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Baking Soda: Gentle Powerhouse

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Consider the lowly box of baking soda. Chances are you just think it's something to put in your cakes. Or maybe you've stirred some baking soda into a glass of water for relief from stomach upset.

But baking soda is incredibly versatile. For those with chemical sensitivities or concerned about the toxins in many commercial products, the benign and soothing baking soda can wear many hats. In fact, I can lead you to a list of 61 uses of this natural wonder.

"Bicarbonate of soda or baking soda has many different uses in the household!"

Did you know baking soda can put out fires? That it is an effective air freshener? You can put it in your washing machine for cleaner clothes. It will clean your silver. You can brush your teeth with it. Put it on skin irritations, rashes and poison ivy for quick relief.

But you don't have to take my word for any of this. Check out this article "Sixty-One Uses For Baking Soda".


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