25 Brilliant Ways To Use Baking Soda Every Day

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We all have those boxes in our pantry that say baking soda, right? Of course, I have to store ten boxes….it’s just me. I can still remember my mom putting a small box of baking soda in the refrigerator to help make the appliance smell fresh. I have brushed my teeth with baking soda in a pinch. If you have some ideas I can add to my list please let me know and I will make the list longer.

What’s nice about baking soda, you can buy it in small, medium, large and very large boxes! Plus, it’s cheap!

25 Ways To Use Baking Soda:

1. Add 1/2 cup baking soda the next time you take a bath to have a relaxing at home spa bath

2. For instant relief from a bug bite…mix a little with warm water and apply a paste to the affected area

3. Clogged drain-pour one cup soda in the drain followed by one cup hot water

4. Diluted, use as a mouthwash or gargle-antibacterial with a little peppermint essential oil

5. Soak your toothbrushes in 1/4 cup soda and 1/4 water overnight to clean

6. Use soda as a snow or ice melter..it is not as corrosive as salt

7. Clean your toilets with 1/4 cup baking soda-then scrub

8. Use it to brush your pet’s teeth

9. Put an open box in the refrigerator to absorb odors

10. Make your own antacid with 1/2 cup soda to 1/2 cup water

11. Clean your dishwasher by running a little soda through a washing cycle

12. Sprinkle some in the bottom of clothes hamper to freshen the odor

13. Wash your produce with some soda on a rag-scrub fruit and veggies

14. Add a little to your laundry to clean and brighten your next load

15. Put out a grease fire-just sprinkle enough to extinguish the flames

16. If you have heavily baked on residue on pans, sprinkle some soda, add a little detergent and soak for about 20 minutes

17. Soak your hair brushes with a little soda and water to clean them

18. Use as an underarm deodorant

19. Use as a face scrub

20. Put 2 tablespoons in your baby’s bath to relieve diaper rash

21. Keep fresh flowers longer by adding a teaspoon to your vase with water

22. Wipe your windshield with it to repel rain

23. Scatter some around your flower beds to help stop rabbits from eating your flowers

24. Clean your garbage cans with it

25. Clean your shower curtains by soaking them in soda

Always check with your plumber before using any of these amounts in your home plumbing pipes to be sure it is okay. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. Blessings to all of you.

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8 thoughts on “25 Brilliant Ways To Use Baking Soda Every Day

  • March 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm
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    I take 1/2 tsp. pkg. soda in 1 c. warm water at the first sign of a cold and repeat 2-3 times a day. It really can help ward off that cold!

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  • March 13, 2015 at 4:48 am
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    Linda, I like to combine baking soda with dish soap and use to clean my stainless steel sink. One has to rinse it well, but it leaves it so clean! Also like to combine equal parts baking soda and borax to clean and whiten the grout on shower tiles. Finally, like you mentioned you can use it as a tooth powder, but I make mine by combining 5 parts baking soda to 4 parts salt (I use sea salt) and add a few drops of peppermint or spearmint essential oil. It is salty although I don’t mind as toothpastes are too sweet, but really makes the mouth, teeth and gums feel clean! I buy the large bags of baking soda at the wholesale clubs (but use it only for cleaning and not baking as it is usually too old to be active enough to give your baked goods the rise they need).

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    • March 13, 2015 at 7:46 am
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      Hi Norma, these are great tips about baking soda! I am adding it to my post. Thanks so much! Linda

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  • August 18, 2018 at 12:54 pm
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    When clicking on Epson Salt ideas it takes you to Baby Wipes. I would love to see the Epsom Salt ideas. Thank you very much.
    Blessings

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  • August 19, 2018 at 6:45 pm
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    Thank you very much; got it that way. Blessings.

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