17 of the Most Brilliant Ways to Fix Things with Baking Soda

By | July 29, 2019

Baking soda uses: Make tomatoes taste sweeter

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If last year’s garden tomatoes tasted dull, take action this year to ensure your garden harvest is as good as it can be. Sprinkle baking soda lightly on the soil around the base of your tomato plants; the resulting bounty will taste sweeter. Add that to your list of secret ingredients that can make your recipes better.

Baking soda uses: Save a mildewed book

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Found mildew around the edge of a childhood classic you adored? If it’s a mild case, sprinkle baking soda lightly between the pages, then put the book in a paper bag and dust the outside with more baking soda. Let it sit for several days, then remove, shake out, and dust off the baking soda, and let the book get a shot of bright sunlight. It doesn’t remove mildew marks, but if you store it in a dry place, no more mildew will grow.

Baking soda uses: Take the sting out of sunburn

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Pour a cup of baking soda into a lukewarm bath, then soak and relax. It will help lessen the pain more quickly. You can also use baking soda to cure this common skin ailment.

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