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73 Amazing Uses for Baking Soda That Will Change Your Life

Baking soda is an amazing product, and even if you know some of it’s many uses, there’s no way you know all of them. Check out these 73 uses that will change your life!

Let’s start with the many ways you can use baking soda in the kitchen:

  1. Burned Pans– Burned food inside a pan? Put a little water and baking soda in pan and let soak overnight, scrub and rinse in the morning.
  2. Clogged Drain– Pour ½ -1 cup of baking soda down the drain, follow with ½ -1 cup of vinegar, allow to sit for at least five minutes, add a gallon of boiling water to remove clogs and keep drains flowing freely.
  3. Coffee and Tea Stains– Scrub your coffee and teapots with baking soda to remove stains. Rinse well.
  4. Cuts Grease– Add a tablespoon of baking soda to your regular dish soap and let greasy dishes soak. Baking soda will help to cut grease and make them easier to clean.
  5. Deodorize Cutting Boards– Sprinkle your cutting board with baking soda, scrub, rinse.
  6. Deodorize Garbage Disposal– To help eliminate odors slowly pour baking soda down your drain while simultaneously running warm water.
  7. Drain Freshener– Pour a box down the drain to remove odors.
  8. Flat Stovetop Tough Cleaning– Make a paste of baking soda and water, spread on the stovetop with a damp sponge and allow to sit for thirty minutes, then scrub clean and rinse well.
  9. Freshen Dish Cloths– Soak dishcloths in a bowl of water and baking soda. Rinse and wash as usual.
  10. Garbage Cans– Simply sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom of your trash cans to help keep bad smells away.
  11. Grease Fires– Pouring baking soda on grease fires will put them out instantly.
  12. Microwave Cleanup– Sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and gently scrub away any microwave mess. This cleans and deodorizes.
  13. Oven Cleaner– Make a paste with baking soda and water, brush on the interior of stove walls. Let dry overnight. In the morning wipe down with a damp sponge. Touch up any stubborn baked on areas. Rinse well.
  14. Picnic Cooler Odors– For coolers fill with warm water and add baking soda. Allow to sit overnight, rinse and dry.
  15. Plastic Containers & Lunch Boxes– In between uses wash with baking soda sprinkled on a clean damp sponge. For tough odors, soak containers in a solution of 4 tablespoons baking soda to a quart warm water. Rinse and wash as usual.
  16. Pot and Pan Cleaner– Soak pans in a sink full of water and baking soda. Allow soaking for 15-30 minutes, grease, and dried food slide right off.
  17. Refrigerator/Freezer– Leave an open box in refrigerator or freezer to remove odors. Be sure to change every two months or so.
  18. Rusted Cast Iron Pans– Use baking soda to scour cast iron pans and remove rust.
  19. Silverware Polish– Mix three parts baking soda, to one part water. Apply paste to polish stainless steel and chrome. Allow to sit for 20 minutes, rinse well and dry.
  20. Stained Tea & Coffee Mugs– Make a paste with baking soda and water, spread on the interior of a mug. Allow to sit overnight, scrub and rinse.
  21. Wash Produce– Mix a ¼ cup of baking soda in a sink full of water. Wash your produce in the sink, then rinse with clean water.
Consider the ways you can use baking soda in household cleaning and upkeep:

  1. Books– Remove musty odors from books. Place book in plastic bag with baking soda, until odors are absorbed. (This can take a few weeks).
  2. Brass Cleaner–  Using a slice of lemon sprinkled with baking soda, wipe the brass. Rinse and dry with soft cloth.
  3. Closets– Place an open box of baking soda on a shelf in your closet to remove odors and to help freshen the air and fabrics.
  4. Coffee Pot Cleaner– Mix ¼ cup baking soda with a quart of warm water. Rub the mix onto the pots, let sit for a few hours and rinse.
  5. Cloth Diapers– Dissolve 1/2 cup of baking soda in 2 quarts of warm water. Rinse diapers and then soak thoroughly before a regular wash.
  6. Deodorize Car– Sprinkle baking soda fabric car seats and carpets. Wait 15 minutes or more for strong odors and vacuum.
  7. Floor Cleaner– Mix ¼ cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse floors with clean water. Towel or air dry.
  8. Flowers– Cut flowers last longer with a teaspoon to the water in the vase or bowl.
  9. Freshen Carpets– Before bedtime, sprinkle carpets and rugs with a thin layer of baking soda. Vacuum in the morning.
  10. Freshen Mattresses– After removing all sheets and blankets, sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda on top of mattress. Allow to sit for a few hours and vacuum.
  11. Freshen Luggage– Freshen up luggage by sprinkling baking soda inside suitcase, close the case, allow to sit for a day or two. Remove the soda with a vacuum.
  12. Freshen Musty Towels– Wash towels in hot water. Add ½ cup baking soda to rinse cycle. Dry in high heat.
  13. Freshen Shoes– Sprinkle in shoes or boots to remove odor. Let sit overnight. The next day shake out excess.
  14. Freshen Upholstery– Sprinkle baking soda on upholstered furniture, wait 15 minutes and vacuum.
  15. Gardens– Sprinkle around your garden to keep bunnies from eating your veggies and flowers.
  16. Laundry Boost– Add ½ cup baking soda to laundry to make clothes feel softer and smell fresher.
  17. Litter Boxes– Place a layer of baking soda on the bottom of the kitty pan, then fill as usual with cat litter.
  18. Natural Fabric Softener– Add one cup baking soda to your washing machine to naturally soften clothes.
  19. Remove Crayons From Walls– Apply baking soda to a slightly wet cloth and rub lightly. Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth. You can also make a paste with baking soda and water and scrub with a sponge. Remove residue with clean well rinsed sponge or cloth.
  20. Septic Tank Care– Add 1 cup of baking soda per week to help maintain a favorable pH in your septic tank
  21. Stubborn Laundry Stains– Mix 6 Tbsp. baking soda and ⅓ cup warm water into a paste. Rub on clothing stain before laundering. Allow to sit for ten minutes or more. Rinse and wash as usual. Before using, always test a hidden area of fabric for color-fastness.
  22. Thermos Cleaning– Put a heaping teaspoon of baking soda in thermos. Fill with hot water, tighten cap on bottle. Allow to sit overnight, scrub with a bottle brush and rinse.

Baking soda can be great in the bathroom, too:

  1. Air Freshener– Dissolve one-eighth of a cup of baking soda in two cups hot water and a half-cup of lemon juice for an instant air freshener.
  2. Clean Tile Floors– Use 1/2 cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water to help mop and clean floors.
  3. Clean Tiles, Tubs, Toilets, Sinks, Stainless Steel – With a paste of baking soda and water. Consistency should be a thick pancake batter. Wipe on, rinse and dry. (I use this in place of soft scrub type cleaners).
  4. Countertop Air Freshener– Add baking soda to a bowl and mix with your favorite flower buds or dried herbs.
  5. Grout Lines– Make a paste with baking soda and water, use an old toothbrush to apply and scrub. Rinse with water.
  6. Toilet Bowl– Add a cup to the toilet, let sit for an hour, scrub and flush. It will clean toilet and leave it smelling fresh.
  7. Toilet Bowls-Tough Stains– Pour 1 cup baking soda into the toilet, add 1 cup vinegar. Allow to bubble for 10-15 minutes then scrub toilet clean.

The applications in your personal life are astounding, too:

  1. Athlete’s Foot– Add 1 tablespoon baking soda to a bowl with enough water to make a thick paste. Apply to affected area liberally. Allow to sit for five to ten minutes, rinse and dry thoroughly. This is soothing to the affected area and relieves itching.
  2. Exfoliate Skin– Mix 3 cups of baking soda to one part water. Rub gently on skin in a circular motion and rinse.
  3. Freshen Breath– Mix 1 tsp. of baking soda in a glass of water and stir till dissolved. Swish, spit and rinse.
  4. Hairbrushes and Combs-Add a teaspoon to a sink full of water and add your brushes and combs. The baking soda removes the hair oils and hair spray. Rinse well and dry.
  5. Hand Softener– Cleaning your hands with baking soda and water leaves then clean and soft.
  6. Heartburn Relief– Add 1/2 -1 tsp. of baking soda to a cup of water. Stir till dissolved and drink.
  7. Irritated Skin– Add a cup of baking soda to your bath to soften your skin and relieve irritated skin.
  8. Jelly Fish Stings– Apply paste to relieve the pain of jellyfish stings.
  9. Make Your Own Deodorant– Using baking soda, arrowroot powder, and coconut oil, you can make your own non-toxic deodorant.
  10. Mosquito Bites– Apply a thick paste to relieve the itch of bites.
  11. Nausea– 1/2 tsp. baking soda in a glass of warm water. Stir till dissolved and sip to relieve nausea.
  12. Neutralize Dry Beans to Reduce Bloating -When soaking dry beans add a teaspoon of baking soda in the water to help prevent gassy issues.
  13. Peppermint Toothpaste– 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 tablespoons baking soda, 10 drops of peppermint oil. Simply mix baking soda and coconut oil in a small container, until it forms a paste-like consistency.  Add several drops of peppermint oil and mix. Brush and rinse your teeth.
  14. Poison Ivy Relief– Add baking soda to the bath for itch relief.
  15. Skin Softener– Add to bathwater to soften your skin.
  16. Smelly Hands– Remove odors from hands, simply scrub hands with baking soda and water.
  17. Soften Feet– Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda into a small tub of warm water and soak, to soften tired feet.
  18. Splinter Removal– Soaking a splinter is a painless method of splinter removal. Simply add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to warm water, and soak the affected area two to three times daily.
  19. Stings– Apply paste to relieve the pain of bee stings.
  20. Sunburn Relief in the Tub– Add a half cup of baking soda to a tub of warm water for a pain relieving soak.
  21. Sunburn Relief Spray– Mix a ¼ cup of baking soda with cool water. Pour into spray bottle and spray on sunburned skin.
  22. Toothpaste– Mix half a teaspoon of water or hydrogen peroxide to make a paste and brush teeth.
  23. Tooth Whitener-Simply mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water. Put the paste on your toothbrush, allow to sit for three to five minutes and rinse.
Thanks to The Hearty Soul for the tips!

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