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More than just a bubbly drink

More than just a bubbly drink
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Stumped about which drink you should order? Soda water is the perfect compromise between sugary soda and cold, refreshing water. It boasts the health benefits of H20 and the fizzy satisfaction of soda, so it’s no wonder that it’s the go-to drink of many. And besides just tasting good, soda water has many practical uses – some might even surprise you.

Make pancakes and waffles fluffier

Make pancakes and waffles fluffier
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If you like your pancakes and waffles on the fluffy side, substitute soda water for the liquid called for in the recipes. You’ll be amazed at how light and fluffy your breakfast treats turn out.

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Give your plants a mineral bath

Give your plants a mineral bath
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Don’t throw out that leftover soda water. Use it to water your indoor and outdoor plants. The minerals in the soda water help green plants grow. For maximum benefit, try to water your plants with soda water about once a week.

Remove fabric stains

Remove fabric stains
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Clean grease stains from double-knit fabrics. Pour soda water on the stain and scrub gently. Scrub more vigorously to remove stains on carpets or less delicate articles of clothing.

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Help shuck oysters

Help shuck oysters
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If you love oysters but find shucking them to be a near-impossible chore, try soaking them in soda water before you shuck. The oysters won’t exactly jump out of their shells, but they will be much easier to open.

Clean precious gems

Clean precious gems
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Soak diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds in soda water to give them a bright sheen. Simply place them in a glass full of club soda and let them soak overnight.

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Clean your car windshield

Clean your car windshield
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Keep a spray bottle filled with soda water in the boot of your car. Use it to help remove bird droppings and greasy stains from the windshield. The fizzy water speeds the cleaning process.

Restore hair colour

Restore hair colour
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If your blond hair turns green when you swim in a pool with too much chlorine, don’t panic. Rinse your hair with soda water and it may change back to its original colour.

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Tame your tummy

Tame your tummy
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Cold soda water with a dash of bitters will work wonders on an upset stomach caused by indigestion or a hangover.

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Clean countertops and fixtures

Clean countertops and fixtures
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Pour soda water directly on stainless steel countertops, ranges and sinks. Wipe with a soft cloth, rinse with warm water and wipe dry. To clean porcelain fixtures, simply pour soda water over them and wipe with a soft cloth. There’s no need for soap or rinsing, and the soda will not mar the finish. Give the inside of your refrigerator a good cleaning with a weak solution of soda water and a little bit of salt.

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