Household Uses for Baking Soda (Video)

Baking soda is a pantry staple—but it's also a powerhouse cleaner and deodorizer. Learn how to put baking soda to use in your home.

By Gina DeBacker

A staple in most any pantry, multitasking baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate) has a bevy of uses for almost every room in your home. As a weak alkaline, baking soda can neutralize acids, break down proteins and restore pH balance. These properties give baking soda the ability to effectively clean, deodorize, soothe skin and much more. In this video, Associate Editor Gina DeBacker demonstrates a few household uses for baking soda. Learn how to boost the effectiveness of your laundry detergent, clean tarnished silverware, keep oral appliances free of bacteria, deodorize your home and keep flowers fresh—all with a handy box of baking soda.

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You don’t need to buy every product from every infomercial to get your house in order. A variety of everyday items likely already stockpiled in your home can be used to help you clean, treat skin, fix food and solve most other problems. Have fun learning about the various ways you can use household staples such as vinegar, honey, salt, sugar, lemons and baking soda. With these simple life hacks you can keep your family healthy by avoiding toxic chemicals—and save money while you’re at it!

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