Top 30 Incredible Uses for Baking Soda You Never Knew Before!


Baking soda is a commonly found ingredient in more or less all households. This white powder has many uses – from cleaning kitchen utensils to working as a breath freshener. Baking soda always comes in handy, even for baking purposes.

FeedFond has collected 30 useful tips with baking soda that replace more expensive products.

#30 Breath freshener

Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and use it to rinse your mouth, just like you would with mouthwash. You’ll be surprised at how fresh your breath smells.

#29 Teeth whitening

Although some people use baking soda daily in place of toothpaste to whiten and polish their teeth, it may be too abrasive. It’s better to use baking soda mixed with toothpaste for whitening the teeth. 

#28 Skin irritation

Mixing baking soda with bath water can relieve symptoms of skin irritation and will even soften the skin.

#27 Natural deodorant

Many people sprinkle some baking soda as a deodorant.

#26 Cleans combs and brushes

Mix one teaspoon of baking soda to a cup of water. Soak your hair combs and brushes in this solution to get rid of buildup and residue.

#25 Feet softener

Soak your feet in a solution of warm water and 3 tablespoons baking soda. It will soothe and soften the skin on your feet.

#24 Floor cleaner

Mix half a cup of baking soda in a bucket of warm water and use to wipe clean the floors.

#23 Clean bathroom

Make a paste of baking soda and water and put it on on tiles, floors, and sinks. Wipe with a wet cloth, rinse and dry.

#22 Clean microwave ovens

On a damp cloth, sprinkle some baking soda and wipe your microwave oven. It not only cleans but also deodorizes your oven.

#21 Silver polish

Add 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part of water and use a cloth to polish your silverware.

#20 Oven cleaner

Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom tray of your oven. Spray some water and leave overnight. Wipe it away the next morning and rinse.

#19 Clean crayon marks

If there are crayon marks on the wall, use baking soda on a damp cloth to gently wipe away. Use a dry, clean cloth for a second rub.

#18 Laundry detergent optimizer

Add half a cup of baking soda to your laundry wash to make the water softer. This will leave your clothes cleaner, fresher, and softer.

#17 Diaper cleaner

Soak cloth diapers in a solution of 2 quarts of warm water and half cup of baking soda to get a better clean.

#16 Clean garage

To get rid of oil and grease, sprinkle baking soda on top of oily stains and scrub with a wet hard brush.

#15 Fridge deodorizer

Leave an open pack of baking soda in your fridge to deodorize it. Remember to change the pack every two months.

#14 Unclog drains

Use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to pour down a clogged drain. Follow up with pouring very hot water down the drain.

#13 Deodorize garbage cans

Sprinkling some baking soda at the bottom of your garbage can help avoid unpleasant smells.

#12 Freshen clothes

Place an open pack in your closet to deodorize coats and clothes.

#11 Clean toilets

Add a cup of baking soda to your toilet and leave for an hour before flushing. It will both clean and deodorize your toilet.

#10 Deodorize hands

After cutting and chopping onions and garlic, simply rub your hands with baking soda to get rid of the smell.

#9 Fresh flowers

Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in your vase to keep flowers fresher for longer.

#8 Keep ants away

Mix equal amounts of salt and baking soda and sprinkle them where you see ants.

#7 Vegetable and fruit wash

Wash your fresh vegetables and fruits in a sink full of water mixed with a quarter cup of baking soda.

#6 Gassy beans

When you soak beans in water, sprinkle some baking soda to prevent gassy issues.

#5 Clean cutting boards

Sprinkle baking soda on cutting boards to clean and deodorize them.

#4 Carpet deodorizer

Leave some baking soda on your carpet overnight. Remove the next morning and follow up with a vacuum cleaning to deodorize the carpets in your home.

#3 Homemade air freshener

Mix baking soda with an essential oil of your choice. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and fill it with distilled water. Shake well before use.

#2 Diaper rash

Help relieve your child’s diaper rash by adding two tablespoons of baking soda to the baby’s bathwater.

#1 Skin exfoliator

To get rid of dead skin, mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part of water and gently scrub away.

For more household hacks, check out 21 Absolutely Invaluable Kitchen Hacks You Should Know and Top 15 Ways of Chemical-Free Home Cleaning For a Healthier Home.

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