Among the many natural remedies, we use every day, baking soda is certainly the one that stands out the most. There are many reasons for this, first of all, it is perfect for any surface and then it is very versatile and effective, also ideal for preparing natural detergents with which to clean and perfume the whole house. Today we will see together how to use it specifically in every corner of your environment to always have it perfect and I will explain why it is a unique solution!
In the kitchen
Let’s start right in the kitchen, the most lived-in room in the house and the one that, without a doubt, gets dirty very easily! Now, we will discover one by one all the places where baking soda is the best way to do a thorough cleaning:
Steel: stovetop and sink are prone to accumulate a great deal of stains and limescale. Make a paste with baking soda and water flush, then put it on the sponge and continue scrubbing with the non-abrasive side of the sponge-it will be perfect!
For dishes: here baking soda gives great help in removing not only stains, but also bad odors. When you fill the sink bowl, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the other cleaners you use and see what a result!
Encrusted tiles: sometimes they play tricks with grease splatters, but don’t worry! You’ll need to spread a little baking soda on the sponge to remove them immediately and effortlessly.
To prevent dampness and clean furniture inside: put a small bowl with baking soda to counteract damp stains and use it on the interior cleaning sponge as well.
For the bathroom
Let’s continue the tricks with baking soda in the home by dealing with the bathroom. Let’s talk about another area, along with the kitchen, that you necessarily have to clean even several times a day. The first method I cannot help but suggest using baking soda is in order to make the ceramics whiter and shinier! You can put the product directly on the sponge or create a paste with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and water flush to get a kind of gel, the ceramics will be perfect! Also, prepare a mixture with 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of bar soap and 2 cups of water. In this way, you will have a natural product perfect for removing stains on faucets, for the shower and to say goodbye to mold!
Even floors can benefit from the degreasing and cleaning action of our dear baking soda! It can be used on any type of floor, even marble and wood floors that are more delicate and require more attention. For daily washing, all you need to do is put 1 tablespoon of baking soda in the bucket with lukewarm water, add 3 drops of essential oil so you don’t have to give up a good scent. If you need to remove stubborn stains, take a soft sponge, moisten it with warm water and sprinkle some baking soda on it, then rub it extremely gently over the affected area and move on to washing.
If there is mold
Mold in the home is a very common problem that occurs especially during the colder seasons. In this regard, it is necessary to have complete and continuous attention to prevent walls or other corners of the house from turning black and, in extreme cases, rotting. Well, if you see it popping up on the walls you will need to fill a basin with warm water and put 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Soak a microfiber cloth, wring it out and dab it on the part to be treated, repeat the step several times and then let it dry. If mold is present in the corners of the shower, floors and whatnot, create a mixture with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and use it to scrub and clean the whole thing.
For household appliances
Also, not to be underestimated is the importance of baking soda for household appliances! In fact, there are many people who choose it to do a thorough cleaning of washing machines, dishwashers and whatnot. Let’s see in detail how to use it for each appliance in the home:
Washing machine: you can do an empty wash once a month with 1 full cup of baking soda at high temperatures. You will see that all the lime scale and mildew will be gone in no time! Also use it on a sponge to clean other components such as gasket, sponge and porthole.
Dishwashers: again, you can do the same process as described above to do the vacuum washing. Baking soda is also great for preventing the smell on dishes, just sprinkle some on the dishes before washing.
Oven: when particularly encrusted, all you have to do is make a thick paste with baking soda and water and use the mixture to degrease all dirty walls. For stubborn stains or grease, you can also sprinkle it wherever you feel the need.
Refrigerator: a little baking soda on the sponge will make the refrigerator clean and odor-free again! If there are particularly stubborn smells, put 1 cup of baking soda in the fridge and within a few hours it will absorb everything!
For the windows
What a struggle to have your windows shining all the time, isn’t it? If you, too, have experienced difficulties with halos and stains, don’t worry! You can solve everything by using baking soda. Fill a steamer with 2 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 4 drops of essential oil to your liking. Then you will need to spray the mixture on the windows and wipe directly with a cotton cloth. You will see what a result!
Furniture is also a tough nut to crack, especially if it tends to get smudged. Baking soda, however, has a degreasing action that leaves no trace and is able to polish, remove bad odors and clean furniture like never before! All you’ll need to do is fill a bowl with warm water and soak 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon flakes of Marseille soap inside. Use the mixture to clean all your furniture and afterwards you will smell an intoxicating scent as well as clean!
Let’s conclude the methods with baking soda at home by seeing how to prepare a natural all-purpose cleaner to clean everything we have previously described.
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of soap
- 3 cups of water
- Essential oils (optional)
If you have solid soap, you will need to first melt the required amount in a water bath and then add the baking soda a little at a time. You will get a thick mixture that you will later have to add to the water, mix and pour everything into a bottle, add the essential oil of your choice. You will have obtained a fantastic natural and effective product!