14 Uses of Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning
Baking soda is magic. It can, without a doubt, erase any trace of anything undesirable from all kinds of things.
Baking soda removes what is unnecessary or anything you wish to be removed. Also, it makes unpleasant things invisible and pretty colors more alive.
And it can neutralize uncomfortable, rotten and smelly scents and pretend that they had never existed.
If you're sometimes worried about spilling juice, coffee or anything that can leave a stain on your carpet, you came to the right place.
Today we're going to talk about the usage of baking soda and vinegar - the essentials of every household. These are simple life hacks that can help you and save you some money. So, pay attention.
How to use Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning
1. Remove stains from clothes
If your favorite shirt is ruined by that awful stain, don’t worry! Just put a little bit of baking soda on any stain, top it off with some water, rub it in and leave it for a while. You will see the change in the blink of an eye.
It doesn't have to be used for just removing stains. You can also make your clothes brighter and white ones whiter. Just put a little bit of baking soda alongside with liquid detergent.
Baking soda is a natural cleanser and it can soften the water, which means that you will use less detergent and get better results.
2. Make your sinks shine
If you want to retrieve the old, shiny glory to your sink, listen to this. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on a stubborn stain in your sink. Pour some vinegar on your sponge and wipe it clean.
Since baking soda is such a magical thing, you could not only clean your sink with it but also other kitchen appliances. Just mix it with a little bit of water, enough to make a paste, and clean your oven, microwave, tiles, your counter and anything else that stains like coffee mugs or silver.
3. Refresh carpets
Using this duo you can provide a refreshing new look to a staled carpet.
- Firstly, you have to put some baking soda on the stain.
- Secondly, pour vinegar over baking soda to create a bubbly mass.
- After that, wait a while for it to absorb the stain.
- Last but not least, wipe it clean and vacuum it up.
And there you go, the stain is gone!
4. Remove unpleasant fridge odors
If you are having trouble with spoilt food ruining the refreshing scent your fridge is supposed to have, even after you throw it out, you should definitely try this trick.
Fill up a cup with some baking soda and put it in the back of your fridge. The soda will interact with the odor, absorb it, and not just mask it but eliminate it for good.
5. Remove unpleasant odor from your shoes
If you've ever been, like I have, in an awkward situation at your friend's house where you had to pretend that the smell isn't yours - read carefully.
Put some baking soda in your stinky shoes, shake, empty them, and you're done. Now you can relax and walk barefoot all you want.
6. Make your windows crystal clean
With the mere power of vinegar you can light up the mood of your dusty, grey windows by simply having them wiped clean. The process is simple and the results are amazing. If you do not believe me, try and see it for yourselves.
7. Unclog your drains
A dirty drain is not a pretty thing. Even though you can't see it, that doesn't mean it isn't there. So, there is an easy way to do this.
All you have to do is pour boiling water into your drain, add some baking soda and vinegar and then just seal it. After about ten minutes unseal the drain and again pour hot boiling water to rinse it off. Your drain will breathe again.
8. Remove pesticides from fruit skin
Even though peeling fruit is the best way to get rid of the pesticides it does not mean that it is the only way.
You wouldn't want to throw away the skin of the fruits, because it is full of nutrients the fruit itself does not have. To make the pesticides go away, simply put any fruit in a bowl of water with some baking soda in it and let it sit for about fifteen minutes. It should leave you with fruit like it was never even sprayed.
That is not the end of its miracles. They can also help YOU. They can make you HEALTHIER with easy everyday solutions. You will not have to buy all kinds of expensive things for the same result.
9. Make your teeth whiter
Make a mixture of one tablespoon baking soda and a couple drops of lemon. Then dump your toothbrush in the mix, brush your teeth and enjoy their brightness afterward.
People would be ashamed to smile after you. You can relate to me on this one. My smile is not movie star level yet, but I am more than happy with the progress. Just stick to it and you will see.
10. Make bad breath go away
Baking soda can kill bacteria in your mouth. So, the toothpaste which contains the baking soda will better solve a problem of bad breath. But you can just mix a little bit of baking soda with water, swirl it around in your mouth and spit it out.
You can also use vinegar to freshen up your mouth. Since bacteria do not like to grow in an acidic environment, and vinegar contains acetic acid, you could use apple cider vinegar mixed with water to rinse out your mouth. It may reduce your smelly breath.
11. Relive sunburn pain
I cannot tell you a secret that can stop the sun hurting you, but I can help you with the consequences of it. Of course, we are talking about sunburns.
Apply some baking soda to the sunburn area and wash it off with water. You will not be cured but you sure will be relieved.
12. Remove blackheads
Baking soda has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It can help you loosen the skin around your blackheads so you could remove them easily.
This treatment should only be used for two to three weeks. That is enough time for your skin to get better. If you overuse this treatment your skin could become dry and flaky.
13. Use it as deodorant
It is known that human sweat has no odor. Well, at least in the beginning. Sweat only gains an odor once it is broken down by bacteria in our armpits.
Instead of a deodorant bought in a drugstore, try using baking soda by tapping it onto both of your armpits.
14. Get rid of acne
If you are having trouble getting rid of acne and maintaining nice skin, you have tried every product there is to buy and still nothing works, try this.
By using apple cider vinegar and baking soda you can easily improve your skin and get rid of acne. The baking soda will help dry out your skin and exfoliate all of the excess skin cells and apple cider vinegar will help in shrinking your pores and maintaining the pH balance of your skin.
Final Thoughts on Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning
You probably already have baking soda in your kitchen and you don't even know it since you don't use it.
We gave you a list of things that it can be used for, so yours is just to try them out.
Taking everything into consideration, it is our belief that you cannot go wrong with buying either baking soda or vinegar. There are not any disadvantages in using them, only upsides. The possibilities are endless.
What are you waiting for? Give it a shot.