20 Money-saving Ways to use Baking Soda
When it comes to a cheap, easy and versatile product, it doesn’t get much better than baking soda. It’s an all-natural solution and quick fix for any number of household and personal care needs. Let’s take a look at 20 things baking soda can do (and there are plenty more, too!):
- Take the sting and itch out of insect bites with a paste of baking soda and water.
- Clean combs and brushes by soaking in a solution of baking soda and water.
- Sprinkle baking soda on top of the toothpaste on your brush to polish and whiten teeth.
- Soak tired, sore or swollen feet in a mixture of 3 tablespoons of baking soda with warm water.
- A few tablespoons of baking soda in baby’s bathwater soothes diaper rash.
- Create a gentle scrub for face and body by mixing 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water.
- Add ½ cup of baking soda to bath water to soothe itching and soften skin.
- Remove cooking odors from hands by rubbing them with baking soda; rinse with warm water.
- Sprinkle baking soda into the bottom of trash cans and recycling bins to absorb and control odors.
- Use baking soda to clean and polish sinks, tubs and tile; just sprinkle on and wipe with a damp sponge.
- Make laundry detergent work harder by adding a ½ cup of baking soda to every load.
- Polish silver flatware with a paste comprised of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water.
- Freshen drains and garbage disposals by sprinkling in baking soda followed by a splash of vinegar.
- Keep musty odors out of closets by placing an open box of baking soda on the top shelf.
- Sprinkle baking soda on garage floors and driveways to absorb oil stains.
- Keep cat litter fresher, longer with a daily sprinkling of baking soda on top.
- Remove coffee and tea stains from pots and mugs with a baking soda and water solution.
- Deodorize cutting boards; simply sprinkle baking soda, scrub and rinse with warm water.
- Freshen carpets by sprinkling baking soda, allowing it to sit, and vacuuming it up.
- Clean vehicle headlights, windows, tires, chrome and floor mats with baking soda and water.
And that’s just the beginning of what baking soda can do. Use this cheap, natural, readily available solution to stretch your household budget and keep your home (and yourself) fresh and clean.