Uses for baking soda
Baking soda is a useful item nearly every family has sitting in their pantry. When it comes close to the end of its shelf-life or you have opened a box and need to find a use for it you may be looking for some ideas on uses for baking soda. Here are some everyday uses for baking soda everyone should know.
- The most popular use for baking soda is to place an open box in your refrigerator to help control food odors. You can leave a box in there for about 30 days then swap it out for another and use the old box for something new.
- Toss baking soda down drains and use vinegar to chase it. The bubble action will break up gunk in your drains and clean them so they work better loner. This is a great use for baking soda that has been in the refrigerator.
- Baking soda can be mixed with your favorite essential oils to make a carpet powder to make your carpet smell amazing. Let sit so it can do its job before you vacuum to give your homemade carpet powder time to work.
- Cleaning lightly porous textures can be difficult. Baking soda works hard to get what settles into counter-tops, unsealed tile, and other easily stained surfaces. Spot test on softer surfaces before using any scoring powder including baking soda.
- If you have a pool buying baking soda in bulk is more than worth it for the savings. Baking soda can help balance the PH of your pool water. Buying large bags of baking soda from your local Sam’s club or Costco can save you a lot of money on pool maintenance.
- Baking soda can be useful for your body as well. Baking soda is a great gentle exfoliant for dry skin. If you have heartburn you can mix baking soda into a small amount of water and drink it to neutralize the acid in your stomach.
Some other great ideas that I have heard others use baking soda for are as follows:
- Natural toothpaste
- Mouth Wash
- Treat insect bites and or itchy skin
- Mix with water to make a paste for bee stings
- Bath soak
- Clean baby clothes and diapers
- Clean grout and toilets (baking soda and vinegar)
These are just some of the few ideas we have heard about others trying and have had great results with.