A. 28 Baking Soda Hacks To Make Your Life Easier
Forget cakes and cookies – baking soda is one of the most useful things you can (and should!) have in your kitchen for more reasons than just baking. It not only completely balances your body’s pH when you add a dash of it to warm lemon water in the morning, but it can also be used for a myriad of home and beauty treatments like whitening teeth or making stain cleaning solutions, dirt and more. Cheap dirt and used by smart women for centuries. A quick look at this article and we guarantee you are making baking soda a staple in your home.
1. Clean the hairbrushes
Hairbrushes attract dirt like sponges. Every time you brush your hair, dandruff, oil and all that disgusting stuff clings to it. If you don’t wash it regularly, all those nasty things will come back into your hair every time you use it. Therefore, experts recommend washing your hairbrush once a week, but if you don’t have time, try it at least once a month. Simply dip yours in a teaspoon of shampoo with a teaspoon of baking soda and a cup of water.
2. Whiten teeth
As more people learn how toxic fluoride is, baking soda is increasingly used as the main ingredient in toothpaste, and it’s no wonder it not only cleans teeth, it also removes stains from enamel. ! If you want whiter teeth, use one of my best baking soda hacks. Just make a baking soda paste with a little water on your toothbrush and brush gently for a few minutes – this can be very abrasive, so don’t scrub!
3. Tools to clean the mouth
Nozzles, toothbrushes and retainers should be cleaned to remove odors and trapped food. The last thing you want to do is clean them with chemical cleaners – they go into your mouth! Just add 2 teaspoons of baking soda to a glass of water and soak the mouthpiece overnight.
4. Wash pesticides from production
Organic products are hard to find and expensive, but you can use baking soda to remove dirt, contaminants and pesticides from conventional products. Using a mixture of water, baking soda and vinegar will make fresh produce cleaner than water alone. For leafy vegetables, you can dip into this mixture, and for smooth-skinned vegetables like apples, pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray 7 to 8 times, leave for a minute, then rinse and eat.
5. Wash baked foods
One of the most difficult items to clean in the kitchen is burnt waste. Save some elbow grease by using vinegar, baking soda, water, and an abrasive sponge. First, fill the pot or casserole with water and add a cup of white vinegar. Bring to a boil and add 2 t of baking powder. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then empty and scrub the pan. Do you still have food? Apply a paste equal to equal parts of baking soda and water and apply if necessary, then rub. That should do it!
6. Restore silver
Tarnished silver jewelry or silverware can be restored with a mixture of 2°C of hot water, 2 teaspoons of baking soda and a pinch of salt. Take the silver items, dip them in the water mixture and wrap them in aluminum foil. This is electrochemistry in action! Note that this only works for elemental silver, not stainless steel or chrome.
7. Plugging kitchen drains
Don’t use toxic chemicals to clean drains if you can avoid them – these toxins will eventually get back into the water you drink! Instead, use baking soda. First, use a plunger/drain coil to loosen the clogging. Once dissolved, try a combination of white vinegar, baking soda and boiling water. Pour the boiling water down the drain, add half a cup of baking soda and let it sit for a few minutes. Then mix a cup of vinegar and a cup of boiling water. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and add another pot of boiling water.
8. Clean smelly sponges
Ah! Don’t you hate it when your kitchen sponges get gross? If you want these things to last a little longer and smell a little sweeter, dip them in 4 tablespoons of baking soda + 1 liter of water. This is one of my favorite baking soda tricks! Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly afterwards.
9. Clean the microwaves
Just boiled fish soup or microwave curry? Get rid of the smell quickly! Place two tablespoons of baking soda in a microwave-safe bowl and add a glass of water. Place the bowl in the microwave oven (do not cover) for about 2 to 3 minutes. The steam from the water/sodium bicarbonate mixture deodorizes and loosens encrusted stains in the microwave.
10. Remove kitchen grease stains
Cooking fried foods leaves a lot of grease in the oven, on the countertop and even on the kitchen fan. Clean them with water and a damp cloth. So try sprinkling some baking soda onto a damp sponge, then wipe off any oily surfaces with a clean, damp cloth.
11. Clean the dishwasher parts
Dishwashers tend to get clogged and smelly, so they need maintenance about once a month. Use baking soda and warm soapy water to clean the filter and its parts. You can also add some baking soda to the soap drawer and wash it in hot water.
12. Get whiter clothes
Bleach kills all living things – so putting it in the laundry is not a good thing as it can not only corrode your clothes but also poison our water table! To make whites whiter, add a little baking soda to our laundry detergent. This will also bring out the colors of your colorful clothes.
13. Remove common odors
“Air fresheners” are just a chemical cocktail that covers up odors but can lead to health problems like asthma and hormonal imbalances. Put a few drops of your favorite essential oils in a small bowl of baking soda and leave the bowl in the corners of the room that need to be refreshed. This will absorb the stench of cigarettes, sweat, cooking and more. You can also place a small open box of baking soda in the refrigerator to remove any odor.
14. Kill sweat stains
One of the hardest stains to remove on fabric is sweat stains. No scrubs with conventional detergents will remove them, it seems! An inexpensive solution for this is to rub in a 4T paste of baking soda and water and leave for an hour. After dipping it into the baking soda mixture, let it go through a cleaning cycle in a washing machine and voila!
15. Deodorize sports equipment
Smelly sneakers? Sprinkle some baking soda on the soles of shoes or other smelly sports equipment. Let it sit overnight and then shake it off. This is one of my most used baking soda tricks!
16. Remove blood stains
Again, avoid using bleach whenever you can. A less toxic alternative is to rub one part baking soda and two parts cold water over each bloodstain with a cloth, let it sit for 30 minutes, then wipe off any residue with a clean, dry cloth.
17. Scrub the bathroom
Bathroom cleaners are one of the most toxic things in every household. Are you sure you want your kids and pets to be near products that have the death symbol on their packaging? Instead, try making your own bathroom scrub. The combination of ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda, essential oils and water can be a complete and effective bathroom cleaner – spraying baking soda on the toilet brush can even help clean the toilets and make a vinegar and baking paste of sodium and use one. applying a damp cloth to the tiles makes them shine!
18. Clean the shower curtains
Shower curtains can be cheap, but don’t be tempted to buy a new one whenever yours gets dirty – they’re usually made of PVC, a very harmful compound, and buying new ones can release harmful gases, especially if you inhale them in one. steam bath! Cleaning shower curtains is easier than you think. All you need is a washing machine, washing powder, 1c of baking soda, some clear towels and 10 drops of tea tree oil to kill the mold. Throw the curtain and towels with the mixture on a wash cycle of 40-60 degrees and everything should come out cleaner.
19. Absorbing oil spills
Did you spill some facial oil on the rug? Did you spill oil on your shirt? Don’t worry: baking soda hacks can help! Baking soda is capable of absorbing grease or oil stains on any type of fabric. Be sure to scrape off excess grease before spraying. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and let it soak up the oil, then vacuum and wash it cold in the laundry.
20. Remove crayons from the wall
Parents with young children can understand this! Your child may think it’s Picasso, but scribbles on the wall aren’t usually what parents call “art.” Make a paste of baking soda and water and use a cloth to rub the crayon stains.
21. Keep furniture clean
Over time, fabric furniture absorbs odors. So keep your sofas and chairs clean by sprinkling baking soda over the pillows and letting it sit overnight. Then use a portable vacuum or a holder with a portable device to vacuum the debris.
22. Clean the trash can
One of the biggest headaches, at least in our homes, is the smelly garbage cans. Keep containers cool – both outdoors and indoors – with baking soda paste, water, and your favorite essential oil. Sprinkle the paste on the bottom of the container. Leave overnight and then vacuum the mixture with a vacuum. Rinse and dry with a damp cloth.
23. Clean carpets
Rugs are not just a collection basin for dirt, they also absorb oil from our bodies, pet hair, dust and food debris. This is bad for any indoor climate and can cause allergic reactions if not cleaned regularly. To freshen any carpet, it’s easy to use baking soda hacks! Sprinkle a lot of baking soda over it, let it sit for a few hours (possibly overnight), then vacuum. They smell and look so much fresher!
24. Deodorize the vacuum cleaner
The deodorizing properties of baking soda also work in vacuum cleaners. Use a mixture of baking soda and water to wash different parts of the machine, such as the container, hose and filter. Don’t forget to rinse and dry before using.
25. Improve cat litter
Most cat litter brands have known the odor neutralizing properties of baking soda for decades, so add it to your mix. If your brand still doesn’t, place a full cup in the cat box, spreading it out on the bed. This will absorb the odor and will not harm your kitten’s health.
26. Restore sparkle to diamond rings
The acid from sweat and the body’s natural oils can tarnish the sparkle of diamonds over time. Instead of buying toxic jewelry cleaners, soak your rings, earrings and other jewelry in a mixture of hot water and 2 teaspoons of baking soda to restore its original shine!
27. Instant Dry Shampoo
Guess what is the main ingredient in most dry shampoos? Yes, it’s baking soda! In case of emergency? Just make your own “dry shampoo” by spraying some soda on your brush. Comb your hair, leave for 5 minutes, and wiggle your fingers over your scalp to remove any residue. It should not only remove oil from the hair, but also add some volume!
28. Instant Deodorant
If you run out of deodorant but your underarms don’t smell right, spray them with a facial tonic or wash them off with a little water and a damp towel. While they are still damp, use a cotton ball to apply some baking soda. Add a few drops of essential oil to baking soda first if you want a “fragrant” deodorant. All of this works like a perfect natural deodorant. This should make you smell sweeter for at least a few hours!
B. 13 Natural Cleaning Hacks Using Baking Soda
Baking soda is one of my favorite cleaning ingredients in my cleaning container. White powder can be used to clean, deodorize, and freshen a wide variety of areas and surfaces in my home. And the fact that a pound of baking soda costs less than a fancy latte only makes it more appealing.
1. Clean kitchen sink and remove food / grease residues
Spread baking soda over the surface of a ceramic/porcelain sink. (I have no experience with other sink surfaces – always test a small area first.) Use a brush or sponge to gently scrub the surface with baking soda. I love watching grease and dirt/food deposits magically disappear. Rinse surface with clean water.
2. Clean the bathtub and sink
Spread baking soda over the surface of a ceramic/porcelain bathtub and sink. Use a brush or sponge to gently scrub the surface with baking soda. Scrubbing lifts debris that can show up on any surface, leaving behind a gleaming bathtub and sink.
3. Deodorize and refresh carpets and rugs
Between pets and children, our rugs and carpets are subjected to all kinds of playful activities. To make these surfaces smell fresh, I dust them with baking soda (mixed with a few drops of an essential oil of your choice, such as lavender essential oil), wait 30 minutes, then vacuum the surface.
4. Deodorize and cool the bed mattresses
Lightly sprinkle baking soda on an exposed mattress (not sheets), wait 30 minutes, and use a hose to vacuum the surface.
5. Deodorize and refresh your pet’s bedding
Sprinkle baking soda liberally on the pet’s bed, wait 30 minutes and vacuum the bed to remove odor neutralizing powder.
6. Deodorizing the refrigerator
Cleaning the fridge regularly will help get rid of most odors, but I like to keep a pot of baking soda in the fridge to be on the safe side. This baking soda helps to neutralize odors and prevent them from reaching the refrigerator (and other foods). Combine baking soda (1 cup) and a few drops of lemon essential oil in a storage container. Store the glass container/flask in the refrigerator. After a month, throw away the baking soda (or use it to clean the sink or toilet) and make a new deodorant.
7. Deodorize and refresh toilets
Sprinkle baking soda liberally inside the toilet, wait 10 minutes, and use a toilet brush to remove stains and odors.
8. Deodorize and cool trash cans
Sprinkle baking soda (you can mix it with a few drops of your favorite essential oil if needed) in the bottom of a trash can to keep odors away. Discard and replace baking soda every few weeks. If you don’t want to sprinkle baking soda into the trash can, sprinkle the powder into a small cardboard box first, then place the box in the bottom of the trash can.
9. Deodorize and refresh your sneakers
Sprinkle baking soda on your sneakers (smelly), let them sit all night, and shake them in the morning. The odor neutralizing powder naturally eliminates the smelly odor. Occasionally I also add a few drops of essential oil to baking soda.
10. Clean and remove crayons from walls
Fortunately, we’re past the parenting doodling stage. In the past, if crayon marks were accidentally made on the wall, I would sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda onto a damp cloth and then gently scrub the wall with the cloth until the crayon marks disappeared.
11. Clean and whiten enameled pots
Dutch enamel ovens are my favorite cooking pots. (I use the Lodge brand.) The pots can be used to make bread, soup, beans, broiled chicken, or steamed vegetables. They are also beautiful statement pieces. While the outside of the pots looks beautiful, the inside can change from white to brown quickly (thanks to food, heat, etc.).
12. Deodorize wooden cutting boards
I like to use salt and lemon to deodorize my wooden planks, but this isn’t the only simple formula that deodorizes a plank. Sprinkle the baking soda onto a wooden board, rub the baking soda over the surface and rinse with fresh water.
13. Clean the bottom of the oven
Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the oven, then sprinkle the surface (and baking soda) with water. Let the damp baking soda sit for a few hours, then wipe off the buildup with a textured sponge. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth until the surface is clean.