Baking Soda–The Most Versatile Product in Your Kitchen


When it comes to kitchen and home cleaning products, none does it better than your friend Baking Soda.  There are so many fun and interesting uses of this trusted favorite.


You probably have a box of baking soda in the back of your refrigerator right now, and for good reason as it absorbs the nasty odors that lurk in there.  In fact, it is a wonderful non-toxic, pH balanced one that works on many household issues such as garbage cans, clothes hampers, fabric covers, rugs, toilets, and a personal favorite, the kitty litter box.  Just sprinkle the powder to any of these areas and it pulls out the bad odors without the strong scents that are on the market, which often cause allergic reactions to those sensitive to them.


As a cleanser, baking soda works in a paste form by mixing it with water until it turns into the right consistency for your project.  Some examples are grease stains, crayons on your wall, microwave messes, grills, and ovens.  Just scrub with the paste and voila–the stains and left over food are gone.  Adding it to soaking diapers or to the wash can help boost the cleansing properties of your detergents.  It can also be used with water to run through coffee makers, drains and dishwashers to freshen, clean and deodorize.

As a Soak

It cleanses and deodorizes many personal products such as hair brushes, combs and tooth brushes.  It can also be used to take the odor out of a boiling pot of beans, which brings us to the kitchen.  You can use it to wash off your produce, cutting boards, pans and cutting through other greasy surfaces.

Personal Cleanser

What a great product so far, and still there are more uses!  Use it as a toothpaste and a breath freshener or add some to your shampoo to increase the life of it and to gently cleanse your hair.  It will help your infant’s diaper rash with a little in the bath water as well as acting as a natural way to exfoliate the skin from your face and feet.

When using it as a shampoo it also reduces the effects that regular toxins have on the scalp and hair.  Add one part baking soda to three parts water and apply to wet hair with a cloth from root to tip.  Rinse it thoroughly and follow it up with a vinegar rinse of four parts water to one part vinegar.  This is a great combination for an at home spa treatment!

Interesting Uses

You can use baking soda as a silver polisher and to bring white leather back to life.  The abrasion properties do a fantastic job of scrubbing off the dirt and other materials to refresh these products.  As a antacid it is a fast acting product when mixed with a small amount of water.  It can soothe insect bites as a paste as well as many skin irritants when added to the bath.

As a natural insect repellent it can be sprinkled around your pet’s bowl or dish to assure the health and freshness of their food. It can be used as a great weed killer and as a melt for snow and ice as it is less destructive that salt.

As you can see, there are quite a few uses for this household product and is a great money saver.  The safety of this versatile powder is second to none and is a great alternative to the scented and unhealthy options.  Including this product to your grocery list will prove invaluable.

Want to know more great uses of baking soda? provides these 51 fantastic uses for baking soda:

Personal Care

1. Make Toothpaste

2. Freshen Your Mouth

3. Soak Oral Appliance

4. Use as a Facial Scrub and Body Exfoliant

5. Skip Harsh Deodorant

6. Use as an Antacid

7. Treat Insect Bites & Itchy Skin

8. Make a Hand Cleanser and Softener

9. Help Your Hair

10. Clean Brushes and Combs

11. Make a Bath Soak

12. Soothe Your Feet


13. Make a Surface Soft Scrub

14. Handwash Dishes and Pots & Pans

15. Freshen Sponges

16. Clean the Microwave

17. Polish Silver Flatware

18. Clean Coffee and Tea Pots

19. Clean the Oven

20. Clean Floors

21. Clean Furniture

22. Clean Shower Curtains

23. Boost Your Liquid Laundry Detergent

24. Gently Clean Baby Clothes

25. Clean Cloth Diapers

26. Clean and Freshen Sports Gear

27. Remove Oil and Grease Stains

28. Clean Batteries

29. Clean Cars


30. Deodorize Your Refrigerator

31. Deodorize the Cutting Board

32. Deodorize Trashcans

33. Deodorize Recyclables

34. Deodorize Drains

35. Deodorize and Clean Dishwashers

36. Deodorize Garbage Disposals

37. Deodorize Lunch Boxes

38. Remove Odor From Carpets

39. Remove Odor From Vacuum Cleaners

40. Freshen Closets

41. Deodorizing Cars

42. Deodorize the Cat Box

43. Deodorize Pet Bedding

44. Deodorize Sneakers

45. Freshen Linens

46. Deodorize Your Wash

47. Freshen Stuffed Animals

48. Camping Cure-all

49. Extinguish Fires

50. Septic Care

51. Fruit and Vegetable Scrub

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Heidi Kristoffer
I am Heidi Kristoffer, as an expert on natural health and holistic medicine, I am willing to help people live happier capable lives by sharing my health opinions with others. I am good at writing topics such as: medicine, natural remedies, foods and mental health. I think living a simple and healthy life, including eating healthy, exercising regularly and positively thinking, is the best medicine.