16 DIY Home Tricks For Baking Soda

16 Unexpected Uses of Baking Soda

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Baking soda is a fine white powder that has a slightly salty and acidic taste. It is a common ingredient used to leaven baked goods, but there are many alternative uses for baking soda too. Baking soda is an extremely versatile product that can be used throughout your home for cleaning, whitening and deodorizing. But don’t go out and buy expensive products containing baking soda, simply grab an extra box in the baking aisle at the grocery store and start enjoying this low-cost natural cleaner.

Let Baking Soda Freshen up your Kitchen:

  1. Sprinkle baking soda on your vegetable brush for a food-safe way to clean dirt and debris off your fresh produce.
  2. Keep food fresh tasting with an open box of baking soda in the fridge to help absorb odors. Some manufacturers sell baking soda specifically for fridge use; just remember to replace the baking soda monthly.
  3. Pour baking soda down your sink while running warm water to freshen up the drain. Add some lemon peel to get that scent of cleanliness.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons to your dishwater to help cut grease when washing pans.
  5. Use baking soda to scrub your sink and get a naturally fresh and clean sink for just pennies.
  6. Keep drains running smoothly by pouring in baking soda and adding vinegar once per month. This bubbly mixture also unclogs most plugged sinks in just minutes.
  7. Baking Soda Can Transform your Bathroom Routine:

  8. Add ¼ cup baking soda to a bucket of warm water to clean your tile and floors.
  9. According to Arm & Hammer, adding 1 cup of baking soda per week will help keep your septic system at the ideal pH level.
  10. Dip your toothbrush in baking soda and brush away stains with this natural teeth whitener.
  11. Relieve itchy dry skin by adding 1-cup baking soda and ¼ baby oil to your bath.
  12. Bring Your Laundry Back To Life With Baking Soda:

  13. Add ¼ – ½-cup baking soda to your laundry to increase the cleaning power of your favorite detergent.
  14. Soak dirty diapers in ½ cup baking soda and 1 gallon warm water before washing.
  15. Remove musty smells from towels by adding ½ cup baking soda to the rinse cycle.
  16. Other Uses For Baking Soda Throughout The House:

  17. Sprinkle baking soda in your sneakers to remove odors. Shake out before wearing.
  18. Reduce foot odors and fungus by adding ½ cup baking soda and a few drops of tea tree oil to warm water; soak your feet for 20 minutes.
  19. Refresh your mattress by sprinkling with baking soda and then vacuuming.

Jennifer M. Wood, MS, RD

Jennifer M Wood, MS, RDN is registered dietitian nutritionist and successful food and nutrition consultant in Southeastern Minnesota. As the founder of a nation-wide gourmet food company, Wood wrote Jenny’s Country Kitchen…recipes for making homemade a little easier! (2003), which is a timeless collection of make-ahead, freeze-ahead and pantry-stocking recipes and time saving tips to help busy families put nutritious food on table. Wood graduated with a pre-med bachelors degree in nutritional science in 2001, completed her dietetic internship in 2007 and went on to complete a master’s degree in food and nutrition in 2011.

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  1. Wow! That’s impressive! I have never used baking soda for cleaning! I thought it’s appropriate only for cooking purposes! I definitely will try it soon! Thank you for these useful tricks!

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