Parents want a clean house, but many household cleaners contain chemicals and other toxins that can affect the health of the whole family. Although more and more manufacturers are creating non-toxic or organic options, they're often pricey. The solution for finding natural, inexpensive cleaners can be as easy as using everyday baking soda.
ARM & HAMMER™, renowned for its baking soda, offers simple solutions to refresh the home.
Food Safe Surface Cleaning
Clean food prep area and tools with natural, food safe ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners. Sprinkle ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda onto a clean damp sponge or cloth and wipe clean, rinse thoroughly, and then dry. Great for counters, stainless steel sinks, cutting boards, microwaves, lunch boxes, wooden spoons, oven tops, range hoods, coffee machines, refrigerators and more.
Drains and Garbage Disposals
What goes down sometimes comes back up. To deodorize your drains and disposal, and keep lingering odors from resurfacing, pour ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda down the drain while running warm tap water. Baking soda will neutralize both acid and basic odors for a fresh drain.Upholstery, Carpets, Pet Bedding Keep comfy upholstered sofas, chairs, carpets and pet bedding smelling fresh by sprinkling ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda on upholstery. Wait 15 minutes and vacuum up.
Clean and deodorize spills or accidents on carpets by soaking up as much of the spill as possible. Clean the stain according to the carpet manufacturer's directions and allow to dry. When the area is completely dry, sprinkle liberally with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and let sit for 15 minutes before vacuuming it up. Great for pet and kid messes too! Check for color-fastness first before applying ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.
ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda helps remove the dirt and grime from bathroom tiles or no-wax floors quickly and easily. Mix 1/2 cup ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda in a bucket of warm water, mop and rinse clean for a sparkling floor.
Keep bathroom wastebaskets fresh-smelling with just a sprinkle of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Apply regularly when adding or emptying the container and wash the container with a solution of one cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda per one gallon of water.
Clean and deodorize a vinyl shower curtain by sprinkling ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda directly on a clean damp sponge or brush. Scrub the shower curtain and rinse clean. Hang it up to dry.
Add one cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to laundry to make liquid detergent work harder for you and your family. A better balance of pH in the wash gets clothes cleaner, fresher, brighter. Comes in a 13.5 lb. resealable pouch size which makes it an easy additive for every wash load.
ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda is gentle enough for even the tiniest baby clothes, yet effective enough for big baby odors. For tough stains add 1/2 cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda with your liquid laundry detergent, or a 1/2 cup in the rinse cycle for deodorization.
Sprinkle ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda into gym bags to deodorize and abbra caddabra the odors are gone.
Odorous shoes are embarrassing and completely preventable. Simply shake a little ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda into shoes between wearings. It works by absorbing odor-causing moisture while neutralizing existing odors. Use at least once a week or more if wearing the shoes frequently. Tap out excess baking soda before wearing shoes again.
Even Mr. Bear needs a freshening. Keep favorite cuddly toys fresh with a dry shower of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Just sprinkle ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda on dry toys and let it sit for 15 minutes before thoroughly brushing off to remove residue. It’s gentle enough for use around baby and Teddy will appreciate it too.
Baby Equipment and Toys
Little hands mean lots of exploring. Safely clean baby’s area (play pen, changing table, crib, stroller, car seat and high chair) with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Just sprinkle ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda directly on a clean damp sponge and rub the item clean. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. There's no harsh cleaners to worry about.
Waking up to a clean room never felt so good. Clean and remove marks (even crayon) from walls and painted furniture by applying ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to a damp sponge and rubbing lightly. Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth.
Oil and Grease Stains
Use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to clean up light-duty oil and grease spills on your garage floor or in your driveway. Sprinkle ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda on the spot and scrub with a wet brush.
De-Grime the Grill
Grungy grills aren't a welcome part of any backyard barbecue. Clean them up by sprinkling dry ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda on a damp brush, scrub as needed and rinse clean. For tough, greasy stains, scrub with a wire brush and a baking soda paste (three parts baking soda to one part warm water) and rinse thoroughly.
Use these tips to keep the house sparkling clean, naturally, from top to bottom.
Disclosure: The author was invited to a New York City event hosted by Arm & Hammer to learn more about how to use baking soda for everyday needs. Author received baking soda samples. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.