10 Uses for Baking Soda

10 Uses for Baking Soda

10 ways to use baking soda in your home via Uncommon Designs

Hi there, it’s Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday. Thanks to Bonnie and Trish for letting me post on their fabulous blog today! Baking Soda is a pantry staple that is great for other uses besides cooking. Here are a few other ways you can use it around the house.

1. Keeping the carpet clean: I use baking soda on my carpet before company comes over to help get rid of any doggy smell that my family and I have become “nose blind” to. Simply sprinkle it on the carpet and let it hang out for at least an hour. Then vacuum it up.

2. Putting Out the Fire: Keep baking soda handy near the stove in case of a grease fire. You never want to use water on a grease fire (water will make it worse). But if you can pour baking soda on the fire while it’s still small, you might be able to stop it.

3. Freshening Up the Fridge: My mom taught me to always buy two boxes of baking soda at a time. One for the pantry and one for the fridge. The baking soda draws in the interesting odors in there, leaving the fridge smelling fresh.

4. Zapping Clothing Stains: You can zap stains with this simple formula… 6 Tablespoons of baking soda combined with 1/3 cup of water. Make it into a paste and rub it on the stain then wash it as usual. Sayonara stain!

10 ways to use baking soda in your home via Uncommon Designs

5. Busting the Mustiness: Eww… how do towels get so crunchy and musty even when you wash and dry them regularly? It’s one of the mysteries I guess. Luckily, baking soda can help. Simply pour a 1/2 cup of baking soda in the rinse cycle while washing your towels. They’ll smell so much better.

6. Soothing a Sunburn: Here’s an easy way to deal with a sunburn. Just add a cup of baking soda to lukewarm bath water.

7. Taking a {Foot} Bath: Did you know that baking soda can work wonders on your tootsies? Fill a large bowl up with warm water and add three tablespoons of baking soda. Exfoliate with a foot brush. Your feet will feel great (and it’s an inexpensive way to pamper yourself).

8. Brightening Up the Bathroom: Make your bathroom bright and clean by making a paste of baking soda and water. It works really well on dirty sinks and on the walls of the shower. Use a sponge and some elbow grease to apply and then rinse the paste off.

9. Cleaning Your Dishwasher: This is kind of a crazy thought… but your dishwasher gets stinky too! Next time you’re running a load of dishes, sprinkle a half cup of baking soda on the floor of the dishwasher. It will smell great!

10. Taking Care of Your Tupperware: Finally, plastic containers are convenient but they can hold on to bad smells. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and water and use a old toothbrush to rub it all over the plastic. No more smells.

Do you have any awesome baking soda tips? Let us know in the comments.


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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!


  1. barbara says

    Removing burn on cheese from caseroles, saucepans, etc: soak with a couple tablespoons of baking soda – cheese will wipe right off – magic!

  2. Holly Arnold says

    Takes stains of the bottoms of of Correl casserole dishes, just use a paste of baking soda and water, rub a little bit with you finger and poof it’s gone. Same thing for coffee or tea stains in cups or mugs.

  3. Janet Anderson says

    If you mix a little baking soda with very hot water and put it into a plastic bowl lined with aluminiuum foil, then put in tarnished silver jewellery, the tarnish will float off

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