Baking soda as a cure-all ... who knew?
We are having skunk issues in our neighborhood. Even the local newspaper has written about the influx of skunks. I've seen them scurrying around at night, and smelled them on several occasions this summer. I knew it wouldn't be long before my outdoor cat ran into one. It happened last weekend.
We bought some pet-store solution and rubbed it on him a few times, to no avail. Turns out the old home remedy of baking soda, peroxide and dish soap finally did the trick.
This got me thinking about baking soda. Apparently there are zillions of uses for this stuff -- other than sitting in the back of the refrigerator like at our house.
Baking Soda and Personal Health
Use as toothpaste
Relieves insect bites
Soothes diaper rash
Relieves canker sores
Soothes bee stings
Household Uses for Baking Soda
Eliminates odor from dishrags
Use it in your vacuum
Elimates odor from cat litter
The list goes on and on. Apparently baking soda is amazing. And it did wonders for my cat.