What Do You Use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda For? Here Are Some Surprising Tips!

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What do you use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for?

We always have a box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in our fridge to keep tastes and smells where they belong.    An open box of Arm & Hammer will keep garlic, onions, or fresh holiday herbs from transferring flavors to meats and cheeses in your fridge.  By the way, you should replace the box with a fresh one every month.  There’s even a place to write the date on the box!

In the summer, we also use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to balance our pool pH.  If you want more information about that, check out there complete and easy Pool Guide.

Those are pretty common uses, but here are some you may not have heard of!

1.  Add Some Fizz to a Cocktail/Mocktail

With holiday entertaining coming up soon, I’m looking for ideas that can make beverages special for adults and kids.  When I read that you can add a pinch of baking soda to your favorite holiday drink and it would add “fizz”, I had to try it!

2.  Wash Fruits and Vegetables

Even Dr. Oz ( I trust that guy! ) recommends using baking soda to clean your fruits and vegetables.  Here’s his recipe!

1 cup water
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tbsp baking soda
1/2 of a lemon
Combine all ingredients in a large container. Transfer to a spray bottle with a pump. Spray mixture on produce and let sit for 5 minutes. Scrub and rinse.

I bought some beautiful yellow and red peppers yesterday, but the produce stickers wouldn’t come off cleanly.  I remembered that baking soda is food-safe and gently abrasive, so I used it to clean the sticky stickers off the peppers!

3.  Reduce Garbage Can Odors

I just bought a new kitchen trash can for our “new” kitchen and for some reason it smells worse than my old one did.  I started putting in sprinkle of baking soda when I change the bag and it is much better!

4.  Polish Silver – flatware, serving pieces, and jewelry!

I love silver but I hate tarnish.  I try to get my jewelry into the box quickly but once in a while a piece slips my notice and I find it all tarnished.  Or rushing to get ready for a holiday meal, I pull out the silver flatware and some pieces are blackened.  Ew.  But I’m always in a hurry and don’t want to take the time to find the silver polish and clean them.  Baking soda to the rescue!

Rosie had a blast cleaning my jewelry – I love it when kids have fun doing a “chore”.

5.  Santa’s Footprints

Did the Jolly Guy leave snowy footprints?  It will look that way if you use a template and baking soda to lead the way to the gifts!  When the festivities end, you can vacuum them up and as an added benefit, your carpet will smell fresh!

And a reminder… Arm and Hammer Baking Soda is great to bake with!

Rosie and I made cupcakes.



What do you use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for?

Disclosure of Material Connection: I wrote this review while participating in an Blog Tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Arm & Hammer and received product samples to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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