Monday, July 30, 2007

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a cheap fix for a lot of things. Here are some of the most frugal uses of it, from tips readers sent in:

Carpet deodorizer - sprinkle on carpet, and leave overnight, then vacuum in the morning. Offending odors will be gone.

Put a generous amount of baking soda in a dish. After using steel
wool, wring out, and store it in the dish of baking soda. Cuts down
on rust, and is ready to scour away!

This reader says: I add a little baking soda to my facial cleanser instead of using facial scrubs. The little grains are round and tiny, so are very gentle. It's wonderful!

Add 1 T. of baking soda to 1 gal. of homemade organic rose/garden spray. Works
as an excellent fungicide. (Works on lawns, too.)

Make a box of baking soda do double duty by using it first to deodorize the refrigerator, under sink or wherever you need it, then use it to clean and polish with.


  1. You can also use it as an antacid if you have occasional heartburn. It's not as convenient as popping a Rolaids but is a lot cheaper!

  2. Yes, I do that myself sometimes, thanks for bringing it up! There are a lot of uses for baking soda.