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Cleaning

Kitchen
Sprinkle baking soda onto a clean damp sponge or cloth and wipe clean, rinse thoroughly, then dry. Great for counters, stainless steel sinks, cutting boards, microwaves, plastic containers, lunch boxes, back splashes, oven tops, range hoods and more!

After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill bacteria.

Kitchen cleanser
Non-scratch surfaces - baking soda.
Scratchable surfaces - 4 tablespoons white vinegar per cup of water.

Dish, pots & stove cleaner
Use 50/50 white vinegar & water with dish soap. It removes stains and grease.

Hand washing Dishes, Pots & Pans
Add 2 heaping tablespoons Baking Soda (along with your regular dish detergent) to the dish water to help cut grease and foods left on dishes, pots and pans. For cooked-on foods, let them soak in the Baking Soda/detergent water first, then use dry Baking Soda on a clean damp sponge or cloth as a scratchless scouring powder!

Coffee and Tea Pots
Remove coffee and tea stains and eliminate bitter off-tastes by washing mugs and coffee makers in a solution of 1/4 cup Baking Soda in 1 quart of warm water. For stubborn stains, try soaking overnight in the Baking Soda solution and detergent or scrubbing with Baking Soda on a clean damp sponge.

Fruit and Vegetable Scrub
Baking soda is the food safe way to clean dirt and residue off fresh fruit and vegetables. Just sprinkle a little on a clean damp sponge, scrub and rinse.

Polish Silver Flatware
Use a Baking Soda paste made with 3 parts Baking Soda to 1 part water. Rub onto the silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry for shining sterling and silver-plate serving pieces.

Oven Cleaner
Put 3 tablespoons of baking soda into a plastic spray bottle, fill with water & shake.
When the oven is cold, spray the baking soda and water solution onto the black, baked on stuff. Baking soda does not react with the carbon unless it is wet, so spray several times a day if possible.
You can use your oven as you normally would. Keep spraying the baking soda solution on the top and sides of the interior of the oven when it is cold. You will see a buildup of the baking soda - this is good, but remember that the cleaning action only takes place when the baking soda is wet.
After about a week of daily applications, clean the oven by wiping it with a wet sponge.
This technique can be used on carbon that is baked on to casserole dishes as well.
One disadvantage to this approach is that it takes time for the baking soda to chemically react with the carbon. Time and repeated applications of the solution are your keys to success.

Odors

Clean & Deodorize Plastic Containers
Wash them with Baking Soda sprinkled on a clean damp sponge. For even tougher odors, just soak items in a solution of 4 tablespoons Baking Soda in 1 quart warm water.

Clean and Deodorize Dishwashers
Sprinkle a handful of Baking Soda on the dishes or in the bottom of the dishwasher to absorb food odors lingering in the dishwasher.

Deodorize Car Ashtrays
Sprinkle baking soda in the car's ashtray to eliminate stale tobacco odors and aid in extinguishing cigarettes and cigars.

Mildew
Keep ahead of mildew so it doesn't become a problem. Every six months spray your bathroom ceiling with a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. Peroxide is a safe bleach and won't harm the environment or your lungs. Spray the mixture on and leave it. No need to rinse or scrub.

Tub & tile cleaner
1/2 cup water
1 2/3 cups baking soda
1/2 cup liquid soap
2 t white vinegar (add last)

Shower Head
Soak shower head in white vinegar overnight, then rinse in hot water to remove mineral deposits and keep it flowing freely.

Window & mirror cleaner
In a 32 oz. spray bottle add 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol & fill with water. Use newspaper instead of paper towels for a no streak finish.

Use regular 3% hydrogen peroxide straight out of the bottle to clean glass & mirrors.

Baby Equipment
Sprinkle Baking Soda directly on a clean damp sponge and rub the item clean. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.

Humidifiers
Use 1/4 cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water in your humidifier every 2-3 days. Run it for a minute with the solution, turn off & let it soak for an hour. Rinse twice & dry or refill with plain water for use.

Floors
Remove dirt and grime from no wax tile floors using 1/4 cup Baking Soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse clean. For scuff marks, use Baking Soda on a clean damp sponge, then rinse.

Cleaning Cars
Use Baking Soda to safely clean your car lights, chrome, windows, tires, vinyl seats and floor mats without worrying about unwanted scratch marks. Use 1/4 cup Baking Soda in 1 quart of warm water. Apply with a sponge or soft cloth to remove road grime, tree sap, bugs, and tar. For stubborn stains use Baking Soda sprinkled on a damp sponge or soft brush.

Deodorizing Cars
Eliminate car odors by sprinkling baking soda directly on fabric car seats and carpets. Wait 15 minutes (or longer for strong odors) and vacuum. Check for color-fastness first before applying baking soda.

Deodorizing Camper Water Tanks
Freshen your RV water tank periodically by flushing with 1 cup Baking Soda dissolved in 1 gallon warm water. Drain and flush the tank before refilling (do not use Baking Soda in your drinking water). The Baking Soda will eliminate stale odors and help remove mineral build-up that makes water taste off.

Cleaning Batteries
Baking Soda can be used to neutralize battery acid corrosion on cars, mowers, etc. because its a mild alkali. Be sure to disconnect the battery terminals before cleaning. Make a paste of 3 parts Baking Soda to 1 part water, apply with a damp cloth to scrub corrosion from the battery terminal. After cleaning and re-connecting the terminals, wipe them with petroleum jelly to prevent future corrosion. Be careful when working around batteries - they contain a strong acid.

Garage Floor Oil & Grease Stains
To clean up light-duty oil and grease spills on your garage floor or in your driveway, sprinkle baking soda on the spot and scrub with a wet brush. For heavy duty or stubborn stains, use washing soda in the same fashion.

Hand Cleanser
Scour away ground-in dirt and grease while neutralizing odors on hands using a paste of 3 parts Baking Soda to 1 part water. Scrub and rinse clean.

Remove water stains from leather by rubbing with a cloth dipped in a white vinegar and water solution.