Do you recognize this little orange box?
In 1904, Arm and Hammer Baking Soda began being manufactured and packaged in Amherstburg, Ontario. It was originally sold as a leavening agent for home baked goods by the Church and Dwight company. Little did homeowners, at that time, understand the power of simple sodium bicarbonate. Today, 113 years later, this little orange box can be found in most Canadian homes. It can be found in baking cupboards, in the fridge, in the bathroom or in the garage. Our home is no exception, we have several boxes located in throughout our home on any given day. I don’t pretend to know all of the ways you can use Arm and Hammer Baking Soda in our home, but I can share our family’s favour uses.
In my home, the top three uses of baking soda are:
My Car: I use Arm and Hammer Baking Soda to keep my car from smelling like a forgotten gym locker. At any given time we have hockey bags, baseball gear, swim bags, wet towels, gymnastics grips & chalk, my coaching bag and food wrappers. Couple all of the gear with kids, dogs, leftover lunches, not to mention the heat and you have a recipe for a fearful smelling vehicle. I sprinkle the Arm & Hammer Baking Soda into the athletic bags and all over my the carpets in my car. This includes the back seats, front seats and in the trunk.
Bathroom Cleaning Duty: We have three bathrooms to take care of in our home. I deep clean all three bathrooms weekly, but each bathroom needs a light cleaning daily. I cannot fully blame Beckett, but before my son joined our family, we never had the bathroom smells we currently do. I use a mixture of baking soda and water, on a scrubbing sponge, to clean the sink, toilet and shower tiles. We also have some unusual bathroom visitors, ones that like to use our faucet as a their own personal watering hole. Each day I also wipe the entire facet with wet paper towel that has been sprinkled with Arm and Hammer Baking Soda to ensure we are cat germ free!
Laundry: We all have laundry to do. It is not my favourite task but one that has to be done weekly. Recently, I had a small accident while filling up my VW with diesel. We have a full service station in my small town that I frequent. I noticed a new attendant when I stopped in for my weekly fill up. I mentioned about the small button on the inside of my gas tank that allows 5 more litres to be pumped into my tank and hopped out to help the new attendant. Unfortunately, as the attendant was standing by my car, I startled him and he squeezed the trigger of the diesel pump and sprayed me with diesel fuel. Did I mention I was on my way to school? Did I mention when I drove the car home I had to roll all the windows down as I couldn’t breath because of the fumes? Once home I showered and threw out my diesel soaked sandals. I washed my clothes three times, for the longest and hottest wash cycles available to me and my clothes still smelled horrific. When I googled how to clean the diesel smell out of my clothes Arm and Hammer Baking Soda popped up as my solution.
I emptied two full boxes of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda into my laundry tub (much to the Ginger’s dismay) filled it water and let is soak overnight. I then rewashed my clothes, for the fourth time, with no residual diesel fuel smell.
Because of the gentle and all natural formula of Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda, it’s also a popular personal hygiene product for many people. It can be used as a body and facial scrub, hand cleanser and a refreshing bath soak. It also helps to fight bad breath and body odour and is great for washing hair. For a full list of these 100 uses of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and usage instructions, visit www.armandhammer.ca. You’ll find them under the ‘Solutions’ tab.
I’m offering one lucky reader the chance to win 12 boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda – one for every month of the year – in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary!
To win leave a comment sharing your favourite baking soda secret for a chance to win! You can enter once a day and I cannot wait to read all of your baking soda secrets! Our winner will be selected on June 30th, 2017, this contest is open to residents of Canada 18+.
I am a proud Church and Dwight Ambassador. I was compensated for my participation however the opinions and view are my own intellectual property.