ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Baking Soda a Home Remedy

Updated on January 1, 2011

Baking Soda

Baking soda for house and home.
Baking soda for house and home.

Baking Soda Around The House

There are many uses for Baking Soda. Baking soda as a medicine, Baking soda as a cleaner, Baking soda in the kitchen, Baking soda in the laundry, Baking soda and your pet, Baking soda and the outdoors. Baking soda is an amazing product and has many, many uses. Today I would like to list some of the most common uses for baking soda and some of the uncommon uses for baking soda.

1.When your pet Fido gets a little stinky rub a couple of handfuls of baking soda into his fur and brush thoroughly. This will remove foul pet odors and leave Fido's fur shinny and healthy looking.

2. Use baking soda as a cat box deodorizer, why pay high prices for perfumed products that won't work as well.

3. Sweeping baking soda into the cracks of your sidewalks or patio areas will keep weeds and grasses from growing there.

4. Clean your resign lawn furniture with baking soda as it is not as abrasive as most commercial cleaners. Just wet your sponge and dip it in baking soda, clean using a circular motion.

5. In the winter baking soda can be used as a deicer. Just sprinkle a generous amount and ad a little sand for traction. This method won't stain your concrete like most commercial products do.

6. If your the handy type you can use your baking soda to clean battery terminals. Just use an old toothbrush and a 3 to 1 mixture of baking soda and water to scrub them clean. Wipe off with a wet towel and dry with another.

7. Use as a road tar remover from your car. Make a paste 3 to 1 mixture with water. put it on wait 5 minutes and rinse away.

8. Whiten your whites and brighten your colors by adding a half cup of baking soda to your laundry along with your regular laundry soap. This will also soften the water so your can use less detergent. It strengthens the bleach also so you can use less bleach.

9. Rid your clothes of moth ball order by adding half a cup to the rinse cycle. You will never know they have been stored away for the off season.

10. Ever get that yellow stain on the underarm of your clothes. Baking soda can help remove those nasty perspiration stains. Four tablespoons baking soda and quarter cup of water, if the stain is really bad let it set for two hours before washing.

11. Remove all the chemicals out of brand new baby clothes by washing with baking soda.

12. Baby got diaper rash? Add baking soda to his bath to help sooth the irritation.

13. Minor burns, sunburns,and other skin irritations baking soda has got a solution. Soak a gauze or sterile pad in a 4 tablespoon and 1 cup water solution and place on affective area. Keep reapplying until irritation is gone. Chicken Pox take a baking soda bath and soak away the irritation.

14. Believe it or not use baking soda for cradle cap. 3 tablespoons baking soda to 1 teaspoon water rub on your babies head and leave over night. Wash in the morning, this may take a few days of treatment.

15. Use baking soda in place of shampoo to get rid of dandruff flakes.

16. Bad breath a problem gargle with baking soda to remove those bad breath orders.

17. Ran out of your regular toothpaste, yes you can use baking soda to brush your teeth with or clean your dentures. Just dip your wet toothbrush in the baking soda and brush away. You may even see a whiter smile!

18. Use baking soda as an antiperspirant. You wont smell flowery or perfumed but than again you wont stink like a skunk or salami.

19. If you have ever worn a cast you know how itchy they can be. Just blow some baking soda down the sides of your cast using you blow dryer on its coolest setting. And relief will be yours!

20. Soak your stinky feet in a baking soda solution  to remove your funky foot odor. Also sprinkle your shoes and let set over night to remove order. Do this daily in your shoes.

21.Children doing their art work on your wallpaper with crayon? Baking soda will remove the crayon and restore your walls beauty. Just rub lightly and with little effort it will go away.

22. Freshen your carpets and rugs, sprinkle on let stand 15 minutes and vacuum up.

23. Clean your kitchen trash can with a paper towel dipped in a baking soda solution to eliminate trash can odor.

24. Clean your automatic coffee maker every couple of weeks with a pot of baking soda water followed by a pot of clean water to keep your coffee tasting fresh.

25. Shine up your stainless steel sink by sprinkling baking soda on it and giving the sink a rub down. Use a moist cloth and rub in the direction of the grain.

As you can see by my list of baking soda uses above, this is a very handy item to have around the house. With a little investigating you will see my list only scratches the surface (barely). This amazing item is so lost cost no one can afford not to have it around the house.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • techygran profile image

      Cynthia 

      5 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      wow, I could have used baking soda to clean all the crayon art off the wall in my son's apartment? (courtesy of his small child) Who knew? Well, next time! Thanks for all the great tips.

    • JannyC profile image

      JannyC 

      8 years ago

      Ooo I loved this there were some you mentioned I did not know about. I like using baking soda as a clog drain remover. It more eco friendly than them harsh chemicals and it works!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)