The wonder of bicarbonate of soda aka baking soda

The wonder of bicarbonate of soda aka baking soda

Have you ever cleaned with Bicarbonate of soda AKA Baking Soda AKA Sodium bicarbonate? It can save you a small fortune compared with expensive branded cleaners

Here are a few great examples:

  • Make Toothpaste – combine baking soda, 3% hydrogen peroxide, water & a few drops of peppermint (or other essential oil) to taste
  • Mouthwash – one teaspoon in half a glass of water
  • Soaking – Soak any hard to clean item (from toothbrush heads to pots & pans)
  • DIY Deodorant – Amazingly good and simple, learn more
  • Drain unblocking/cleaning – Pour a half cup down the drain then pour white vinegar and watch the fizzing
  • Stinky fridge? – Put a small container at the back of your fridge and it will sort any smells out
  • Stinky bin? – Sprinkle some over the top


  • Remove odour from carpets/sofa/car seats/pet blankets etc – Sprinkle over the affected area, leave over night and then brush up, then hoover up remaining
  • Stinky shoes? – Sprinkle in and then vacuum out
  • Stinky gym clothing etc? – Place half a cup in with your normal clothes wash
  • Poor mans fire extinguisher – Minor grease & electrical fires can be put out by throwing baking soda on, when heated it produces carbon dioxide which helps to put out the flames
  • Scuff mark on the wall? – Mix water with baking soda on a clean sponge
  • Clean the oven – sprinkle on bottom of oven, spray with warm water, leave over night, scrub and wipe clean in the morning. If in a rush use white vinegar and leave for 30mins
  • Make a bath/foot soak – add 1/2 cup to your bath to remove oils & neutralise body odour or 3 tablespoons to foot soak
  • DIY Shampoo – Sprinkle a small amount into your palm along with your normal shampoo
  • Facial Scrub and Body Exfoliant – 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water, rub in a circular motion and rinse with water

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Do you use bicarbonate of soda aka baking soda to clean things?


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