Bicarbonate of soda is far more than a baking ingredient - it can be used in all manner of household tasks including cleaning, laundry, animal care, and health and beauty. This is the essential guide to maximizing the potential of this cheap, environmentally-friendly and multi-purpose product. Tips range from removing baked-on food from pans to making your own facial scrub, from getting stubborn stains out of your clothes to shampooing your dog. "Bicarbonate of Soda" also gets the kids involved, with some fun science experiments and sweet treats, as well as providing culinary tips and a few tasty recipes for breads, cakes and cookies.
Diane and Jon Sutherland are professional writers. They have written a wide variety of titles, spanning household hints, history, education and lifestyle. They have won several literary prizes, including New York Libraries' Best of Reference and Booklist Editors' Choice Award. Liz Keevill and Kevin Eyres are professional writers and journalists. Liz spent many years as a consumer journalist on Good Housekeeping and Ideal Home magazines and has written books on interior design, furnishings, and general housekeeping matters. Kevin writes on travel, the arts and interior lighting design as well as being a commercial copywriter. Both Kevin and Liz are interested in anything that reduces the toxic content of everyday things.