Mommy's Favorite Things: 30 Incredible Uses for Baking Soda

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

30 Incredible Uses for Baking Soda

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Baking Soda is such a versatile and awesome product. I always have it in my house. I buy this 13.5 pound bag about 1-2 times a year and use it for almost all my cleaning!! Check out some of the awesome ways to use baking soda below!

1. Scouring Powder for Cleaning

2. Gentle Flat top Stove Cleanser
Dampen the stove, sprinkle on and wipe down like normal. It scrubs so nicely!

3. Removes Odors from Refrigerator

4. Put in Bottom of Garbage Can to Absorb Odors

5. Sprinkle in Shoes to Absorb Odors

6. Add to Laundry to Aid in Cleaning and Remove Odors
A few tablespoons per load does the trick.

7. Add to Bath Water to Relieve Itchy or Sunburned Skin
1/2 cup per bath is so soothing.

8. Make a Paste with Water and Apply to a Bite

9. Use in Conjunction with Vinegar to Clean Drains
Pour in a cup of baking soda, then add a cup of vinegar and watch the fizz work!

10. Soak Toothbrushes in Water and Baking Soda to Clean Bristles

11. Damp Sponge Dipped in Baking Soda Paste Removes Coffee and Tea Stains from Mugs

12. Sprinkling Baking Soda on your Steps/porch will Melt Ice

13. Pat on Underarms to Absorb Moisture and Keep Odors Away

14. Use as a Facial Scrub and Exfoliant
Mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water and scrub away.

15. Put Baking Soda in your Palm, Add Shampoo and Wash as Normal
 It removes product build up from your hair and scalp

16. Add it to Spas for a Purger

17. Add it to Cat Litter Boxes

18. Clean your Microwave
On a damp sponge to gently cleans inside and outside the microwave. Rinse with water

19. Clean your Floors
Add 1/2 cup to a bucket of water and mop floor. Rinse with water.

20. Clean your Walls
On a damp sponge, add baking soda and gently wipe the marks on the wall

21. Clean your Cloth Diapers
Dissolve 1/2 cup in a large pot/bucket of water and soak clean diapers overnight

22. Clean your Cars
Mix 1/4 cup baking soda in 1 quart warm water and use a sponge to gently wipe surfaces. It cleans off bugs GREAT!

23. Deodorize your Dishwasher
Use it to deodorize before you run the dishwasher and as a gentle cleanser in the wash cycle

24. Deodorize Carpets
Sprinkle liberally on carpets, let sit overnight and then vacuum like normal

25. Deodorize Pet Bedding
Sprinkle liberally on bedding, wait a bit and then vacuum it up

26. Give Stuffed Animals New Life
Sprinkle on stuffed animals, let sit 15 minutes or longer and then brush off

27. Fruit and Vegetable Scrub
Interesting right? Put on a damp sponge and scrub the dirt away from food

28. Clean your Grill
Put it on a damp brush and scrub your grill grate

29. Clean Hairbrushes and Combs
Soak in 1tbsp baking soda and a small amount of warm water. Rinse and then dry

30. Pet's Teeth
Use baking soda to brush your pet's teeth. Leaves them sparkling clean!

What are your Baking Soda tips? Leave them below!!


Erin S said...

Some of these are new to me! Thanks for sharing

Mom Knows Best said...

My favorite way to use baking soda it in the drains. My boys love watching it work.

Ashley S said...

So many uses I didn't even know about!

heatherp626 said...

I love cleaning with more natural ingredients. This is a great list! I love using baking soda to clean m drains and clean my carpets!

Diana Chastain said...

Thanks for sharing! There were SO MANY here I didn't know about!

Kathryn said...

I love it as a stove cleaner. Thanks for all the other ideas.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I clean with baking soda all the time--it's the best!

Unknown said...

I use baking soda whenever I need to scour something-usually my kitchen sink. Thanks for the tips!

Mimicutelips said...

Clearly I've been missing out. There are several things on this list that I could be using to make my life easier.

I will be giving them a try.

Debi Gerhart said...

I love using baking soda. I love it is an all natural way to clean.

Sarah Elyce said...

I am bookmarking all these lists of uses for different items. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Oooh this is perfect to know for this summer with sunburns approaching with lots of time at the beach, even with sunscreen I have sensitive skin and burn so easily. Thanks for the info!

Amber Ludwig said...

Wow!! I would've never known how useful baking soda could be!!! Vinegar yes... but baking soda!!?? I am shocked and amazed!! Totally picking some up for us :)

kate mills said...

Did not know it had so many uses! I knew about it clearing out odors and for bug bites but now need to stock up for cleaning!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great information. I had no idea that there were that many uses for baking soda.

Barbara Montag said...

You gave me so many helpful ideas for baking soda.
I love that it's natural!

judy gardner said...

so many uses i did not know about!! i think my favorite tho is using it as a facial scrub - will try it tomorrow!

Sandy said...

These are incredible! So many uses I was unaware of...thanks!