Baking Soda Book Uses of Baking Soda

Laundry and baking soda : Page 3

Leather jackets
Remove scuffmarks from leather jackets, shoes or purses with a soft toothbrush and a paste made from vinegar and baking soda. The vinegar will soften your leathers while the baking soda cleans it.

Greasy stains
To remove greasy stains from your clothes; make a paste of two tablespoons of baking soda, one tablespoon of cream of tartar and a little water. Rub this on the greasy area and launder as usual to remove grease stains.

To get ink out of your purse or off your denim, make a paste of baking soda and vinegar spread on the stained area and wash with cold water. Test this in an area not exposed when you wear it to make sure the colors won’t fade first.

You can sprinkle dry baking soda on suede and brush it off with a lint brush for a fresh clean that will also remove dirt gently.

Whiter socks
For really white socks use a cup of lemon juice, a cup of baking soda, liquid detergent and a cup of vinegar in your wash. Hang dry in the sun for a great bright white color.

Scuff marks
If you have scuffmarks on tennis shoes or on your nice white dress shoes, use a little baking soda and toothpaste mixture rubbed on with a very soft cloth. This will clean scuffmarks right off in a jiffy.

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