Ten Powerful uses for Baking Soda you can use around the house
Baking Soda is truly a powerful and versatile household product. While it is primarily being used as a leavening agents that cause batters to rise when baking, it also has the capability to deodorize and clean countless areas in your home.
Also known as Sodium Bicarbonate, it is basically a salt that has the power to absorb strong odors, due to its basic properties. It reacts with the acids in the air and pretty much neutralizes everything that it comes in contact with it. It is very effective and best of all, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, plus it is super eco-friendly.
So, time to say goodbye to your expensive and harsh cleaning chemicals and grab a box of baking soda and start cleaning! Below are 10 surprising uses for baking soda you can use at home.
Unstink your Fridge
Tired of that funky odor emanating from your fridge whenever you open it? No worries, place a box of baking soda in your fridge and the foul smell will be gone in an instant.
Tile and Grout Cleaner
Instead of using harsh and abrasive chemicals, combine baking soda with water or vinegar and brush that stubborn stain with a Light Duty Tile Scrubber and rinse with warm water. Your tiles will look sparkly clean after.
Carpet and Couch Deodorizer
Sprinkle baking soda onto your carpet and couches then leave them for about ten minutes. Finally, vacuum to get rid of the baking soda. Your couch and carpet will look fresh and smell good.
Weeds are undesirable plants that spring up anywhere landscape plants. Getting rid of them doesn’t have to be expensive. Sprinkle baking soda onto the soil till it covers it lightly. The basic properties of sodium bicarbonate will neutralize the pH in the soil, thus, nothing will grow in there. Do it twice a year-during Fall and Spring.
Goodbye Greasy Pans
No more cooked-on grease stains on your pans! Fill the bottom of the pan with a cup of water and a cup of white vinegar, then bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and add a two to three heaping tablespoons of baking soda. Once the fizzing stops, throw the mixture down the drain, add a splash of water with some dish liquid and gently scrub with a scourer that’s safe for non-stick pans like the Natural Cellulose scrub sponge.
Clean Toys Safely
Keep your kids happy with clean toys. Clean toys by wiping them with a sponge soaked in baking soda, dissolved in water. It’s not only safe for kids but the environment too.
Remove Crayon off the Walls
Okay, so you love your kid’s artistic ability, but that doesn’t mean you need to display it on the walls of your home. Baking soda can help you get rid of the marks by simply dipping a damp Rubaway Eraser Pad into baking soda and gently scrub it to the surface, then rinse with another damp cloth. You will be amazed how the eraser pad and baking soda remove those crayon marks.
Unclog a Drain
Baking soda may not be on top of your list to unclog your drain, but it really does the job. Simply, pour one cup of baking soda down to the drain, followed by one cup of white vinegar. After the fizzing and buzzing, wait for about 10 minutes then flush the drain with hot water. Voila, problem solved!
Get Rid of Funky Trash Can Scent
After several attempts of cleaning your trash can, the stench is still unbearable. Quick solution, sprinkle some baking soda into the bottom of the can to get rid of that funky smell.
Get your Barbecue Grill Sparkling
Grills can get really dirty over time. A filthy grill is bad for your health, plus it affects heat interference, leaving your meat either overcooked or burnt. So, to make your food taste the best it can, you should clean your grill. Using a damp brush like the Lola Pro Pot n’ Pan Brush, dip it in baking soda and scrub each grate till it comes out clean, then rinse with water.
What do you use baking soda for? Share your ideas below.