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Different Use of Baking Soda at Home

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Unleash the potential of baking soda for a cleaner, fresher home. AEG Cleaning Service unveils ingenious tips and tricks to make baking soda your trusted household ally. Say goodbye to stains, odors, and more with these DIY solutions.

Discover the versatility use of baking soda right in the comfort of your home. From tackling tough stains to banishing odors, this unassuming pantry staple has a multitude of applications beyond baking. Join AEG Cleaning Service on a journey through the various ways you can harness the power of baking soda for a cleaner, fresher, and more vibrant home.

We all know what baking soda is. We use it to fluff up our cakes and muffins, but also, we use it to clean around the house. But did you know that baking soda is actually quite an ancient chemical? Egyptians used it as early as 3500BC to embalm mummies and as a cleaning agent. However, it was not until 1843 that chemist Alfred Bird came up with the solution of baking soda. Just imagine how many years it took to find a proper name for an ingredient that has been in use for centuries. Another fact is that Alfred is well known for inventing a series of food products. One of the most famous ones is egg-free custard. Thank you, Alfred! 😊

It seems like this can be used for literally everything in modern days. It cleans, deodorizes, exfoliates, kills mould, (not humans), and polishes. I mean, how not to love this soda, right.

Ok, so now I will share with you a few interesting facts that not all of us might be aware of.

There are different names for it, such as bread soda, cooking soda, and bicarbonate of soda.

Baking soda and cleaning 

Baking soda can make wonders in your kitchen, not only for cooking but for cleaning as well. make a mixture of water and baking soda to clean countertops, stainless steel sinks, microwaves, and utensils and also deep clean your greasy oven and pans.

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Cooking using Baking Soda

Baking soda works as a chemical leavening agent, so if you would like to fluff up your cookies, bread, or muffins, baking soda will do the job. also, if you want crispier texture on your shrimps or want to turn your spaghetti into ramen noodles, sprinkle it all over and enjoy!

It is used in fire extinguishers because it can produce soapy foam and comes into use when killing flames.

You can use baking soda as a replacement for your toothpaste, it has whitening properties, and it acts as an antiseptic and neutralizes the production of acids in the mouth.

If you mix 3 parts of this soda and 1 part of water, you will get gentle soap but powerful enough to remove the smell of garlic or onion from your hands.

To have some fun, combine equal parts of baking soda and water to make a paste. Now take a toothpick and start writing on a piece of paper with the mixture. When dry, hold the paper close to a light bulb or a lighter (parental supervision required!); your writing will appear in brown colour. Such fun, right!

For an upset stomach or heartburn, eat a little bit of it to ease the symptoms.

30th December is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day celebrated in the USA.

It has a remarkable ability to absorb odours. Place it in a fridge or freezer or any enclosed spaces to get rid of nasty smells.

To check if this soda is still fresh, simply mix a small amount of baking soda with vinegar in a bowl. If it foams like a volcano eruption, you’re good to go and use it. If not, you know what to do.

Supposedly In the 1800s, baking soda was used extensively in commercial fishing to prevent fish from spoiling.

As you can see for yourself, the uses for baking soda are so varied and endless that we could probably write a book about it. But we won’t do that. The most common way to use is for cleaning. It works wonders, especially if you want to get rid of limescale. But if you don’t have time or if it’s not your fave task to do, call AEG Cleaning Services, and we will do it for you gladly.

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