Monday, February 25, 2013

Baking Soda

There are many uses for good ole Baking Soda. From all the baking recipes calling for it to the Home Brewer for making toothpaste, under arm deodorant, dishwasher detergent and laundry detergent just to name a few. It truly is a Survivalist necessity and it’s cheap at $5.72 for 13½ lbs of it. Sometimes warehouse stores have some good stuff on their shelves and this is one of them.

The most common problem with using Baking Soda for personal use is neatly dispensing a small personal amount without touching the Baking Soda with a common spoon or by hand.

Here’s what I use:
A 12 ounce ketchup or mustard squeeze bottle dispenser. It squirts a controlled stream of powder onto your toothbrush. Just wet the toothbrush first then squirt the Baking Soda into the wet bristles. The dispensing tip of the bottle never touches the bristles. Or squirt onto your fingers to apply underarms as a deodorant, etc. If you find you’d rather have a larger stream of powder you can simply trim the spout back with scissors or a knife and that will increase the size of the dispensing hole.

I have been using these bottles for years in the kitchen. I have my powdered coffee creamer in one, salt in another because it makes it easy to squirt into a measuring spoon full or a shot of salt into the pasta water, olive oil in another, corn oil in another and molasses in another.


  1. Great idea, this way one is not contaminating the remaining baking soda.

  2. That is such a good tip! Thanks for sharing...wish I had thought of it.

  3. That's an excellent idea. I do store that big bag in a smaller container. I keep one small container that is marked "cleaning" and never get it confused with baking soda for cleaning.