We use a monthly calendar that tells us of certain holidays and observances throughout the month and it tells us today is Baking Soda Day. Pretty sure you can’t use it as an excuse for taking the day off from work. It’s in recognition of the many benefits and uses of baking soda.

Baking Soda is a chemical compound when it’s heated it creates carbon dioxide gas. It’s especially useful in getting baked goods to rise. But it has so many other uses:

• Relieves stomach indigestion and heartburn when mixed in water

• Removes odors in the refrigerator, vents, storage areas and closets

• Removes kitty litter odor

• Used in fire extinguishers for grease and oil fires

• Used as a cleaning agent

• It can be used as a meat tenderizer

• Minimizes flatulence when used in cooking beans

• Polishes Silverware

• Removes burned food from a pot or a pan

• Freshens carpeting

• Brightens a dull floor finish

• Use it as a mouthwash

• Brush your teeth

• Use it on an icy sidewalk

• Kills weeds in sidewalk cracks

• Provides relief from heartburn

• Exfoliate your skin

• Deodorize a drain