Uses for Baking Soda in the Home

I’m sure you’re all familiar with that little orange box that is mostly used in your fridge for sucking in odours and keeping that fridge fresh. It’s the one constant in my fridge at all times! Yet many also have one in their freezer or baking cupboard too. Fact is, Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda has been helping generations of Canadian families cook and clean for decades.

Previously, I shared a post on ‘55 Uses for Baking Soda‘ {check it out if you aren’t familiar}.

As well, the team at Arm & Hammer – with the help of their loyal fans – have come up with more than 100 uses for baking soda and I’m sharing some of the favourites from their collection on this post- with a giveaway for my readers too!

Uses for Baking Soda in the Home {with Giveaway}


  • Baby, baby, baby. Baking soda is an all-natural cleaning product that’s gentle enough for even the tiniest baby clothes, yet effective enough for big baby odours. It can be used to treat spills on carpets, clean equipment and toys, deodorize baby bottles and diaper pails as well as freshen stuffed animals to give them a new life.


  • Have you tried it in the bathroom? It helps remove the dirt and grime from bathroom tiles or no-wax floors quickly and easily. It’s also effective at cleaning shower curtains, deodorizing drains and wastebaskets, surface-safe cleaning and for septic system care.


  • Not just for cooking in the kitchen. Yes, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is a staple baking ingredient as it causes dough or batter to rise, becoming light and porous when heated, but it can also be used in the kitchen to clean lunch boxes, microwave ovens, dishes, pots and pans, recyclables, drains and garbage disposals. Did I mention it removes odours from plastic containers, polishes silver, freshens sponges and stinky sinks, refreshes tea pots, cups and mugs and works great as a fruit and vegetable scrub? It’s also a common deodorizer for fridges and freezers. Changing the box regularly (every 30 days is recommended) helps ensure optimal odour elimination.


  • Don’t fret about your floors. It helps remove unsightly scuff marks without unwanted scratch marks from tile and no-wax floors. It’s also great at neutralizing common household odours and freshens stale-smelling air in your home.


  • Tackles the greasiest of garages. Arm & HammerBaking Soda safely cleans your car lights, chrome, windows, tires, vinyl seats and floor mats without you having to worry about unwanted scratch marks. It’s also a great deodorizer for car interiors and camper water tanks and tackles oil and grease stains on your garage floor or driveway.


  • Smelly gear no more. Use Arm & Hammer baking soda to clean and deodorize smelly sports equipment like hockey or camping gear, as well as gym bags.


  • Don’t forget to take it outside. It is a must-have for your next camping trip! It’s a dish and pot scrubber, hand cleanser and deodorant, just to name a few. It also cleans your plastic and vinyl pool toys as well as lawn furniture when it’s time to bring them out for the summer and works wonders on barbecue grills.


And that’s not all!

Because of the gentle and all natural formula of Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda, it’s a popular personal hygiene product for many. It can be used as a body and facial scrub, hand cleanser and a refreshing bath soak. It also helps to fight bad breath and body odour and is great for washing hair.

For a full list of these 100 uses of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and usage instructions, visit You’ll find them under the ‘Solutions’ tab.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, yet as always all opinions are my own.



  1. My best baking soda secret is mix it up with coconut oil and it makes a perfect scrub for your face.

  2. My baking soda secret is to add a bit of it to your facial cleanser to turn it into a gentle exfoliating scrub.

  3. I really don’t have a secret, I make a paste with it and vinegar and do my stove top!

  4. If you have an RV pour a box of baking soda down into the grey water tank, fill it up, let sit overnight and drain. Great way to get rid of any smells from all the soap scum, food bits etc that get washed down there.

  5. From time to time I pour some into the kitchen sink hole and let it stand overnight to halter the bacterial growth.

  6. I like to use it as a deodorizer in the fridge or as a paste to clean things, such as the sink or burnt pans.

  7. I have no secrets but i use baking soda everyday,for cleaning teeth,dishes,stains and soap scum.

  8. I like to use baking soda to deodorize our cutting boards. I make a paste with it and scrub away!

  9. I don’t have many secrets, I just use it in baking.. I like the comment regarding putting it in the tanks for the rV.. I am going to try that!

  10. No secret. I mix with vinegar to create a paste for cleaning. I also use it in the bath to help with itching (from bugs bites, sunburn, eczema, etc)

  11. I like using it for cleaning burnt on messes on my stove. Really like reading the other ideas.

  12. Have recently started using baking soda for a lot more things. It does great keeping the toilet cleaner

  13. I used to brush my teeth with baking soda when I wore braces to get them extra white.

  14. To clean silverware. Lay silverware on tinfoil and cover in baking soda and water and let them soak.

  15. A little on a sponge or rag and some water and it will remove the black(carbon) from any flame source. We used it on our cooking gear that we use when we go camping.

  16. I like to sprinkle it on the carpet and vacuum it to give my carpet a nice clean scent.

  17. I use baking soda in my wash. adding 1/2 cup baking soda to your usual amount of liquid laundry detergent really will give you “whiter whites” and brighter colors

  18. Have always used baking soda instead of toothpaste. Makes my teeth feel cleaner and my breath fresher!

  19. I always use baking soda with vinegar and hot water to cleanse my sink drain which can get smelly.

  20. I like to mix baking soda with a little water to make a tooth paste that naturally whitens!

  21. I’m a “put a box of it in the freezer/fridge” type of person

    and when I have to use it for baking I’m constantly saying …cow brand baking soda not baking powder LOL….

  22. Baking soda is my secret weapon against litterbox odours – I sprinkle it in the bottom of my cat’s litterbox every time I change the litter and it not only helps prevent odours, but it also coats the bottom of the box in a way that helps stop urine building up on the bottom of the box.

  23. I wash my hair with baking soda and have for 5 years or more. We also love doing the vinegar / baking soda film canister explosions!!!

  24. I like to mix baking soda with lemon helps to clean my bathroom. Thanks for this chance.

  25. I use it to clean the drain by pour baking soda down the drain then pouring vinegar in

  26. For insect bites, make a paste out of baking soda and water then apply to skin. To ease the itch, shake some baking soda into your hand and rub it into damp skin after bath/shower.

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  28. I add about a cup or so to the litter box each time I replace the litter. It keeps it fresher longer.

  29. I make a paste with baking soda and water to put on bug bites to reduce the itching.

  30. I knew baking soda was very good for removing stains and odors. I did not know that it could remove grease. I will try some on a bad stain in our garage. I love baking soda. I always have it in my home.

  31. I use baking soda in my cat’s litter box to help absorb odour. I also pour it down the drains to help prevent clogs.

  32. I love using baking soda to clean my toilet, counters and works well with soap scum. A multi use product for the whole house

  33. Kitchen cabinets that are greasy because of oil splatters just mix baking soda and water and rub the solution to breathe new life to those cabinets.

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