*After cleaning up a pet stain, liberally sprinkle with
baking soda and let set overnight before vacuuming. Odors will disappear
(CAUTION: while sprinkling baking soda on a wet area can be an effective
cleaner and deodorizer on carpet or upholstery, not all fabrics are
color fast. Always test a small, hidden area first.)
*Clean pet urine on carpets by making a paste of water
and baking soda. Put over stain and let set until dry. Then vacuum.
*Wash the insides of animals ears with a solution of
warm water and baking soda to eliminate itching and ear mites.
*Soak and squeeze a sponge in a warm water and baking
soda solution. Rub the sponge gently over your cats coat to remove loose
hairs, thus preventing hair balls.
*Before adding litter to any freshly started cat box,
sprinkle a layer of baking soda first.
*Scrub dog collars with a solution of baking soda
dissolved in hot water to remove grease and grime. Or soak nylon collars
in a solution of equal parts baking soda and vinegar in hot water. The
collar will soak clean in 15 minutes to a half hour. Rinse and hang to
*Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on your dog and
brush out to remove doggy odor.
*Add 2 tbs. baking soda to your dogs bath water and to
the rinse water for a soft and shiny coat.
*If your white dog gets dirty, clean it with baking soda
sprinkled right on the coat. Brush out the dirt.
*Should your dog run into a skunk and get sprayed. Bathe
him in a tub of water to which you add 1 box baking soda, the juice of 2
lemons and a squeeze of your shampoo.
*Add 1/2 cup baking soda to wash water when washing pet
blankets to help clean and deodorize.
*Brush dogs teeth with a solution of baking soda and
water with a toothbrush -- if they will let you. It will certainly clean
and freshen their breath. (NOTE: Not all vets feel baking soda is a good
toothpaste for dogs and cats because of its sodium content.)
*While housebreaking puppies, use baking soda on the
urine spots to make sure the odor is gone or they'll want to reuse the
same spot again.
*Give stuffed or furry toys a dry shower by sprinkling
on baking soda and allowing them to sit for 15 minute before brushing
*Ease, and cool a dog's skin eruptions with soaking in
water to which you've added baking soda.
*Freshen your dogs bedding by sprinkling BS and letting
it set for at least 15 minutes before vacuuming it up.
*Soak plastic bird feeders in a solution of hot water
and BS to avoid cleaning solution odor.
*Keep horses legs clean by washing them with a solution
of BS and water.
*Deodorize bird, guinea pig, and rabbit cages by
sprinkling BS underneath their newspaper liner. Its harmless to your
*Remove hard water stains on faucets with a paste of
toothpaste and BS. Scrub with an old toothbrush, then rinse.
*Sprinkle the bottom tray of your toaster oven with a
tsp. of BS to eliminate the burnt smell from drippings and crumbs.
*Dislodge ear wax -- and prevent wax buildup -- with a
mixture of BS and water. Put into ears with an eye dropper.
*BS in the bath can bring relief from the burning
sensation and skin inflammation that accompany urinary infections.
*For sore throat -- mix equal parts BS, brown sugar and
salt in a glass of warm water and gargle.
*Sprinkle BS very lightly on and inside a cast to
eliminate odor. Blow it "in" using a hair dryer.
*Add 1/2 cup BS to baby's bathwater to help relieve
diaper rash. Use a smaller amount if bathing in a sink or baby tub.
*Pour some BS into your garden hose, replace the nozzle
and turn on water. Then spray to wash the grime off white aluminum
*Remove ballpoint pen stains from leather clothing by --
laying item flat and spread BS on the stain. Leave it on until the ink
is absorbed. Brush off. Repeat if necessary.
*Combine BS with just enough vinegar to create a
bubbling paste and use it to scrub out toilet bowl stains with a brush.
*Use a paste of BS and water to remove black scruff
marks from linoleum floors.
*Safely remove crayon marks on a blackboard with the
*Neutralize odors in a kitchen garbage can by sprinkling
BS in the bottom of the can before you insert a plastic liner.
*Clean typewriter keys with a soft toothbrush with a
solution and 4 tbs. of BS dissolved in 1 cup of water. Wipe with a
tissue or paper towel.
*Wash your waterbed mattress with BS and water if the
plastic protector has a musty odor.
*Sprinkle 1/2 cup BS in a gym bag at night. Vacuum out
soda and odors in the morning.
*For a quick jewelry touch up, rub a bit of paste of BS
onto the jewelry, rinse it off and buff dry.
*Brush a paste of BS and water on the contact points of
old toys or flashlights to clean battery corrosion and renew
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