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20 things to do with baking soda

20 things to do with baking soda

1. Detach the laundry with baking soda


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No need to invest in an overpriced special stain remover, bicarbonate turns into a stain remover once diluted in water and sprayed on the task. We do not guarantee that it will be enough to overcome a task of wine or blood, but with a little patience, everything is possible.

2. Let the cakes rise with baking soda


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In the United States, baking soda is called baking soda, and for good reason: ½ teaspoon can replace a sachet of yeast in the kitchen to make bread and cakes rise, provided that the baking temperature exceeds 70 ° C.

3. Store cut flowers with baking soda


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A teaspoon in the water in the vase plays the same role as the bags provided by the florist when purchasing a bouquet of cut flowers. To keep the flowers in the garden longer or change the water without worrying about losing the florist's product, we simply replace it with bicarbonate!

4. Sanitize toilets with baking soda


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Forget them toilet cleaners not very natural, the bicarbonate is responsible for disinfecting. We pour two tablespoons of baking soda into the bottom of the bowl, sprinkle on the walls of the toilet, then spray white vinegar on the whole. We watch it foam and let it act as long as possible, it's done.

5. Cook the vegetables with baking soda


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A teaspoon of baking soda in the cooking water of vegetables or in a good simmered dish both preserves their color and limits odors for the cabbage. The icing on the simmer, the bicarbonate improves the digestibility of the recipe!

6. Boost the laundry with baking soda


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With half the detergent and two tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate in the washing machine, you save on the product without compromising on efficiency: bicarbonate enhances the performance of the detergent, which generally costs ten times more than the White powder.

7. Eliminate odors with baking soda


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Baking soda eliminates all unpleasant odors, wherever they are. We sprinkle it on sweat spots, we add it to the detergent to zap the tobacco smells, we sow it on the sofa to eliminate dog odors… we can even put a cup on top of the kitchen cupboards, in the shelves in the dressing room or on the shelves in the fridge!

8. Scrub pots with baking soda


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The simmered tied in the Dutch oven? The jam burned in the pot? Quick, we fill with hot water with 2 tablespoons of baking soda and leave to act for 20 minutes. For the most encrusted, we boil everything before cleaning.

9. Wash your teeth with baking soda


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Baking soda is found in many toothpastes because it disinfects the mouth and cleans teeth, whitens them slightly and erases stains thanks to its abrasive power. It can therefore replace the toothpaste once a week directly on the wet toothbrush, no more so as not to damage the teeth. Plan B ? We make homemade toothpaste with bicarbonate!

10. Relieve stomach with baking soda


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Grandmother's remedy bicarbonate of soda fights against heartburn effectively by absorbing acidity. A glass of water with a tablespoon of bicarbonate at the end of the meal, and voila.

11. Neutralize bitterness or acidity with baking soda


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If it absorbs the acidity of the stomach, baking soda can do the same thing with a pinch or two in tomato sauce or fruit coulis, without adding sugar. And in the cabbage cooking water, neutralizes bitterness !

12. Maintain pipes with baking soda


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A pipeline to maintain? We pour sodium bicarbonate in the sink or in the shower before adding White vinegar. We let it foam and like the toilet, we wait before running hot water. Repeated several times, the trick can even lead to a pipe!

13. Tenderise the meat with baking soda


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Rubbing the meat with baking soda about two hours before cooking works wonders on the tenderness side: this simple gesture is enough to soften the flesh and to reduce the marked taste of certain meats such as game. Sweetness and flavors guaranteed.

14. Hold the egg whites with baking soda


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You know the trick of the pinch of salt in the white snow? Same principle with the baking soda : add a pinch in the egg whites and whisk to obtain the white egg whites with perfect hold.

15. Avoid mildew with baking soda


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To prevent the appearance of downy mildew and other fungi, spray baking soda diluted in water, at the rate of one tablespoon per liter of water, directly on the leaves. The method modifies the pH of the leaves and disrupts the development of diseases, on tomato plants such as roses.

16. Clean silverware with baking soda


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The power slightly baking soda abrasive shines the silverware, but also the glasses or the brass. The user manual ? Dab a damp cloth in a baking cup and rub the silverware gently, before rinsing and wiping.

17. Degrease the kitchen with baking soda


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The degreased baking soda, deodorizes and sanitizes, an explosive mixture for cleaning worktops, hobs or fridge shelves. Moisten a microfiber cloth, sprinkle with bicarbonate and rub gently before wiping.

18. Treat canker sores with baking soda


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Doubtful breath or canker sores in series? Before going to the pharmacy, we dilute a teaspoon of baking soda in lukewarm water and we offer mouthwashes to clean up the mouth area. A tip that by the way, refreshes the breath.

19. Clean fruits and vegetables with baking soda


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To rid the fruits and vegetables of their various treatments and pesticides, we offer them a ride in the deep end: a basin of water, a teaspoon of baking soda and a few minutes of dip are enough to wash them off.

20. Weed naturally with baking soda


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Exit expensive chemicals and harmful to the environment, we fall back on baking soda, cheap and natural. Sprinkled directly on grooves, cracks or slabs, it slows the growth of weeds, all without poisoning anyone.