As the proud owner of both zero waste baking soda and zero waste vinegar I want to share with you four of the many ways I use it.
1. Sprinkling baking soda on the carpet (leave it for 10-20 minutes) and then vacuuming up deodorizes nicely. If you like smelly carpet deodorizer you can sprinkle down any spice or herb too. I suggest cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
2. Using vinegar as the rinse agent in our dishwasher. (Yes, I gave in and am using it instead of nothing)
3. Sprinkle a little baking soda to the bottom of our garbage can to keep it smelling fresh.
4. Almost totally zero-waste (because my salt isn’t zero-waste yet) Muscle Soother Bath – 2 cups baking soda, 1 cup Epsom Salts, and 1/2 cup salt mixed. Use 1/2 cup per bath. Most of the time I just use straight Epsom Salts or baking soda because I am lazy.
How do you use baking soda and vinegar to replace unnecessary chemicals?
Less is more. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe