I have lots of posts that talk about how to use vinegar to boost your laundry but today I’m going to be sharing lots of ways to use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in the laundry!
To get whiter whites brighter brights add 1/2 cup baking soda for a natural way of boosting your detergent and brightening your clothes!
To save money, and get softer clothes, add 1/2 baking soda to the rinse cycle of your washing machine, which allows the baking soda to act as a natural fabric softener.
If you’ve got a load of stinky clothes add 1/2 cup – 1 cup of baking soda to the washing machine to kill the odors. Not only will it kill the odors but it will brighten your dirty clothes!
To remove tough stains make a paste of baking soda and water and work it into the stain with your fingers or an old toothbrush. Work the paste into the stain, let it dry and then wash as normal. The stain will lift out in the wash.
Freshening the Hamper
Just like Arm & Hammer Baking Soda can be used to freshen up the fridge, it can also be used to freshen up your laundry hamper. Sprinkle a little baking soda in the hamper to kill any lingering odors.
Hand Washing Clothes
If you have an item that has to be hand washed use baking soda to brighten the colors and remove stains, just like you would in the washing machine. Add a little baking soda to the water in the sink and you will love how clean your items look when you’re done!
Cleaning the Washing Machine
Believe it or not washing machines get dirty too! Use a paste of baking soda and water to spot clean the washing machine when it gets dirty. For a full tutorial for how to clean a washing machine click HERE.
If you love using baking soda in your loads of laundry there is also a great new product out on the market! Arm & Hammer Ultra Power 4X Liquid Laundry Detergent is ultra-concentrated and packed with two scoops of baking soda so the detergent does all the work for you without you having to remember to add baking soda to your laundry!
If you want to remember all the great ways to use baking soda in your laundry check out the free printable I made for you!
Click HERE for a printable version.
Have you ever used Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in your laundry? I would love to hear your laundry tips!
Stephanie M. says
I love using vinegar and baking soda in my laundry. Besides being “organic” in a sense, it is so much more friendly on a single mom’s budget. Thanks for all the tips.
I love this! I’ve used baking soda in the garbage disposal, but never thought about using it in my washer. That’s awesome!
Carla S. says
I can’t get the printable to work and I’d like to have it. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I just switched up the sharing options, try clicking on the link again. 🙂
Carla S. says
Thanks Anna. That worked. I got it. Love your site.
Great tips! I’ve been using Arm&Hammer detergent for several years now. I love it.
Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life says
Awesome tips as always! I love the handy-print out too!! Thank you Anna!!!
Wow those are some great tips on using Baking Soda. Thanks! Personally I use Melaleuca Detergent but Baking Soda is a great way to enhance your cleaning power 🙂
I’ve been using baking soda on my newly reglazed tub. It’s gentle enough and doesn’t scratch, and the tub comes out nice and clean. I have now been using it everywhere in the house and I need to buy it in a giant drum! Where on earth can we find huge quantities of this miracle powder?
Costco!! I buy a HUGE bag there for super cheap!
Rebecca G says
We actually use the Arm & Hammer laundry soap but I also use vinegar and baking soda on our towels and kids clothes.
Natalie Muoio says
Great printable i will be using… Anything to make laundry easier to get those stains out I’m all for it thank you..
Thanks for the helpful info, Ana. Actually one can make miracles with baking soda, while cleaning. Me, for instance, I never knew that it could remove oil stains so easily.. It’s unbelievable. If you doubt it, just try. Results are always brilliant!
I’ve been using this recipe (http://creationbasedhealth.com/diy-all-natural-laundry-detergent/) for my laundry for about the last year, which has baking soda and washing soda in it. It definitely works great! In preparing for our first little one, we’ve been looking at cloth diapers and I was reading that you shouldn’t use baking soda in the wash with cloth diapers. Any idea why? Do I need to find a new favorite detergent?
This is Monique, Anna’s assistant. Anna is not sure why they said not to use baking soda with diapers. As far as she know baking soda is a very gentle product and should not harm the diapers or the baby’s skin. She is not aware of any harmful effects and personally she would probably keep using it as long as she saw no effects but that is your personal decision. Hope this helps!
how do I get white curtains to look brighter
Are they white curtains or colored curtains? If they are white you can use bleach or OxiClean.
Hi Anna…Thank you for your laundry tips, etc. Very helpful. I just wanted to let you know of a spelling error on your Baking Soda tip sheet: About half way down on the list where it says…”Make a paste with baking soda…” it says “baking soad” instead. Take care and God Bless!
Thank you Linda! 🙂