Please pardon my absence. Babies do not seem to understand blogging schedules, and so I have been busy quilting for babies who are just being born, and babies who were born a month ago. And I somehow managed to whip out two new quilts in just over a week. Considering that these quilts can take me months to buckle down and do, that it a minor feat.
I'll share quilts once they are out of the hands of the United States Postal Service, and have arrived safely at their final destination. Today I want to tell you about my favorite household product.
I have long used this product to clean my teeth, especially when I want to brighten them up a bit. In a pinch, I've used it as deodorant. And it's my go-to product for cleaning the drip pans under the stove burners. I am not even joking about that one. You will not find a better product to clean those chrome pans. Years ago, I also started using it as an exfoliant for my face.
Sounds crazy, right? One product that I can use for so many different things. And no, it's not Windex.
The one product I always have on hand for whatever delimma presents itself, is none other than sodium bicarbonate, otherwise known as baking soda. It is an all around wonder product.
And I found a new use for it. Are you ready to hear what it is?
Let's back this story up.
A few weeks ago, I was driving my roommate to the airport, well before the sun made it's appearance. My roommate drives a new truck. I drive a 15-year-old Camry.
"Your lights are really dim compared to my truck," she said.
Yes. I acknowledged that was likely true. Someone had pointed out years ago that my headlights were very oxidized, and had suggested I purchase a kit to clean it. But I never had. So they continued to shine a bit dim through their yellowed cover.
This photo illustrates how the light cover looks a bit foggy.
After that conversation on the way to the airport, I did a bit of research (aka a Google search). And I came upon a solution that elevated my all-purpose household cleaner to new heights.
Yesterday, the weather was finally sufficiently warm enough. So I grabbed my box of baking soda and a wash cloth, and decided to see if this Super Product could indeed help my headlights.
For all the above mentioned uses of baking soda, simply add a bit of water to make a paste. Slather it on and let it sit a minute. Then scrub, rinse and wipe clean.
In less than five minutes, I had both headlights looking like this.
Here you can really tell a difference between the clean light on the right and the foggy light on the left.
What's your go-to household cleaner? Do you have a product that you use for both cleaning and personal care? Tell me.