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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Uses for Salt and Baking Soda

1. Test egg freshness
2. Set poached eggs
3. Prevent fruits from browning
4. Shell nuts more easily
5. Save the bottom of your oven
6. Prevent cake icing crystals
7. Remove odors from hands
8. For higher peaks when beating egg whites or cream
9. Extend cheese life
10.Extend toothbrush life
11.Clean teeth & mouth rinse (when combines with baking soda)
12.Ease mouth problems & throat pain
13.Relieve bee-sting pain, treat mosquito bites & poison ivy
14.Use as an exfoliating massage
15.Deter ants
16.Extinguish grease fires
17.Drip-proof candles
18.Keep cut flowers fresh or arrange artificial flowers to hold in place
19.Make play dough
20.Repair walls
21.Deter patio weeds
22.Kill poison ivy
23.De-ice sidewalks and driveways
24.Tame the flames on your barbecue grill
25.Cleaning (read more about this in the article)
26.For Laundry - use on a wine spill, eliminate excess suds, dry clothes in winter without freezing outside, brighten colors, remove perspiration & blood stains, tackle mildew/rust stains
27.Clean a gunky iron bottom
28.Set color
To read more go to:
You will also see links there for uses of beer and white vinegar

Baking Soda
1. Toothpaste
2. Freshen your mouth
3. Soak oral appliance
4. Facial scrub and body exfoliant
5. Deodorant
6. Antacid
7. Treat insect bites and itchy skin
8. Hand cleanser and softener
9. Help your hair
10.Clean brushes,combs,microwave,coffee and tea pots,oven,floors,shower curtains,sports gear,batteries,cars
11.Bath soak
12.Surface soft scrub
13.Hand-wash dishes and pots and pans
14.Freshen sponges
15.Polish silver flatware
16.Boost your liquid laundry detergent
17.Remove oil and grease stains
18.Deodorize your refrigerator,trashcans and recyclables,drains and garbage disposals,dishwashers,lunch boxes,pet items,sneakers,
19.Freshen closets,stuffed anumals, odors from carpets,
20.Cure all camping needs
21.Extinguish fires
22.Care for the septic system
23.Scrub fruits and vegetables
To read about these in depth go to:

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