Most commonly found in the fridge, baking soda has been a household staple for almost 200 years. It makes a simple environmentally friendly alternative to chemical cleansers and beauty products. I have been using it a long time for both house and beauty. So has blogger Carrie of Letters to my friends back home and she has got Romantic Travel Belize Lara using it too – we all believe in protecting the reef in what ever ay we can.
Cleaning: Baking soda is great when it comes to cleaning and known for its effectiveness in fighting odors. Aside from using it to keep your fridge fresh, it can also be sprinkled in the bottom your kitchen garbage. You can also use it to unclog blocked or sluggish drains. Pour some baking soda down the drain followed by a cup of vinegar which will give it some volcano action and let it sit for 20min or so.
Beauty and Personal care: Baking soda makes a perfect addition or replacement for many products in your beauty routine. It can be used on sunburn, insect bites, for face and body scrub. I am testing out using it before shampooing and will let you know how that works. I can say for sure it made my arms and legs softer after using it for shaving and body scrub.
Other uses: Just fill a large bowl water and a tablespoon or two of baking soda and give your veggies a quick soak to clean the dirt off. Baking soda is also a drying agent and can remove excess moisture from your cupboards and wardrobe by using it like a Desiccant.
Easy way to use it: I fill empty spice containers with baking soda and have them in the kitchen and both bathrooms. I also filled a spray bottle with baking soda and water and keep the vinegar separate for extra cleaning muscle, this helps avoid the volcano effect until you are ready for it.
Not bad for roughly $2.75 bzd a box.
Now onto the waterfront resort part. I am meeting Miranda at Coastal Express for 12:15pm and heading on a boat adventure north. I did this trip by cart once below is a picture – was super fun drive. You will have to wait till tomorrow to see where we ended up 🙂
The Minnesota Musicians that played yesterday at Cowboy’s pool bar and grill were so good they are going to be at Banana Beach tonight at 5:00pm for a few hours – worth checking out especially since it’s Martini Monday and happy hour starts at 4:00pm.