12 Alternative Uses for Baking Soda

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We all know that baking soda keeps your refrigerator smelling fresh, and that it (combined with vinegar) is the driving force behind many a science fair volcano demonstration…

But there are literally dozens of other practical applications for this hyper-useful powder beyond baking and science projects. In fact, baking soda is right up there with duct tape and WD40 when it comes to getting you out of a bind.

Whether you’re into learning new ways to repurpose household items, or you just prefer to live by the Boy Scout motto, “always be prepared,” here are 12 reasons you should keep a stash of baking soda on hand at all times…

1. To Keep Your Garden Safe

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Are there slugs or ants spending way too much time in your garden, eating your prized tomatoes?

You can sprinkle baking soda on these pests to deter them from destroying your much-needed food source.

Image by Flickr User ozz13x

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