Baking Soda is cheap, versatile, easy to use, and can clean everything and anything you can imagine; from household items to appliances to beauty supplies to skin. Here we go over 12 amazing ways to use baking soda.
Rust off silverware. Mix together baking soda and water until you get a nice paste that is neither too thick nor too watery. Brush off any rust stains gently with a toothbrush. Rinse and wash normally after all stains are gone. Works best with stainless steel. Can also be used to shine dull silverware.
Hair brushes and combs. To get any excess oil or build-up off brushes and combs, soak in a mixture of one cup of water and one tsp of baking soda until clean. Afterwards, rinse and dry.
Greasy pots and pans. Mix together your regular dish washing soap with a generous spoonful of baking soda, then use the mixture to scrub greasy pots and pans. For really hard-to-clean kitchenware, soak in water, dish soap and baking soda first.
Microwaves. Sprinkle baking soda onto a clean, damp sponge before rubbing down the inside of your microwave.
Ovens. For grime or baked-on food at the bottom of the oven, sprinkle and leave baking soda in overnight. Clean out with a wet sponge or rag in the morning. For the oven walls, use a damp sponge or washcloth sprinkled with baking soda. Make sure to wash out and dry thoroughly before using the oven.
Shower curtains. Sprinkle baking soda onto a damp sponge and scrub any dirty or smelly parts of the curtain. Rinse and hang to dry. Works best with vinyl curtains.
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Carpet. Sprinkle baking soda onto a stenchy carpet overnight. Vacuum in the morning to get rid of any mess.
Litter box. Dust baking soda on the bottom of the litter box before putting in the litter. Replace every time you change the litter. Sprinkle a little baking soda on top of the litter each time you clean it out.
Hands. To remove strong smells like garlic, exfoliate your hands in a mixture of baking soda and water. Scrub until smell disappears and rinse off with water.
Shoes. Sprinkle baking soda over or inside the shoes and let sit for 12 to 24 hours, depending on how smelly the shoes are. Shake off when done. Works best with sneakers, sandals, and flats.
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Bath. Mix in a quarter to half a cup of baking soda into your bath. Baking soda is good for calming irritated skin, especially itchy, dry, sunburnt, and rashy ailments. It’s also great for achy muscles. Feel free to mix it in with your choice of epsom salts, essential oils or other bath products.
Foot care routine. For tired, achy, swollen feet, soak them in a mixture of warm or hot water (depending on your preference) with a few spoonfuls of baking soda.