Scrub Your Surfaces
Just like vinegar, an eco-cleaning staple, unflavored seltzer's acidity breaks down dirt and bacteria, making it a good replacement for harsher chemical-based detergents. Apply it with a soft cloth (microfiber is best) or nonabrasive sponge to stainless steel, chrome and porcelain for a shiny finish. In order to avoid water spots, don't let it air-dry.
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Fluff Up Your Recipes
Sub seltzer for tap water or milk when you make pancakes, waffles or scrambled eggs. The carbonation gives the finished product a lighter, airier texture.
Clean Your Car
Parked under a tree? The gravel in bird droppings can scratch your car's surface if you just rub them off. Instead, do a mini power wash by removing the cap from a bottle of seltzer, shaking it up with your thumb over the opening and blasting off the scum.
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Clarify Your Hair
After a dip in the pool or ocean, give your hair a quick rinse with a bottle of seltzer. The fizziness will gently remove any chlorine or salt buildup.
Mix a diet-friendly drink
Splash it in with an unexpected juice combo-pineapple and pomegranate, orange and apple, cranberry and limeade-for an effervescent thirst quencher that contains fewer calories than soda or juice alone.
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Original article appeared on WomansDay.com.
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