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Washing Machine and Baking Soda – the 7 Incredible Uses

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November 14, 2012

The 7 practical uses of baking soda in the wash are indeed hard to believe! The following uses will amaze you.

Baking Soda – The 7 Incredible Uses
Baking Soda – The 7 Incredible Uses

1. Bright and White

Together with the liquid detergent you used for washing, add baking soda (half cup) in the washing machine. Baking soda is an edible and common ingredient of food that is known to result in odor-free, bright and white clothing when added to the wash.

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2. Acid Neutralization

Various sources can result in acid stains and spills on clothes, such as:

· Urine

· Vomit

· Cleaner for toilet bowl

· Battery acid

· Drain opener

Immediately wash acid stains and spills with water and put some baking soda on the affected area of the clothing for acid neutralization in order to prevent damage. In case the affected area or acid is dried up, neutralization can still take place before washing it using baking soda. This will also prevent damage to your machine.

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3. Crayons

The stains of crayons are considered very difficult to get rid of. In cases where crayons are accidentally washed with clothing in a washing machine, baking soda provides a simple solution to get rid of the color from the clothing. Use hot water for rewashing the clothes (hottest water depending on the type of fabric) and add half or one box of baking soda. You will be happy wearing the clothes again without the stains of crayons.

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4. Aged Linens

Some fabrics are affected by age stains. Baking soda is an ingredient that has proved to be very effective in removing such stains that appear due to the age of fabric. Since baking soda is a natural cleaning agent, the aged linens can be easily whitened and brightened using baking soda for washing it.

5. Fabric Softener

While many people spend money in buying expensive fabric softener products, baking soda is a natural ingredient that can fulfill this purpose. Mix a half cup of baking soda in the rinse cycle. Acting as a natural fabric softener, it will soften your clothes without damaging sensitive fabrics with harsh chemicals.

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6. Odors

Clothing with bad odor is absolutely unbearable. While there are fabric fragrant products available in the market, baking soda is a natural chemical-free ingredient that will free your fabric from odors completely.

7. Washing Machine Cleanliness

Prepare a paste of water and baking soda to clean your washing machine from inside. If you have accidentally washed candy canes or bubble gum in your washing machine, you can use this paste of water and baking soda to clean the insides of your washing machine using a plastic tool. Gently apply the paste thoroughly inside the washing machine and clean it gently without damaging your machine. You will be surprised to see the results.

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