Baking soda is a versatile ingredient that can be used for more than just baking and cleaning.
In fact, it can also be used for a variety of home decor projects. From freshening up carpets to creating natural scents, baking soda has a wide range of applications that can help you spruce up your home.
Keep reading to learn about these applications.
Freshen Up Carpets
You can use baking soda to remove odors from carpets and rugs.
Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the surface of the carpet, let it sit for a few hours, and then vacuum it up. This will help to remove any lingering odors and leave your carpets smelling fresh.
Remove Stains from Grout
Baking soda can be used to remove stains from grout.
Simply mix a paste of baking soda and water, apply it to the stained area, and let it sit for a few hours before scrubbing and rinsing.
Clean Artificial Flowers
Clean and brighten artificial flowers with baking soda.
Just mix together equal parts baking soda and water to form a paste, and use a soft brush to gently scrub the paste onto the flowers.
Rinse the flowers thoroughly with water, and allow them to air dry before placing them back in your home decor.
Create Natural Air Fresheners
You can use baking soda to create natural air fresheners.
Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oils, pour the mixture into a small jar or container, and place it in a room to help freshen the air.
Remove Soap Scum from Vases
Baking soda can be used to remove soap scum and other grime from vases and other glass decors.
Simply mix together equal parts baking soda and water to form a paste, and use a soft brush to gently scrub the paste onto the vase.
Clean and Polish Silver
Silver may be cleaned and polished with baking soda.
Make a paste by combining baking soda and water, apply it to the surface of the silver, and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing and rinsing.
Deodorize Fabric Upholstery
The fabric upholstery on couches and chairs can be deodorized using baking soda.
Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the surface of the fabric, and allow it to sit for at least an hour or overnight. Vacuum the baking soda off of the fabric, and repeat as needed to eliminate odors.
Freshen Up Pillows
You can use baking soda to freshen up your pillows.
Mix a small amount of baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oils, sprinkle the mixture over your pillows, and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up.
Read How to Clean and Deodorize Pillows with Baking Soda for a step-by-step guide.
Remove Stains from Upholstery
Upholstery stains can be removed using baking soda.
Make a paste of baking soda and water, apply it to the stained area, and let it sit for a few hours before scrubbing and rinsing.
To use baking soda to clean mirrors, simply mix a small amount of baking soda with water to form a paste.
Apply the paste to the mirror using a soft cloth or sponge, scrub the surface in circular motions and rinse with water. Dry with a clean cloth and your mirror will be left shiny and new.
In conclusion, baking soda is a versatile and natural cleaning product that can be used in a variety of ways to freshen and beautify your home decor.
From removing stains and odors from carpets and upholstery to cleaning mirrors and freshening the air, baking soda is a must-have in any natural cleaning routine.
So the next time you’re looking for an eco-friendly and effective way to tackle a cleaning task, don’t forget to reach for the baking soda. Your home will thank you!
Thank you for reading.
-Baking Soda Guy
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