15 Great Uses For Baking Soda


Where would we be without a big tub of baking soda? Keep it handy enough to dip into to provide an extra scrub on a sink bench, make up spray cleaner on the run, clean the bathroom, or throw down the toilet with a little vinegar to keep it sparkling.

Or you could take it orally every day, there’s so many reported health benefits such as helping with metabolic acidosis, peptic ulcers, acidity of the body and helping reduce the severity of diarrhoea. It’s a good source of sodium which helps prevent kidney stones, bladder infections and hyperkalemia. And if you’ve drunk a bit much one evening having a shot of baking soda in warm water before bed it will help your body bounce back by the morning.

Our Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda is the absolute best!Mined in Wyoming (not man made in China), it’s premium quality, food grade, aluminium free, and it is the one we use in our cleaning products so you know that it works. There are so many more uses for this wonder product; here’s the top fifteen.

15 Great Uses For Baking Soda

1. Clean Your brushes and combs — Baking soda is great to help naturally remove oils, build up, and residue on your combs and brushes. Simply soak in a solution of warm water and baking soda (about 1 tsp of baking soda to a 1/2 cup of warm water). Then scrub residue off. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

2. Freshen Your Mouth — Put one teaspoon in half a glass of water, swish, spit and rinse. Odours are neutralised, not just covered up.

3. Soak Retainers — Soak oral appliances, such as retainers, mouthguards and dentures, in a solution of 2 teaspoons baking soda dissolved in a glass or small bowl of warm water. The baking soda loosens food particles and neutralises odours to keep appliances fresh. You can also brush appliances clean using baking soda.

4. Use as a Facial Scrub and Body Exfoliant — Give yourself an invigorating facial and body scrub. Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate the skin. Rinse clean. This is gentle enough for daily use.

5. Skip Harsh Deodorant — Pat baking soda onto your underarms to neutralise body odour.

6. Use as an Antacid — Baking soda is a safe and effective antacid to relieve heartburn, sour stomach and/or acid indigestion. Mix a teaspoon in a small glass of warm water and swallow.

7. Treat Insect Bites & Itchy Skin — For insect bites, make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply as a salve onto affected skin. To ease the itch, shake some baking soda into your hand and rub it into damp skin after bath or shower.

8. Make a Hand Cleanser and Softener — Skip harsh soaps and gently scrub away ground-in dirt and neutralise odours on hands with a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water, or 3 parts baking soda to Green Goddess Hemp & Rose Foaming Soap. Then rinse clean. You can try this honey and cornmeal scrub for hands too.

9. Help Your Hair — Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your palm and mix to a paste. Use this instead of shampoo to remove chemical residue left by commercial styling agents and shampoos. Follow up with a rinse of 2 tbsp Green Goddess Apple Cider Vinegar and a cup of warm water. Leave in the hair to soften.

10. Make a Bath Soak — Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath to neutralise acids on the skin and help wash away oil and perspiration, it also makes your skin feel very soft.

11. Clean Shower Curtains — Clean and deodorise your vinyl shower curtain by sprinkling baking soda directly on a clean damp sponge or brush. Scrub the shower curtain and rinse clean. Hang it up to dry.

12. Soothe Your Feet — Dissolve 3 tbsp of baking soda in a tub of warm water and soak feet. Gently scrub. You can also make a spa soak for your feet.

13. Make a Surface Soft Scrub — For safe, effective cleaning of bathroom tubs, tiles and sinks–even fibreglass and glossy tiles–sprinkle baking soda lightly on a clean damp sponge and scrub as usual. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. For extra cleaning power, make a paste with baking soda, coarse salt and Green Goddess Hemp & Rose Foaming Soap let it sit then scour off.

14. Hand Wash Dishes and Pots & Pans — Add 2 heaped tbsp of baking soda (along with your regular dish wash liquid) to the dish water to help cut grease and foods left on dishes, pots and pans. For cooked-on foods, let them soak in baking soda and dish wash liquid mixed with water first, then use dry baking soda on a clean damp sponge or non-scratch cloth to lift stuck on food, then wash as usual.

15. Freshen Sponges — Soak stale-smelling sponges in a strong baking soda solution to get rid of the smell (4 tbsp of baking soda dissolved in 1 litre of warm water).

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