We’ve all heard of using baking soda for baking and for deodorizing but it can also be used for cleaning, heartburn relief, and more! The best part is, because the only ingredient is Sodium Bicarbonate, baking soda is an environmentally friendly and relatively inexpensive product.
I love using it when I clean the bathroom tub. Instead of scrubbing for what seems like forever, I sprinkle a little baking soda on the wet tub floor before I scrub and cleans relatively quickly without the use of expensive and harsh chemicals.
Baking soda is great for cleaning dried toothpaste out of your toothbrush as well. Just put the toothbrush, bristles down, into a small bowl or coffee cup, sprinkle baking soda over the bristles, and pour boiling water over it. The boiling water sanitizes the toothbrush, much like when you boil baby bottles, and the baking soda helps break loose any toothpaste that was left in the toothbrush.
This Old House suggests ten other uses for baking soda around the house, including:
- Removing tape residue
- Putting out small kitchen fires
- Mixing with sugar to get rid of roaches
- Preventing rust
- Keeping drains clear
For more baking soda uses for around the house or garage or for your hair or face, visit the Arm and Hammer website or read Use Baking Soda to Make Your Life Easier Than Ever.