Soda for Baking and Much, Much More!

December 9, 2008 at 1:33 pm (Homemaking, The Domestic Economy) (, , , , )


Baking soda…

…is a very useful ingredient in the kitchen, but it is also an amazing cleaner and deodorizer.

*Mix a tablespoon with some water to make a paste and now you’re ready to scrub away grime from hard surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom.

*Throw some in your next load of laundry to make it fresher and to use less detergent.

*Use it in your dishwasher to reduce the amount of detergent you use there.

*Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for a few hours and then vacuum it up-this can remove unwanted odors and may help to reduce mold.

*Dump some in your smelly kitchen sink drain and let it sit for a while before rinsing. Or even wash it down with vinegar if the drain is somewhat clogged!

*Use it to absorb odors in your refrigerator or freezer.

*You can even brush your teeth with baking soda!

Are there any other ways that you use it?


  1. Sydney said,

    Thats pretty much all I use baking soda for. I’ve heard of putting in your hair when it looks oily but you either just washed it or you don’t have time to rewash it. It absorbs the oil and when your brush or shake it out your hair looks less oily, my only concern would be getting it all out.
    I have also used it as a natural shampoo. It works nicely as long as you get all of it out=] Just mix 2 table spoons in with a cup of water and mix until its all dissolved and then pour in your hair and use as you would shampoo.

  2. åslaug said,

    I’ve never used baking soda for all this, but it was inspiring. Looks like I’ll have to go shopping for some baking soda =)

    You can, by the way, if you have jars with strong smell (like salsa jars, olive jars etc.) and like to use them again, like I do, for jam, sweets, jelly etc, fill them with water and 1 tsp baking soda and let them stand upside down the night over. Eliminates smell, extremely useful =)

    Lokking forward to more uses of this wonder-invention =)

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