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Uses of Baking Soda for Green Cleaning

Baking soda is often referred to as the miracle product, and rightly so. Its versatile nature means that it can be used for more than just baking purposes.

This inorganic salt, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a very effective and efficient green cleaner. Additionally, it is cheap and safe for both the user and the environment. “Baking soda is the perfect fit for anyone looking for the best green cleaning product,” says Anna from Your Cleaning Fairy.

Below we take a look at a few ways one can use baking soda for green house cleaning.

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Cleanser

This inorganic salt is a perfect cleanser and can easily replace harmful detergents and bleaching products. It is a powerful disinfectant and very effective in cleaning kitchen surfaces, cooktops, ovens, and sinks. If you’ve been trying to whiten your sinks, bathtubs and toilet bowls, baking soda is an answer to prayer.

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Simply make a mix of castile soap and baking soda and place it in a spray bottle. You can also use baking powder as a dry cleaning agent instead of mixing it with anything. If you prefer the latter, let the powder sit on the surface for a while for efficiency.

Use a soft sponge to scrub the surfaces with the organic salt on it. If it’s a toilet bowl, you can use a gentle brush to scrub the stains off.

Deodorizer

Baking soda is a natural deodorizing agent that can help absorb and banish nasty smells efficiently. Its natural properties also enable it to absorb excess moisture from the air, keeping the air fresher for longer. It’s the perfect replacement for air fresheners that may be harmful and toxic to your health. Simply place some baking soda in a container and place it a room that needs air freshening.

Laundry Whitener and Softener

Baking soda is great when it comes to eliminating stubborn stains from clothes, as well as softening and whitening them. Due to its high PH and alkaline nature, it is also great at brightening dull looking clothes.

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It’s perfect for softening hard water as well. Be sure to not use an excessive amount of baking soda to avoid damaging the clothes while you are at it. For whites, use 2 to 3 spoons of baking soda. Also, never use this natural detergent on wool or silk material.

Grease Cutter and Food Buster

Cleaning dishes has never been easier with baking soda. Instead of struggling to clean off some grease or food, whether burn or not, from your pans, use baking soda.

Mix a few teaspoons of the inorganic salt with warm water. Let the dishes then soak in the mixture for a while to let the stains and grease to dissolve. After, use a sponge to finish cleaning your pans and dishes.

In conclusion, baking soda can be used for almost anything. It’s the perfect green cleaning agent for those looking for something effective, yet economical. From whitening and brightening your clothes to removing stubborn stains from kitchen surfaces, there’s nothing baking soda can’t do.

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