The Baking Soda Companion: Natural Recipes and Remedies for Health, Beauty, and Home

The Baking Soda Companion: Natural Recipes and Remedies for Health, Beauty, and Home

by Suzy Scherr


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75 ways to make life easier—with baking soda

Everyone has baking soda on hand to help cookies rise and keep the pantry smelling fresh. But this simple compound also has dozens of other applications for health, cleaning, gardening, and more.

In The Baking Soda Companion, Suzy Scherr explains just how useful this all-natural pantry staple can be. Make extra-fluffy scrambled eggs, clean the coffee pot, soothe bug bites, mix up toothpaste and shampoo, remove stubborn grass stains, repel garden pests, and more. This is a straightforward, informative guide for anyone who wants to incorporate simple, affordable, and natural solutions into their day-to-day routine. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682681848
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Series: Countryman Pantry Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 747,867
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Suzy Scherr is a chef and culinary instructor. She is the author of The Apple Cider Vinegar Companion, The Baking Soda Companion, The Ginger & Turmeric Companion, and more. She lives with her family in New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Part 1 The ABCs of Baking Soda 15

Everyone Knows Baking Soda, but-Seriously-What Is It? 17

How Does It Work and What Can It Do? 18

Buying and Storing Baking Soda 21

Part 2 Clever Ways to Use Baking Soda at Home 23

Kitchen Tricks and Hacks 25

The Fluffiest Scrambled Eggs. Ever. 26

Soft Pretzels 29

Dreamy, Crispy Roasted Potatoes 32

Smooth-as-Silk Hummus 35

Perfect Shrimp 38

Speedy Caramelized Onions 40

Weeknight Tomato Sauce 42

Homemade Ramen Noodle Hack 44

DIY Baking Powder 47

Healing with Baking Soda 49

Tummy Tamer 50

Cold and Flu Detox Bath 52

Sinus Cleanse 54

Splinter Remover 56

Athlete's Foot Treatment 58

Exercise-Boosting Electrolyte Drink 60

Constipation Cure 62

Burn Treatment 63

Fever-Reducing Bath 64

Cradle Cap Eliminator 65

Diaper Rash Relief 66

Canker Sore Relief 69

Foot Odor Eliminator 70

Bug Bite Soother 71

Beauty with Baking Soda 73

Teeth Whitener 74

Breath Freshener 76

Homemade Deodorant 78

Hair Care Au Natural 80

Homemade Facial Scrub 84

Skin Brightener 86

DIY Acne Mask 87

Blackhead Remover 88

Shaving Butter 90

Hand and Cuticle Treatment 92

Smoothing, Soothing, and Softening Foot Treatment 94

Cleaning with Baking Soda 97

Fruit and Vegetable Wash 99

Cutting Board Cleaner 100

DIY Dishwashing Powder 103

All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner 104

Bathroom Cleaners 106

Air Freshener 110

Silver Polish 112

Rust Eliminator 115

Eco-Friendly Pest Control 116

Drain De-Clogger 118

Coffeepot Cleaner 120

Fridge Odor Eliminator 122

Microwave Cleaner 124

Stainless Steel Cookware Salvation 126

Enameled Cast-Iron Cookware Cleaner 129

Carpet Cleaner 130

Laundry and Fabric Care with Baking Soda 135

Deodorizing "Sneaker Creatures" 136

Clothing De-Stinker 138

Fabric Softener 139

Vintage Linen Cleaner 141

Whitening and Brightening Laundry Booster 143

Stain Remover 145

Washing Machine Cleaner 150

Suede Cleaner 152

Gentle Washing Powder for Baby Clothes 154

Towel Reviver 157

Care for Delicate Clothing 159

Smelly Hamper Remedy 160

Outdoor uses for baking soda 163

Grill Cleaner 164

Weed Killer 167

Window Cleaner 169

Aluminum and Vinyl Siding Cleaner 172

Lawn Furniture Cleaner 174

Cleanup for Garage Oil Spills 177

pH Balancer for Pools and Spas 179

Car Wash Solution 180

Compost Bin Odor Reducer 182

Rx for Grass That Pets Love 185

Tomato Plant Sweetener 186

10 Fun Things to do with Baking Soda 189

Acknowledgments 195

About the Author 197

Index 199

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