Baking soda can be used in all areas of your home, it is not just for baking and tossing in fridge to soak up odors! If you have no idea of all the neat ways you can use baking soda in your home, then check out the list below! I am going to share the best ways to use baking soda around the house!
20 Ways to Use Baking Soda Around the House
You can use baking soda to deodorize, neutralize, and clean without having any toxins come in to play. It is a natural cleaner that works wonders in your home! The best thing of all, is it is very affordable!
- Clean Mattresses: Simply strip your bed of sheets and bedding, and sprinkle some baking soda onto your mattress. Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, and then vacuum it up. This will help freshen up your mattress!
- Exfoliate skin: Needing to exfoliate your skin for some sunless tanner, or to get rid of old skin. Mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water, rub in a circular motion on skin, and then rinse clean.
- Clean Hairbrushes: Soak your hair brushes in a bowl of water with a tablespoon of baking soda. Let it soak for 30 minutes and then rinse clean.
- Skin Irritation: Having trouble with skin irritation? Just add one cup of baking soda to your bath water and soak in it. This will help a lot.
- Insect Bites: Have a bite that is itching like crazy? Mix water and baking soda into a thick paste. 2-3 tablespoons baking soda to a tablespoon of water. Make sure it is nice and thick, then apply to skin like a salve, let sit, and calm the itching.
- Soothe Feet: Soak your feet in a little tub of warm water with 4 tablespoons of baking soda. This will help soothe tired feet.
- Diaper Rash: Mix two tablespoons of baking soda into your baby’s bathwater and let them soak for ten minutes. This will help soothe their bottom.
- Grease Buildup on Pans: If you have pots and pans that need to be de-greased, add a heaping tablespoon of baking soda to your dish water along with soap. Let it sit for ten minutes and then wash them as normal.
- Fresher Brighter Clothes: Add 1/2 cup of baking soda into your next load of laundry (1 cup for heavy loads) to help make your clothes look brighter and fresher! Also works in neutralizing smells in clothes.
- Brighten Dull Floors: Add 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bucket of warm water. Then mop and rinse like normal to shine your floors.
- Small Grease Fire: If you ever have a grease fire and don’t have a fire extinguisher nearby, grab some baking soda. Sprinkle it over the flames to put the fire out.
- Kitty Litter Box: Sprinkle baking soda at the bottom of the litter box, and then top with kitty litter. This will help reduce the odor.
- Freshen Up Carpet: Sprinkle baking soda onto the carpet and let it sit for a minimum of an hour, and then vacuum up.
- Crayon on Wall: Add a little baking soda to a wet cloth and rub lightly on the wall. It will wipe away the crayon.
- Deodorize trash cans: If you have a trash can that is a little smelly, sprinkle some baking soda at the bottom. This will help soak up the odors.
- Deodorize Toilets: Put 1 cup of baking soda into the toilet and let leave it for a hour. Then flush and wipe it with a toilet wand. This will deodorize it and make it look clean again.
- Cutting Boards: If you want to deodorize cutting boards (great after cutting onions) simply sprinkle baking soda on a wet board, leave for 15 minutes then wash away.
- Remove Odor from Hands: If you just cut an onion or garlic you know the odors can stay with you. Simply wash hands with a little baking soda and soap. This will help get rid of the odor.
- Neutralize Beans: If you are soaking beans for a soup, sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda in the water when you soak the beans. This will help prevent gas and digestion troubles.
- Flowers Last Longer: Add 1/2 teaspoon into a vase of fresh flowers, to get them to last longer. If you have a lot of flowers you can do up to one teaspoon.
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