I love cleaning with Baking Soda. I always keep about 10 boxes in my home…for back up. I never want to run out because I use it ALL the time. There’s almost nothing Baking Soda can’t do. It tackles most cleaning jobs in the home. Not to mention I use it in baking almost every day. ;)
Last week I made this cute little jar to store my Baking Soda in. I found these chalkboard labels at Staples and the jar at The Container Store.
15 uses for baking soda
- CLEAN BRUSHES – Soak hair brushes and combs in a mixture of 1 teaspoon baking soda and a small amount of warm water. It will help remove natural build-up. Rinse and dry.
- CLEAN TOYS -Fill a sink up with warm water and add 1/8 cup of baking soda. Wash and rinse off toys.
- BATH SOAK- Add 1/2 cup of Baking soda to your bath for a relaxing and refreshing soak.
- SUNBURN PAIN- Saturate a washcloth with a solution of 4 TB of Baking Soda in 1 quart of water. Apply to affected area.
- SEPTIC CARE- Add 1 cup of Baking Soda in your drains to keep your septic system flowing freely.
- LAUNDRY BOOSTER – Add 1/2 cup of Baking soda to your laundry to make liquid detergent work harder for you. A better balance of pH in the wash will get the clothes cleaner, fresher and brighter!
- CLEAN FURNITURE- Add a little bit of Baking Soda to a damp sponge and lightly rub onto furniture. This will remove marks (even crayon!)
- CARPET ODOR- Sprinkle Baking Soda directly on carpets and wait 15 minutes before vacuuming. This will help freshen your carpets and remove any odors.
- FRIDGE- Keep your fridge smelling good by keeping a box of baking soda in there.
- VEGGIE SCRUB- Sprinkle a little Baking Soda onto your produce, scrub and rinse. This is a safe way to clean dirt and residue off fresh fruit and vegetables.
- SILVER POLISH- Make a paste with 3 parts Baking Soda and 1 part water. Rub onto silver with a clean cloth and rinse thoroughly and dry.
- CLEAN PANS- Simmer water and baking soda in a pan to remove burned food from a pan.
- DISHWASHER- Clean the dishwasher by running an empty cycle with Baking Soda.
- KEEP FLOWERS FRESH- Add 1 tsp of Baking Soda to the water to keep your flowers alive longer.
- GET RID OF ANTS – Mix one part baking soda and one part salt and sprinkle where there are ants.
Find even more uses in this awesome book “Household uses for Baking Soda.”
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