9 Common Uses for Baking Soda in Birmingham & Homewood

We see the commercials all the time. Someone sprinkling baking soda into a litter box or on a carpet to freshen and eliminate odors. Or those touting the cleaning power of baking soda toothpaste or laundry detergent.

The truth is, baking soda is a powerful little weapon when it comes to cleaning and deodorizing. But have you really tapped its full potential?

Let’s have a look:

  • Soak your toothbrush overnight in baking soda and water to clean the bristles and rid them of bacteria and germs.

  • Remove food stains from plastic containers with a paste of baking soda and water.Toothbrush and Sodium Bicarbonate

  • Remove perspiration stains from clothing by rubbing in a paste of baking soda and water, and letting that sit for an hour. Then wash the clothing in your washing machine as usual.

  • Clean wax, dirt, and pesticides from fruit and vegetables by soaking them in a basin filled with water and 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Rinse well with clean water, and enjoy.

  • Add a cup of baking soda to your bath water to soften skin and relieve irritation. You can also relieve your baby’s diaper rash by adding a couple tablespoons into his or her bath water.

  • Sprinkle baking soda in your tub, shower, sinks and tile floors, then scrub with a clean sponge or washcloth. Rinse and allow to dry.

  • To remove cooking, cigarette or pet odors from a room, pour some baking soda in a small bowl and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

  • Keep that bouquet of flowers looking fresh longer by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase.

  • Sprinkle a little baking soda inside your kitchen plastic trash bin to absorb odors.

So, have we covered all the bases on how to get the most from that little box of baking soda? Not by a long shot. In fact, if you’ve come up with one or more effective uses of baking soda all your own, contact us by email now so we can share them with our many other blog readers.