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10 Uses for a Box of Baking Soda

By JulieVR |

Years ago, marketing executives in charge of selling boxes of baking soda decreed that it was not only a great way to make your cakes rise and cookies spread, but an effective refrigerator and freezer deodorizer as well. It turns out it isn’t the most effective at removing odors from your fridge, but there are dozens of uses that make it an inexpensive household tool that comes in handy for everything from brushing your teeth to scrubbing pots and putting out fires. Baking soda isn’t just for cookies anymore – here are ten great ways to put that little orange box to good use.

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Household uses for baking soda

Give yourself a facial

A small spoonful of baking soda added to your regular facial cleanser will turn it into a gentle exfoliant, sloughing away dead skin cells.
Source: Salt, Lemons, Vinegar and Baking Soda, by Shea Zukowski.
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Some ideas adapted from Salt, Lemons, Vinegar and Baking Soda, by Shea Zukowski – a great resource for earth-friendly household products and cleaning solutions!


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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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  1. Jeanne fox says:

    Like the idea so far.

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