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Baking soda, your ally!


If there is one product whose value cannot be estimated, it is baking soda. Used mainly in pastries and bakeries, this product is also called soda or little cow , in reference to the image of the cow used at the time by the Cow Brand brand.

As we all have this product on hand in our kitchen cabinet, we are going to demonstrate its versatility to you.

Benefits
One of the first advantages of this product is that it is economical. In addition to being inexpensive, its use allows you to avoid purchasing more expensive products that would perform the same functions.

Subsequently, this product is non-toxic and non-allergenic. Be aware, however, that some sensitive people may experience irritation when using it.

Another advantage is that it is biodegradable. It is therefore perfect for deodorizing your brown bin !

Finally, a significant advantage is that it has a long lifespan, even several years, and that it is not perishable. If in doubt, you can always check its effectiveness by mixing a teaspoon with 2 of vinegar. If you see foam, your product is still good.

Uses
Kitchen
Deodorize
Perfect deodorizer in the kitchen, it can be used in the refrigerator, the trash can, the compost bin and even to remove stubborn cooking odors. To do this, simply fill shallow containers with soup baking soda, place them in your kitchen and leave for a few hours.

Scrub
Do you have a stuck dish or pot? Use a little baking soda and scrub with your sponge or brush . If the residue is stubborn, pour a tablespoon of bicarbonate and one of vinegar, then leave to act for a few minutes. The residue will be easier to clean!

These steps are also perfect for cleaning your oven. On the other hand, if you have an aluminum dish, you should avoid using baking soda, as it could cause your dish to oxidize.


Baking Soda Clean


Bathroom

To clean
Baking soda with vinegar is perfect for cleaning a toilet: sprinkle the first on all surfaces, then pour in a little vinegar. Leave it on for a few minutes, then clean with your cloth .

Sprinkle with baking soda, pour in vinegar and leave to act for a few minutes, then rinse.

Unblock
Are your pipes not flowing as well as before and starting to smell? Unclog them by pouring baking soda, then vinegar. Leave to act for a few hours or overnight, then pour in hot water.


Cloth clothing


Clothes

Deodorize
In our house, many fabrics are difficult to clean. For example, the sofa, cushions or rugs. To remove odors from them, sprinkle baking soda and leave to act for between 12 and 24 hours before vacuuming.

Detach
Being alkaline, baking soda is perfect for removing greasy stains from fabrics. To do this, create a paste with baking soda and water, then apply this paste to the stain. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse before washing your garment as usual. Please note, you should not use this paste on wool or silk, as this could damage the fibers of your fabric.

Whiten
White fabrics fade and yellow over time. To revive their shine, soak clothes in hot water with baking soda, then wash them as normal.


Bicarbonate personal care


Personal care

Deodorant
In a homemade deodorant based on baking soda, this ingredient has the property of absorbing sweat and controlling odors. Making your own homemade air freshener is very simple and the MegaVrac store has published an easy-to-make recipe on its website.

Foot bath
Refresh your feet after a long day of walking by pouring ¼ cup of baking soda into a foot bath or bucket of warm water. To treat yourself, add your favorite essential oil .

And many other uses…
As we indicated at the beginning of the article, baking soda has several uses and we have only listed a fraction of them. We can also use it to weed, to balance the pH of our swimming pool and to create a homemade exfoliant.

A word of caution is in order: as with any new use of a product, we recommend that you carry out a test to ensure that you do not have a reaction and that there is no damage to the product. your object.

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Ecologically yours,

eco loco


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