The Versatile Product Called Baking Soda
Definition: Baking Soda (Arm and Hammer), or Sodium Bicarbonate (SB)
I have been using Arm and Hammer for years. I use it to clean my house, wash my clothes, and do oral care. I always have SB around the house, its great household product. Here's some of the ways I use SB to save money, and improve my life;
Use as an Oral Cleanser
Clean the Bathroom
Clean the Kitchen
Clothes washing booster
Recently, I went to the dentist, after twenty years without a visit. One of my fillings had fallen out, and set set in. Other than that, I had no other cavities. I attribute the lack of cavities due to my use of Sodium Bicarbonate, as a mouth wash. My dentist told me: I should use SB, I did not tell him I have been doing that for years. In fact, if I eat anything sweet, afterwards, I will rinse my mouth with Sodium Bicarbonate solution as soon as possible.
Pure water is about 7 PH, or neutral. Greater than 7 is considered base, while less than 7 is acidic. SB is around 9 PH. So, if you rinse your mouth with a Sodium Bicarbonate solution you change the PH of your mouth. SB definitely neutralizes pains in the mouth, so if you rinse with Arm and Hammer at night, you wake up without stinky morning breath. But please do not swallow the baking soda solution, unless you need extra sodium in your diet.
I do not recommend brushing teeth directly with Sodium Bicarbonate, I think it scratches the tooth enamel. Instead, I brush my gums with a baking soda, and then swish the solution in my mouth, and in between the teeth for two minutes. Please check with your dentist if baking soda treatment is right for you.
Use a quarter cup of Sodium Bicarbonate in a large load of laundry, it helps boost your regular detergents cleaning power. The Arm and Hammer product neutralizes odors, and helps my clothes feel soft.
Baking soda makes a great cleanser for your kitchen, and bathroom. Sprinkle some baking soda into the toilet, and scrub with a toilet brush, its cleans and deodorizes very quickly. For the kitchen, fill a bucket with water, and put in small amount of Sodium Bicarbonate, and mix. Wipe down counters, appliances, and floors with the solution, while rinsing the sponge or cleaning cloth with clean water, after each use. Keep reapplying the cleaning cloth to the baking soda solution, until the job is done. The bathtub comes very clean by using baking soda directly as a cleanser. Just sprinkle Arm and Hammer product in the tub, and carefully scrub the surface, then rinse with clean water. Its simple, and effective.
Costco sells Arm and Hammer baking soda for use as a non-food purpose product. It comes in a large plastic bag, its great for laundry, and other uses. For more ideas, please visit the Arm and Hammer website. Please email me your comments, and questions. I would like to learn more uses for Sodium Bicarbonate, please feel free to email me. Thanks for reading this article. I am also on facebook, please feel free to look me up.