Baking soda as a cure-all ... who knew?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 2:50 PM

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
Eases heartburn
Freshens breath
Relieves canker sores
Soothes bee stings

Household Uses for Baking Soda

Eliminates odor from dishrags
Use it in your vacuum
Air freshener
Insect repellant
Gardening agent
Elimates odor from cat litter
Cleaning agent

The list goes on and on. Apparently baking soda is amazing. And it did wonders for my cat.