Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. The chemical has been around for centuries and inventive women and men have found dozens of uses for baking soda that have nothing to do with cooking. These are ten ideas for cleaning using baking soda that you may never have heard of. All of these cleaning tips have been tested. The ideas work and are safe. Use a 50 percent baking soda and 50 percent water paste. Use a soft sponge to remove scuff marks and crayon drawings from your walls. Just rub the mixture on until the marks are gone and wipe the area with a damp rag. Baking soda makes a great underarm deodorant. The chemical absorbs both wetness and odors. Just rub a pinch of baking soda under each arm and you have a cheap deodorant that works better than the expensive brands.
Baking soda and vinegar can unclog stopped up kitchen and bathroom drains. The chemicals act as an acid and a base so it goes after any debris that might be clogging you sink. Pour in a box of baking soda and let it sit for an hour. Add two cups of boiling plain white vinegar. The odors associated with the stuff that clogs drains will be gone too.
Sprinkle baking soda on a grout line and spray the baking soda with water. Scrub the grout line with a tooth brush. Wipe the clean grout off with a damp cloth.