Nikki from the MoM Team asked you on Facebook what you use Baking Soda for and here is what you came up with! Who knew it was so versatile?

  1. I clean my oven with bi-carb it works great. It’s also great for vomit as it soaks it up and removes the smell! E. Innes - Facebook
  2. Everything from a relaxing foot bath to cleaning drains and toilets. If you have yucky pet smells on places that just can’t be washed… sprinkle and leave for an hour then vacuum. Pop a bit in your shampoo when your hair gets a product build up. B. Williams – Facebook
  3. I just cleaned my smelly bathroom drains yesterday – 1/2 cup bi-carb followed by 1 cup vinegar, and after a few minutes (it will bubble up madly) a jug of boiling water, it works a treat. You can also use it in a paste to clean bathroom glass. J. Greenwood – Facebook
  4. I use it when bub has nappy rash, pop him in a bath with some bicarb and believe it of not, it helps heaps, takes away redness by morning and most of the rash too. D. Crosby – Facebook
  5. If anyone ever gets burnt, mix bi-carb and water into a paste, put it straight in the affected area, wrap with a bandage and keep putting cold water on bit by bit, helps get rid of the pain and reduce risk of blister. J. Hume – Facebook
  6. Pour it over the tiles in the bathroom & pour vinegar over it & leave it for an hour or 2 then scrub it with a broom & rinse it into a drain or mop it up!! Instant clean grout & tiles!!! S.Walsh – Facebook
  7. Mix with boiled water in a bowl & clean all your silver & gold jewellery, simply soak until water cools & then rinse & dry with paper towel (tarnish comes off on the towel!) S.Walsh – Facebook
  8. Mix with warm water & clean & deodorise your fridge. S.Walsh – Facebook
  9. Add half a cup to your towels laundry load & make them all fluffy & soft again! S.Walsh – Facebook
  10. Mix into a paste with lemon juice & scrub all your stainless splash backs, stove top & kitchen sink (& all other sinks) it cleans the drains as you rinse with hot water, deodorises & adds a gorgeous shine without scratching!!! S.Walsh – Facebook
  11. Tablespoon of soda where you put the tablets with a cup of vinegar in the bottom to clean your dishwasher and rid nasty smells. Put on hottest wash. F. Yarrow - Facebook
  12. Cleaning the washing machine, 1 scoop in powder dispenser (1-2 Tbls) with 1/2-1 cup vinegar in the drum and run on a hot cycle. Washing machine will sparkle. S. Johnson – Facebook
  13. Burnt muck in saucepan? Put 2 tablespoons simmer with water. Then it just washes away with out too much scrubbing. T. King - Facebook
  14. I have an open box under the driver’s seat of my car as a deodoriser. K. Tyler-Whiteman – Facebook
  15. A level tsp in some water – drink up to get rid of heartburn and reflux. N. Everson – Facebook
  16. Mixed 50/50 with icing sugar will kill ants. R. Foster – Facebook
  17. Put some in an open container in the fridge to keep smells away. S. Fernando – Facebook
  18. Put a little in with your peas or beans when you boil them, keeps them nice and green. M. Gavan - Facebook
  19. Bicarb and oil bathes! Releases toxins and is super relaxing. S. Siasoph – Facebook
  20. Add it to your washing machine when doing a load. Helps reduce smells and stains. L. Bauerle – Facebook
  21. Use it with vinegar to wash all fruit and vegetables. B. Davies – Facebook
  22. Mix it with talcum powder for stinky shoes. M. Rose – Facebook
  23. Teaspoon in a glass . Juice of half a lemon. Top with soda water. Stir. Best drink ever. C. Pickrell – Facebook
  24. Mix it with some essential oils and throw it on the carpet and walk over it a bit then vacuum up….cheap way to make the house smell great!! T. Nichol – Facebook
  25. Bi-carb soda and citric acid and icing sugar make mad wizz fizzB. Mansell – Facebook

What a great list of ideas, along with the above we have some brilliant MoM articles with baking soda use ideas – take a look at these:

What do use baking soda for at home? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • I love every single one of these tips. I’m printing the list out now and will work my way through them. Can’t wait for my sparkling oven and shower!!


  • Bakingsoda is such great product, something what absolutely can’t be missed in the cupboard for cleaning, cooking and personal hygiene !


  • Baking soda, white vinegar, coarse salt and hot water are all I use for cleaning as it does not contain anything that can upset my youngest one plus so much cheaper. One of my oldest children was asked what cleaning products are used at home and his teacher said it seemed more like a recipe items then cleaning items.


  • Baking soda is great to clean silver items too!!


  • I clean my oven with baking soda as well. It works very well.


  • Such wonderful tips, I must put some to use.


  • Such a wonder product. It can do anything


  • Can’t wait to try these : )


  • excellent list prined it off, even knew some but i Carb has so many uses and lot cheper than other products for cleanig,health and wellbeing


  • I use bicarb and vinegar to make the kitchen and laundry sink shiny and stink free. Also a teaspoon in a glass of water to drink when you have heart burn


  • Wow! That was an amazing list!!! Some I’d heard of others are quite a surprise! Thanks everyone for sharing your tips.


  • This is such a wonder ingredient. I’ve heard of a few of these before, but have certainly picked up a few more tips.


  • What awesome ideas! Will have to give some of these a try!


  • Yes Bi-carb is so good for all kinda things !! better stock it up so we we don’t grab a miss :)


  • Bi-Carb can be used in so many ways – thanks for the tips. I use it to eliminate smells in bathroom tidy bins.


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