Baking Soda – A Non Toxic Cleaner (and Its Cleaning Uses)

When shopping for a home cleaner, I’d prefer something that does not have any chemicals but buying cleaners with no synthetic chemicals in it is quite expensive. The price sometimes doubles or even quadruples.

While I don’t have any problem using chemical cleaners when the need arises, your lungs will suffer in the long run because of the nauseous fumes that these chemical cleaners emit.

What then is the solution? You can either bit the bullet and buy those expensive natural cleaners or create one for yourself. Fortunately the internet is littered with information on such and one of the best non-toxic cleaners is commonly found inside the kitchen – the baking soda.

This cheap and commonly available ingredient normally used for pastries contains potent cleaning properties that can clean a variety of areas inside your home. Areas like the kitchen and toilet where you most use chemical cleaners can be replaced with baking soda and vinegar.

I’ve prepared an infographic about the 51 cleaning uses of baking soda, some of which may surprise you.

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The great part of baking soda is you can use it for your personal hygiene as well. One of the more popular uses for baking soda is for whitening the teeth. If you’re familiar with Arm & Hammer, they also manufacture toothpaste with baking soda in it.

At its core, baking soda is a mild abrasive that can absorb odor and remove stains. When you combine it with other ingredients like vinegar or borax, it produces a potent cleaner capable of removing stains on carpet or grout.

If you have a cleaning use for baking soda that I did not mention in this infographic, I’d love to hear from you in the comments section. Happy cleaning!

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