The majority of cleaning products out there use chemicals that are impossible to pronounce. It can be pretty scary seeing those novel-long labels for something that’s coming in direct contact with your skin. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that baking soda mixed with vinegar has grime-fighting, non-toxic powers. It’s also a fun throwback to 6th grade science class. Here are 5 ways you can harness the powers of baking soda to freshen up your home space!
1. Bathroom Deep Clean!
Instead of squirting blue gels into your toilet bowl try using baking soda and vinegar for toilet bowls, slimy sinks, vinyl shower curtains, bathtubs, walls and drain clogs. The chemical reaction will make it fizz and then you can start scrubbing away – toxin free! Mother Nature will thank you when you flush.
2. Odor Absorber
For that fridge crammed with leftovers when you don’t have time to clean, leave an open box of baking soda in there to soak up all the bad smells of combined abandoned foods. You can also sprinkle some at the bottom of your garbage can to balance out the default odors that come from your trash. Mix the two, watch the reaction and then scrub away at your tiles! The two combined together will kill bacteria and wash away grime from your bathroom tiles. They’ll also smell pretty good too!
3. Stain Remover
Particularly crayon stains from the wall. Carpet Stains as well. Pour hot water down your drain and after a few minutes add some baking soda. Then pour down a mixture of hot water and vinegar. Cover it as it fizzes. After a few minutes, pour some more hot water down there and you’re good to go!
4. Laundry Brightener
Believe it or not, baking soda itself can also improve the way you look! Along with your laundry detergent, add a ¼ cup of baking soda. While your washer does it’s thing the baking soda will make your clothes brighter and whiter! All without the use of fabric softeners or bleach.
5. Wash Produce with it!
Mix a pinch of baking soda with a few cups of water and leave your fruits and veggies to soak in there for 10-12 minutes. It’s been scientifically proven that baking soda soaking is most effective at removing pesticide residue on your fresh produce!
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