23 Household Tips for Baking Soda You Need to Bookmark

posted on April 4, 2014 at 3:33 am

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1.  Use to wash your produce


Wash your produce with baking soda to help eliminate bacteria and germs. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda and 3 drops of vinegar in a bowl with water, soak and move the fruit around with your hands and rinse with water.

2. Use to wash your clothes


Baking soda can be used to keep your laundry clean and fresh. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your next load of laundry (along with your regular liquid or powder detergent) to get clothes cleaner, fresher and brighter.

3. Use to clean your dishes


Remove baked-on residue by shaking a generous amount of baking soda on pots and pans. Then add hot water and scrub with a brillo pad to make sure you get all the bad spots out.

4. Use to keep your hamper fresh


Deodorize  your dirty clothes hamper. Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the hamper (or over dirty clothes) to keep items fresher until laundry day and when the hamper is empty sprinkle some then too.

5. Use to clean your bathroom


Make your own bathroom scrub by mixing ¼ cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon powdered detergent. You can add a teaspoon of vinegar for texture and to help kill germs, if wanted.

6. Use to put out a grease fire


To put out a grease fire and you don’t have access to a fire extinguisher, pour baking soda over it by the box swiftly to extinguish flames.  Make sure to quickly put it out or call 911 for the fire department if it gets out of hand.  Always make safety a number one priority.

7. Use to clean your coffee pot


Clean the coffeemaker by running an empty cycle with baking soda and water.  Add 2 teaspoons baking soda to water for your coffee maker cleanse and rub with a dish cloth then rinse with water.

8. Use to clean your silver


To keep silverware shining, combine three parts baking soda with one part water. Rub onto silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry.

9. Use to clean your kitty litter


Sprinkle baking soda in the kitty box, then add litter on top to keep smells to a minimum. Or make a DIY litter, mixing a small box of baking soda with 3 inches of sandy clay.

10. Use to brush your teeth

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Use baking soda to brush your teeth and also your dog’s teeth.  First wet your toothbrush, sprinkle baking soda over the brush bristles, add more water then brush your teeth or your pet’s teeth as you normally do.

11. Use on bug bites


For instant relief from bug bites, sunburn and poison ivy, mix baking soda with a little water and apply it directly to the sore.

12. Use on your kitchen drain


Use on your kitchen drain.  Pour in 1 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup hot vinegar then run some hot water for a couple minutes to quickly unclog the kitchen drain.

13. Use to get rid of dandruff


Use to get rid of dandruff.  Dandruff comes in everyone’s head who has hair.  To get rid of it, start by massaging your scalp with a little bit of baking soda instead.

14. Use to get rid of bad breath


Use to get rid of bad breath.  Gargle with baking soda mixed with water as a mouthwash.

15. Use to clean your toothbrushes


To use to clean your toothbrushes, just soak toothbrushes in a mixture of ¼ cup baking soda and ¼ cup water; let brushes stand overnight for a thorough cleaning and rinse with water.

16. Use to make fluffy omelets


Make a fluffier omelet by adding ½ teaspoon baking soda for every three eggs.  You can add the ingredients you love as you normally do.

17. Use to get rid of weeds


Use to get rid of weeds.  Discourage weeds by sprinkling baking soda into the cracks on your driveway and walkways.

18. Use to get rid of ant mounds


Get rid of ant mounds in your yard with baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda over the mound when the sun is down then add water. It will kill many off and ants do not like to live in an environment they are not used to.

19. Use to keep dog bowls fresh


Use to keep dog bowls fresh.  Add baking soda to your dog’s food bowls to keep pests away.

20. Use to help hair with split ends


Use to help hair with split ends.  Mix a little baking soda into your conditioner and lather on your hair to keep it healthy and resistant to split ends.

21. Use for heartburn


Use for heartburn.  Use baking soda to relieve heartburn.  Dr. Oz speaks about this on his show often as of other doctors.  Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda with ½ cup of water and drink.

22. Use to clean your toilet

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Use to clean your toilet.  To clean a toilet, add ¼ cup baking soda to the bowl, use your toilet bowl cleaner brush to scrub and flush.  Repeat steps to get it as clean as it can get.

23. Use for acne


Exfoliate your skin with baking soda and it also helps with acne.  Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to one part water. Apply gently with your fingertips in a circular motion, then rinse

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