The plop-plop fizz-fizz action of Alka Seltzer tablets are great for what they are designed to do, relieve an upset stomach, but the baking soda rich tablets can do much more. Baking soda is a natural cleanser, and the fizzing action of Alka Seltzer tablets make for a product that will gently and thoroughly clean without having to scrub. Give Alka Seltzer a try in one of these five uses.
Use Alka Seltzer to Clean Narrow Mouthed Flower Vases
Flower vase with narrow mouths give fresh cut flowers the support they need to stand up straight, but how can the flower vase be cleaned inside if your hand won’t fit? Alka Seltzer to the cleaning rescue. Fill the flower vase with warm water and drop two Alka Seltzer tablets in the water and let soak for an hour. Pour out the Alka Seltzer water and rinse, the stains will be gone from inside the flower vase.
Use Alka Seltzer as Rocket Fuel
Alka Seltzer tablets makes rocket fuel for a child’s homemade rocket. Create a simple child’s rocket with a small film canister (the type with a snap-on lid) and Alka Seltzer. Fill the small film canister half-way with warm water, drop in half of an Alka Seltzer tablet, snap the lid on and sit the film canister upside down on the ground. Take a couple of steps back and watch the homemade rocket launch into the air, powered by Alka Seltzer rocket fuel. The lid of the film canister will pop open from the interior pressure and the contents will spill out, so this rocket launching should be done outside.
Unclog the Sink Drain with Alka Seltzer
Don’t call the plumber to unclog the sink drain, reach for the bottle of Alka Seltzer. Crumble two Alka Seltzer tablets into the clogged drain and pour one cup of white vinegar on top. Let sit for 15 minutes, then flush the drain with hot water. The Alka Seltzer and vinegar will unclog the sink drain and leave it smelling fresh.
Make an All-Purpose, Green Spray Cleaner with Alka Seltzer
A spray bottle, eight ounces of warm water and three Alka Seltzer tablets will make an all-purpose, green spray cleaner that will safely clean most any surface in the house. The baking soda in the Alka Seltzer is an effective cleaner with no harsh chemicals or chemical smells.
Quick Clean Toilet with Alka Seltzer
One household job no ones likes is cleaning the toilet. Make that undesirable job quick and easy by dropping two Alka Seltzer tablets into the toilet bowl and let the fizzing action scrub the toilet for you. Let the Alka Seltzer soak for 15 minutes inside the toilet bowl, then give the water a quick swish with a toilet brush for sparkling clean results.