How to Clean a Belt Buckle Naturally with Baking Soda

belt buckle

The belt buckle is a common sight in our wardrobe. 

You’ll see them on belts, of course, but also on handbags and other accessories. They’re usually made from some combination of metal, steel, brass, plastic, etc.

Belt buckles can be expensive to replace if they get damaged or dirty. That’s why it makes sense to clean them naturally with baking soda! 

Cleaning belt buckles with baking soda is a good idea because it’s a natural ingredient that we already have at our fingertips. 

The best part? It works! 

This method will make your belt buckle look new again without spending money on fancy products that cost way too much! I’ve provided you with step-by-step instructions on how to do just that in this post. It’s pretty simple and straightforward. 

Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • A soft cloth (a microfiber cloth would be perfect for this)
  • A toothbrush (or any small brush that can get into the crevices of your belt buckle)
  • A small bowl


  1. In a small bowl, make a baking soda paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 3 teaspoons of water. If you want a less abrasive paste, just add more water.
  2. Dip the cloth or brush on the paste and start cleaning the buckle, paying attention to any dirt stuck on the belt buckle. 
  3. Rinse with warm water until all of the baking soda is gone from your belt buckle.
  4. Use a microfiber cloth to dry your belt buckle. Let it dry before you wear or use it again. Done!

How Often Should You Clean Your Belt Buckle?

How often you clean your belt buckle depends on how much you wear it.

If you wear the belt every day, then clean it once a week. If you only wear the belt once in a while, then clean it once per month. And if you don’t wear the belt at all, then give it an annual cleaning.

Benefits of Cleaning Your Belt Buckle with Baking Soda

Baking soda is a very cheap, natural, and effective cleaner that can be used to clean a variety of items. Baking soda also has the ability to absorb odors from the air, which makes it an excellent deodorizer.

It will help keep your belt buckle shiny and looking new for longer by removing stains from everyday wear like sweat or dirt without taking away any color from the metal itself.


After learning how to clean belt buckles naturally, you can get back to enjoying the look and feel of your favorite belts. We hope that this guide has given you some ideas on where to start with cleaning your belt buckles at home without any harsh chemicals.

If you’re looking for more DIY tips, see my article on How to Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan with Vinegar.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

-Baking Soda Guy  

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