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Bicarbonate of soda: 37 uses to leave you gobsmacked

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Bicarbonate of soda: 37 uses to leave you gobsmacked
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8) Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda into a burned pot. Add 2 cm of water and set it to boil. Leave it to sit for 15 minutes and clean it off!

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9) Clean a broiler pan by sprinkling it generously with bicarbonate of soda and spraying on some white vinegar. Leave it to work for 2 hours and scrub.

If necessary, add a paste made from bicarbonate of soda and vinegar after leaving the pan to sit for two hours, in order to scrub effectively.

10) Shine up your silver jewelry with a paste made from water and bicarbonate of soda. You can use your fingers or a soft toothbrush in order to do so.

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11) Put some bicarbonate of soda into your drawers to remove the smell of must. This also works for fridge odours.

You can put the bicarbonate of soda into a sachet with a few drops of essential oil, so as not to have powder everywhere.

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12) For your plastic garden furniture, scrub it with a paste made from water and bicarbonate of soda

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13) If your pet has had an accident on a rug or carpet, sprinkle the stain with bicarbonate of soda, and leave it to work for 3 hours before vacuuming it up.

In order to prevent your pet from putting their nose in it or walking all over it, you can cover it with a bowl while you are allowing the bicarbonate of soda to work. If the stain isn’t gone, sprinkle it with more bicarbonate of soda, spray it with white vinegar and scrub.

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14) Once a month, clean and sanitise your mattress by sprinkling bicarbonate of soda all over it. Leave it to work for a few hours and vacuum it up.

You can add a few drops of essential oil to the bicarbonate of soda if you wish. Lavender is recommended.

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