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Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous, Fun, and Frugal Uses You've Probably Never Thought of

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This 7" x 6", 120 page book is fully indexed. Learn how baking soda was developed into a consumer product, how it works, and more importantly how to use it in an amazing number of ways. In fifteen different catagories, ranging from cooking and cleaning to hygience and home remedies, you'll find ideas you never thought of. Baking soda can be used for cooking, laundry, garde ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published November 25th 2003 by Book Peddlers (first published 1995)
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Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Many interesting uses for baking soda; however, I would find the book more useful if the author had actually tried each use. As it is, the book is more a list of things that may or may not work. The reader is left to discover for herself.
Qu
Aug 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: reference
Mosquito bites
Plaque
Cleaning vegetables
Add a dash to baked beans to eliminate gaseous effect
Cutting boards: spread baking soda over the surface, then add vinegar, let bubbles do their work then rinse with hot water
Get the smell of garlic off of your hands
Clean sink
Clean a clogged drain: pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain , then add 1 cup of hot vinegar, wait a few minutes , then flush the drain with a quart of very hot water or pour in baking soda and salt , let it sit over night ,
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Deborah
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I had no idea! My next visit to the grocery store will include several boxes of baking soda! Wipe your windshield with it to repel rain.

Improve the smell of dishrags by soaking them in baking soda and water.

Suck it in with your vacuum cleaner to remove the odor.

Freshen the air by mixing baking soda with your favorite perfumed bath salts. Put the mixture in small sachet bags.

Restore stiff brushes by boiling them in a solution of 1/2 gallon of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar, and a cup of baking soda.

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Liz
Jul 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Lots of tips to be found in this book. Some are a bit vague though. Like a solution of baking soda and water...but they don't tell you what the ratio or anything would be. A lot of these tips you could probably find various places online, or even on Arm & Hammers website. Indeed, it tells you to go to the website for more tips. Interesting history about how baking soda came to be, and what it is now. Overall worth the pickup at the library, not sure I'd buy it. ...more
Bing
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: food, nf
Now this is the kind of quality reading material I can get behind.
Angeldrawers
Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Most of these ideas you will never use. At the beginning she says she hasn't tested them all, some are suggestions by people writing in to Family Circle magazine, so we don't know if they really work or work in all circumstances. Which have been tested?

Some suggestions involve combining baking soda with nasty ingredients like bleach, ammonia or borax.

She talks about tipping 'a box' of baking soda into things, but what size is the box? How much is inside the box? This is clearly written for the
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Patricia Atkinson
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn't know there were so many different uses for baking soda this book is very informative and I learned a lot from it for something that is not expensive you can save a lot of money by using this book.. ...more
Karen
Dec 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, household-ideas
Since I grew up in the generation of ready-made cleaners I had no idea that something as simple & unassuming as baking soda could be so useful. I think this book will help me save time/money/space and perhaps the environment. I can't wait to start trying out the suggestions! ...more
Ny'ilah
Feb 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
The uses for baking soda were amazing in this book. From cleaning the microwave and keeping your pets odor at bay to keping your plants healthy and no upset stomach, everyone should having baking soda in there home.
Fran
Lots of good tips! I tried the vinegar and baking soda for mopping floors and was happy with the results. I plan to try more!
kaity
Jan 27, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
i dunno, i can name at least 499 off the top of my head... unclogging drains, cleaning the tub, taking out stains, toothpaste substitute. seriously, baking soda is all you need.
Rio
Feb 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
So useful! Who knew baking soda could be so practical? Sanitize your toothbrushes, freshen up the cat litter, wash your white clothes, do 500 things with baking soda!
Sheridan
Aug 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference
Some great idea!
Mathew Carruthers
Very helpful - tons of great ideas for using this oft-neglected kitchen item.
Mary M
Nov 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Beauty is truth, and truth beauty--all ye know on earth and all ye need to know. And also that nothing cleans plastic like baking soda.
❆ Crystal ❆
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Well worth owning! I love this book.
Nicole
Oct 08, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
contains many tips and hints seen in other books. Not bad, though the cover art is kinda atrocious.
Dawn
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I already use baking soda for a lot of things, but this gave me so many more ways to use it. Would recommend if you are trying to go the more natural approach.
Nanci
Feb 01, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I learned a great deal, more than I could ever remember, about the uses and history of baking soda. I thought this was a fun presentation and I will have to try some of the things I learned.
Kathleen
Nov 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Another of her books with helpful information. Also much better for the enviroment. Inexpensive switches you can make.
Aubrie
Jul 03, 2010 added it
i want to believe in baking soda like the way that the big fat greek father believes in windex.
Lara
Mar 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
Another fun read about the many uses of baking soda.
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