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7 ways to use baking soda as a natural detergent

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Baking soda's most common use is confectionery baking. However there is another field which can make use of baking soda more than confectionery baking. It is cleaning and sanitation. Baking soda is good for adsorption and can be useful for cleaning things or for removing bad smells from clothes. So this article introduces seven ways to use baking soda, a magical natural detergent. Let's make a more comfortable and clean living space with baking soda. Let's go green! 

1. Washing with baking soda instead of kitchen detergent

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How about using baking soda instead of kitchen detergent? Detergents containing poisonous substances are one of the main causes of environmental pollution. Let's use baking soda to keep the kitchen clean and protect the environment. 

2. Cleaning the kitchen with baking soda

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Mr.M Residential Flat


In many households, baking soda is often left in the kitchen cabinet for baking purposes. So make use of the baking soda that has been unused for a while and clean the kitchen.To clean the oven, first sprinkle baking soda and sprinkle water on it until it is damp. After about 30 minutes, you can wipe off the baking soda. Dirty traces around the gas stove can be cleaned as well. 

3. Unclogging a sink with vinegar and baking soda

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Kitchen sinks often get clogged up with food waste. When this happens, baking soda becomes an effective natural solution. Simply mix vinegar and baking soda in equal proportions and sprinkle them in the sink drain. If you pour water into the sink a few hours later, you should be able to see that the sink has been unclogged. For more information, please refer to our article titled how to get rid of the bad small from drains.

4. Baking soda can also be used as a deodorizer in closets

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Sandarbh Design Studio

Kannan—Sonali and Gaurav's residence

Sandarbh Design Studio

As mentioned above, baking soda has strong adsorption power. So this time it's time to bring baking soda to the dressing room. Putting the baking soda in a small container and putting it in the closet can eliminate the stale smell in your clothes. It is a method to utilize baking soda as natural deodorant. If you want a more fragrant deodorant, you can drop a few drops of lavender oil or natural herbs in it as well. 

5. Clean your mattress and duvet with baking soda

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Urvashi Goswami


Cleaning mattresses and duvets doesn't need to be complicated. Baking soda simplifies mattress and duvet cleaning. Simply sprinkle baking soda on the mattress and wait for about 30 minutes. Then vacuum the baking soda. You can easily remove bad smells from mattresses and futons. For more ideas, please read how to clean your mattress yourself.

6. Hygienic toilet cleaning with baking soda

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Ms. Suman, Chembur


Let's take a step into the bathroom and use baking soda. Baking soda is also useful for floor cleaning. Sprinkle baking soda on the bathroom floor, wipe it off with water, or mix water and baking soda in a ratio of 1: 3. It is good for wiping the mold marks too, if the bathroom is old. For more ideas, have a look at 10 quick and easy bathroom cleaning tips.

7. Baking soda for shoes

Basant Park - Chembur:  Dressing room by Aesthetica

Basant Park—Chembur


Shoes often start to smell bad when they get wet with sweat or rainwater. However the magical powers of baking soda can make your shoes smell nice again in one night. Just sprinkle some baking soda into your shoes overnight and dust it off the next day. Now you can always wear shoes that seem to have been washed yesterday. 

We hope this article has been informative. For more ideas like these, please check out 47 ways to use vinegar for cleaning your home.

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