Baking soda is cheap, natural, and isn’t just for baking anymore. I know many of you like natural cleaners so I thought you would love this list of 49 uses for baking soda.
Disclaimer: I have not tried all of these ideas so I cannot guarantee they all work, but it doesn’t hurt to try!
49 Uses for Baking Soda
- Armpit stain remover
- Toilet cleaner
- Oven cleaner
- Stove burner cleaner
- Garbage disposal cleaner
- Clean the microwave by wiping with baking soda applied to a sponge
- Refrigerator deodorizer
- Diaper pail deodorizer
- Shoe deodorizer
- Trash can deodorizer
- Laundry booster
- Dish washer detergent (emergency)
- Soak brushes and combs in baking soda and water to clean
- Facial scrub
- Remove hair spray from hair
- Soak up liquid in rugs/ carpet
- Unclog drains
- Bath water softener
- Use in bath water to sooth diaper rash or mosquito bites
- Mix with water to curb heartburn
- Wash delicate produce
- Clean white boards
- Clean baby toys
- Sprinkle on carpets before vacuuming to absorb odors
- Mix with vinegar to remove burned on cheese from pans
- Add baking soda and water to a scorched pan, boil on the stove top, and it will scrub right off
- Removes grease from cookware
- Remove coffee and tea stains from coffee pots
- Removes crayon from the wall
- Removes markers from the wall
- Removes hair dye from counters
- Clean stainless steel (sinks)
- Combine baking soda and cracked corn for kitty litter
- Clean battery corrosion
- Make a paste with water and apply to skin to sooth bug bites
- Add a teaspoon to water in a vase to keep flowers fresher longer
- Make a volcano erupt (homeschool project)
- Soak stinky rags in baking soda and water to reduce the smell
- Clean dirty shower curtains with baking soda and water
- Soak fish filets in water and baking soda for one hour to remove the fishy smell
- Serve fluffier omelets by adding half a teaspoon of baking soda for every three eggs (you can also achieve fluffy omelets by using room temperature eggs)
- Use to treat acne by combining with water to make a paste and applying to the trouble spots
- Clean retainers by soaking in baking soda and water
- Clean dentures by soaking in baking soda and water
- Remove grunge from grills
What’s your favorite use for baking soda?
My favorite use is to mix a little baking soda in my hand with my facial cleanser… Makes a great exfoliator when used GENTLY on the face!
Rhonda Cary says
I can confirm that it works well to clean stove tops & microwaves 🙂 And that it helps clean grease off of pans (stoneware as well).
Works great in diaper pails – mixed with a few drops of essential oil it works great on cloth diapers.
Mixed with vinegar it’s a great science experiment to show how a fire extinguisher works 🙂
Mixed with vinegar it also helps to clean drains 🙂
Amy S. says
I use baking soda when I wash the dd’s cloth diapers. I add some to the initial rinse to help deodorize the diapers; it works great for us! Thanks for sharing the list!!
The Tattooed Homeschooling Housewife says
I was just having this conversation with my daughter, but I didn’t have 40 uses. Thank you so much for sharing this list, I am definitely printing it out. :c)
Wilson Family Adventures says
Why do I never remember to go to banking soda before I head for the chemicals. I need to print this out and keep it by my refrigerator.
I’ve been using Arm & Hammer Baking Soda dissolved in water to gently cleanse my hair for a little over 2 months and I love it! My hair and scalp are healthier than they’ve ever been, and I’m saving money, too.
Andrea B says
#30 is true! I had some corningware with old old (read:2-3 years!) stains that were cooked on & reinforced by the dishwasher. baking soda not only was the only thing that worked, but it actually looks new again! 🙂
Becky - Just A Mom says
I use baking soda and natural dish soap in my dishwasher regularly. Just fill the soap dispenser halfway with baking soda, then add a drop or two of regular dish soap (but be careful – too much = overflowing bubbles). I keep the rinse aid dispenser filled with vinegar. All natural and inexpesive. Works great!
I love baking soda! I use it for everything. The best use I have for it is for bee/wasps stings. My daughter was crying so hard when she was stung… one of those screaming kind of cries. I made a paste, put it on, & one minute later she said it didn’t hurt much anymore. After she rubbed it off & we were back to square one, I re-applied and she didn’t rub it again!
Wanda Bounds says
I use baking soda as my second hand. Hair, teeth, cleaning and especially the drain cleaning, I love it, love it, love it.
Deborah Jennings says
I would have to say that all of these are my favorites. One other is you can sprinkle it on your carpet, and vacuum it up for a fresh smelling carpet. Don’t wait too long, and this is not good to do if your house has a high humidity count. I have used baking soda in the water to clean my carpets.
Crystal Stump says
You can use it to shine silver! Get a pan and put aluminum foil over the whole bottom and sides, sprinkle a layer of baking powder on the bottom, put in your silver. It will take the tarnish right off! 🙂
#4 really works. I keep vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the burner and stove top with vinegar and sprinkle with baking soda. rub with a wet rag and it comes clean.