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    6 Ways to Use Baking Soda and Vinegar Around the House

    The Wonders of Combining Baking Soda and Vinegar

    With all the different products aimed to make our life “easier,” there are many hidden ingredients and toxins in our daily lives.

    However, there are natural alternatives can be when used for the same purpose that is just as effective! A combination of baking soda and vinegar, for example, can work wonders for many things in your house. Use this excellent mixture of vinegar and baking soda.

    6 Ways to Use Baking Soda and Vinegar at home

    1.    Using Vinegar and Baking Soda For Cleaning Purposes

    Tired of cleaning stubborn stains and marks off your furniture and appliances? Here’s your all-natural answer. A mixture of vinegar and baking soda can do wonders for your cleaning needs. This combination can be used in many ways to fight against severe stains, so you do not need to run out to the grocery store to buy a solution filled with chemicals anymore. You can quickly make a mixture of these ingredients at home and enjoy a sparkling house.

    Baking Soda and Vinegar mixtures can be used to shine all your stainless steel items in the house. You can also use this mix to wipe out any stains that might be ruining your carpet’s look.

    2.    Unclog Drains For Easy Cleaning

    The mixture of baking soda and vinegar is also used as a perfect solution to clogged drains. A clogged drain can be a recurring and frustrating problem. The caustic drain cleaners that we use to unclog them contain sodium hydroxide or sulfuric acid. Although these solutions efficiently work, they are considered to be intensely hazardous to the environment.

    The mixture of baking soda and vinegar gives a different all-natural substitute to these dangerous drain cleaners. After pouring boiled water, just pour this mixture down the drain and let it stay for about five to ten minutes. Then add boiled water again (add salt for a better cleanse, pro tip from reader and SustainPHL 2017 recipient Russell Zerbo) to see the wonders of baking soda and vinegar.

    3. Baking soda For the Bathroom

    Using this mixture to clean your bathroom can result in astonishing results.

    50/50 vinegar and baking soda mixtures have the power to remove the strongest and the most stubborn stains found in the bathroom. – Like the toilet or tub. Use a sponge to apply this mixture on the walls and all the structures to get a sparkling bathroom.

    You can also use a 50/50 baking soda and vinegar mixture to clean mirrors in a spray bottle.

    4. all natural Laundry detergent with vinegar & Baking soda

    When you frequently wash your clothes, you expose yourself to many chemicals found in the detergents. So how can you get rid of this problem?

    Use vinegar and baking soda in addition to an all natural laundry detergent. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to laundry to reduce bacteria, help the detergent work more efficiently and get cleaner and whiter clothes.

    In the final laundry rinse, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to dissolve any residues and get brighter colors.

    5.    For the Hair

    Shampoos often contain a significant amount of harmful chemicals such as Parabens, Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl that can cause serious diseases like cancer. To avoid using these substances, you can add baking soda and vinegar rinse to your daily routine. By applying baking soda to your hair and rinsing it with vinegar, you will give your hair the shine, bounce, and moisturization that it needs. Try out this rinse and see the results for yourself, but be ready to adjust the amounts and experiment – not all hair types respond well to this combo.

    6. how to clean tile floors with vinegar and baking soda

    I’ve switched to vinegar and baking soda to mop my tile floors, and you can too! Combine a 1/2 cup of warm water, 1/2 cup of dishwashing detergent, 1 2/3 cup of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar and stir until combines. You can add additional water and ingredients to for a squeaky clean tile floor.

    how to make baking soda paste

    While we’re on the topic of baking soda, here’s another trick to keep things fresh. You can use this baking soda paste instead of countertop cleaners, in coffee pots, and more.

    Make the baking soda paste by using a 3 baking soda to 1 part water ratio.  Mix it up until it has a consistency like toothpaste. (In fact, you can use baking soda for toothpaste too.) To make homemade toothpaste, Just use 2 TB of Coconut Oil, 1 TB of Baking Soda and 15-20 drops of essential oil.

    If you are looking for ways to be eco-friendly, make this mixture your go-to solution for all your cleaning problems and enjoy the amazing results.

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    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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