Tuesday, 21 August 2007

The Wonders of Baking Soda

So I've been trying to clean with natural or at least non-toxic cleaners these days. This past weekend we've been doing a fairly big clean up around the house in preparation for guests and I decided to try and use this newfangled baking soda stuff I've heard so much about. It was amazing!

I was cleaning my linoleum bathroom floor, which can get fairly gunky over time and the baking soda cut right through everything, with no residue! I may clean more floor more often it was so easy! I just sprinkled a bit on my hot, damp cloth, wiped and presto! Clean floor! I sound fairly enthusiastic about this I know, but it was really quite surprising to me how well it worked.

7 comments:

BP said...

We have been doing the baking soda thing in our apartment for a while and it works great. We try to buy brands other than Arm and Hammer though, they test on animals.

Theresa said...

Thanks for that info, BP. I have always bought Arm and Hammer because that's what my mom always bought. But I will buy differently from now on.

BP said...

I know how that goes, I find myself stuck in food ruts because that is what I grew up with. I still prefer stove to stuffing on Thanksgiving over homemade stuffing. the Peta website will give you a list of manufactures that are cruelty free.

Theresa said...

I will check that out. For some reason I only think about cosmetics and shampoos and stuff being tested on animals, but I suppose there are all sorts of things that get tested that way.

chile said...

Count me in as another baking soda cleaning fan. I keep an old spice jar with a shaker lid filled up by the kitchen sink, too.

Theresa said...

Well, I checked out the Peta site today and there are quite a few things I'm going to have to avoid from now on.

Thanks for the tip, chile!

Holly said...

great options: http://www.bobsredmill.com/catalog/index.php?action=showdetails&product_ID=53
http://www.truefoodsmarket.com/index.php/cPath/34_37 -- you can get baking soda for around .78 a pound here