Baking soda is a very versatile product to keep on hand in your home! It can be used to clean so many different items, deodorize, and more. This is truly a multi-purpose product that is very affordable and can get the job done when it comes to cleaning! Sit back and read over this list of all the clever ways to use baking soda to clean! You might be amazed at all the fabulous ways baking soda can win the day!
Unusual Ways to Clean with Baking Soda
Clean Pots and Pans
Fill your sink with hot water, and a few drops of dish detergent, along with 3 tablespoons of baking soda. This will help remove the grease and stuck on food on pots and pans.
Put out Grease Fire
If you have a grease fire, scatter baking soda over it, and it will diminish the flames. If it is a large fire, grab the fire extinguisher.
Soak any sponges that need to be freshened up in baking soda. I recommend 3 cups hot water and 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Soak for 30 minutes, and then rinse and air dry.
Place 1/3 cup of baking soda in the dishwasher and run it empty. This will help clean your dishwasher and remove any odors.
Mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water to create a paste. Rub onto the silver with a soft cloth and buff to shine. Rinse thoroughly and let dry.
Clean Coffee Pots
Remove coffee stains and get rid of any leftover coffee. 1/3 cup of baking soda to 1 quart of warm water. Soak four hours to overnight and then wash and rinse the next morning.
Add a pinch of baking soda into a gallon of iced tea, to remove the bitterness!
Deodorize Cutting Boards
Sprinkle baking soda on a wet cutting board, let it sit and then scrub it and rinse. Will help remove any stuck on odors.
Bathroom and Beauty Uses
Simply sprinkle some baking soda onto your armpits to neutralize any body odors.
Soak your toothbrushes in 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup water. Let them stand overnight, then rinse and place back in holders.
8 oz of water and 1-2 teaspoon of baking soda, mix and then use as a mouthwash. This will help neutralize and remove odors causing bad breath.
Soak your hair brushes in combs in a bowl of water with 1-2 teaspoon of baking soda for 30 minutes. Rinse and let dry.
Pour in 1/4 cup of baking soda and let it stand for 20 minutes, then scrub away.
If you suffer from dandruff, add 1/2 teaspoon to a cup of shampoo and use that every other time you wash your hair.
Soak Sore Feet
Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda into a tub of warm water, and let your feet soak for 20 minutes. This will help soothe those achy feet.
Other Random Household Uses for Baking Soda
To brighten up dull floors, dissolve 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bucket of warm mop water. Just mop like normal and as it dries you will see it leaves a nice shine to floors.
Freshen Kitty Litter
Sprinkle baking soda over the top of the kitty litter to help soak in odors.
Clean your grill by putting baking soda on a damp brush, and scrubbing grates, then rinsing. This will keep them nice and clean.
Freshen Up Laundry
Mix in 1 cup of baking soda into your next load of laundry to get clothes cleaner and brighter, and works to remove odors.
Sprinkle baking soda on rugs and carpet and let sit 15 minutes. Then vacuum up to help remove odors from carpet.
Freshen Up Mattresses
Sprinkle baking soda over your mattress and let it work for an hour. Then take your vacuum and vacuum up all the baking soda, and then put your sheets on and bedding.
Pour 1/2 cup to 1 cup of baking soda down a drain, then follow by 1 cup of vinegar. Let it set 15 minutes and then run hot water after, to help unclog a drain. Repeat as needed.
Have an icy sidewalk? Sprinkle baking soda to melt ice instead of salt, it is less corrosive.
Prevent Weeds on sidewalks
If you have weeds growing in the cracks of your sidewalk or driveway, sprinkle weeds. It will help reduce the growth and kill them.
Bug Bites, Sunburns, or Poison Ivy
If you have any three of these, make a paste with baking soda and water. Make it thicker and then apply to the troubled area for relief.