20 Ways to Save Lots of Money with Just Baking Soda

When you go grocery shopping, how much money do you spend every month on cleaning supplies and other toxic over the counter medicines that you don’t need?  Did you know that you can save a ton of money and virtually eliminate the need for nearly all of these expensive and toxic chemicals simply by replacing them with baking soda.  It may seem too good to be true as the criminal corporations that manufacture these chemical products have spend massive amounts of money on advertising campaigns and other propaganda to convince us that their toxic chemicals are a necessity.  The truth of the matter is that you can clean the majority of your house and some common ailments just with baking soda and a little water.  And if you really wanna go nuts with natural cleaning, buy a big jug of white vinegar.  There will be practically nothing you can’t clean.  Here are 20 ways that you can save money with just baking soda and a little water.

In the Kitchen

1. As a deodorizer.  Baking soda works great for absorbing unpleasant odors.  Keep a small container of baking soda in your refrigerator, freezer, or cupboard to prevent foul odors.  Just remember to replace the box every few months.  Baking odor is also great for eliminating garbage can odor.  Just sprinkle some in the bottom, then sprinkle some more when you put in a trash bag.

2. As a fire extinguisher in a box.  Keep some handy near the kitchen stove in a large box or in a more aesthetically pleasing jar, canister, or other container.  In the event of a grease or electrical fire, toss a few handfuls of baking soda on the base of a flare-up.  Water won’t stop an electrical fire and will make a grease fire worse, but baking soda will put the fire out.

3. Clean floors.  Baking soda will effectively remove dirt, grime, grease spills and scuff marks from the floor.  Just sprinkle some baking soda and wipe it up with a hot, damp rag.  For tough stains, let the baking soda soak overnight before scrubbing.

4. For filthy, stained, pots and pans.  Add some baking soda and hot water.  Let it soak overnight.  The grime will scrub off surprising easy.  I’ve done this before on a filthily skillet and it literally looked like new.  None of the commercial products I tried even came close to working this good.

5.  Sponge Sanitizer. Get sponges and dish rags clean and make them last longer by soaking them overnight in a mixture of water and 1/4 cup vinegar.

6. Microwave cleaner.  Use 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1 quart of warm water to wipe clean the inside of your microwave oven.

7. Oven cleaner.  Sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of the oven.  Dampen the baking soda by spraying it with water.  Let it sit overnight.  Scrub the oven and remove the grime with a sponge.  Then, rinse.

8.  Kitchen counters.  Restore kitchen counters by sprinkling some baking soda, and scrubbing with a damp sponge or rag.  For stains, make a baking soda paste with 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing.  This also works for cutting boards, refrigerators, oven tops, sinks, and more.

9.  Cleaning fruits and vegetables.  Baking soda is a nice, safe way to get dirt and residue off of your fresh produce.  Simple sprinkle a little baking soda on a clean, damp sponge, then scrub and rinse.

In the Bathroom.

10  Clean brushes and combs.  Soak combs and brushes in a container of of 1 teaspoon of baking soda and warm water.  This will remove residue from hair products and hair residue.

11.  Toilet cleaner.  Liberally sprinkle baking soda into the toilet bowl and scrub with a toilet brush.  Let it sit for 5 minutes before flushing to get the best results.

12.  Shower curtain cleaner.  Baking soda is good for cleaning dirty or mildewed plastic shower curtains. Sprinkle the baking soda directly on a clean, damp rag, sponge, or brush.  Scrub the shower curtains and rinse them clean.  Hang them up to dry.

13.  Stain removerBaking soda will remove tough stains from almost any surface.  Make a baking soda paste by combining 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water.  Apply to the stained area, let it stand for a few minutes, and wipe clean.

14.  Unclog drains.  Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain.  Rinse thoroughly with hot water.  For more severely clogged drains, also pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar down the drain.  It’ll start fizzing so cover the drain tightly, to allow the chemical reaction to unclog the drain.  Then flush the drain thoroughly with hot water.  It really works and it’s a lot cheaper than the name brand chemical drain opener.

Medicinal uses.

15.  As an antacid.  1 tablespoon of baking soda mixed with a small glass of water is a very effective and save way to cure acid acid reflux.  I’ve bought every antacid on the market and this works better than any of them.  This alone will save you a lot of money and it’s better for your health.

16.  Insect bites.  To treat insect bites, make a paste out of 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water.  Apply it to the affected area.

17.  Itchy skin.  After showering and before drying yourself, sprinkle some baking soda into one hand and rub it into your skin.

Other household uses

18.  Window cleaner.  Make the filthiest windows shine by using a wet sponge sprinkled with a little baking soda.  Rinse the windows with a clean sponge, then dry.

Other uses

19.  Car cleaner.  Baking soda works well for cleaning car lights, windows, tires, chrome, and floor mats.  Combine 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1 quart of warm water.  Apply the solution with a sponge or soft rag to get rid of grime, bugs, and other impurities.

20.  Septic tank care,  If you use baking soda on a regular basis in your drains, it can help keep the septic tank flowing freely.  Using 1 cup of baking soda each week will also maintain proper septic tank pH levels .

This is a very incomplete list of the ways that you can save money on your grocery bill by incorporating a little baking soda into your every day life.  I know I missed a bunch of stuff, so please share any tips or suggestions you have in the comments.  Together, we could probably add 100 more items to the list.

Tags: ,

About Donny @ Extreme Money Saving

Donny is a software developer, a pool shark, a skilled chef, and a blogger.
He is the founder of this blog, which is dedicated to spending less money and frugal living. If you'd like to reach him, you can shoot him an email at

This link kills spam


  1. My husband and I use baking soda to brush our teeth. I put a few tablespoons in a baby food jar, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and stir with a toothpick. The oil can make it clump a little, so I shake the jar a lot also. Just wet your toothbrush, shake it, press it into the soda, tap it on the edge of the jar (to get rid of the dry powder that always sticks on) and brush. My teeth feel cleaner, I know I’m avoiding the extra junk in paste, and I can eat or drink whatever I want afterward and it doesn’t taste gross. ;)

  2. I’ve used baking soda as tooth paste also. It doesn’t have the fluoride and other junk in it like you said. There are about a million uses for baking soda as well.

  3. Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new
    to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for rookie blog writers?
    I’d definitely appreciate it.

  4. It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future
    and it is time to be happy. I have read this put up and if I may
    just I desire to recommend you few fascinating things or suggestions.

    Maybe you could write next articles regarding this article.
    I want to learn even more things about it!

    my web-site – Vilma V. Rviz

  5. This piece of writing is actually a pleasant one it helps new the web viewers, who are wishing for blogging.

    My web page; Aundrea S. Reap

  6. What i don’t understood is in fact how you are now not really a lot more smartly-preferred
    than you might be right now. You are so intelligent.

    You know therefore significantly relating to this topic, produced
    me for my part consider it from a lot of numerous angles.

    Its like women and men aren’t involved except it’s
    something to do with Woman gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding.
    All the time maintain it up!

    Stop by my website: Emmie Q. Schug

  7. Right now it seems like Expression Engine is the top blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

    my weblog :: Justine Z. Underdue

  8. Hello, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

    Here is my web-site Sandy C. Efthimiou

  9. This is the perfect blog for everyone who would like to understand this topic.
    You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you
    (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic
    which has been written about for decades. Great stuff, just wonderful!

    Here is my web page: Stepanie W. Duttry

  10. Hello there, I discovered your web site by means of Google
    while searching for a similar topic, your website
    got here up, it looks good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google
    Hi there, just became alert to your weblog thru Google, and found that it’s truly informative.
    I’m going to be careful for brussels. I will be grateful
    in the event you proceed this in future. Lots of other people shall
    be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

    My blog post Sherrie M. Wilmot

  11. Hello, i feel that i saw you visited my site thus i came to go back the
    favor?.I’m trying to find issues to enhance my web site!I guess its good
    enough to use some of your ideas!!

  12. Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to
    get there! Thank you

    my blog post: Pamala R. Siedel

  13. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr…
    well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just
    wanted to say fantastic blog!

    Look into my site :: Karl M. Mccarey

  14. Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you using?
    Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  15. I think this is one of the most important information for
    me. And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The web site style is wonderful, the articles
    is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

  16. Great delivery. Solid arguments. Keep up the good work.

  17. This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am genuinely pleassant to read all at one place.

  18. I don’t even understand how I ended up right here, but I thought this post was
    once great. I don’t recognize who you might be however definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger should you are not already.


  19. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this
    write-up plus the rest of the site is also really good.

  20. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog article
    or vice-versa? My blog addresses a lot of the same topics
    as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you might be interested feel free to send me
    an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Fantastic blog by the way!

  21. Hurrah! At last I got a weblog from where
    I be capable of genuinely obtain useful information concerning my study and knowledge.

  22. It’s an remarkable piece of writing in support of all
    the internet users; they will get advantage from it I am sure.

  23. For hottest information you have to visit the web and on world-wide-web I found this web page as a
    most excellent web site for hottest updates.

  24. Good way of explaining, and nice paragraph to get data concerning my
    presentation subject matter, which i am going to convey in school.

  25. Hi there everybody, here every person is sharing these familiarity, thus it’s nice to read this webpage, and
    I used to visit this blog all the time.

  26. This post is genuinely a fastidious one it helps new net people, who are wishing in favor of blogging.

  27. In fact no matter if someone doesn’t know afterward its up to other users that they will help,
    so here it happens.

  28. I am sure this article has touched all the internet users, its really really good paragraph on building up new blog.

  29. My brother recommended I might like this website.
    He was entirely right. This post truly made my day.

    You can not imagine just how much time I had spent for this
    information! Thanks!

  30. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My blog has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any solutions to help reduce content from being
    stolen? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  31. Hi, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer,
    it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, amazing blog!

  32. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.

    I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I will certainly return.

  33. Remarkable things here. I’m very glad to peer
    your article. Thank you a lot and I am taking a look forward to touch you.
    Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  34. I am sure this paragraph has touched all the internet visitors, its really
    really nice paragraph on building up new blog.

  35. Hey there, You’ve done a great job. I will definitely
    digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this web site.

  36. Hello Dear, are you actually visiting this website regularly,
    if so afterward you will without doubt take pleasant experience.

  37. Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the good work.

  38. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?

    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

  39. You ought to take part in a contest for
    one of the finest sites on the web. I’m going to highly recommend
    this blog!

  40. I think this is among the most important info for me. And i’m
    glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The website style is perfect, the articles is really great :
    D. Good job, cheers

  41. This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am really impressed to read all at one place.

  42. Hey there, You have done a great job. I’ll certainly digg it
    and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they’ll
    be benefited from this web site.

  43. Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post!

    It is the little changes which will make the largest changes.
    Thanks for sharing!

  44. Hello there! This article could not be written much better!

    Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this article to him.
    Pretty sure he’ll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Hi there, I log on to your blogs daily. Your story-telling style is witty,
    keep it up!

  46. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo
    News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?

    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

  47. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave
    it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.

    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell

  48. It’s in fact very difficult in this active life to listen news on TV, therefore I only use the web for that reason, and obtain the latest news.

  49. I pay a visit each day some web sites and information sites to
    read articles or reviews, but this website presents quality based content.
    Quest Bars blogesaurus

  50. I just could not go away your site before suggesting that I
    really loved the standard information a person supply on your guests?
    Is gonna be again ceaselessly to check out new posts

  51. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everybody
    else experiencing issues with your website. It looks like some of
    the written text within your content are running off
    the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This could be a problem with my web browser
    because I’ve had this happen before. Many thanks Quest Bars blogesaurus

  52. I rarely drop responses, but after reading through a few of the remarks here 20 Ways to Save Lots of Money with Just Baking Soda | Extreme Money Saving.
    I actually do have a few questions for you if you tend not to mind.
    Is it simply me or do some of these comments come across as if they are written by brain dead people?
    :-P And, if you are writing on additional sites, I’d like to follow you.

    Could you list of every one of all your social community pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

    Quest Bars blogesaurus

  53. Right away I am going to do my breakfast, after having my breakfast
    coming yet again to read more news.

  54. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add
    to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for
    quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some
    experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.

    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  55. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Opera.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web
    browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.

    The style and design look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Kudos

  56. These are actually wonderful ideas in on the topic of blogging.
    You have touched some nice factors here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  57. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that produce the most significant changes.

    Many thanks for sharing!

  58. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog
    posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I
    achievement you access consistently quickly.

  59. Superb, what a blog it is! This weblog provides helpful information to
    us, keep it up.

  60. Very nice write-up. I definitely love this website. Stick with it!

  61. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  62. I know this web page gives quality based articles and additional
    data, is there any other website which provides these kinds of stuff in quality?

  63. Helpful information. Fortunate me I found your website
    unintentionally, and I’m surprised why this twist of fate didn’t
    happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

  64. Hello there, I discovered your web site by means of Google whilst searching for a similar topic, your web site came up, it appears to be like great.
    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hello there, just turned into alert to your weblog via Google, and found that it’s really informative.

    I am gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful in the event you proceed this in future.
    Lots of folks shall be benefited out of your writing.

  65. I really like it whenever people get together and share thoughts.
    Great site, keep it up!

  66. Hello, I enjoy reading all of your post. I like
    to write a little comment to support you.

  67. Hello! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my good old
    room mate! He always kept chatting about this.
    I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read.
    Thanks for sharing!

  68. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this website.

    I really hope to view the same high-grade
    content by you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get
    my very own site now ;)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>