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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Soda Water

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Soda water, especially when flavoured with a bit of citrus tastes delicious—and it’s a great way to increase water intake. But did you know soda water has many other uses besides delicious hydration?

1. Clean Car Windshields

Soda water is great for removing bird droppings and greasy stains from the car windshields. Keep a spray bottle of soda water ready to go in your car. The carbonation makes it easier to clean—especially on the fly.

2. Give Plants a Mineral Boost

We’re not the only ones who like carbonated water—plants love it too. The minerals in soda water help green plants grow. You can use soda water once a week on both indoor and outdoor plants.

3. Remove Fabric Stains

Soda water is a great stain remover for fabrics. As soon as you spill something, pour club soda on the spot and gently rub it in. For tougher stains you might to scrub for vigorously. Most restaurants and bars have soda water so keep this in mind if you ever get something on your clothing while eating out.

4. Improve Cast-iron Cleanup

If you have a cast-iron, you probably know you’re not supposed to use soap on it. If you don’t scrub immediately after cooking in it, food gets caked on and cleaning becomes a real chore. The carbonation in soda water acts like soap bubbles to remove tough food spots without damaging to coating. Of course, just like hot water, it works better you apply it right away after cooking.

5. Clean Precious Gems

Diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds can all be cleaned with soda water. Soak your precious gems in soda water to give them a nice sheen. All you need to do is drop them in a glass of soda water overnight, and you’ll have beautiful, shiny gems waiting for you in the morning.

6. Restore Hair Color

If you have blond hair, you’ve probably experienced green hair after swimming in a pool with chlorine. There’s actually a simple fix for this. Instead of rushing how to shower, give your hair a quick rinse with soda water and it will be back to normal in no time.

7. Sooth an Upset Stomach

Whether you ate too much, ate something you shouldn’t have, got the flu, or are hungover, soda water can tame your upset tummy. For extra effect, add a dash of bitters—this combination works wonders.

8. Clean Your Kitchen

Soda water can be used for to clean all your kitchen appliances. Pour it directly on countertops, stovetops, and in sinks. Let the bubbles work their magic before wiping it off with a soft cloth. To clean other appliances like the fridge, pour the soda water onto a soft cloth and start wiping. For a deeper clean, add a bit of salt and remember to rinse the area with water afterwards.

9. Remove Rust

Did you know soda water can be used to loosen rusty nuts and bolts. The carbonation works away at the rust, making it easier to loosen things up.

10. Eliminate Urine Stains

Just like soda water can be used to clean stains on your clothing, it can also be used to clean urine stains from your carpet. Before applying to soda water, blot as much urine as possible. Once you’ve poured soda water on the area, blot again to absorb more urine. This will remove the stain as well as the stench.

11. Make Pancakes Fluffier

Do you struggle to make your pancakes and waffles airy and light? Substitute soda water for the liquid called for your recipe and you’ll be amazed at the results!

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