Baking soda is more than just a pantry staple. It’s a pantry staple that can save you a lot of money. After researching the multiple frugal uses for baking soda we discover it can be used in home care, cooking, health care and cleaning.
Home Care Uses For Baking Soda:
1. Deodorize the carpet
Mix baking soda with a few drops of essential oils, sprinkle on the carpet and vacuum up.
2. Use for scrubbing tiles, sinks or tubs
Make a surface scrub by sprinkling a small amount of baking soda on a cloth and add water. Scrub area and rinse clean with water.
3. Cleaning aid
Add a sprinkle of baking soda to your dish water to help cut food grease and aid in cleaning.
4. Clean and freshen the microwave
Sprinkle a sponge with baking soda, lemon juice and water. Scrub your microwave clean. Rinse and wipe dry.
5. Polish your silverware
Using a baking soda water combination polish silverware. Rinse clean and dry.
6. Clean your BBQ grill
Sprinkle baking soda on grill rack, spray with water, let sit. Rinse and wipe clean.
7. Boost your laundry freshness
Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry solution to boost freshness.
8. Cleaner cloth diapers
Soak cloth diapers in a baking soda water bath before you launder them. This will help lift stains and remove odors.
9. Deodorize your fridge
Add baking soda to a glass jar and place in refrigerator to help decrease odors.
10. Cut the trash can smell
Add baking soda to the bottom of your trash can to decrease the smells.
11. Clean floors
Mop your tile floors with a baking soda water combination to remove grit, grime and odor causing bacteria.
12. Does your garburator stink?
Add baking soda and ice, turn on the water and run to clean.
13. Decrease dishwasher odor
Add baking soda to your dishwasher to help cut the smells.
14. Freshen your linen closet
By adding a box of baking soda mixed with lavender essential oils to your closet.
15. Litter box freshness
Freshen your pet’s litter box by adding a sprinkle of baking soda before adding new litter to the box.
16. Get rid of gym odors
Freshen that smelly gym bag with a sprinkle of baking soda.
17. Extinguish grease and kitchen fires
Note: call the fire department in case of all fires. Baking soda has been known to assist in putting out small grease fires
18. Keep your flowers fresh
By adding a 1/2 tsp or baking soda to the vase water.
19. Produce wash
Wash your produce in a baking soda water bath and rinse clean.
20. Ants at bay
Keep the ants away with a salt and baking soda combo. Sprinkle where needed.
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Body & Health Care Uses For Baking Soda:
1. A relaxing bath
Relax after a hard day by adding baking soda and essential oils to your bath water.
2. Beneficial foot soak
Soak your tired feet in a tub of warm water, baking soda and peppermint essential oils.
3. Homemade toothpaste
Make homemade toothpaste by combining baking soda and coconut oil.
4. Facial scrub
Use 2 parts baking soda to 1 part water, scrub facial area and rinse clean.
5. Bug bite treatment
Treat bug bites with a paste of baking soda and water.
6. Natural mouth wash
Add a sprinkle of baking soda to a glass or water and swish in your mouth to freshen your breath.
7. Natural deodorant
8. Natural stomach relief
Small amounts of baking soda in water can be used as a drinkable antacid.
9. Homemade dry shampoo
Use baking soda as a dry shampoo.
10. Sunburn relief
Soak in a mild soda and water bath to relieve sunburn side effects.
11. Whiten your teeth
By applying a baking soda and water paste to your teeth.
12. pH balancing
Balance your bodies pH using baking soda.
13. Neutralize your stomach acid and upset tummy
By adding tsp of baking soda to your drinking water.
14. Soothe psoriasis
By taking a baking soda and water bath.
15. Clean your dirty combs
In baking soda water solution.
Updated June 3, 2021