September 27, 2022
What is it about baking soda that makes it so good as a cleaner? This fine white and natural powdery substance, also known as sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda, is a mild abrasive that lifts stains and simultaneously deodorizes. You can use baking soda for many items in your home, but not all of them, and there’s a popular misconception about what to mix with it to make it a more powerful cleaner.
Here, find 10 clever ways to clean with baking soda. But first, here are tips and warnings on what you can and cannot clean with baking soda.
Baking soda and vinegar make a dynamic duo when it comes to cleaning, but only when the mixture is vigorously bubbling. It’s the immediate bubbling action created by the chemical reaction of mixing the two ingredients that lift grime and dirt. The mixture quickly neutralizes once the bubbling action is over.
Baking soda is a mild abrasive or it can cause tiny scratches when scouring a surface. In addition, baking soda leaves behind a white residue, so it should never be used on any item or surface with crevices or heavy texture that you can’t rinse well. Avoid using baking soda to clean the following items:
Baking soda can make a huge difference in the smell and the efficiency of your drains. Try adding baking soda under hot running water to freshen the drain as well as your garbage disposal. Baking soda can even be used in combination with hot water to unclog a drain.
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