Top 10 Uses for Baking Soda & a review

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of ARM & HAMMER™ however all statements and opinions are mine.

Recently, I was asked to review some products from ARM & HAMMER™ .  I have shared a couple of these reviews with you over the last few months and today I will be sharing with you my review of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Power 4X Liquid Laundry Detergent.

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I feel like I am always finding new uses for Baking Soda.  Baking Soda is so versatile and can be used in so many different ways.  I thought I would share MY top ten uses of Baking Soda in the home.

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1. Refrigerator deodorizer

Place an open box in the back of the fridge or other area that may need freshening. It will absorb odors, keeping the area smelling nice and fresh.

2. Keeps your teeth healthy

Combine half a teaspoon of baking soda with peroxide until it forms a paste, then brush away!  Or use Arm and Hammer’s Toothpaste with Baking Soda.  I love it!

3. Removing Urine/Odors

Potty training can be difficult and you might find you need to clean up wet mattresses and/or carpet.  You can apply baking soda and white distilled vinegar for stronger smelling messes if the surface needs extra cleaning. For dog odors and urine sprinkle with baking soda and let it stand for a few hours before vacuuming up.

4. Drain cleaner

Pour one cup down the drain and let it sit for several minutes followed by three cups of boiling water.

5. Relieves skin irritations

Add baking soda to your bath water or create a paste and add to rashes and insect bites to alleviate inflammations.

6. Polishing silver

Create a paste of baking soda and water. Buff your silver with the mixture using a clean, soft rag. Rinse, then polish dry.

7. Cleaning your bathroom

Create a solution by adding about 1/2 cup of baking soda with liquid soap or detergent. This is perfect for cleaning the bathtub, countertop, or tiles. Rinse after application.

8. Floral Preservation

Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase of your freshly cut flowers.  This will prolong their life and keep them fresher longer.

9. Removes strong odors from your hands

Rubbing baking soda and water on your hands can remove unpleasant smells left behind after handling or cutting stronger smelling foods such as garlic and onions.

10. Cutting board deodorizer

Sprinkle baking soda on the cutting board, scrub and rinse to remove the smell of stronger items such as garlic and onions.

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Just the other day we spent some time with extended family over Christmas Vacation.  We went tubing for a couple of hours and then headed over to a crater to go swimming in the warm mineral waters.  We had so much fun, but since we didn’t head home until the next afternoon, our wet and dirty swimsuits and snow clothes didn’t get washed out immediately.

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They were damp, dirty and had that mildew-y smell that comes with clothes that aren’t allowed to dry properly.  So I washed them with ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Power 4X Liquid Laundry Detergent.  They came out smelling so fresh and clean!

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Designed to give you ultimate cleaning strength in a smaller size, new ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Power 4X Liquid Laundry Detergent is ultra concentrated and packed with two scoops of baking soda. This little bottle offers loads of power, getting your clothes 50% whiter and 50% fresher compared to the leading value detergent per load. It’s the little bottle with the big value.

Visit ARM & HAMMER’s website to explore ARM & HAMMER products and find out WHERE TO BUY IT.

And…because I know many of you have favorite uses for Baking Soda, I would love to know what they are.  Please feel free to share your favorite uses for it in the comment section below!

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Arm and Hammer Review and Giveway

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Arm and Hammer.  I was given product to review and compensation.  However, all opinions and statements are my own.

As you know, I have been working with Arm and Hammer and giving an honest review of some of their products.  This time we were asked to review the Arm and Hammer Tooth Tunes and Sensitive toothpaste, from the makers of Orajel™.

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I have a 9 year old daughter who is obsessed with music and can be found breaking out her dance moves at anytime or any place.  If my ipod is missing I know right where to find it…in her room.

So, the Tooth Tunes toothbrush is perfect for her.  I love that she loves to brush her teeth now…even if it does involve a little bit of dancing too.

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We have also been reviewing the Sensitive toothpaste from the makers of Orajel™.  My two older girls have been complaining of having sensitive teeth.  The new toothpaste does seem to be helping with that a bit.  My girls even liked the minty taste.  I like that the toothpaste is not as “sugary” as the other toothpastes out there.  In fact, since my review of the Arm and Hammer toothpaste last year, my husband and I have permanently made the switch to Arm and Hammer Toothpaste.

Arm and Hammer Tooth Tunes, it is the only toothbrush with Music In Your Mouth technology.  Tooth Tunes toothbrushes play for 2 minutes (dentist’s recommending brushing time) so that the child knows to keep brushing until the music stops.

Other Tooth Tunes feature artists include:

  • “All Day” performed by Cody Simpson
  • “Dynamite” performed by Taio Cruz
  • “I Gotta Feeling” performed by Black Eyed Peas
  • “If I Ruled the World” performed by Big Time Rush
  • “Round & Round” performed by Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • “Tonight, Tonight” performed by Hot Chelle Rae
  • “We Will Rock You” performed by Queen

Since I have enjoyed their products, Arm and Hammer and I would like to give one Idea Room reader One ARM & HAMMER Seasonal Savings Gift Pack plus a $100 Visa Gift Card.  Now…who couldn’t use one of those?

If you would like to be entered for a chance to win, simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter box below.  If you are on a mobile device, you may have best results by entering on a computer.  The Rafflecopter widget my load a bit slower so you may need to wait for it to fully load.

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**Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on Sunday, September 29, 2013 . One winner will be chosen and given an Arm and Hammer Prize Pack and $100 Visa Gift Card.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Arm and Hammer Simply Saline & a Giveaway

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Recently I was sent some Arm and Hammer products along with their Simply Saline to review.  With cold and flu season right around the corner, and a busy family of seven, we don’t have a lot of time to be sick.  We live in a desert and deal with dry air with very little humidity.  Even though we live in a dryer climate, my husband still struggles with sinus infections.  So when I was recently sent some Arm and Hammer products to review, we thought we would give the ARM & HAMMER™ Simply Saline™ Nasal Relief a try to see if it helped him with his sinus congestion.

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My husband tried it out for a couple of weeks and did notice a difference in how his sinuses felt.  I noticed that he seemed to snore a bit less at night as well…which is a huge benefit for me and helps him to sleep better.

It was also helpful for our entire family after we ran together in a 5k that filled our nasal passages with unwanted chalk dust :)!

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I love it because Simply Saline™ Nasal Relief is made from only purified water and salt. It poses no known side effects, is non-addictive and can be used as often as needed.  It can also be used in combination with oral, cold, allergy or other over-the-counter medicines for fast relief from congestion.

Today Arm and Hammer would like to give one Lucky Idea Room Reader a fun Prize Pack that includes some fun Arm and Hammer Products and a  $100 Visa Gift Card!!

If you would like to be entered for a chance to win, simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter box below.  If you are on a mobile device, you may have best results by entering on a computer.  The Rafflecopter widget my load a bit slower so you may need to wait for it to fully load.

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Have you tried #ARMANDHAMMER Simply Saline?

Visit ARM & HAMMER’s website to explore ARM & HAMMER products and find out WHERE TO BUY IT.

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**Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on Saturday, September 7, 2013 . One winner will be chosen and given an Arm and Hammer Prize Pack and $100 Visa Gift Card.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.