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Say No to Pollution: Embrace Baking Soda as a Cleaner

Merxwire
22 May 2023, 18:07 GMT+10


In addition to its traditional use in baking, baking soda has gained recognition for its versatile cleaning properties. Food-grade baking soda is considered safe and non-toxic, making it an ideal choice for stain removal and deodorizing. As a result, cleaning experts have increasingly advocated for the utilization of baking soda in household chores.


Baking soda powder is a good helper for cleaning. (Photo via pexels.com)

Tokyo, Japan (Merxwire) - Avoid "clean" as a source of pollution! Many commercially available cleaning products contain chemical ingredients that can have adverse environmental and biological impacts. Example: Many cleaning agents cause water pollution when discharged. Ingredients in some cleaners may enter the soil after use, damaging its structure and biodiversity.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in some cleaners may be released into the air, contributing to air pollution. When cleaning agents enter the natural environment, they can damage local ecosystems. We can consider using Baking Soda homemade cleaner to reduce the damage to the ecology.

What is baking soda? It should be one of the raw materials used when making bread. Why do many housework experts now advocate using baking soda for cleaning? Baking soda is an inorganic compound. The food-grade baking soda that people use to make bread produces carbon dioxide when heated, and its main function is to expand the bread. Food-grade baking soda is non-toxic and safe, and it removes stains and deodorizes, so it can also be used for cleaning purposes.

Tip 1: Clean the oil

When the kitchen countertop, gas stove, sink, or pots and dishes are full of oil, you can sprinkle baking soda powder directly, wait 30 minutes, then clean it with a wet sponge to remove the oil. If you want to enhance the effect, you can spray lemon juice on the baking soda.

Tip 2: Clean tea stains

After using the mug for drinking tea or coffee, if the mug is not cleaned immediately, tea stains that are difficult to remove may occur. Adding baking soda and hot water to the cup and then scrubbing the cup a few minutes later, the tea stains will be removed. The effect is better than ordinary dishwashing liquid.

Tip 3: Make deodorant

Using about 4 tablespoons of baking soda powder and 1000 ml of warm water to wipe the shoe cabinet, wardrobe, and refrigerator is one of the ways to deodorize. In addition, mixing baking soda powder with white vinegar and hot water regularly and then pouring it into the water pipe can also clean and deodorize the water pipe.

Tip 4: Wash clothes

To enhance the detergent's ability to remove stains, you can add about 3 tablespoons of baking soda when washing clothes. It is less likely to fade when washing clothes, and it is also particularly clean when washing white clothes. When washing socks, baking soda can also be added to remove unpleasant smells.

Tip 5: Wash vegetables

Pesticides are usually acidic. At this time, using alkaline baking soda can achieve the purpose of removing pesticides. Take a small spoonful of baking soda powder and add it to the water, put the vegetables and fruits in it, soak for three minutes, then rinse with plenty of water to complete.

Tip 6: Mop the floor

Families with babies usually pay more attention to cleaning the floor; if you are worried that the commercially available cleaners have too much chemical composition, you can also use baking soda to mop the floor. Adding an appropriate amount of baking soda to the water at about 50 degrees Celsius is a good helper for cleaning the floor.

In summary, baking soda powder has the characteristic of foaming when heated. If baking soda powder is used together with lemon and white vinegar, the foaming will be stronger. From the above tips, it can be known that when used for ordinary home cleaning, just add baking soda in warm water, and it can be sprayed or wiped to achieve the cleaning effect. If you want to enhance the effect, you can add lemon and white vinegar, but it is not suitable for cleaning plastic products.

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