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Editorial Library Category: Health Topics: Alka Seltzer Title: Five Green Ways to Use Alka Seltzer Author: newsLINK Staff Synopsis: Alka Seltzer is one of those familiar over-the-counter drugs that can help your stomach feel better when your stomach is upset or you have a hangover. But have you ever considered cleaning with it? Editorial: Five Green Ways to Use Alka Seltzer 4064 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, Utah 84124 │ thenewslinkgroup.com │ (v) 801.676.9722 │ (tf) 855.747.4003 │ (f) 801.742.5803 Editorial Library | © The newsLINK Group LLC 1 Simple Ingredients Repurposed Alka Seltzer is one of those familiar over-the-counter drugs that can help your stomach feel better when your stomach is upset or you have a hangover. But have you ever considered cleaning with it? It is inexpensive and it is made of simple, ecologically friendly ingredients, so it helps you to be frugal and at the same time makes a great addition to your cleaning supplies. Alka Seltzer contains: Baking soda (also known as sodium hydrogen carbonate) Citric acid Aspirin The following is not a complete list, but it should be enough to get you started. Use Alka Seltzer if you want to do any of the following: Unclog a sink (or prevent it from getting clogged in the first place) Clean a toilet bowl Clean glass baking dishes and dirty pots and pans Make your white laundry brighter Make your refrigerator smell fresh Unclog a Sink Drop four tables, followed by one cup of white vinegar, down the drain and wait approximately ten minutes. While you wait, boil a pot of water and pour that down the drain, too. Do this regularly, and it will keep your water draining efficiently and keep prevent nasty odors from developing in your kitchen drain. Clean a toilet Put two to four tablets in the toilet bowl. Wait 20 minutes or an hour, until the water stops fizzing, and then use the toilet bowl brush until the inside looks clean and shiny. It should smell clean, too. The side benefit to cleaning your toilet with Alka Seltzer is that it will also help prevent clogs in your toilet drain. Clean Glass Baking Dishes and Dirty Pots and Pans Put three to six tablets into hot water, and soak the dishes, pots, or pans in the water for about one hour. Use the rough side of a sponge and the water to clean your glass baking dishes. Pour the water down the drain when you’re done. Make Your White Laundry Brighter Have you ever noticed that over time your white laundry can get a little yellow? Alka Seltzer can help. Put two tablets into a gallon of warm water, soak your whites, and then dry them in the sun if possible. The sun should bleach out any remaining stains. Make Your Refrigerator Smell Fresh Put a tablet into one cup of water, and set the water in your refrigerator for half an hour. It should be bubbling when you set it inside. If the refrigerator still doesn’t smell clean, dissolve a second tablet into water and use it to wash the shelves. Sources: “5 Uses for Alka Seltzer That You Might Not Know About,” an undated article emailed from Sophie 16 November. http://www.alka-seltzer.com/as/faqs.html http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100004759.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_bicarbonate http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/289472/househol d_hints_uses_for_alkaseltzer.html http://www.ehow.com/how_2210179_clean-alka- seltzer.html http://www.rd.com/home-garden/clean-your-home-with- alkaseltzer/article23731.html http://www.hintsandthings.com/utilityroom/cleantips.htm

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