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100 Uses for Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (and a giveaway) - Outside The Box

100 Uses for Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (and a giveaway)

100 Uses for Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (and a giveaway)

I bet if you went and took a look in your fridge or pantry you would spot that familiar little orange box that most Canadians have counted on for generations. Whether it’s to keep your fridge smelling fresh or a pantry staple, chances are good that you have a box in your house somewhere.  Of course, the usefulness of Arm & Hammer Baking soda extends far beyond the kitchen. Over the years, 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 my favourites here.

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 & Hammer Baking 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. I could go on and on here about the uses for Arm & Hammer Baking Soda but you can find all 100 uses, complete with instructions here.

Enter to win!

We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win 12 boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda – one for every month of the year – in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary! Share your favourite baking soda secret for a chance to win!

The giveaway includes the following Arm & Hammer Baking Soda products:

·         Three (3) 250g boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
·         Nine (9) 500g boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

This article has 45 comments

  1. You can bake baking soda to turn it into washing soda for laundry detergent! 

  2. I sprinkle it on my carpets and mattress before vacuuming to freshen them up and it makes a great cleaner for my glass top oven!!

  3. I use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in my laundry to freshen it up and in my family’s bath water to soften the skin!

  4. I use it for tough stains on dishes!

  5. I use it to whiten my teeth!

  6. I like to use it in my grey water tanks in the trailer. Keeps the odor down.. I also use the baking soda in the fridges when the trailer is in storage.

  7. I use it in my cats litter box to keep it fresh longer.

  8. I use it mostly to help deodorize places like my fridge.

  9. I use it to deodorize the fridge.

  10. I use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for baking, as a deodorizer in my fridge and in the litter box.

  11. I like to mix baking soda with water and vinegar to make paste to clean our oven with.

  12. i use it to freshen the fridge and i use it for baking

  13. I use it for many things. One is to clean the sink and get it nice and shiny.

  14. I use it for cleaning hard stuck on dishes, my teeth, cleaning anything really — I also add it to my Epsom salt bath.

  15. I use it to control odours in the fridge. I sometimes use it for baking.

  16. I use it in baking and in my fridge to keep smells from happening in there.

  17. I mix a paste of it with water and use it to scrub my white acrylic sink, works really well at getting rid of the stains.

  18. I use it to deodorize the fridge, to clean and in the bathtub!

  19. I use it in my laundry for my whites

  20. Right now for puppy accidents.

  21. I use it in my fridge , and also use it for brushing my teeth helps get rid of the coffee stains on my teeth 🙂

  22. I use baking soda in the fridge to keep things fresh

  23. I use it to keep my fridge smelling clean

  24. I use it to keep odours away in the fridge as well as a cleaning remedy

  25. I use it twice a week to brush my teeth with to help keep them white.

  26. I use it to keep our litter boxes fresh.

  27. I use my Arm & Hammer baking soda to add some to the last stage of my maple syrup process ,when it’s boiling to bring any missed particles of dirt,leaves or whatever to the top in the foam.I can then easily scoop it off.I also love adding it to my homemade tomato soup recipe because it gives it a wonderful flavor.

  28. I pour some down the drains to keep them draining freely. I also use them in the litter box to keep odours at bay.

  29. I use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda with vinegar to clean my skins and bathtub

  30. Stephanie LaPlante
    Tuesday 4 July 2017, 9:16 am

    We use it to whiten teeth, mix with vinegar to clean, deodorize litter box and so much more.

  31. I use it a lot to put in our loads of laundry to freshen them. I also love using it for drain clogs!

  32. I use it in my kitties litter box and also to brush my teeth when try hurt.

  33. I use Arm and Hammer baking soda to clan my bathroom drains.

  34. the only cleaning ive used it for is to deodorizer my refrigeration

  35. I use Arm and hammer baking soda most recently to sooth poison ivy

  36. I use it in the motorhome.

  37. I use it as a deodorizer in my refrigerator and our litter box.

  38. I use boxes of it to keep my fridge fresh!

  39. Alison Braidwood
    Friday 7 July 2017, 1:35 pm

    I use it for my cats’ litter boxes, and as an all-natural drain cleaner (baking soda, white vinegar and boiling water).

  40. I use it in my freezer to keep smells away

  41. I like to put baking soda and vinegar in my laundry wash, it really freshens it up and makes it sparkle.

  42. Brushing my teeth!

  43. I put a box of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar down my drain once a month to keep it fresh smelling

  44. I use it to deodorize my fridge.

  45. I make a paste with water and baking soda to scrub my grout.

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