15 awesome uses for baking soda (giveaway)


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. ;)

15 awesome uses for baking soda on I Heart Nap Time

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

  1. 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.
  2. CLEAN TOYS -Fill a sink up with warm water and add 1/8 cup of baking soda. Wash and rinse off  toys.
  3. BATH SOAK- Add 1/2 cup of Baking soda to your bath for a relaxing and refreshing soak.
  4. SUNBURN PAIN- Saturate a washcloth with a solution of 4 TB of Baking Soda in 1 quart of water. Apply to affected area.
  5. SEPTIC CARE- Add 1 cup of Baking Soda in your drains to keep your septic system flowing freely.
  6. 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!
  7. CLEAN FURNITURE- Add a little bit of Baking Soda to a damp sponge and lightly rub onto furniture. This will remove marks (even crayon!)
  8. CARPET ODOR- Sprinkle Baking Soda directly on carpets and wait 15 minutes before vacuuming. This will help freshen your carpets and remove any odors.
  9. FRIDGE- Keep your fridge smelling good by keeping a box of baking soda in there.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. CLEAN PANS-  Simmer water and baking soda in a pan to remove burned food from a pan.
  13. DISHWASHER- Clean the dishwasher by running an empty cycle with Baking Soda.
  14. KEEP FLOWERS FRESH- Add 1 tsp of Baking Soda to the water to keep your flowers alive longer.
  15. 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.”

So let’s hear it …what’s your favorite uses for Baking Soda? Did I miss any great tips?

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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293 comments on “15 awesome uses for baking soda (giveaway)”

  1. Mixed with hydrogen peroxide and blue Dawn…gets all baby stains out!

  2. I like to use Arm & Hammer baking soda to freshen the refrigerator.

  3. My fav use for it is to put in the litter box.
    My mom did,it’s tradition.

  4. I like keeping boxes in the fridge and freezer to keep food odors from mixing!

  5. I use baking soda most for baking (just did banana bread today), but also use it when scrubbing the tub.

  6. I love using it for cleaning around the house.

  7. I like to keep it in my fridge and freezer to keep away odors!

  8. I love to use it to brush my teeth!

  9. Thanks for all the great tips. I always keep one in the fridge and freezer as well. Makes my kitchen sink sparkle too.

  10. I use it as a scouring cleanser and it works much better than commerical cleansers without scratching.

  11. I love to use baking soda + vinegar to freshen up the garbage disposal when it gets stinky! Oh and sprinkle baking soda overnight on any pee accidents, then vacuum to remove the smell!

  12. I only use it for baking. I’ll have to try out some of your ideas!

  13. I use mine mostly in the fridge for cleaning but I love the idea of cleaning your hair brush with it!

  14. Absorbing odors in the fridge and freezer!

  15. I like using it for stubborn stains on cookie sheets.

  16. I use baking soda to make homemade laundry soap. I love that it’s so cheap and yet so useful!

  17. I use it in my shampoo

  18. i use it to freshen my carpet

  19. I love mixing it with water to make a paste. It gets all sorts of stains off my dishes!

  20. Love baking soda to get the metal pan marks out of my sink, and to de-gunk hairspray build-up.

  21. I love to use it in baking but it’s also great for a cold sore!

  22. I’ve never done anything but bake with it! I’d love to use it to clean some of my cookie sheets, like someone suggested in the comments. :)

  23. I use it to clean my stovetop.

  24. I use it in my washer and to clean the sinks and bathtub.

  25. I use it for cleaning, keeping the frig fresh, brushing my teeth and my latest adventure… using in place of shampoo.

  26. My cat has peed on our bed a couple times and it’s the best cat urine cleaner I’ve ever found. First wash the area with vinegar and then let the baking soda sit for a few hours before vacuuming up. I’ve tried expensive cleaners but I can always still smell a hint of urine. With the vinegar and baking soda, there isn’t even a trace of smell!

  27. My favorite use is in the fridge.

  28. I love using it in the laundry and cleaning the toilets!

  29. Trying to pin on Pinterest and it’s not letting me.

  30. I love to use it in the fridge to keep things smelling fresh!

  31. I use baking soda in the refrigerator to eliminate odors.

  32. I mainly use it for baking.

  33. I mix baking soda with vinegar for a nice scrubbing mix for the bathroom!

  34. I love to bake with it, and cant wait to try it with a little coconut oil as a face scrub : )

  35. I sprinkle it on my wet toothbrush before I put the toothpaste on … my teeth feel extra clean :)

  36. I like using it for cleaning the sinks and bathtub

  37. I love, love, love baking soda for all sorts of household and personal care. I use it to remove kool-aid stains from counter tops, I dip my tooth paste on my toothbrush in just a little baking soda for a gentle scrub on my teeth and I also will use naming dogs mixed with my gentle facial cleanser for a mild facial scrub. All sorts of uses for baking soda!

  38. Not sure how autocorrect got ‘naming dogs’ from baking soda, but oh well…

  39. I love it for baking. Especially this time of year.

  40. I love to use it to clean the sink.

  41. My husband uses baking soda to get rid of heartburn, but I prefer to use it as a deodorizer for carpet, upholstered and even wood furniture.

  42. Just pinned this! Great ideas! I use baking soda to bake with :) and as a fridge and freezer air freshener!

  43. definitely for cleaning!

  44. love this! cheap cleaning tips for university students are always great to have on hand :)

  45. I like it to scrub my stove top with.

  46. for baking and keeping the refrigerator fresh!

  47. I love the fridge packs that absorb gross smells!

  48. I use baking soda to clean my sinks with vinegar and it works wonderful!! I also love to use it as a booster when brushing my teeth! It makes them feel so smooth and clean!

  49. Yucky, baked on cookie sheets can come back to life: Cover with baking soda, then sprinkle or spray on hydrogen peroxide. Let sit for several hours then scrub off the gunk. It’s almost magic@

  50. I like to use it as a skin exfoliant!

  51. I love using baking soda to clean pans. Also, when I was pregnant, I washed my hair with it at least once a week to help remove the oil build-up. My daughter is three months old, and my hair is still not quite how it was prior to my pregnancy, so the baking soda is still in rotation twice a month.

  52. i like to use a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to my cookie sheets and they are like new.

  53. My vet says to put a little bit of baking soda in my dogs water. It will keep his breath fresh and help keep his teeth healthy.

  54. I use it mixed with regular shampoo to remove product buildup. A tip I got from my hairdresser years ago. Takes the place of clarifying shampoo.

  55. Favorite use is of course for baking but will have to try some of these other tips!

  56. Make a paste and scrub cookie/baking sheets as well as pots and pans (that are not anodized or non-stick). You can also put a small paste onto a pimple overnight to reduce redness!

  57. Love it for carpet cleaning and putting into other household items to create cleaners for everything!

  58. I love using baking soda as a shampoo additive for my hair, love it! I also use it for ant control at my doors.

  59. I like to use baking soda cleaning bathtub and kitchen sink.

  60. I use it for removing bad odor and getting my rugs and tiles clean :)

  61. I can’t wait to try some of these! Thanks for sharing!

  62. I use it on my stove as well!

  63. Crissa Robertson Reply

    I only use it for baking but after reading this I am going to try it for me!

  64. Besides baking with it, my favorite use for baking soda is using it for cleaning and getting rid of odors.

  65. I use baking soda for tons of things! I definitely use a lot on my husbands stinky feet!:)

  66. I too love baking soda….we buy the BIG bags at Costco. I love it for cleaning coffee pots (not the machine itself) and I added to toothpaste for a natural polisher ;)

  67. I use baking soda to remove rust stains on baking sheets.

  68. I use baking soda to relieve skin itch from insect bites when camping and pain from sunburn.

  69. I use it, with vinegar, to unclog drains.

  70. I use baking soda for just about everything as far as cleaning goes, including in my homemade laundry detergent and dish soap. Oh, and for teeth whitening!

  71. I’d never thought to use it in the bath. I’ll have to try that next time!

  72. I mix it with peroxide to make a paste to clean the shower.

  73. I like to use it to make a toilet bomb, as my kids call it. I mix baking soda and vinegar in a large bowl and use it, the kids think it’s fun to see it bubble up!

  74. Baking soda is GREAT for cleaning clogged/slow drains. Pour in the banking soda, then pour vinegar in the drain. Works like you wouldn’t believe!

  75. I use baking soda to deodorize as well as clean just about everything. Love that it is a safe simple cleanser that works.

  76. I always keep a box in the fridge. But its great when the kids wet the bed. Just mix with vinegar and some dawn, takes the stain and smell out.

  77. Cleaning my Pampered Chef baking pan that I use for everything!

  78. I use baking soda with toothpaste to brush my teeth once a week. Removes coffee stains!

  79. I use baking soda to deodorize my sink and tub drains

  80. Love to brush my teeth with good ol baking soda!

  81. I use it for silver polish.

  82. I love using baking soda for cleaning around the home.

  83. My favorite use of baking soda is (besides for baking) is to add a bit of vinegar and clean the water stains off the drinking station of the fridge. Works great!

  84. I clean our garbage disposal with baking soda!

  85. I love to use it in my kitchen drain – pour into drain, add vinegar and watch the action!

  86. I like to run my towels through a rinse of baking soda to keep them fresh smelling. I don’t like the sour smell they get after awhile. Even detergent perfumes can’t mask that ‘old’ smell.

  87. Mix baking soda and olive oil to make a paste. Apply to jar labels and allow to sit for a few minutes. A little rubbing and the label and all the gummy mess will leave your jar residue free!

  88. I use mainly for baking but I am going to try it on laundry.

  89. I use it in the fridge to cut down on odors and in my laundry to get rid of all the little boy stains and smells.

  90. I always use in on the carpets to help with the wet dog smell!!!!

  91. I use it in the fridge and freezer, in the laundry and in my one closet (the attic entry is there) to help get rid of odors. I will use it for more now!! Also, read the tip below about using it to wash hair, I will try that.

  92. I only use it to bake, but I’ll have to try your ideas.

  93. I clean my bathtub with it. It is the only thing that really works!!

  94. I love to use it to clean the oven.

  95. I like putting baking soda in my fridge to keep it fresh

  96. I use it to clean baked on crud from my pots and casserole dishes.

  97. Cleaning the dishwasher but I’m excited to try the carpet trick

  98. Awesome for helping keep your teeth white & mouth fresh!

  99. Fav use is to put it in a scorched pot with a little water and boil. Once cool the pot cleans up really easily.

  100. My favorite use for baking soda is: with 7 grandchildren we have had a few accidents on our mattresses, the couch, etc. We mix 3 Tbs baking soda, small squirt of Dawn dishwashing soap, and 8 Ozs. of 3% peroxide. Spray immediately on stain, and watch the stain dissappear. I use a small fan to dry quickly.

  101. My favorite use of baking soda is in baking, but I also love to use it in the refrigerator to absorb odors.

  102. I use it to brush my teeth on days where I want them extremely bright. :)

  103. In the Fridge!

  104. I use baking soda to remove odors from jars I am recycling. I keep various jars to use in my craft room and a mix of baking soda & water will remove the left behind odors.

  105. I love using it for laundry – it’s so all purpose.

  106. I love using Baking Soda for creative activities for my kiddos. There are so many great uses for cleaning with it, why not use to clean up a boring weekday waiting for dad to get home?! <3


  108. I use it the most in baking and washing produce.

  109. I use baking soda for baking and mixed with vinegar to clean my drains!

  110. I Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to clean my kitchen sink. Makes it sparkle and kills the germs.

  111. I like using it in the fridge to absorb odors

  112. I like to use it in the washer. Wash with baking soda and wash again with vinegar to get that nasty smell out of towels.

  113. I sprinkle baking soda in the cat’s litter as a deodorizer.

  114. I like to use it with scents to make air freshners as gifts.

  115. Karen Tecklenburg Reply

    Keeping the fridge oder free.

  116. When you change your sheets, sprinkle baking soda on the mattress, under the mattress cover. The next time you change your sheets, vacuum it up, and replace with fresh. Lay dryer sheets on top of the baking soda for extra freshnes. The baking soda will draw out dirt and odors, and the vacuuming will reduce the number of dust mites while sucking up the used baking soda.

  117. My fav use is in baking second would be odor absorber

  118. It is great for getting product build up out of your hair and also helps with the greasies so you don’t have to wash your hair as often. Just a tablespoon of baking soda mixed with water.

  119. Mercedes Cassity Reply

    Great deodorizer for bathing dogs and with lemon juice for cleaning.

  120. adding to laundry!

  121. I use it to clean my toilets with some lemon juice as well as a facial scrub!

  122. I love using it for cleaning, and for stains in laundry

  123. I’ve only used it for baking and odors in the fridge. I love the other ideas and will certainly be trying some of them!

  124. I use it to vacuum all the time.

  125. baking soda and vinegar down the bathroom sink!

  126. Oven cleaner and also as a laundry booster.

  127. baking of course! but I love all the suggestions you list – have to expand my use!

  128. I use it for all my baking needs. Thanks for the giveaway!

  129. Keeping the fridge smelling fresh!

  130. I like to put an entire small box and a half lemon into the in-sink-erator and clean it just by urning it on.

  131. I use baking soda for baking, but I also use it for laundry, cleaning, and refreshing the carpet.

  132. My favorite use for baking soda is definitely BAKING!

  133. Definitely the refrigerator and for cleaning my pans.

  134. Teeth whitening

  135. I use it mostly for baking and in the frig to freshen!

  136. using with vinegar to clean the disposal

  137. I like the way baking soda keeps my fridge smelling all good and fresh.

  138. Baking soda is great for a lot things. I use it when I do laundry, works great!

  139. I love to use baking soda and white vinegar for cleaning our Silastone sinks. It is not abrasive. Practically everything in your home can be cleaned with these two simple ingredients!

  140. Never new about getting rid of ants! Cool!

  141. I love using baking soda to freshen the laundry, especially the towels.

  142. Nothing new to add, have used almost all of posted suggestions.

  143. I make a homemade “soft scrub” with baking soda. I love it because it’s safe to use on dishes and gets that ring off on the inside of my coffee mug that the dishwasher can’t seem to get.

  144. I love it in the washer! so clean and fresh

  145. I like to use it to help clear drains with some vinegar.

  146. i use baking soda to bake with

  147. I use it in my homemade toothpaste recipe!

  148. I use it in soo many things, laundry, dishes, mopping and bath :)

  149. I love using baking soda as a carpet freshener and also to clean my kitchen sink!

  150. I like it in my fridge so it doesn’t smell.

  151. Like you I love baking soda though I don’t hve quite that many boxes! Have a good day.

  152. I use Baking Soda to clean my pots and pans after dinner. Instead of scraping off left-over chili, eggs, etc. I fill the pot with a couple inches of water, add a good shake of Baking Soda, a drop or two of liquid dish soap and turn the burner on low. Cover the pot and let it sit for a few minutes while you do the other dishes. When you’re ready to tackle the pot, the residual food wipes right off. No muscle necessary!

  153. https://www.facebook.com/livivua.c.chandler/posts/1429873693902836

    shared and i sprinkle on pots and pans and let it sit and gets tought burnt on stains off

  154. I use baking soda in the dishwasher.

  155. I buy the big bags of baking soca at Costco and I use it in my laundry all the time!

  156. I use it to scrub my stainless steel sink, it looks like new when I am finished.

  157. I like that it keeps refrigrators smelling fresh!

  158. Probably cleaning the stovetop :) And brushing my teeth with it (it’s in my tooghpaste) :)

  159. I use baking soda in my fridge and sweet tea! And in the bathtub.

  160. I love using it on our mattresses to refresh them.

  161. I shake Arm & Hammer baking soda on the bathtub at night and rinse away when I hop in the shower in the morning. It gets rid of water spots, rust, soap scum, and anything else that ends up in the tub and shower.

  162. I use it to scour the sinks, as well as in the refrigerator to help keep it smelling fresh.

  163. I haven’t seen this listed but the new ceramic top stoves are somewhat difficult to clean. I sprinkle some directly on the stove top, put a hot towel over it, let sit (depending on stain) then scrub lightly in a circular motion. VOILA!!! works like a charm…just make sure all your baking powder is gone before using the stove top! Much cheaper than the cleaner made for this! I also use it in my stainless sink…sprinkle let sit, rub a little rinse ….

  164. I love to use baking soda to bake cookies with. Yum!

  165. I love Arm & Hammer. I keep several boxes throughout my house!

  166. I use it in the fridge for odor control.

  167. Sink Scrubbing!

  168. I have only used Baking Soda for toothpaste (in a pinch) and baking. :) So I would have to say my favorite use is baking!

  169. I have heard it can be used to neutralize stomach acid, but I have never tried it.

  170. I love to sprinkle baking soda in my cat’s litter boxes. :)

  171. Such great tips! Thanks for sharing

  172. I love to use baking soda to keep my refrigerator from getting smelly.

  173. I used to only use it for my fridge and freezer, but through Pinterest I have found many other uses.

  174. Cleaning tile grout!

  175. My favorite use for baking soda is to scour dirty pans until they shine. :o)

  176. My favorite use for it is a bleach and baking soda combination to clean soap scum in shower. Works like a charm.

  177. We use it with our toothpaste to brush our teeth. Gets them pretty clean and fights bacteria of the mouth.

  178. I guess the use that I have used the longest is using baking soda in the refrigerator to freshen and get rid of odors. I have also used it mixed with toothpaste to whiten your teeth.

  179. I love using baking soda & lemon juice to clean my stainless sink

  180. Baking soda is my favorite facial and body scrub. I love it and use it so much that my kids gave me a 7 lb bag for Mother”s Day!

  181. I actually use it to wash my hair…

  182. I like to use it to clean the bathroom

  183. Mix with liquid dish soap and water to clean glass on oven doors.

  184. I love to use a spoonful in some warm water to clean my brushes and combs! Gets all the icky hair products off them.

  185. I like using baking soda to clean my kitchen sink (stainless steel)!

  186. I use it in the fridge to help eliminate odors!

  187. I like to mix it with vinegar to make a paste to clean grout.

  188. I use baking soda for cleaning just about everything in our house. Best household cleaner, ever!

  189. I like using A&H baking soda in baking of course, cleaning pots and pans and in my laundry.

  190. I use it in all my baked goods.

  191. I use it in the refrigerator to absorb odors.

  192. I mix it with a little hydrogen peroxide and toothpaste for an excellent whitener!

  193. I mainly use it for baking, but also, to clean my oven doors :)

  194. for whitening my teeth !

  195. cleaning the drains

  196. I like to put some in the laundry to get some cleaner clothes :)

  197. My fave place to use baking soda is in my washer…it just makes all my washables seem so much cleaner than just using regular laundry soap!

  198. I really like using baking soda, in cast iron dutch ovens, when something sticks. Just make a paste with the soda and a little water, leave it overnight, and the next morning, the pot is clean. I also use soda for numerous other cleaning projects.

  199. to clean my dishwasher I put baking soda in it.

  200. I mixed it with vinegar and lemon juice to clean and deodorize around toilets (I have three boys with bad aim)

  201. I love to Use baking soda in my wash and to clean the tub

  202. I love these ideas. I’m all for natural cleaning products

  203. I love baking soda too! I use it to clean my silver jewelry and the sink/stove. Make a paste with dawn and let it sit, then scrub clean. Works wonders!

  204. I brush my teeth with it.

  205. In my laundry – gets out any and all odors!

  206. My favorite way to use baking soda is to bake with it. I can’t wait to try some of the other uses for it.

  207. I love baking soda and use it in my dishwashing by hand and in my dishwasher for sparkly dishes and shiny sinks.

  208. Love it for cleaning the toilet

  209. My mother-in-love gave me this tip years ago ……. put a little baking soda in your dish water! It softens hard, baked on goop! Awesome!

  210. Great as a under arm deodorant 

  211. 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.

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