in your house.
Flush toilet bowl, when water level is down, pour in 1c vinegar. Scrub away rings!
Soak brushes & combs in 1 to 1 baking soda/water mixture to keep them fresh and clean.
Use a 1 to 1 vinegar and water solution to mop your floors. Watch them sparkle!
Vinegar can remove mildew. Use it in the shower & other tough areas of your bathroom to safely remove mildew.
Mix baking soda & water to clean non-stick frying pans. Removes lingering food smells and taste.
A spoonful of apple cider vinegar a day can help fight sinus infections and allergies.
A baking soda paste makes for a great natural toothpaste. Keeps teeth white & fights bad breath.
A tablespoon of baking soda, juice of one lemon & 6 teaspoons of water can ease an upset stomach & cure bloating and gas.
Help a dry, itchy scalp by avoiding chemical-laden shampoos and opting to use a baking soda paste. Rinse with apple cider vinegar.
Relieve the sting and itching from a bee or jellyfish sting by applying vinegar to the affected area.
Mix 1/4c apple cider vinegar with 1/4c honey. Take one tablespoon 6 to 8 times daily.
Dissolve 3 tablespoons baking soda in a tub of warm water. Let feet soak for 5 minutes, then gently scrub.
Use a cotton ball to add a coat of vinegar to your nails before applying nail polish for a longer lasting finish.
Dampen hair with lemon juice, then sit out in the sun for an hour. Rinse juice out.
Help remove odors like smoke and sweat from clothes by soaking them in a baking soda & water mixture before washing.
Try adding 1/2c of baking soda to the rinse cycle for a natural, more gently alternative to fabric softener.
Quickly rinse acid spills with cold water, then sprinkle with baking soda to neutralize them before washing.
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