We know baking soda is in many of our favorite recipes. It’s also coming back in style for many more uses around the house, as more people look for non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning solutions. Baking soda is a key ingredient in many DIY beauty and cleaning products, thanks to its gentle abrasiveness, smell fighting properties and ability to absorb oils.
What could be safer than a cleaning potion that’s also edible? Below, you’ll find a round-up of ways to use baking soda to clean everything from a clogged drain to a greasy head of hair.
1. Unclog drains
Drano is really toxic stuff, and you don’t have to take our word for it—just read the warning labels on the back of the bottle. The next time you have a clogged drain, use this TreeHugger tip and pour a cup of baking soda, followed by a cup of white vinegar down your drain. Then plug the drain with the stopper or a rag and let it work for at least 15 minutes. If the issue isn’t fixed, you can always rinse and repeat with no fear of harsh chemicals backing up in your sink or tub.