With spring cleaning starting to commence in households across the nation, I can’t help but worry about all the pollutants and toxic chemicals that are being released into our houses and environment in the name of spotlessness. Luckily there are natural, safe alternatives – like baking soda! One of my favorite ingredients to clean with, baking soda, is effective, non-toxic, and very inexpensive!
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a completely natural substance used as a cleaning agent since ancient times. It neutralizes acids and bases, thus eliminating orders, and acts as an antiseptic to kill germs. Simply sprinkle on a sponge and scrub your tubs, toilets, countertops, sink. It will even clean the scuffs off of your walls.
Because it is an odor neutralizer, polisher and antiseptic, baking soda also makes great toothpaste; why spend the money on store bought baking soda paste when making your own is so simple,inexpensive and free of additives? See below for a terrific baking soda toothpaste recipe:
Baking Soda Toothpaste
1 teaspoon baking soda
A few drops of water
1 pinch of sea salt
1 drop peppermint essential oil
Mix all together to form a thick paste. Use to brush your teeth and do not swallow.