As you are stocking food, water and first aid supplies on your shelves to use after SHTF, you need to do what you can to add loads of baking soda to your shelves as well. Baking soda is an extremely versatile and inexpensive product you can use for cleaning the house, cooking and even cleaning yourself. Baking soda is one of the most important things you can put into your emergency storage. Prepping is about stockpiling items you can use to make life a little easier, cleaner and safer for your family after SHTF. You want to fill your shelves with things that can be used for a number of different purposes. Baking soda is one of those things.
Not convinced? Check out some of the ways you can use baking soda.
1-Baking soda and a couple drops of water make an awesome toothpaste. The soda whitens your teeth while killing harmful bacteria in your mouth. You can make a big batch and add a few drops of peppermint essential oil for that minty fresh feeling.
2-A little baking soda and water can remove stains from clothing, furniture and even carpets.
3-Bee stings and bug bites will feel much butter with a baking soda paste applied. It stops the stinging almost immediately.
5-Mix about a quarter cup of baking soda, a teaspoon of dish detergent and a little vinegar to create a foaming bathroom cleaner that is completely safe and non-abrasive.
6-Clean your kitchen or bathroom floor with a mixture of half cup of baking soda and a bucket of warm water.
7-Clean your bbq grill by sprinkling some baking soda onto a wire brush and scrubbing the grate.
8-Remove stains and freshen carpets by sprinkling baking soda over the area and allow to sit for about 15 minutes. Vacuum and the carpet will look and smell cleaner.
9-Cure rashes and soothe skin irritations by adding half a cup of baking soda to the bathtub.
10-Pour a cup of baking soda down a clogged drain and follow with a cup of vinegar. Removes the clog and cleans the pipe all the way down.
11-Add a half teaspoon of baking soda to a cup of water to relieve heartburn.
This is just a small sampling of what you can do with baking soda. It is such a versatile tool and the fact that it is a natural remedy means you won’t have to worry about any harmful chemicals. Buying baking soda in bulk bags or scooping up boxes each time you go to the store is something you will want to commit to.