* Harness one of civilization’s most useful compounds
* From toothpaste to air fresheners – new ways to use baking soda
* The ancients marveled at its effervescence, now its powers can be yours!
Traditionally known as sodium bicarbonate, plain old baking soda can be something of an unsung hero. Once revered by alchemists, it now forms the basis of some surprisingly useful household and hygiene items. It’s also one of the most effective and safest cleaning products around. Here are 6 products with baking soda you need to try today.
1. PeroxiCare Toothpaste
Baking soda and peroxide form a potent alliance against tartar and tooth-disfiguring bacteria in this proven toothpaste from Arm & Hammer. You’ve probably seen this toothpaste around – it’s time to give it a try.
2. Bioré Cleansing Scrub
A water-activated foaming exfoliant, this cleansing scrub uses the power of bicarbonate to gently clear out pores and help get rid of wrinkle-forming dirt and detritus.
3. Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent
Thanks to its saponification– or “soap-ifying” effect, sodium bicarbonate can help make for a highly effective detergent. These packets from Arm & Hammer include a unique micro crystal composition that gets out grease stains and leaves clothes looking, feeling (and smelling) fresh.
4. Clean Day Cleanser
This baking soda-based countertop and stovetop cleaner is an effective alternative to caustic powders. It’s non-toxic and bleach-free but gets the grease and dirt out so it’s great for food handling surfaces.
5. Heritage Store Baking Soda Soap
Free from added fragrances and made of pure baking soda and organically-grown plant oils, this soap is one of the greenest, and sensitive skin-friendliest, ways to clean up.
6. Munchkin Nursery Fresheners
These unobtrusive, UFO-looking nursery fresheners harness the potent odor-controlling aspects of baking soda to keep household odors at bay. Keep one in the bathroom, one in the fridge and well, it’s useful for pretty much every (smelly) room in the house.