When you hear of Arm & Hammer what comes to mind? I probably know your answer: odor removal and used for baking! Don’t worry because those were the first things that come to my mind too. However, after delving further into finding out more about Arm & Hammer in the past few months, I realized it could be used for so many wonderful household tasks.
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is a pure, safe, and natural household product. Apart from using Arm & Hammer in many delicious recipes, I have found it to be one of the most effective and economical household cleanser on the market. Recently, I had a dish that I used to make a lasagna casserole. I tried over and over to clean it, with absolutely no results. I was so frustrated until my husband came home and told me to use Arm & Hammer. He showed me that if I shook some Arm & Hammer on the pan, added hot water, let it soak for 15 minutes, and clean regularly, there would be no more crud! It worked beautifully. I could not believe it- no more stiff lasagna cruds on my pan. You must try this! Arm & Hammer also would scrub away stains without staining on stainless steel, microwaves, porcelain, refrigerators, and stovetops.
Another way that I love using Arm & Hammer is to clean my produce. I am a stickler when it comes to cleaning my vegetables. I hate using any chemicals in my life, especially around my food. With Arm & Hammer, it will clean my product naturally. For example if you have a leafy product, you simply sprinkle Arm & Hammer in a bowl of water, add your leafy product, or similar vegetables, agitate, and then rinse. Arm & Hammer could also be used to remove dirt, wax, and residue from hard-skinned produce!
Of course, being a dentist, I thought I share some of my tips for using Arm & Hammer. Do you know that using Arm & Hammer can help whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, and help with overall dental hygiene? Using Arm & Hammer baking soda, is one of the safest methods to whiten your teeth naturally. For more information, you should see your local dentist, but I can assure you it is a very effective strategy. It also will cost you around $2 for a Arm & Hammer box versus potentially hundreds of dollars for whitening using other methods.
Here is a comprehensive tip list for using Arm & Hammer this holiday season:
Be sure to keep an open box of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda in your refrigerator to ensure the freshest tasting ingredients for holiday entertaining. This is especially important when storing garlic, onions or fresh holiday herbs and spices, which will transfer flavors to more delicate vegetables, meats and cheeses in the fridge. Be sure to change the box once a month for optimal freshness.
Food Safe Surface Cleaning
Clean your 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, wooden spoons, oven tops, range hoods and more.
Fluffier Mashed Potatoes and Spruced Up Cocktails
During the holidays, we turn to our favorite comfort foods. Throw a pinch of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda into potatoes while mashing to make them fluffier. Sprinkle a dash of ARM & HAMMER™ into your holiday drink concoctions to add some fun fizz.
Wash Fruits and Vegetables
ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda is the food-safe way to clean dirt and residue off fresh fruit and vegetables. Sprinkle a little baking soda on a clean damp sponge, scrub and rinse. For soft-skinned produce, sprinkle baking soda in a bowl of water. Add produce, agitate, and rinse.
Polish Silver Flatware
ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda can shine all your holiday silver in no time at all. Before your guests arrive for dinner, make a natural cleaning paste with three parts ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to one part water. Rub onto the silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry for shining sterling and silver-plate serving pieces.
Lead the way to holiday gifts using a footprint stencil and ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to create a trail of footprints on the carpet. After opening up gifts, simply vacuum up the baking soda for easy party prep. Bonus! Your carpet will smell fresh and clean.
Keep the kitchen garbage can and bathroom wastebaskets fresh with just a sprinkle of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Apply regularly as you add to the container, or when you empty it, wash the container with a solution of 1 cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda per 1 gallon of water.
Before guests arrive, remove lingering odors for fresh-smelling upholstered sofas and chairs with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Sprinkle baking soda on upholstery, wait 15 minutes and vacuum up.
After all your hard work cleaning for your holiday parties, it’s time to treat yourself to a relaxing bath to unwind. Add ½ cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to your bath for a refreshing soak. Your skin will feel silky smooth.
For holiday photos filled with gleaming smiles, brush teeth with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Just sprinkle baking soda into your palm, dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush*. For a refreshing mouthwash, use 1 teaspoon baking soda in ½ glass of water. Swish the solution through your teeth and rinse.
*ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda does not contain the anti-cavity ingredient fluoride. Use it where water is fluorinated or when non-fluoride toothpaste is desired for adult use or as directed by your dentist of physician.
Make sure your special holiday jewelry sparkles as much as your smile by shining with baking soda. Clean gold and silver jewelry with three parts ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to one part water. Rub on gently, then rinse and buff with a soft cloth. Shine platinum jewelry by buffing with dry ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.
Clean Your Cuticles: Brightening Manicure
Dip brush into ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and scrub nails and cuticles. Make a paste of 3 parts ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to 1 part water. Rub in a gentle, circular motion over hands and fingers to exfoliate and smooth. Rinse clean with warm water and apply polish as usual.
Give Yourself a Natural Glow: Facial Scrub and Body Exfoliant
For smooth, radiant skin, give yourself a gentle facial and body scrub with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Make a paste of 3 parts ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to 1 part water. Consider enhancing the treatment by including 1 part ground oatmeal. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells. (Be careful to avoid eye area.) Rinse clean with warm water. Leaves skin feeling nourished and refreshed. Gentle enough for daily use!
Make a Quick Pit Stop: Natural Deodorant
Dust ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda under arms as needed to feel fresh all day. The magic of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda actually absorbs odors instead of just covering them up.
Relax Your Tired Feet: Exfoliating Pedicure
Blend 2 tablespoons of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda in a basin of warm water. After a nice soak, make a scrub using 3 parts ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and 1 part water. Follow with an application of a rich moisturizer and a warm towel foot wrap. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Feet will feel smooth and clean.
Show Off Locks that Rock: Hair Care Help
Get rid of product buildup by sprinkling a small amount (quarter-size) of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly. The ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is cleaner and more manageable.
I hope I convinced you, Arm & Hammer, is a great product to use for so many reasons. I know for one, I will be using Arm & Hammer this holiday season, to get me through the everyday tasks of cleaning and baking. It is an inexpensive product compared to other products on the market. It is natural, non-toxic, economical, and eco-friendly. Be sure to check out Arm & Hammer today! The uses of Arm & Hammer baking soda is endless- just pick up a box and try it today!
* 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.
Courtney Buteau says
There are so many uses for Arm and Hammer Baking Soda that I never knew about! I’m loving the produce use you mention, thanks for the tips!
Liz@Learning to Juggle says
I LOVE Arm and Hammer baking soda. When we had a ceramic top stove I would make it into a paste and clean the stove top – worked like a dream.
Wow! I’ve learned so much!!
Kristin Wheeler (MamaLuvsBooks) says
I love this baking soda! I used it with vinegar to clean my tub!!!
Motherhood on the Rocks says
I love baking soda! I use it for everything!
Heather McD says
Thanks for all that great information. I didn’t know you could use baking soda for so many things!
Wow! that’s a lot of uses, time to go out and stock up!
Jane - MomGenerations.com says
Thanks for the tips! Using it to clean fruits and veggies is genius!
JDaniel4's Mom says
I would have never thought about Santa’s footprints! What a great idea!
Jackie Hennessey says
Arm and Hammer Baking Soda is so versatile, but I never realized it could be used for nails and upholstery! Thanks for the great tips.
Heather Kraus says
I used it to get the burnt sauce out of my Le Creuset, worked great.
S.O.S. Mom says
Super cool post! I didn’t know baking soda has so many usage… fluffier mashed potatoes?!?! really?!?!
Natalie J Vandenberghe says
I love Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and it is a staple in our home. I’m amazed that, as much as I already use it, I’ve been introduced to some new ways to get the most from this versatile product!
I use baking soda for so many things! Mostly cleaning…
Holly @ Woman Tribune says
Baking soda is amazing. I’m fairly certain it could just take over the world, or at least the housekeeping and beauty sections of a store. It is that versatile and works that well. Thanks for laying out all of the ways in which we can all use baking soda in our lives.
Tera Norberg says
WOW!!! I never realized how versatile baking soda can be!! Thank you for sharing, such a great post.
I never knew you could use it in cocktails, that’s cool!
Heather @ Housewife Heather says
Great tips on how to use baking soda more! I’ve only ever used it in my baking…
I love how it has so many uses, but is so economical.