Baking soda is an essential and budget friendly workhorse. It absorbs odours, can be abrasive, and removes dirt. Keep your kitchen and bathroom stocked with this eco-friendly staple.
11 Uses For Baking Soda
Baking soda can scrub your fruits: Shake a bit onto your fruit or into your hands. Use to gently scrub fruit and remove dirt. Rinse. Try my favourite fruit and vegetable wash recipe with baking soda.
Baking soda can soak up scents in carpets and couches: Dust liberally onto surfaces. Allow to stay overnight or longer if possible. Vacuum to remove.
Baking soda can be used to wash your hair: Combine two tablespoons baking soda with some warm water. Mix until you have a paste. Scrub into wet hair. Rinse thoroughly. I used baking soda when I tried the ‘no poo’ method of hair cleaning.
Baking soda can clean your toilet: Sprinkle some in your toilet. Let sit. Scrub with brush.
Baking soda relieves mosquito itches: Mix a few teaspoons with drops of water to combine into a thick paste. Layer onto on mosquito bites.
Baking soda removes stinkies from your air: In a spray bottle, combine 1 teaspoon of vinegar and baking soda with two cups of hot water. Shake and spritz into the air.
Baking soda can freshen up your diaper pail: Shake into diaper pail regularly to absorb odours.
Baking soda works as a fabric softener: Throw a ½ cup into the wash to keep clothes soft and smelling great. Using baking soda is a great way to begin to detox your laundry routine.
Baking soda can clear drains: Use baking soda and vinegar to clean drain by dumping one cup of baking soda into drain and followed by one cup of vinegar. Wait for the fizzing action to slow down and pour in a cup of hot water.
Baking soda works as a flea repellent: A half a cup of baking soda mixed with ½ teaspoon orange oil. Dust over your dog and rub into their fur.
Baking soda makes an amazing all-purpose scrub: Three parts baking soda with 1 part liquid castile soap and 1 part water. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil if desired. Mix together until you have a thick, soft paste.
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