Cleaning with Bicarbonate of Soda

Cleaning with Bicarbonate of Soda

Not just essential for making cakes rise, bicarbonate of soda is also an amazing cleaning agent that’s kind to both the planet and your bank balance! In addition to being brilliant at breaking down dirt and grease, bicarb is perfect for ridding your home of unwanted smells due to its ability to absorb bad odours – whether they’re in your fridge or your bathroom. It’s well-worth having a big tub of bicarbonate of soda stashed away in your cupboard. That way, you can make some truly delicious bakes as soon as you get a craving, as well as keep on top of all your household cleaning!

How to clean with bicarbonate of soda

When it comes to how to clean with bicarbonate of soda, you’ll find it’s incredibly easy to use and very effective for a whole range of household chores. Bicarb is a gentle abrasive which makes it great at eliminating tough stains and shifting grime without causing any additional wear and tear.
You can use bicarb to wipe away grease marks and water stains on everything from metal to plastic, plus it’s highly effective at removing pesky mildew off bathroom tiles and even freshening up musty fabrics! Mix it with other natural household items such as lemon juice or vinegar to create a more intense homemade cleaning product.When it comes to how to clean with bicarbonate of soda, you’ll find it’s incredibly easy to use and very effective for a whole range of household chores. Bicarb is a gentle abrasive which makes it great at eliminating tough stains and shifting grime without causing any additional wear and tear.
You can use bicarb to wipe away grease marks and water stains on everything from metal to plastic, plus it’s highly effective at removing pesky mildew off bathroom tiles and even freshening up musty fabrics! Mix it with other natural household items such as lemon juice or vinegar to create a more intense homemade cleaning product.

What can you clean with bicarbonate of soda?

There’s a whole host of things which you can clean using bicarbonate of soda! Here’s a just a handful of suggestions: 

Washing machine

Yep, that’s right. When combined with white vinegar, this simple baking ingredient is great at getting rid of grime from your washing machine’s rubber gasket, making the drum come up shiny and even refreshing the detergent drawer! One of the easiest ways of cleaning a washing machine with bicarbonate of soda is to add a cupful directly into the drum and then run it on a hot setting. 

Silver

Fancy dinner party on the horizon? Try cleaning silver with bicarbonate of soda, whether that’s your cutlery, some platters or even any silver jewellery you might want to wear! Bicarb may be gentle (you can eat it, after all!), but it still has the ability to rid your silverware of tarnish.
Dissolve a couple of tablespoons in a bowl of warm water and then drop in your silver items. Soak them for 15 minutes before checking if the tarnish will wipe away. If it’s still proving tricky, leave the silver to soak for longer.

Shower Tray

An awesome ability to breakdown soapy residue makes cleaning a shower tray with bicarbonate of soda a fantastic household hack. Bicarb can also help rid your shower of any mildew, plus you can use it to unclog the drain by pouring a little bit down with some white vinegar.
 
There are dozens of other ways to use bicarbonate of soda for cleaning. Why not try giving your oven a good clean or even using bicarb to scrub your bathtub until it’s bright and spotless?
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