Friday, February 26, 2010

Frugal Fridays: Baking Soda

Every Friday I'm going to try to give you some great frugal tips that I have discovered or use myself.  Feel free to try any or add your own!

Today I wanted to give you Frugal Friday Tips that use good ole baking soda!  Baking soda is not only cheap (especially in bulk), but it's environmentally friendly.

  • This first one is one I read on the web site Hillbilly Housewife.  It's one that I haven't tried myself, but I think I'm going to pretty soon.  It's a cheap shampoo and conditioner.  Dissolve 2 Tbsp of baking soda in 2 cups of water, pour over your head, rub it in, and rinse well.  Then for the conditioner, mix 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water, pour over your hair (keep it out of the burns real bad!), leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse.  It can be used on man or beast (yes, your dogs or cats!). 

  • Use a cup of baking soda in with your regular detergent to help get your clothes cleaner.

  •  To clean out your dishwasher, run a cycle with just baking soda.  This will help to get odors out too!

  • Sprinkle baking soda over regular toothpaste to make a whitening toothpaste.

  • Use baking soda to clean jewelry.  Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water and apply to jewelry allowing it to sit for a few minutes.  Rinse the jewelry in water and polish with a clean cloth.

I could add dozens more, but I'll let you take over...If you have a great tip to use frugal baking soda, post it to share with everyone!  Have a great Friday!

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