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Bicarbonate is not just for cakes ....... What do you use it for?

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FALSEdichotomy Thu 20-Jun-13 09:06:06

- sprinkled on carpet to refresh
- getting rid of vomit smell.

Any other suggestions?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 20-Jun-13 09:10:23

In shoes to get rid of smelly shoes smell.

Made up into a paste to clean things.

Small pot in the fridge to keep it smelling fresh.

burberryqueen Thu 20-Jun-13 09:11:07

brushing teeth and cleaning the hob

tharsheblows Thu 20-Jun-13 09:11:54

I put a bunch in the bottom of the bin below the bag to catch any drips and keep smells down. Also in the fridge - again for smells - and have used to gently scrub off hair dye from a countertop.

PoppyAmex Thu 20-Jun-13 09:15:49

It's great as a mattress freshener.

GemmaTeller Thu 20-Jun-13 09:20:19

getting the tannin marks out of mugs and cups

FALSEdichotomy Thu 20-Jun-13 09:21:17

GemmaTeller. Ooh top tip thanks for that - off now to give that a try

learnasyougo Thu 20-Jun-13 09:25:47

I use it to clean the bathroom. Does a great job.

Showtime Thu 20-Jun-13 12:39:35

Tried washing my hair with it last week - the Apple Cider Vinegar rinse after not exactly right, but will certainly give it another go.

pigglepaggle Thu 20-Jun-13 13:26:20

Used it when an overnight guest had an accident on my settee.
The seat cushions were really wet and I hadn't a clue what to do about
drying/cleaning them or getting rid of the odour. Friend suggested bi-carb and I sprinkled loads over the cushions and left to dry in the conservatory. It worked.
Second teeth brushing too.

Rascalls3 Fri 21-Jun-13 01:44:22

I use it diluted with water to refresh plastic bottles/tuppreware boxes and thermos bottles. Use 1/2-1 tsp and fill with cold water. Leave for a few hours and containers will smell as fresh as a daisy!

BoffinMum Sat 22-Jun-13 21:01:21

Great as a facial scrub for sensitive skins with spots.

Leviticus Sun 23-Jun-13 09:43:36

My mum swears by it for everything. A thick paste applied to insect bites and allowed to dry draws the poison out apparently.

Chocolatehunter Sat 13-Jul-13 00:42:15

I sprinkle it in cups and over my sink, then add white vinegar, it fizzes and when you rinse everything is left clean and sparkling

delasi Sat 13-Jul-13 23:43:54

Down the plughole, add vinegar <fizz!> flush with boiling water after about 5-10mins.

Good for keeping it clean and fat-free smile

delasi Sat 13-Jul-13 23:44:49

However the suggestions above are great, I didn't know the other uses and think I may be trying all of them...!

redwellybluewelly Sun 14-Jul-13 16:19:55

We use it when toddler has had accidents on mattress (though usually have a protective cover on)

Cleaning tough stains on worktops and on sinks

Yonihadtoask Sun 14-Jul-13 16:23:54

Neutralising my facial acid peels.


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