Brilliant Baking Soda Cleaning Hacks

Baking soda may be the best thing you could have in your home. It is good for your health, your skin, your hair and it is a great ally in the cleaning war. To make it short, it is good for everything!

Here are a few interesting uses for baking soda:

  • Freshen your breath
  • Soaking retainers, mouthpieces and dentures
  • Facial scrub
  • Body exfoliant
  • Neutralizes underarm body odor
  • Antiacid for your stomach
  • Itchy skin and bug bites
  • Hand cleanser and softener
  • Hair cleanser
  • Cleaning brushes and combs
  • Bath soaking
  • Cleaning greasy dishes, pots and pans
  • Cleaning and removing odor from wooden cutting boards
  • Soothes painful feet
  • Cleaning the microwave
  • Cleaning the oven
  • Freshening sponges
  • Cleaning tea and coffee pots
  • Cleaning floors
  • Septic care
  • Cleaning furniture
  • Cleaning shower curtains
  • Washing stuffed animals
  • Cleaning shower glass of hard water and soap marks
  • Boosting liquid laundry detergent
  • Cleaning baby clothes
  • Cleaning cloth diapers
  • Washing sneakers
  • Cleaning and freshening sports gear
  • Removing oil and grease stains
  • Cleaning batteries
  • Cleaning cars
  • Deodorizing the fridge
  • Cleaning trash cans
  • Unclogging drains
  • Cleaning lunch boxes
  • Washing fruits and vegetables
  • Freshening closets
  • Cleaning kitty litters
  • Cleaning pet boxes

Here are a few baking soda cleaning recipes that will make your life easier:

  1. Mix it with vinegar to unclog your drains: pour baking soda in the drain, and right after pour a cup of vinegar and let the mixture do its job for a few minutes, before you generously rinse with hot water.
  2. You can mix it with lemon juice to scrub and clean your oven, microwave or cutting board, and even greasy pans and burnt pots.
  3. Mix it with olive oil to cleanse your skin.
  4. Another beauty use is to mix it with your shower gel to get an efficient body scrub and get rid of the dead skin cells.
  5. Use it on its own to clean your scalp if you have greasy hair and your regular shampoo is not enough.
  6. Mix it with warm water until you get a smooth paste to scrub your bath tub, toilet, faucets etc. (If they’re really dirty, mix it with vinegar or sprinkle it on half of a lemon and use that to scrub)