If you keep baking soda in the kitchen, chances are you only use it for one thing: Baking. But baking soda has many other uses. As a natural but powerful absorbent and cleaning agent, baking soda is an alternative to chemical detergents and other household products.
- Sprinkle the dry powder on kitchen or bathroom surfaces before scrubbing – you can also add scent with a few drops of essential oil that has anti-bacterial qualities.
- In combination with cider vinegar, it creates an effective cleaner that will shift anything – use it for unblocking a slow kitchen drain, or to shifting baked-in grime from the inside of an oven.
- Pots, pans or baking trays with burnt-on food benefit from soaking for 15 minutes in hot water with baking soda – the dirt wipes off easily after soaking.
- A pinch of baking soda mixed with water makes an effective deodorant. It will help you get rid of strong masala smells in the kitchen.