20 Resourceful Uses For Baking Soda

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Baking soda is a must have for every household. The chemical compound has multiple uses, such as an ingredient in baking, and you can use it to keep the foods in your refrigerator and freezer fresh. But did you know aside from those two ordinary, everyday things, there are other resourceful uses for baking soda as well? We have composed a list of 20 resourceful ways you can use baking soda in your everyday life.

Softens Your Skin

You can add one cup of baking soda to your bathwater to help soften your skin. This will help you feel fresh and rejuvenated. You can also use it as a face mask for easy exfoliating.

Relieves Diaper Rash

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on diaper rash cream for your baby. Adding two tablespoons of baking soda to your baby’s bathwater will give them comfort and relief from diaper rash.

Heartburn Relief

Are you tired of spending your hard earned money on antacids? Just add a teaspoon of baking soda to a half-glass of water, this will relieve you from any heartburn pain.

​Smoke Odor

Do you hate the awful smell that smoking leaves behind? Add a few scoops of baking soda to your ash try to help reduce smoke odor and to prevent the smell from smoldering.

​Insect Bites

If you’re suffering from a pesky insect bite, baking soda can help you. Make a paste using water and baking soda and apply it to the affected area.

​Clean Your Brushes and Comb

No one wants to continue using a dirty comb or brush. Fill a small bin with warm water and add one teaspoon of baking soda. This will help remove all of the natural oil build-up and hair product residue that’s left in your combs and brushes.

​Deodorize Trashcans

Tired of opening of your garbage can and being embraced with the horrible stench of trash? If you sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on the bottom of your trashcan, it will help get rid of the horrible smell.

​Clean Stuffed Animals

Every now and then a stuffed animal sits, collects dusts and adapts a strange smell. You can keep your furry toys fresh by washing them with baking soda to help them smell brand new.

​Clean Your Toilet

Dirty toilet? No Problem! To clean your toilet just mix 1/4 cup of baking soda to the toilet bowl, swirl it around and scrub.

Clean Oral Appliances

You can clean your oral appliances, such as dentures, retainers and mouthpieces with baking soda. Use two teaspoons of baking soda in a small glass of warm water and soak your oral appliances. This will help remove any leftover food particles and keeps them fresh and odor free.

​Air Freshener

Instead of buying air freshener from the store, you can make your own. Simply use baking soda and add little drops of your favorite scented essential oils, and you’ve got your very own air freshener!

​Clean Crayon Stains From Walls

If your child gets a little artsy and writes on your walls with crayons, don’t fret. Add baking soda to a wet cloth and lightly rub it on the wall. Then wipe the wall off with a clean, dry cloth.

Keep Flowers Fresh

You can help your flowers remain fresh by using baking soda. Just add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water that’s in the vase.

​Vegetable and Fruit Scrub

Keep your vegetables and fruit fresh and dirt free with baking soda. Sprinkle a little on a damp cloth, scrub and rinse. The baking soda will keep your veggies and fruit dirt and residue free and safe for your family to eat.

Soothe Your Feet

You can relax and soothe your feet by dissolving 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a tub of warm water and soaking them. Your feet will thank you.

​Prevent Gas While Eating Beans

If you’re a bean lover but hate getting gas afterwards, this little trick just might help you out. While soaking your beans, sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda in the water to help prevent you from having gas and to help improve the bean digestion.


You can use baking soda alongside your ordinary shampoo or by itself. Using it will help remove any old hair product residue left in your hair.

​Water Repellent

Wipe your windshield with a little baking soda to help repel rain water. No wax on, wax off needed!


You can easily freshen your breath with the help of baking soda. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water, and swish it around your mouth just like you would with any other mouthwash. This will help get rid of any odors in your mouth.

​Get Rid of Weeds

Tired of those annoying weeds that continuously pop up on your lawn or driveway? Sprinkle some baking soda into the crevices of your sidewalks and driveways and watch those weeds wither away.