25 Ways to Naturally Clean with Baking Soda

Natural cleaning agents are easy to find.  They are as close as your cabinets.  Below you will find my top 25 tips for cleaning with baking soda.  If you have missed any of our series, check out the ways to clean with vinegarcream of tartarperoxidesteambaking sodalemoncorn starchsalt and rubbing alcohol.   Let’s get to some natural cleaning solutions.  Break out your baking soda and let’s get to that spring cleaning!      

  1. Place an opened box in the refrigerator, freezer, cabinet, closets, or anywhere you want to remove odors.
  2. Use 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water to clean silver.
  3. Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of pots with burnt on food.  Fill with hot water and soak overnight.  Scrub to clean.
  4. Use 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water to clean stains on surfaces in the kitchen or bath.
  5. Freshen carpet by sprinkling with baking soda, waiting 15 minutes, and then vacuuming.  
  6. Pretreat grease stains with a baking soda paste before washing.
  7. Add a 1/2 cup of baking soda to your load of whites before washing.  This will increase the effectiveness of chlorine bleach.
  8. Sprinkle your sponge with baking soda when cleaning walls.  This will even remove crayon!
  9. Dust produce with baking soda before washing to get it extra clean.
  10. Plastic food containers can be cleaned by wiping down with baking soda.  Soak stubborn stains with 4 parts baking soda and 1 part water.
  11. Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of your dishwasher before your next load to get rid of odors.
  12. Soak sponges in 1 quart of water mixed with 4 tablespoons baking soda to keep them smelling fresh.
  13. Wash your car with 1/4 cup of baking soda mixed in 1 quart warm water.
  14. Stubborn toilet stains can be cleaned by sprinkling toilet with 1 cup of baking soda and allowing to sit for 30 minutes.  Spray with vinegar then scrub.
  15. Remove water spots from shower doors by wiping down with baking soda sprinkled on a damp sponge.
  16. Mix 3 parts baking soda and 1 part bleach to clean those stubborn grout stains.
  17. Sprinkle a cut lemon with some baking soda and rub on your wood cutting board to remove stains.
  18. Process baking soda and lemon wedges in your garbage disposal to keep it smelling fresh.
  19. A 1/2 cup of baking soda added to the rinse cycle of your wash acts as a natural fabric softener.
  20. One tablespoon of baking soda in the water of your vase of flowers will keep them fresher longer.
  21. Baking soda will repel ants and cockroaches where ever you sprinkle it.  
  22. Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda with a few drops of essential oil.  Add to a spray bottle and fill with water for your own homemade air freshener.
  23. Stainless steel sinks will shine after you clean with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.  (NOTE: There will be some foaming.)
  24. Place a bowl of baking soda anywhere there is a moisture problem.  The baking soda will absorb the moisture in the air.
  25. Mop floors with a solution of 1/2 cup baking soda dissolved in a bucket of warm water. 
As always, test all of these methods in an inconspicuous area before trying them on your entire surface. 


I hope y’all enjoyed this list and that it will help you in your spring cleaning.  I know that I love to clean naturally in my own home and baking soda is one of my go to cleaners.  
If you have missed any of our series, check out the ways to clean with vinegarcream of tartarperoxidesteambaking sodalemoncorn starchsalt and rubbing alcohol.
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  1. says

    I just cleaned our fiberglass shower surround with baking soda paste, then a spray down with pure vinegar. Soap scum–finito! Love it! My shower is sparkling clean again.


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