We have rounded up 40 of the best cleaning hacks using bicarbonate of soda.
Baking soda is a great all-round cleaner that puts many of the big brands to shame.
Read on to see just how much you can do with this great household staple!
After many days of refreshing showers or relaxing baths, your bath or shower tray will cease to appear so inviting! Cutting through the soap scum is made easy by using a paste of baking soda as a gentle abrasive.
Dutch ovens are beautiful pieces of cooking equipment that deserve to be kept at their best. Burnt on dirt in your Dutch pot doesn't stand a chance against persistent rubbing with bicarb.
Simply rip the top off a box of bicarb and set it at the base or on a shelf of your closet and forget about it. Bicarb is an odor magnet and will suck up any musty smells over weeks and months.
Cleaning wooden chopping boards can be tricky but rubbing in baking soda means that your cleaning will penetrate the wood grain leaving it free of contaminants.
Once summer hits ants and other critters want to take up residence in your home. Give them the heave-ho by placing a small dish with bicarb and lavender oil in the corner of any affected room. This disturbs them immensely and should drive them away.
Dead skin, oils, and product residues build up on combs and brushes and get dragged through your hair day after day. Break the cycle by using baking soda soak to strip your hair tools of dirt for a thorough clean.
Bicarb is great for getting residues off your fruits and veg. Cold soak your produce in a dilute solution of this wonder powder!
Baking soda is great for getting the grime off vinyl shower curtains. Sprinkle it on and scrub or soak the curtains in a bicarb solution.
A baking soda paste can be rubbed on the grout with a toothbrush.
Simply vacuum up some essential oil-scented baking soda while cleaning your carpets and rugs to disperse any staleness coming from your vacuum cleaner exhaust.
A trusty paste of bicarb will lift off the tired weather-worn staining in time for summer fun in your backyard.
Water + bicarb + your dental hardware +/- peppermint oil. Yes - it's that simple!
Clean plush toys the non-toxic way by placing them in a Ziplock bag with bicarb for a few days.
Even the smelliest sports shoes cannot withstand the sustained attack of bicarb. Sprinkle baking soda in the shoe or fill a cut-off pantyhose toe with baking soda to place in the shoe.
Again, the abrasive properties of bicarb work wonders.
Throw a whole box of bicarb down the drain and leave overnight. Follow up in the morning with white vinegar.
If you have been hitting the kitchen hard, leave pans and oven trays to soak in a bicarb and warm water solution before tackling them.
Dip your scourer in bicarb for a cleaning boost.
While Fido is in the garden, why not sprinkle his dog basket down with bicarb, leave for a few hours, and vac the whole lot up?
Inhibit the growth of microbes by soaking your sponges in a bicarb and lemon oil solution.
Tackle limescale, uric acid crystals, and all sorts of nasties by dusting down your lavatory bowl with a thick layer of bicarb. Leave a while and add white vinegar liberally to finish the job.
Dust down the litter tray throughout the day to freshen your home.
Microwave + baking soda + a shallow dish of water + 30 seconds on the high setting. Wipe to finish.
Important note: Do not use bicarb and vinegar on natural stone like marble as it will erode the stone and spoil your worktop.
After removing solids, bicarbonate of soda will help loosen dirt and neutralize urine before your washing machine finishes the job.
A cupful of bicarb in with your regular laundry detergent can help lift stains and add brightness to your clothes.
You can clean your toothbrush and your teeth with bicarb.
Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda and Dawn dish soap on your stovetop for a deep clean. A small amount of white vinegar can be added to boost the clean.
A bicarb soak is effective at lifting dirt and impurities from your silverware before polishing them. Avoid using dry powder as it can scratch silver cutlery.
Grab a freezer bag, an elastic band, some white vinegar, and baking soda. Sprinkle bicarb on the showerhead or faucets and cover them with the freezer bag containing white vinegar, sealing the bag using the elastic band. This will lift off the scale and water staining in a few hours.
Dust down the entire dishwasher with bicarb and run it on a sanitizer cycle with a bowl of white vinegar on the top shelf.
Like the closet, just rip open a pack of bicarb and place it on the top shelf of your fridge.
Scrub your sink with bicarb and finish with a white vinegar rinse for a sparkling shine!
Dust down your carpets with bicarbonate of soda mixed with your favorite essential oils. Vacuum up and enjoy the freshness.
Act quickly! Blot the stain, add white vinegar, then pile on bicarb and leave for 24 to 48 hours. Vacuum up and repeat if necessary.
Leave a liberal amount of baking soda at the bottom of your trash can to absorb odors.
Those baking soda-filled pantyhose can be stashed in a drawer to keep its contents fresh.
Bicarb + white vinegar + water and press PULSE.
Gentle rubbing with bicarb can lift these marks.
Add half a cup of bicarbonate of soda to warm water and a dot of dish soap to make your floors sparkle!
Baking soda is a cupboard staple that will never go out of style! It is so versatile and effective at what it does that you will easily save a wad of cash on a hundred different cleaning sprays and solutions.
We hope that among these 40 baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) cleaning hacks are one or two that will become your household’s go-to cleaning hacks. And with bicarb being so cheap there is no easier way to join the natural cleaning revolution!