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Green Living Tip 26 {Clean with Baking Soda}


Today’s green living tip: clean with baking soda. Baking soda can be used for everyday household cleaning and in the laundry. It can replace numerous harsher, chemical filled products and has much less packaging. It also costs a lot less!

Clean dirty dishes, ceramic cook tops, and sinks – in all the places you would use scrubbing powders. Add a scoop to your laundry load for a boost of extra cleaning. With a couple shakes of baking soda (from an easy and totally cute baking soda shaker) and some water, pots and pans can soak overnight and they practically clean themselves! Baking soda and a metal scrubby is all we use to clean our cast iron pans. There’s no leftover soapy smell (or taste) on the cast iron after cleaning them with baking soda.

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Things get totally clean, the bit of grit is mild, but abrasive enough, to get off the toughest grime and no harsh chemicals are going into your house or down the drain. Baking soda is the best!

What’s your favorite way to use baking soda? Have you tried cleaning with it?

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4 thoughts on “Green Living Tip 26 {Clean with Baking Soda}

  1. I use baking soda for everything, too. Another good tip: if your dishwasher doesn’t get the coffee stains out of your coffee cups, sprinkle a little baking soda in them, add a bit of water, and clean with a sponge. Takes the stain right off!


  2. I’m a tea drinker, so I use baking soda for tea stains–same principle as Vanessa’s, different addiction …

    I never thought to use baking soda on cast iron–I can’t wait to try it! Brilliant!


  3. I use Banking Soda for a deodorant in the winter (damp washcloth as applicator) and fresh lemon for the summer (washcloth as well). Both work great (lemon kills bacteria as well), and it limits my Breast Cancer risk. I have dense breast tissue.


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