Use baking soda for cleaning these kitchen items:
Trash cans, diaper pails and hampers
Tea stain on mug
Non-abrasive stovetop cleaner
Sprinkle a little baking soda in a gym bag to keep it smelling fresh.
Add 1/2 cup baking soda to liquid laundry detergent for fresh-smelling and cleaner clothes.
Baking soda can be a staple in personal hygiene:
Bath: Add 1/2 cup to a warm bath to soothe and condition skin.
Facial: Add 3 parts baking soda to 1 part olive oil, then apply in a circular motion after washing face with regular soap. (It works on dry skin on the body as well.)
Teeth: Brush your teeth with it -- and it's also used to clean dentures, retainers and mouth guards. Add 2 teaspoons to a bowl of water.
Foot soak: Soak feet in 3 tablespoons to a basin of warm water.
Bee stings: Make a paste of water and baking soda to soothe irritation and remove stinger.
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Baking soda also has a number of uses -- both culinary and safety-related -- in the kitchen:
Since it has so many uses, separate boxes of baking soda may be bought for cooking, cleaning and bathing.
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