Baking Soda Remedies
Until recently I had no idea how useful baking soda can be apart from using it to bake some cookies. 😂 😆 Baking soda actually has many, many uses. I will list just a few of my baking soda remedies in this post.
My favorite baking soda use this far that I have discovered is how well baking soda cleans. From dishes to rust, to the soap scum on your shower glass door. It works like magic! All you have to do is make a little paste out of it by adding it to some water. Then you use a small cleaning brush or sponge of any type and scrub away.
Amazing baking soda uses
- Cleaning pots and pans—Make a baking soda paste to clean rust, soap scum, and any burnt grease on frying pans or other dishes.
- Reducing odors—Sprinkle baking soda on your clothes in the washing machine and let it soak before washing will help reduce any odors you may have on your clothes. You can also sprinkle some baking soda inside your shoes and let it soak for a while. When you are ready to wear your shoes again, simply dump out the baking soda and the odor will go with it!
- Freshen up your rugs—Sprinkle baking soda on your rugs or carpet and wait about 15 minutes. Then vacuum the rugs. Your rugs and carpet will smell fresh.
- Unclog a drain—Poor 1 cup of baking soda in the clogged drain followed by 1 cup of hot vinegar.
- Clean the toilet—Add 1/4 cup of baking soda to the toilet bowl. Swirl around and then scrub.
- Polish your teeth—Add a little baking soda on top of your current toothpaste to give your teeth cleaning a boost. Baking soda can be abrasive to your enamel so it is wise to do this sparingly.
- Relieve diaper rash—I did this for my own baby when she had a really bad case of diaper rash. It worked wonders! If your baby is small enough, it works best to fill the kitchen sink with some warm water and add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda to the water. Let your baby soak in the water for about 15 minutes. It provides instant relief!
- Deodorize your refrigerator—Place an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator and it will soak up all the funky smells.
- Deodorize garbage cans—You can do the same thing as is #8. Place an open box in your garbage can and it will soak up those stinky smells.
- Clean crayons from walls—Create a water and baking soda paste and gently rub the spot where the crayon is on your walls. This will rub away the crayon marks. Wipe off with a clean damp cloth.
- Keep flowers fresh—Add about 1 teaspoon to your flowers in a vase and this will help keep them fresher for longer.