10 Awesome Uses For Baking Soda!

I bet you’ve all heard about all the awesome stuff you can do using Baking Soda! It can make a perfect stand-in for many personal care, chemical & cleaning products!

Discover my selection of the 10 uses of baking soda you didn’t know about ;)

1. Make toothpaste

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A paste made from baking soda and a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes. You can also just dip your toothbrush with toothpaste into baking soda for an extra boost.

2. Treat insect bites & itchy skin

For insect bites, make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply as a salve onto affected skin. To ease the itch, shake some baking soda into your hand and rub it into damp skin after bath or shower.

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3. Soothe your feet

Dissolve 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a tub of warm water and soak feet. Gently scrub.

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4. Make a surface soft scrub

For safe, effective cleaning of bathroom tubs, tile and sinks–even fiberglass and glossy tiles–sprinkle baking soda lightly on a clean damp sponge and scrub as usual. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. For extra cleaning power, make a paste with baking soda, course salt and liquid dish soap—let it sit then scour off.

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4. Clean your microwave

Baking soda on a clean damp sponge cleans gently inside and outside the microwave and never leaves a harsh chemical smell. Rinse well with water.

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6. Clean shower curtains

Clean and deodorize your vinyl shower curtains by sprinkling baking soda directly on a clean damp sponge or brush. Scrub the shower curtain and rinse clean. Hang it up to dry.

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7. Remove oil and grease stains

Use baking soda to clean up light-duty oil and grease spills on your garage floor or in your driveway. Sprinkle baking soda on the spot and scrub with a wet brush.

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8. Deodorize pet bedding

Eliminate odors from your pets bedding by sprinkling liberally with baking soda, wait 15 minutes (or longer for stronger odors), then vacuum up.

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9. Freshen sponges

Soak stale-smelling sponges in a strong baking soda solution to get rid of the mess (4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1 quart of warm water).

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10. Deodorize your refrigerator 

Place an open box in the back of the fridge to neutralize odors.

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