18 Home Uses for Baking Soda

For many, the new year marks the start of organizing, cleaning, and home projects. So today, I’m sharing 18 home uses for baking soda that will amaze you!

18 Home Uses for Baking Soda

#1 Baking Soda Sea Art

Baking Soda Sea Art 2

Did you know you can make art with baking soda? Just cook up some baking soda dough and create Baking Soda Sea Art for a unique DIY art piece.

To find more tips on using baking soda in the home, visit my 18 Home Use for Baking Soda board. Oh, and while you’re there, don’t forget to sign-up and become a member on Hometalk. You’ll not only find lots of inspiration for just about any type of project, but you’ll be able to share your projects as well. Enjoy and hope to see you there!

Do you have a useful tip for using baking soda in the home? Tell me how your favorite way to use baking soda in the home in the comments below.

#2 Sweet Tomatoes – Baking Soda in the Soil is the Trick

baking soda tomatoes

Planning on a growing some tomatoes? Carol at The Gardening Cook shows you her trick to sweet tomatoes. She explains how and when to add baking soda to the soil for a sweeter tomato harvest.

#3 How to Remove Scratches from Dishes

Use baking soda to remove those black marks from your cups & dishes. This is one I’m going to try on some of my coffee cups.

#4 Make Your Tires and Hubcaps Look Brand New

After cleaning your car, don’t forget about the tires! POPSUGAR. gives us a simple recipe to create an awesome scrub to tackle built up dirt and tire grime.

#5 Deodorize Stinky Laundry: Baking Soda Solutions

#6 DIY Air Fresheners

#7 Baking Soda vs. Tarnished Silver

Baking soda foil

Linda at It All Started with Paint shares her tip to keeping silver tarnish free with no scrubbing or elbow grease required!

#8 Baking Soda Shower Door Cleaner

Get rid of soap scum on your shower doors with baking soda! It’ll cut through the scum and leave you with squeaky clean doors.

#9 Homemade Goo Gone

Bev at The Make Your Own Zone shares her homemade Goo Gone recipe that helps remove those pesky bottle labels without any harsh chemicals.

#10 DIY Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tabs 

Get rid of garbage disposal odor and keep them smelling cleaning by using DIY Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tabs and a few ice cubes.

#11 Clean Your Stove Vents

Clean Stove Vents

Diane at The Everyday Cinderella has an awesome visual tutorial and tips to show you how to use baking soda to clean your stove vents. Can you see the difference?! I’m totally doing this.

#12 Miracle Worker Stain Remover 

Miracle Stain Remover

Have tough food stains? Try this miracle worker stain remover from Michelle at Learning to Be a Mom. She was able to remove year old chocolate stains with this recipe! (site no longer running)

#13 Refrigerator Deodorizer

I think everyone knows about this one. Just place an open box of baking soda into your refrigerator or freezer to eliminate odors.

#14 Clean The Tops of Greasy Kitchen Cabinets

Vinegar & Baking Soda

Get sticky built up greasy grime off the tops of your kitchen cabinets with a little baking soda and vinegar. It can get a bit messy, but the results are amazing!

#15 Wash Fruits & Veggies

Info gathered from around the web says that soaking your fruits and vegetables for a few minutes in a baking soda and water bath will help remove more unwanted pesticides than water alone. Not sure how true this is, but it’s worth doing if it does help.

#16 Simple DIY Exfoliating Baking Soda Face Mask Recipe

I’ve never used baking soda on my face, but there are tons of people who have tried this and swear by it. They say it makes your skin smooth and soft.

#17 The Best Way to Clean Your Oven

Water and generous amounts of baking soda can get your oven clean. There are mixed reviews on this method. Some people love it and some hate it. I’ve tried it and this does take some elbow grease.

#18 Baking Soda as Shampoo

I’ve seen this floating around the web and haven’t taken the jump yet. It sounds really interesting and is said to help with dry flaky scalps.

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  1. Great collection of ideas! One of my favorite uses for bicarb soda is with Missy’s sippy cups and bottles when she had them – I just soak them in hot water and vinegar and add a few spoons of bicarb soda to get rid of any new plastic or old milk and juice odors.

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  2. I love using baking soda for cleaning around the house. So happy to learn more uses for it. Congrats, you’re featured this week on This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

  3. This is a really informative post – I definitely learnt a lot of new ways to use baking soda! Thank you so much for attending week 19 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see 🙂 Have a great day!

  4. Hi Erlene thank you so much for linking up with #wednedayswisdom and I love your post on baking soda I cannot wait to see what you bring next week. It is always so nice to find new blogs to read! Have a great week.

  5. I, too, am a baking soda fan. In the last year, I’ve tried to go totally green with my cleaning. Baking soda is a big part of my new regimen. I had no idea, however, that you can do crafts with baking soda. Very cool. I’m going to try the sea art. Love it!

  6. Great ideas. I just tried cleaning out my oily stove extraction fan with baking soda. I boiled it in a water and soda solution – worked really well and didn’t have to use any elbow grease!

  7. Baking soda and vinegar will fix almost everything. I recently made homemade snow with baking soda. It turned out great.
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