Clothing Care: The Many
Uses of Baking Soda in
B L O G | K E L L Y ' S D R Y C L E A N E R S
As the buzz around home and
laundry hacks reach an incredible
roar, another ingredient has
successfully joined the ranks. In the
same way that vinegar can be tapped
for almost anything under the sun,
baking soda can make your life easier
Aside from being a star ingredient in
your favorite banana bread and its
usefulness in skincare, baking soda is
now glorified for helping solve
different laundry woes.
Here are some of the best uses of
baking soda in laundry:
1. It Is A Fabric Softener
Are you interested in creating your
own fabric softener? This could be a
good option, especially if you have
skin allergies and is sensitive to
most commercial products.
You can combine some of the most
versatile household items to create a
natural and non-irritating fabric
You will need 2 cups of kosher salt
mixed with 25 drops of essential oil of
your choice, preferably with an
antibacterial property. Add ½ cup of
baking soda. This mixture is more
than sufficient for 5-10 uses.
2. It Cleans Sweat Stains
If you own a plain white tee, you are
familiar with those unsightly rings
around the armpits due to sweating.
Instead of endlessly buying a new
piece, you can create an excellent
sweat stain remover using baking
soda laundry detergent.
Just add 4 tablespoons of baking soda
to ¼ cup of warm water to create a
paste-like substance. Wet the stain
with water and then apply the paste.
Leave it for around 30 minutes to one
hour. Finished by rinsing the paste off
and wash it using a regular machine.
3. It Removes Odors
Adding ½ cup of baking soda to the
rinse cycle can help remove odors
naturally. This is perfect for gym
clothes, musty old towels, and
bathing suits soaked in chlorine.
If your clothes smell like sweat or
smoke, soak them in a baking soda
solution overnight. That is 1 cup of
baking soda in 1 gallon of water.
If you are washing sports bras and
leggings, use baking soda and vin