Aluminum foil: The bad and the good Baking Soda natural remedy!
BAD: Do not store things like citrus fruits, tomato sauce products or pickled foods in aluminum foil. This can leach aluminum into your food. Aluminum toxicity is suspected to be a possible cause for Alzheimers Disease.
GOOD: Wrap tree trunks in foil as a natural pest deterrent. Helps to keep mice and rabbits off the young bark of trees. Crinkle it up into balls and hang as foil scarecrows to keep birds out of your garden.
Baking Soda: Natural fire repellent among many uses
- Baking soda is safe to use on electrical fires, wood fires, and furniture/upholstery fires.
- Treats minor burns. Add some to your ice water to prevent burns from blistering.
- Keeps tack boxes free of unpleasant odors.
- Shelf life is 12-18 months, so it is a good idea to replace the boxes every year. Test by adding a few drops of vinegar or lemon juice to a tablespoon of Baking Soda. If the mixture doesn?t fizz, it is time to replace.