Monday, June 25, 2012

my favorite household product

101 Uses for Baking Soda (-86 )

1. Facial scrub. Great for blackheads. Mix with orange juice for some extra vitamin C.

2. Instead of shampoo. 

3. Deodorize your wooden cutting boards. Sprinkle on, and use a wet sponge or cloth (sponges gross me out personally). 

4. Sprinkle on carpet or mattresses before vacuuming. 

5. A counter top scrub.

6. Dip your wet toothbrush in it for a natural tooth cleaner. Mix with peroxide for some extra oomph.

7.  Soak your feet in hot water and 1/2 cup baking soda. Then use a little more as a scrub. Swirl a little olive oil in there and you'll have exfoliated, soft toes.

8. Boost your laundry soap by adding 1/2 cup to your washer.

9. Sprinkle in your teenager's stinky shoes.

10.  Add a good amount to your batch of hard boiled eggs in the water. This is an amazing trick that totally works. The shells slip right off and you won't have dimpled, dented eggs that are only good for egg salad.

11. Deodorize your drains. 

12. Clean your microwave with it.

13. Keep an open box in your fridge for getting rid of last night's Kung Pao Shrimp leftovers. 

14.  Take a box camping. It's your toothpaste, hand scrub, pot scrub, all in one.

All for $1 a box. Go nuts, and buy three.


  1. I especially like the suggestion of using them to deodorize your wooden cutting boards. I had a cat that urinated a lot (she was on lasix for heart failure) and I sprinkled the bottom baking soda at the bottom of the litter box before topping with cat litter and it made cleaning the box easier because it was a clumping barrier for the urine and the litter didn't stick as much to the cat box. It probably helped some with odor control too.

  2. HI! I'm visiting from Circle of Moms =-) I think my favorite thing about the contest has been finding other homeschool families and getting to get a peak at their journey!!!

    Who knew baking soda could do ALL that??!!? Thanks!

    I blog at Living Life Intentionally (currently #27 on the list) and would really like to get into the top 25!!! I would appreciate it so much if you would give me a vote!! Thanks for considering and Happy Homeschooling =-)