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Baking Soda is amazing…

Yesterday, I posted about how you can simply use Baking Soda instead of Drano or Liquid Plumber.

Today, I thought I would list a few other ways to use the inexpensive Baking ingredient!

To remove coffee/tea stains or minor burn stains from china dip a damp cloth in Baking Soda and rub the stained area.

Use a mixture of 1/2 Baking Soda, 1/2 salt, sprinkle on carpets to kill ants and roaches. Leave on at least 15 minutes, vacuum well.

Use a dab of Baking Soda on the end of your toothbrush instead of toothpaste for clean and white teeth, makes for fresh breath too.

Add a 1/2 cup of Baking Soda to your bath for soft and smooth skin.

Use Baking Soda as a natural underarm deodorant.

Add a teaspoon of Baking Soda to your favorite shampoo once a week to help remove build up, leaving your hair soft and shiny.

Use Baking Soda as a deodorizer around the house: it works well in garbage cans, cat litter boxes and diaper pails. It even works to deodorize garbage disposals and dishwashers.

Use Baking Soda and water as a kitchen cleanser. Works great on sinks, refrigerators, cutting boards, coffee pots and more. I use it on the stove top and it removes grease wonderfully

Rub stainless steel and chrome with a moist cloth and dry Baking Soda to shine it up. Rinse and dry.

Baking Soda even works in the shower to remove soap residue.

Make your own baking powder, stir and sift together 2 parts of Cream of Tartar to 1 part Baking Soda and 1 part cornstarch.

Be sure to keep an extra box of Baking Soda by your stove in case of grease or electrical fire. Scatter the powder by the handful to safely put it out.

Clean vegetables and fruit with Baking Soda. Sprinkle in water, soak and rise the produce.

Remove burned-on food from a pan by allowing the pan to soak in Baking Soda and a moist scrubber.

Forget antacids: Take 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda in 1/2 glass of water to relieve acid indigestion or heartburn.

Making Play-doh Clay with 1 1/4 cups water, 2 cupsĀ  Baking Soda, 1 cup cornstarch.

Amazing stuff!

Non-toxic, economical, frugal and yet so simple!

Add comment January 17, 2009

Drano vs Baking Soda

ok, so yesterday I posted an email I had gotten about how toxic our cleaning products really are… today, I want to share something really cool with you.

A practical, non-toxic way to unclog drains!! YUM.

Drano/ liquid plumber is a major culprit when it comes to poisoning our homes. The statistics are overwhelming! Google it, if you are skeptical.

___ Drain Cleaner - WARNING! - Burns mouth, tongue, throat, and stomach, causing permanent damage. Can cause severe eye damage and blindness.

That totally says YIKES to me… how about you?

We have a little expirament for you… pour baking soda down your drain, followed by 3 cups of boiling water (carefully)… Watch and see. No fumes, no plastic toxic bottle, no chemicals, no FEAR! Best of all, no clog!

Or try this concoction for really tough clogs:
1 cup salt - 1 cup vinegar - 1cup soda down your drain. Let it stand 15 min and watch it fizzle. Flush with 2 qts. boiling water, followed by flushing with hot tap water for 1 min.


So if you are frugal like I try to be, check this out… Gel drano $9.20 vs Baking Soda 99 cents plus vinegar 30cents plus salt 50 cents= $1.80.

$9.20 for toxic chemicals or $1.80 for something safe - which one makes cents for you?

Save money, save your health and for the environmentally savvy, save the earth all at the same time!

It is a WIN -WIN!!

My Challenge to you dear readers, is to safely rid yourselves of the Poison called Drano today! It may just save a life.

2 comments January 16, 2009

Organic Toothpaste

written by guest writer: Article Source Earth Articles Green Directory

Benefits of Using Organic Toothpaste

Going green encompasses more than recycling or driving a hybrid vehicle, it may also mean purchasing all natural organic products that are safe for the environment and bio degradable.

But helping the environment is not the only reason why one should use organic items. Studies indicate that individuals who primarily use all natural products have fewer food allergies or rashes and are healthier than those who are not.

Even simple organic maintenance items, like toothpaste, can have its advantages.

Why use Organic tooth paste

Over the counter tooth pastes can be extremely gritty and harmful to the teeth, eroding the enamel at a far faster rate with prolonged use. On the flipside, organic toothpaste is soft and causes no injury to the enamel.

Other benefits of using organic toothpaste include:

- Through cleansing — essential oils like mint or menthol provides an antibacterial effect that promote greater dental hygiene. This makes it far superior to the over the counter toothpastes. - Dental Protection — tooth decay slows down the clay purifies the mouth with continued use creates a barrier to viruses and harmful corrosive bacteria. - Superior Whitening - Clay toothpaste whitens teeth to a near brilliant shine in a very short period of time. - Healing properties - People who suffer from gingivitis, mouth ulcers and wounds in the mouth may find that using organic tooth paste helps diminish these problems. - Fresh breath - People often worry that organic products don?t work as well as mainstream ones. The fact is, in many cases the opposite is true. For example, the wonderful natural ingredients found in organic toothpaste can freshen the breath and keep it that way for hours.

Most people who use organic toothpastes enjoy the flavor and prefer it to traditional oral maintenance products.

Product Safety

One thing that makes people feel a bit leery about purchasing organic materials is the fear that they are not safe. In the realm of oral hygiene, organic toothpaste is far safer than mainstream pastes. It may shock them to learn that 89% percent of over the counter hygienic merchandise is not evaluated for safety.

Also, fluoride can cause mottling of the teeth and the paste itself creates canker sores in the mouth. This is because the ingredients in regular toothpaste can strip mouth tissue and even cause ulcers.

In comparison, organic toothpaste protects not only the health of the teeth but overall health as well.

Ingredients to avoid

Just because a manufacturer claims his toothpaste is organic doesn’t mean it is. True organic products are 100 percent natural and free of chemicals, dyes, flavorings and fragrance. Other ingredients you will want to avoid when buying organic toothpaste are Propylene Glycol, petroleum, mineral oil and parabens.

Any toothpaste that contains these things should be avoided because they are not safe for routine use or consumption.

Cruelty free

Those who indulge in a holistic lifestyle and follow homeopathic medicines also adhere to principals and ideals that necessitate locating cruelty free products.

What does it mean to be cruelty free?

Cruelty free simply means that the company doesn’t use animal testing to manufacture or create their products. Because most people who indulge holistic living are also vegan or vegetarian, the need to locate organic toothpaste that doesn’t advocate the barbaric practice of animal testing is imperative.

Where to find organic tooth paste

Many holistic food stores contain organic hygiene staples and can be easily located online or off. The internet also offers many businesses that sell all natural products as well. A thorough and complete investigation will uncover shops that provide exactly what you are looking for.

Be sure to research the company you plan to buy organic toothpaste and hygiene products from. By understanding who you are dealing with, you will feel more comfortable making any purchases and may even decide to buy further organic products in the future.

About the Author

Organic skin care products, anti wrinkle creams, aromatherapy oils and more to help keep you looking young and fabulous. Keep atop the latest skincare tips and beauty tricks posted on our skin care blog.

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Add comment December 16, 2008

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