101 Uses for Baking Soda

Baking Soda is great to have around the house for so many reasons! From cleaning to beauty, you are sure to find a lot of ways to use baking soda, and save some money by using it in place of expensive cleaners and more! So here are 101 uses for Baking Soda you might not have thoughts of before!

101 Uses for Baking Soda

101 Uses for Baking Soda


1. Exfoliate your skin with a mixture of baking soda and water

2. Make a paste from baking soda and warm water to clean your kitchen sink

3. 1/2 a cup of baking soda in your wash brightens your whites!

4. A mixture of baking soda and warm water sanitizes your kids toys

5. An open box of baking soda under your sink repels ants!

6. Make you scrambled eggs fluffier by adding 1/2 a teaspoon for every 3 eggs

7. Freshen your carpet and mattress by sprinkling baking soda on them, waiting 3-4 hours, and then vacuuming it up

8. Clean your grout with a mix of baking soda and water

9. Baking Soda and water make a great grease fighter!

10. Warm water and baking soda are great for your aching feet

11. A paste of baking soda and warm water will whiten your teeth

12. Freshen your brushes and combs by soaking them in warm water and baking soda

13. Keep your shoes from smelling by sprinkling them with baking soda

14. Clean your dentures with baking soda and warm water

15. Using a paste of warm water and baking soda,clean off styling gunk off your curling iron!

16. Adding baking soda to a cool bath will help sooth sunburns

17. Use it to scrub your floors

18. Freshen your luggage by adding baking soda and vacuuming it up a few hours later

19. Baking soda and water is great at removing scuffs from walls

20. Add a pinch of baking soda to your shampoo to clean up build up!

21. Use it as underarm deodorant by applying it with a powder puff

22. Put two tablespoons of baking soda in your baby’s bathwater to help relieve diaper rash

23. Remove strong odors from your hands by rubbing them with baking soda and water

24. Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with peroxide paste and use it as toothpaste

25. Have Heartburn? Take a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with one-half glass of water

26. Add a cup of baking soda  to bathwater to soften your skin

27. Freshen your mouth by gargling half a teaspoon of baking soda mixed water

28. Apply baking soda on jellyfish sting to draw out the venom

29. Use baking soda to relive bee stings

30. Relieve canker sore pain by using baking soda as mouthwash

31. Unblock stuffy nose by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to your vaporizer

32. Turn baking soda into modeling clay by combining it with one and 1/4 cups of water and one cup of cornstarch

33. Wipe baking soda on your windshield to repel rain

34. Sprinkle bakin soda on your ashtrays to reduce bad odor and prevent smoldering

35. Keep cut flowers fresh longer by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase

36. Put an open container of baking soda in the fridge to absorb the odors

37. Improve the smell of dishrags by soaking them in baking soda and water

38. Freshen the air by mixing baking soda with your favorite perfumed bath salts. Put the mixture in small sachet bags

39. Sprinkle baking soda onto your cat’s litter box to absorb the bad odor

40. Scatter baking soda around flowerbeds to prevent rabbits from eating your veggies

41. Sprinkle baking soda on your pet’s comb or brush to deodorize their fur and skin

42. Soak dried beans to a baking soda solution to make them more digestible

43. Wash your fruits and veggies with baking soda

44. Use baking soda as a substitute for baking powder by mixing with it with cream of tartar or vinegar

45. Make a sports drink by mixing it with boiled water, salt, and Kool-Aid

46. Remove the fishy smell from your fillets by soaking the raw fish in a baking soda solution for an hour inside the fridge.

47. Reduce the acid content of your tomato-based recipes by sprinkling them with a pinch of baking soda (great tips for those with GERD)

48. Use baking soda to remove grease from pots and pans

49. Make your glass shine with a mix of baking soda and water in a spray bottle

50. Add a cup to the toilet, leave it for an hour, and then flush. It will clean the toilet and absorb the odor

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51. Add a spoonful to your dishwasher to make scrubbing dishes easier

52. Combine it with water to make a paste for polishing stainless steel and chrome.

53. Clean your shoes with it

54. Put three tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of warm water, then use the mixture to wash marble-topped furniture

55. Absorb it with a damp sponge, then clean Formica countertops with the sponge.

56. Put it on a small brush to rub canvas handbags clean

57. Remove burned-on food from a pan by soaking it in a baking soda solution for 10 minutes before washing.

58. Combine with hot water to clean baby bottles

59. Keep your drains clean by putting four tablespoons of baking soda in them each week. Flush it down with hot water

60. Use it to get rid of stale odors from cooling containers and thermos bottles.

61. Clean your shower curtains by soaking them in baking soda and water

62. Scatter it on your greasy garage floor, scrub the floor, and rinse

63. Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with a quart of warm water, and use it to clean the inside part of an oven

64. Use baking soda to unclog gas stoves

65. Use it to put out small kitchen fires

66. Spot treat a pimple with a paste of warm water and baking soda

67. Use a mix of water and baking soda to clean your jewelry

68. Mix 1 tbsp in 32 ounces of water and drink it to help with the pain of a urinary tract infection

69. Use it as a shampoo! Mix 2 tbsp in a cup of warm water, spray onto your hair and leave on about 2 mins, rinse out

70. If you or your pet has been sprayed by a skunk, soak in a bath of water and baking soda to help the bad smell go away

71. Use it to clean your cloth diapers

72. Soak foul smelling sponges in baking soda to freshen them up

73. Use it to clean your microwave

74. Use a water and baking soda mix to clean smelly sports equipment.

75. Use baking soda to neutralize battery acid corrosion on cars

76. Sprinkle baking soda on a newly cleaned fire place to help with soot build up

77. Get rid of water rings on your tables with a mix of baking soda and toothpaste

78. White toothpaste and baking soda is a great filler for nail holes in your walls

79. Clean your cutting board by sprinkling with baking soda, scrubbing, then rinsing it off

80. Place a opened box of baking soda in your closets to keep your clothes fresh

81. Freshen your stuffed animals by sprinkling with baking soda, waiting 15 minuets, and then wiping them off

82. Baking soda is a must on camping trips! Use it to clean your pots, hands, cure bug bites, and brush your teeth!

83. Before you store your patio furniture for the winter, sprinkle the cushions with baking soda to keep them fresh

84. Sprinkle in your trash can to help keep bad odors at bay sprinkle in your laundry hamper to help with smells

85. To brighten a dull floor finish, dissolve ½ cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse for a shiny floor.

86. To shine tarnished silver, combine three parts baking soda with one part water. Rub onto silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry.

87. Use baking soda to brush your pets’ teeth.

88. Fight dandruff by ditching the shampoo for a few weeks and massaging your wet scalp with a handful of baking soda instead.

89. Use a pinch in a gallon of freshly-brewed iced tea, to take out the bitterness and prevent cloudiness.

90. Scatter baking soda on icy sidewalks?it’s not as corrosive as salt.

91. Discourage weeds by sprinkling baking soda into the cracks on your driveway and walkways.

92. Mix a little baking soda into your conditioner and lather on your hair to keep it healthy and resistant to split ends.

93. Sprinkle around your pets food bowl to prevent pests from getting in the food

94. Mix lemon juice and baking soda to help get off a bad spray tan

95. Detox bath: Relive itchy, winter skin. Add 1 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup baby oil to your bath

96. Scrubbing dry, cracked cuticles with a paste made out of equal parts of baking soda and warm water will help to exfoliate dead skin cells and soften your hands.

97. Baking soda and a few drops of essential oil makes a great room deodorizer

98. Use baking soda and water to remove crayon marks on your wall!

99. A mix of baking soda and lemon juice makes a great face wash

100. A mix of 1 quart warm water and 1/4 cup of water to make a great car wash

101. Mix baking soda and water to create thick paste. This will soothe mosquito bites and reduce swelling.

There you have it! 101 uses for Baking Soda! 

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