Here are some of the uses for baking soda I have found over the years.
Shower Curtains - Soak them in baking soda and water.
Canvas Hand Bags - Put it on a small brush and rub
Soften Skin - Add a cup to bathwater
Itchy Insect Bites and Sunburns - Make a paste with water and gently rub onto area
Odors on Hands - rub them with baking soda and water.
Antacid - dab wet finger into baking soda and swallow off finger, or mix into water and drink
Deodorant - apply it with a powder puff or by hand.
Toothpaste - Mix half a teaspoon with peroxide
Skin Exfoliate - Make a paste and rub onto clean and moist skin. Or make skin wet and apply baking soda and rub for 5 minutes.
Diaper Rash - Put into your baby’s bathwater
Rashes - Apply it on rashes, insect bites, and poison ivy irritations.
Substitute baking powder - Substitute for baking powder by mixing it with cream of tartar or vinegar.
Boiling whole Chickens - Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water. Feathers will come off easier, and the flesh will be clean and white.
Sports Drink - Mixing with boiled water, salt, and Kool-Aid.
Skin irritation - Add baking soda to your bath water
Fruits and Veggies - Wash fruits and vegetables with it.
Heartburn - Take a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with one-half glass of water.
Bee Stings - Make a paste and apply it to the sting
Dry Beans - Soak dried beans to a baking soda solution to make them more digestible.
Wild game - Remove the distinctive taste by soaking it in a baking soda solution.
Stuffy nose - add a teaspoon of baking soda to your vaporizer.
Fresh Flowers - add a teaspoon to the water in the vase.
Bad Breath - gargle half a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with water.
Jelly Fish Stings - Apply a paste to draw out the venom.
Canker Sores - use it as mouthwash.
Fires - Sprinkle it straight to the fire (I use this one on my stove and oven all the time – BEST FOR GREASE FIRES)
Fridge - Put an open container of baking soda in the fridge to absorb the odors.
Shoe Odor - Sprinkle it on Shoes
Repel Rain - Wipe your windshield with it to repel rain.
Stinky Dishrags - soak them in baking soda and water.
Ashtrays - Sprinkle it on your ashtrays to reduce bad odor and prevent smoldering.
Vacuum Odor - Sprinkle on carpets and vacuum
Air freshener - Freshen the air by mixing baking soda with your favorite perfumed bath salts. Put the mixture in small sachet bags.
Stiff Brushes - Restore stiff brushes by boiling them in a solution of 1/2 gallon of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar, and a cup of baking soda.
Repel Ants and Roaches - Put it under sinks and along basement windows to repel cockroaches and ants.
Modeling Clay - Turn baking soda into modeling clay by combining it with one and 1/4 cups of water and one cup of cornstarch.
Odor on Baby Clothes - After feeding your baby, wipe his shirt with a moist cloth sprinkled with baking soda to remove the odor.
Litter Boxes - Sprinkle it onto your cat’s litter box to absorb the bad odor.
Dry Pet Bath - Sprinkle it on your pet’s comb or brush to deodorize their fur and skin. This also removes oils (Show Dog and Grooming Secret)
Fish Smell - Remove the fishy smell from your fillets by soaking the raw fish in a baking soda solution for an hour inside the fridge.
Clean the Toilet - Add a cup to the toilet, leave it for an hour, and then flush.
Greasy Garage Floors - Scatter it on the floor, scrub, and rinse.
Burned on Food - Soak it in a baking soda solution for 10 minutes before washing. Or make a paste with peroxide and scrub.
Fluffy Omelets - Add half a teaspoon of baking soda for every three eggs used.
Acidic Foods - Reduce the acid content of your tomato-based recipes by sprinkling them with a pinch of baking soda.
Cleaning Ashtrays - Clean your ashtrays with a baking soda solution.
Cleaning Drains - Put baking soda down the drain and add vinegar. Let bubble for 30 minutes and flush with super hot water.
Melted Plastic on Toaster - Sprinkle baking soda on a damp rag, then use the rag to clean the toaster.
Cloth Diapers - Add to the first cold rinse and the wash cycle.
Cleaning the Fridge -
Detour Rabbits - Scatter baking soda around flowerbeds
Sweeten Tomatoes - Sprinkle baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.
Cleaning Brushes and Combs - Soak in a baking soda solution.
Cleaning Dishes - Mix it with dish water.
Coffee Pots - Run your coffee pot with a baking soda solution, then rinse 2 times.
Barbecue Grills - Sprinkle it on, scrub and then rinse it off.
Dentures and Retainers - Soak
Scrubbing - Sinks, showers, plastic and porcelain tubs
Cleaning - Spray it on walls, mirrors, and counter tops.
Degrease Pots and Pans -
Freshen Furniture - Sprinkling baking soda over the fabric and let sit for a few hours. Vacuum it off. Kills dust mites and absorbs odor and moisture.
Laundry - Boost your laundry detergent’s cleaning power
Stainless Steel and Chrome - Make a paste and polish
Dishwater - Add a spoonful to your dishwasher to make scrubbing dishes easier.
Crayon and Scuffs on Floors - Use a wet rag and dip it into baking soda and scrub
Marble-top Furniture - Put three tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of warm water and wash.
Formica Counter tops - Absorb it with a damp sponge and wash.
Stale Odors - Add to coolers and thermos bottles.
Clean your Shoes - Scrub shoes with baking soda.
Garbage Cans - Sprinkle and let sit for a few hours. Scrub and rinse.
Cast Iron and Stainless Steel - Make a thick paste of baking soda and water(or peroxide) and scrub.
Ovens - Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with a quart of warm water, and use it to clean the inside part of an oven.
Corroded batteries - Mix a little baking soda with water; apply the mixture to a corroded auto battery terminal and washed away.
Cradle Cap - Gently rub a paste onto the baby’s head and wash off.
Built up styling products on Hair - add a little bit of baking soda to shampoo to get rid of built up styling products. This will also neutralize the acids and oils on your scalp and hair.
Gas Stoves - Use it to unclog gas stoves.