Advanced search

I've just discovered I love..

(168 Posts)
skivvywoman Sat 02-Jul-16 00:14:20

Bicarbonate soda

It's cleans my oven along with white vinegar like new (and it was minging)

So I googled other uses for it and you can whiten and remove stains from teeth, so I decided to try it as I always get a stain on my bottom tooth (smoking and coffee) and I've tried everything to get it off inbetween dentist visits and ice just tried it and it's literally took the stain off in seconds!

Just thought I'd share the highlight of my night while everyone in here is in bed

FurbysMakeSexNoises Sat 02-Jul-16 00:15:49

It's the shit. Managed to clean the grimness of my ancient aga beautifully. grin

skivvywoman Sat 02-Jul-16 00:17:26

Furby I'm so excited over this stuff I can't stop googling what other things this wonderful stuff can do

DramaAlpaca Sat 02-Jul-16 00:18:23

A small dish of it in the fridge absorbs smells.

It's good stuff.

cheeseandmarmite15 Sat 02-Jul-16 00:19:47

Put in trainers over night to freshen.

Winterbiscuit Sat 02-Jul-16 01:31:36

It's great as a fake "Shake n Vac".

Kpo58 Sat 02-Jul-16 03:11:03

Put it on your feet and the feet in socks every day to get rid of verrucas.

Euphemia Sat 02-Jul-16 05:48:50

Buy cheap soda crystals from the supermarket and use in the washing machine - cheaper than Vanish!

AvaLeStrange Sat 02-Jul-16 07:17:34

You can make bath bombs with it smile

DoloresVanCartier Sat 02-Jul-16 07:44:32

I use it for EVERYTHING! Literally anything I clean I throw some BoS in too! Been using it on my teeth for years and it's the total business!! X

Hassled Sat 02-Jul-16 07:46:54

How did you do the teeth thing? Make a sort of paste and smear it on? How long did you leave it for? I may be a bit over-excited about this.

ParanoidGynodroid Sat 02-Jul-16 07:56:03

I buy big bags of this. My old cat went through a phase of pissing all over the place in my ebay room. By the time I realised, there were piles of clothes that were totally stinkified, and washing alone doesn't shift cat piss smell.
A wash with bicarb sorted it.

pinkieandperkie Sat 02-Jul-16 08:03:28

I have used this for years. It is exceptional at getting the smell of sick out of carpets or in the car. Just sprinkle loads on the area and leave, I leave overnight, and Hoover up. Amazing and so cheap. Never used it for the oven but I am going to try.

rumbelina Sat 02-Jul-16 08:07:53

More about the teeth please!

NoahVale Sat 02-Jul-16 08:08:11

are there two types?
one for your teeth and one for cleaning the oven/bath?

is baking soda ok to use? obviously an expensive method

cheeseandmarmite15 Sat 02-Jul-16 08:12:43

Arm and Hammer is the leading baking soda brand of toothpaste if you don't want to use it on its own.

Personally I find the taste disgusting but it is very effective.

I use it as a skin neutraliser after a lactic, glycolic or salyicic acid peel.

cheeseandmarmite15 Sat 02-Jul-16 08:15:44

Citrus tooth powder

1 tbsp dried lemon or orange peel
6 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt

Place peel in food processor, grind until it becomes a fine powder. Add baking soda and salt, then process for a few seconds more until you have a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar.

Peppermint Toothpaste

6 tsps baking soda
1/3 tsp salt
4 tsps glycerine
15 drops peppermint oil

Mix ingredients together thoroughly until a paste forms. Store in an airtight jar

HomerSimpsonsStubble Sat 02-Jul-16 08:22:28

If you mix it with bleach and make a paste then put it on black/yellow mildew stains around the bath and leave it for 30 mins or so then wash off, it'll get rid of the black marks. I love bicarbonate of soda.

skivvywoman Sat 02-Jul-16 08:53:46

I just put a couple of spoonfuls of water in a bowl and then added The powder to make a paste, then I dried my tooth that had the stain smeared some on with my finger and left it for seconds the first time and the stain just came away then I done it again and left it for a couple of mins and then scraped if a bit stain completely gone then I dipped my toothbrush in and brushed my teeth

I wouldn't say it's a minging taste but it's salty, I'm now going to save a fortune at the dentist getting that small stain removed!!

MagicMonkeys Sat 02-Jul-16 09:00:03

I make my own toothpaste with it

Bicarbonate soda
Coconut oil or water to mix to desired consistency
Peppermint oil - add till desired taste

And then brush like normal with it

plimsolls Sat 02-Jul-16 09:06:47

It's really good for shifting tea stains out of mugs and teaspoons. Just rub the inside of the stained mug with some. The bicarbonate goes tea-coloured and the mug is sparkling.

plimsolls Sat 02-Jul-16 09:07:43

Oh, and bicarb plus vinegar is good for breaking down limescale.

winnieandwilbur Sat 02-Jul-16 09:21:30

Poor on top of vomit (after you've picked up all the lumps) and leave for a day. When you've Hoovered it up it'll be completely dry and won't smell.

winnieandwilbur Sat 02-Jul-16 09:22:11

Also good for soaking up wee accidents.

winnieandwilbur Sat 02-Jul-16 09:23:13

Put a few tbsp in the pan, mix with white vinegar and hot water and burnt on milk will just lift off.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now