78 Uses for Baking Soda

Here are some of the Uses for Baking Soda I have found over the years.

Shower Curtains - Soak them in baking soda and water.

Canvas Hand Bags - Put it on a small brush and rub

Soften Skin - Add a cup of bakins soda to bathwater

Itchy Insect Bites and Sunburns - Make a paste with water and gently rub onto area

Odors on Hands - rub them with baking soda and water.

Antacid - dab wet finger into baking soda and swallow off finger, or mix into water and drink

Deodorant - apply baking soda with a powder puff or by hand.

Toothpaste - Mix half a teaspoon with peroxide

Skin Exfoliate - Make a paste and rub onto clean and moist skin. Or make skin wet and apply baking soda and rub for 5  minutes.

Diaper Rash - Put into your baby’s bathwater

Rashes - Apply it on rashes, insect bites, and poison ivy irritations.

Substitute baking powder - Substitute for baking powder by mixing  it with cream of tartar or vinegar.

Boiling whole Chickens - Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water. Feathers will come off easier, and the flesh will be clean and white.

Sports Drink - Mixing with boiled water, salt, and Kool-Aid.

Skin irritation - Add baking soda to your bath water

Fruits and Veggies - Wash fruits and vegetables with it.

 Heartburn - Take a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with one-half glass of water.

Bee Stings - Make a paste and apply it to the sting

Dry Beans - Soak dried beans to a baking soda solution to make them more digestible.

Wind-burns – Yup, one of the many Uses for Baking Soda

Wild game - Remove the distinctive taste by soaking it in a baking soda solution.

Stuffy nose - add a teaspoon of baking soda to your vaporizer.

Fresh Flowers - add a teaspoon to the water in the vase.

Bad Breath - gargle half a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with water.

Jelly Fish Stings - Apply a paste to draw out the venom.

Canker Sores - use it as mouthwash.

Fires - Sprinkle it straight to the fire (I use this one on my stove and oven all the time –BEST FOR GREASE FIRES)

Fridge - Put an open container of baking soda in the fridge to absorb the odors.

Shoe Odor - Sprinkle it on Shoes

Repel Rain - Wipe your windshield with it to repel rain.

Stinky Dishrags - soak them in baking soda and water.

Ashtrays - Sprinkle it on your ashtrays to reduce bad odor and prevent smoldering.

Vacuum Odor - Sprinkle on carpets and vacuum

Air freshener - Freshen the air by mixing baking soda with your favorite perfumed bath salts. Put the mixture in small sachet bags.

Stiff Brushes -  Restore stiff brushes by boiling them in a solution of 1/2 gallon of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar, and a cup of baking soda.

Repel Ants and Roaches - Put it under sinks and along basement windows to repel cockroaches and ants.

Modeling Clay - Turn baking soda into modeling clay by combining it with one and 1/4 cups of water and one cup of cornstarch.

Odor on Baby Clothes - After feeding your baby, wipe his shirt with a moist cloth sprinkled with baking soda to remove the odor.

Litter Boxes - Sprinkle it onto your cat’s litter box to absorb the bad odor.

Dry Pet Bath - Sprinkle it on your pet’s comb or brush to deodorize their fur and skin. This also removes oils (Show Dog and Grooming Secret)

Fish Smell - Remove the fishy smell from your fillets by soaking the raw fish in a baking soda solution for an hour inside the fridge.

Clean the Toilet - Add a cup to the toilet, leave it for an hour, and then flush.

Greasy Garage Floors - Scatter it on the floor, scrub, and rinse.

Burned on Food - Soak it in a baking soda solution for 10 minutes before washing. Or make a paste with peroxide and scrub.

Fluffy Omelets - Add half a teaspoon of baking soda for every three eggs used.

Acidic Foods - Reduce the acid content of your tomato-based recipes by sprinkling them with a pinch of baking soda.

Cleaning Ashtrays - Clean your ashtrays with a baking soda solution.

Cleaning Drains - Put baking soda down the drain and add vinegar. Let bubble for 30 minutes and flush with super hot water.

Melted Plastic on Toaster - Sprinkle baking soda on a damp rag, then use the rag to clean the toaster.

Cloth Diapers - Add to the first cold rinse and the wash cycle.

Cleaning the Fridge - most people, I think, knew this was one of the uses of baking soda.

Detour Rabbits - Scatter baking soda around flowerbeds

Sweeten Tomatoes - Sprinkle baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

Cleaning Brushes and Combs - Soak in a baking soda solution.

Cleaning Dishes - Mix it with dish water.

Coffee Pots - Run your coffee pot with a baking soda solution, then rinse 2 times.

Baby Bottles - Combine with hot water to clean baby bottles. 

Barbecue Grills - Sprinkle it on, scrub and then rinse it off.

Dentures and Retainers - Soak

Scrubbing - Sinks, showers, plastic and porcelain tubs

Cleaning - Spray it on walls, mirrors, and counter tops.

De-grease Pots and Pans - 

Freshen Furniture - Sprinkling baking soda over the fabric and let sit for a few hours.  Vacuum it off. Kills dust mites and absorbs odor and moisture.

Laundry - Boost your laundry detergent’s cleaning power

Stainless Steel and Chrome - Make a paste and polish

Dishwater - Add a spoonful to your dishwasher to make scrubbing dishes easier.

Crayon and Scuffs on Floors - Use a wet rag and dip it into baking soda and scrub

Marble-top Furniture - Put three tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of warm water and wash.

Formica Counter tops - Absorb it with a damp sponge and wash.

Stale Odors - Add to coolers and thermos bottles.

Clean your Shoes - Scrub shoes with baking soda.

Garbage Cans - Sprinkle and let sit for a few hours. Scrub and rinse.

Cast Iron and Stainless Steel - Make a thick paste of baking soda and water(or peroxide) and scrub.

Ovens - Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with a quart of warm water, and use it to clean the inside part of an oven.

Corroded batteries - Mix a little baking soda with water; apply the mixture to a corroded auto battery terminal and washed away.

Cradle Cap - Gently rub a paste onto the baby’s head and wash off.

Built up styling products on Hair - add a little bit of baking soda to shampoo to get rid of built up styling products. This will also neutralize the acids and oils on your scalp and hair.

Gas Stoves - Use it to unclog gas stoves.

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