So much can be written about baking soda and it is definitely one of the highly utilized and important cleaning products. Along with its numerous uses around the house, it is cheap and free from chemicals and synthetic odors.
It is capable of so much more than soothing the upset stomach, putting out fires and cleaning.
Baking soda is a chemical salt with plenty of uses. Due to the alkaline properties, it can break down proteins and neutralize acids. Also, it is a potent deodorizer because of the neutralizing properties.
When baking soda is added to water, it stabilizes the pH level thus increasing the effectiveness of the laundry detergent. If it is added to swimming pool, it will balance the pH level and it will make the water clear.
However, there are plenty of other uses for baking soda, such as:
Baking Soda in the Kitchen
To remove the odors, place an open box of baking soda in the freezer or refrigerator. Make sure you change it every 2 months.
2. Stained Coffee and Tea Mugs
Combine water and baking soda and make a paste. Apply the paste on the interior of a mug and let it sit overnight. The next morning scrub the mug and rinse.
3. Deodorizes Cutting Boards
Sprinkle some baking soda on the cutting board, scrub it well and rinse.
4. Stovetop Tough Cleaning
Make a paste out of water and baking soda. Apply it on the stovetop with a damp sponge. Let it sit for 30 minutes, scrub it and rinse.
5. Freshens Drains
Pour a box of baking soda down the drain and all the odors will be gone.
6. Garbage Cans
Sprinkle the bottom of the trash cans with baking soda, and you will keep the bad smells away.
7. Unclogs Drains
Pour ½ – 1 cup of baking soda down the drain and pour an equal amount of vinegar. After 5 minutes, pour some boiling water, and the drains will flow up freely.
8. Cuts Grease
In your regular dish soap add one tablespoon of baking soda and soak your greasy dishes. Baking soda will eliminate the grease, and they will be easier to clean.
9. Microwave Cleanup
On a damp cloth sprinkle some baking soda and gently scrub away all the microwave mess. Your microwave not only will be clean but deodorized as well.
10. Wash Produce
In a sink full of water add ¼ cup of baking soda. Wash all of your dishes and then rinse with clean water.
11. Rusted Cast Iron Pans
Scour the cast iron pans with baking soda.
12. Silverware Polish
Combine one part water with three parts baking soda. Polish the chrome and stainless steel with this paste. After 20 minutes rinse and dry them well.
13. Freshens Dish Cloths
In a mixture of baking soda and water, soak the dishcloths. Wash them as usual.