Following on from last weeks uses for Soda Crystals, here is another great inexpensive product with many uses. Bicarb of soda is about 99p for 200g, and it has lots of different uses. I would literally need to write a book to list them all, so I am going to hit you with my top five.
Top five uses for bicarb of soda.
1. Deodorise your fridge. I do not like bad smells in my house, and my fridge is often the culprit. Here’s the solution, put an open container of bicarb of soda in your fridge and the smells will disappear. I won’t pretend to know how it works, perhaps it’s the soda pixies. Replace it every 2/3 months to keep your fridge smelling fresh.
2. Bathing. Add half a cup of bicarb of soda to your bath and it will leave your skin softer than a baby’s bottom. Also do the same for chickenpox and it will massively relieve the itching for hours. If your baby has nappy rash put 2 tsp’s in their bath and it will relieve and help to clear the rash, brilliant.
3. Insect bites and bee stings. Being bitten is not nice, it itches and stings and bicarb is useful here also. Apply directly to insect bites and make a water and bicarb poultice for bee stings, it really is effective.
4. Sunburn. Ok so it would be much better just not to get burned at all. However I am so fair that sometimes the sun burns me regardless. I make a paste with bicarb of soda and water and spread it on the suncream and it’s bliss.
5. Car windscreens. Now I really don’t know how this works, it must be some very powerful magic or something but it does. If you put bicarb and water on a cloth and wipe the inside and outside of your windscreen it repels the rain, how cool is that!
Anyway you may think I am as barmy as a box of pixies or you may share my love of the magical white stuff, whatever floats your boat. If you are as enthusiastic about bicarb of soda as me then please do comment and share your tips for its many uses. Top tip will win, well, a place in my heart.
-Tin foil, bicarbonate of soda and boiling water will clean silver amazingly well!
– sprinkle it onto a dirty grill pan, leave over night. It comes up a treat with a little elbow grease!
Fantastic tips, thank you.
Love the car screen tip and never thought to use it for sunburn. I like the white stuff too 🙂 very handy and lots more uses than adding it to your muffins!!!
Great also for putting in smelly trainers overnight then tip/hoover out in the morning for not perfect but sweeter smelling shoes!!! Not my trainers I might add 😉 Also good for cleaning grouting, make paste, leave then rinse off 🙂 x
Smelly trainers, good idea, though of course like you my feet never smell.
Wow another lot of fab tips using a product I would never have considered using ! I don’t have any top tips with it I am afraid
Baking soda and white vinegar are brilliant and just about replace all the expensive chemical products we’ve been convinced we need by clever marketing. Will have to try the windscreen tip! Thanks for that one!