I drink club soda non-stop. It actually helped me break my addiction to Diet Coke. So I did a little research on my
favorite beverage. Turns out club
soda, sparkling water, seltzer has almost as many uses as hydrogen peroxide.
Carbonated water, also known as soda water, sparkling water,
or seltzer water, is plain water into which carbon dioxide gas has been
dissolved. The process of dissolving carbon dioxide gas is called carbonation.
It results in the formation of carbonic acid (which has the chemical formula
Generally, soda water was produced in the home by
"charging" a refillable seltzer bottle by filling it with water and
then adding sodium bicarbonate. Club soda may be identical to plain carbonated
water or it may contain a small amount of table salt, sodium citrate, sodium
bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium sulfate, or disodium phosphate,
depending on the bottler. These additives are included to emulate the slightly
salty taste of homemade soda water.
For stains on carpet or clothing, try pouring on a little
club soda, then dab gently until the stain is gone. This works best when the
stain is fresh
Make an inexpensive, healthy fruit soda for children by
mixing equal amounts of your favorite fruit juice with ice-cold club soda.
Many cocktails are made with club soda, and usually
accompanied with a citrus squeeze of some kind.
Club soda and bitters eliminate an upset stomach, and also
an immediate cure for heartburn.
Remove stains from coffee mugs with club soda. Fill the cup
with soda and let it sit, then rub with any type of towel to remove stains. Club soda also works great for removing
stains from silver items.
You can clean and have a refreshing, decaffeinated beverage
while you clean!