Ingenious Uses for
Baking Soda Around the House
Baking soda can be used as a nontoxic scrub for bathroom tubs, tiles, and sinks, even fiberglass.
1. Banish Soap Scum
Add ½ cup of baking soda to your liquid laundry detergent to get clothes fresher, cleaner, and brighter.
2. Freshen Laundry
3. Clean Floors and Deodorize Carpets
A baking soda paste will help loosen the stinger from bee stings and can also be used as a salve to treat poison ivy rash.
4. Treat Insect Bites and Itchy Skin
If you’ve got tough stains on countertops, sinks, tile, or the stove, baking soda can be an excellent stain-removing solution due to its mild abrasive properties and alkaline nature.
5. Scrub Surfaces
Baking soda is a great natural option for cleaning fruits and vegetables due to its ability to remove dirt and pesticide residues.
7. Clean Produce
Baking soda can be a natural, nontoxic, fragrance-free, and safe option for cleaning baby toys.
8. Clean Baby Toys
Baking soda can be effective as a weed killer due to its ability to alter the pH balance of the soil, making it inhospitable for weed growth.
10. Kill Weeds