Whole wheat bread? Oats? Quinoa? Brown rice?
I beg to differ.
There is nothing Bicarbonate Soda cannot do.
And it’s an eco-friendly option too! Not to mention budget-friendly.
There’s no B.S about B.S
- Throw a cup in the loo, then flush to absorb odours and clean the can.
- To get grit and grime off, use b.s for scrubbing plastic, showers, sinks etc.
- You can dry cleans your upholstery and carpets by sprinkling baking soda over the fabric and gently brushing it. Leave it for an hour or overnight, then vacuum.
- Use a paste of bicarb on stained clothes before chucking them in the washing machine.
- Bring b.s to your braai, using it to clean the grill.
- Got a grubby fabric bag? Put bicarb on a small brush and rub your canvas clean.
- Heartburn? Indigestion? Bang some bicarb – 1/2 Tsp in half a glass.
- If you want to avoid fluoride in toothpaste, make a paste of bicarb and water and use as a toothpaste to keep those pearly whites looking, well, pearly white.
- Freaky feet? A soak of bicarb can soften rough skin and calluses. It also removes bad odours from slippers and shoes.
- Stinky pits? Rather than covering up odours, as other deos do, bicarb actually absorbs odours when dusted on the ‘ol underarms.
- The abrasive quality of bicarb makes it a great body and facial scrub – why splash out on chemical-ridden yuckies lining the aisles of Clicks.
- Relieve insect bites/bee stings/jellyfish stings/other skin irritations.
In the Home
- Cut flowers stay fresh for longer with a teaspoon of b.s.
- An open container of bicarb in the fridge absorbs those onion and leftover cabbage stirfry.
- For those who puff on the ‘ol cancer stick, sprinkle bicarb into ashtrays to prevent smouldering and reduce the smell of old ash.
- Soak your dish rags and sponges in bicarb and water to remove odours.
Who woulda thought?
- Wiping your windshield with b.s repels rain.
- A sprinkle of b.s repels ants and roaches.
- You can also scatter it around your herb garden to keep the bunnies at bay.
- While tending to your veggie gardens, sprinkle extra b.s on the soil around your tomato plants to make your tomatoes sweeter.
- Make your omelettes fluffier by adding half a teaspoon of b.s for every three eggs used.
- Try adding a little drop of vinegar to your bicarb… BOOM! Great for cleaning drains,
Sign me up for a high-carb diet!