Monday, February 20, 2012

What to do with baking soda from the fridge

This weekend I cleaned my fridge. I also replaced the boxes of baking soda with fresh ones. What do I plan to do with the old baking soda? I usually save it to unclog drains, but this time around I'd like to use it to make a drain freshener with instructions from HowStuffWorks.
You can keep your drains clog-free and odorless by using the following homemade noncorrosive drain cleaner weekly. Combine 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup table salt, and 1/4 cup cream of tartar. Stir ingredients together thoroughly and pour into a clean, covered jar. Pour 1/4 cup of mixture into drain, and immediately add 1 cup boiling water. Wait 10 seconds, then flush with cold water. Flushing weekly with a generous amount of boiling water also works well.
I'll report back with the results of my experiment!

Have you tried this before? What do you usually do with the baking soda from your fridge once it has served its time?

Olivia Lane is a Blogger, Green Living Educator, and Health Coach trained at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's also author of Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning 

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1 comment:

  1. I have used baking soda w/ vinegar to flush out my sink drain and it works great!



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