Baking Soda is AMAZING for a number of things. Not only is it great for baking and cooking but it is a great household cleaning product as well.
Cleaning Tile Grout
Mix hydrogen peroxide and baking together .Put it on your tile grout let it sit for a few min .Then with a nail brush or old toothbrush scrub and rinse with clean water and the dirt is gone. For stubborn stains you may have to do this a couple of times.
Polish your teeth
Add a small amount of baking soda to your toothpaste on your brush to clean your teeth and they will be sparkling white and you will have fresh breathe.
Make your own deodorant
- Mix baking soda and arrowroot or cornstarch together in a medium sized bowl.
- Mash in coconut oil with a fork until well mixed.
- Add essential oils if desired.
- Store in small glass jar or old deodorant container for easy use.
Mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part water. Rub gently in a circular motion and then rinse clean.
Relieve Skin Irritation
Add 1 cup of baking soda to your bathwater to soften your skin and relieve skin irritations.
Baking soda is a safe antacid. Learn more here.
Relieve Insect Bites
Make a simple paste of water and baking soda and apply as a cream to irritated skin.
Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working to the ends. Let it sit for 1 – 3 minutes then rinse with warm water. After washing and rinsing with the baking soda mixture, you’ll want to apply a vinegar rinse. This will remove the residue from all the leftover shampoo, conditioner and other chemicals that have accumulated over time and leave your hair silky, fresh and clean.
Keep your brushes and combs clean
Baking soda is great to help naturally remove oils, build up, and residue on your combs and brushes. Simply soak in a solution of water and baking soda (about 1 tsp of baking soda to a cup of water). Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Soak toothbrushes in baking soda and warm water overnight to clean bristles.
Relieve Diaper Rash
Put two tablespoons of baking soda in your baby’s bathwater to help relieve diaper rash.
Pamper your feet
Mix 3 tbsp of baking soda into a small tub of warm water and soak. Soaking your feet in a baking soda solution will help soothe and soften tired feet
Easy DIY soft scrub
Sprinkle some baking soda on your tubs, sinks, or tile and then wipe with a clean damp washcloth. Rinse and dry. You can also make a paste by mixing water and baking soda before hand.
Cut grease naturally
Add a heaping scoop of baking soda to your normal dish soap and let soak for a while. Baking soda helps gut grease and make it easier to clean.
To clean the stove, add a scoop of baking soda and add about 1 tsp of white vinegar, make a paste. Rub it over the stove top and let sit for about 5 mins, scrub clean and watch it sparkle.
Easy Microwave Cleanup
Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp cloth and gently scrub away any microwave mess. Cleans and deodorizes.
Polish Silver Flatware
Another simple paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water can be rubbed onto silver flatware with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry.
Baking Soda Oven Cleaner
Sprinkle baking soda over the bottom surface of your oven. Spray with a water bottle to dampen the baking soda. Let this mixture sit over night and then scrub in the morning. Rinse thoroughly.
Use 1/2 cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water to help mop and clean floors. Use for tile floors.
Ironically, most air fresheners on the market are full of toxic chemicals that you shouldn’t breathe. Luckily, you can make this super easy air freshener .
Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let sit overnight. Vacuum.
Absorb Toilet Odors
Add a cup of baking soda to the toilet and leave it for an hour, scrub and flush.
Clean Crayons from Walls
Apply baking soda to a slightly wet cloth and rub lightly. Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth.
Boost Your Laundry Detergent
Adding baking soda to your laundry helps soften the water making clothes cleaner, fresher, and softer! Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry to make your detergent go further.
Deodorize The Refrigerator (old time favourite)
Place an open box in the back of your refrigerator to help neutralize odors. Just be sure to change the box every couple of months.
Deodorize Garbage Cans
Simply sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom of your trash cans to help keep bad smells away.
Deodorize Litter Boxes
Cutting out Sugar?
If you crave sweets, rinse your mouth with one-teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a glass of warm water. Don’t swallow the mixture; spit it out. Your craving should disappear instantly.
To remove pesticides, dirt, and wax from fresh fruits and vegetables, wash them in a large bowl of cool water to which added two to three tablespoons of baking soda.
Lay down barrier of baking soda under sink-pipe openings and along basement windows to keep carpenter ants, silverfish, and roaches from invading. Roaches eat the baking soda, dehydrate, and die.
Sprinkling baking soda on your front steps will provide traction and melt the ice. Unlike rock salt, kitty litter, or sand, it won’t damage outdoor or indoor surfaces or shoes.
Peel eggs easier
Add teaspoon baking soda to water while boiling eggs makes them easier to peel.