Thursday, October 27, 2011

For the love of...baking soda!

Baking soda?

Yes! My new best friend!

Over the last several months I've started cleaning with baking soda and couldn't be more pleased with the results! My stovetop looks (almost) like it did when it was new. And that is saying something, because cleaning the stove was always that chore I put on the back burner ;-)

Now I sprinkle baking soda on the stovetop, focusing on the spots that are messy. I have a old salad dressing spritzer bottle that I filled with equal parts vinegar and water. I spray that on the baking soda, wait a minute, then use an old rag to clean it all up. The baking soda acts as a great abrasive and really helps to get up those messes that have been there for a while (cough cough)!

I recently tried Martha Stewart's Tub Scrub since I kept seeing tons of pins adoring how well it worked.

All you to is take a portion of baking soda (I used about half a cup) and mix with just enough water to form a paste. Add a teaspoon of dish soap and stir. I wiped it on the ring around my tub and then wiped it off with a was too easy. I was totally impressed! Goodbye Scrubbing Bubbles and Magic Eraser...baking soda has you beat!

I really like that this is natural and still works. I've tried several different "green" cleaners and never been impressed. The baking soda scrub really worked better on the tub than anything else I have ever used.

Do you clean with baking soda? I'd love to hear your favorite way to get things clean!


  1. Borax has also worked really well on our tub rings. We had a soap scum-type film on the bottom of our tubs that the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide I clean the rest of the bathroom with wasn't even making a dent in. A borax paste worked wonders. I will try the baking soda on the stove, though, as there are a few stains that even my Shaklee AtEase couldn't touch. (My mom used to sell Shaklee stuff, so she hooks me up... usually for free.) :-)

  2. I've heard good things about cleaning with Borax too. I may have to give that a try also. I always have Borax in the house!

  3. I keep my oven pretty clean most of the time now since I have a spray bottle of baking soda and water labeled "Oven Cleaner" under the sink. When I get a spill, after the oven cools down, I just give it a good spray, let it sit for a bit and wipe it off. Baking soda will bring off the most baked on crud you can imagine, as long as the solution stays damp. The wet soda reacts with the carbon to break it up. No chemicals in my oven!!! Or the burner drip pans either.

  4. If you have a pot that you scorch food in, or have bits of whatever stuck on... bring water and baking soda to a boil and it brings it right off... and the pot is like new.

  5. I usually brush my teeth with baking soda too, it's a cheaper way to whiten your teeth than those fancy teeth-whitening products.


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