Arm & Hammer for Home and Body

by Kelsey Norwood

in Mom Central Tour

I save big bucks every year by using Arm & Hammer baking soda in place of expensive cleaning and beauty products.

Cleaning with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

For cleaning I use a combination of baking soda and vinegar almost exclusively – for tile grout, stainless steel hardware, toilets, countertops, and on and on.

One of my favorite uses is in the toilet – did you know that dumping 1/4 c. of baking soda into your toilet will completely absorb and neutralize any bathroom odors? Try it. You’ll be shocked and amazed, especially if you have little boys with bad aim at your house like I do… I also use baking soda to clean all around the toilet and it works better than anything else I’ve tried.

Baking soda is great for other stinky places like trash cans. We keep a little baking soda in the bottom of the most offensive trash cans and it makes a huge difference!

Here are some other ways to use Arm & Hammer around the house:

  • gently scrub fruits and vegetables to remove dirt and chemicals
  • polish silverware and jewelry
  • sprinkle on carpets/upholstery and vacuum to deodorize
  • add to mashed potatoes for fluffier texture
Pampering with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
I use baking soda on my person every single day. I scrub my face with a thin paste each morning and it works as well as a facial treatment, scrubbing off that dead skin and leaving my skin clean and tight.
I also use Arm & Hammer in my pits – I’m a Sweaty Betty and baking soda is the only effective thing I have found to neutralize my noxious odor. I used to be so self-conscious and worried about my profuse perspiration, but now I don’t give it a second thought. No big deal!
Lastly, I use baking soda to brush my teeth on a weekly basis. It tastes pretty bad, but it works like nothing else to brighten teeth and really clean the mouth.
What’s your favorite Arm & Hammer use? If you haven’t used it for more than just baking, give some of these ideas a try – you’ll never go back!
{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.}




1 Maren November 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Whoa. Those are some good ideas. I need to try them out. I use baking soda as one of the 3 ingredients in the laundry detergent I make. Some people say you can only use washing soda for laundry, but we’ve been using baking soda for months and it works great.

2 Adrienne November 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love baking soda, too! I mix lemon juice into the baking soda for a face mask, and it does wonders for my skin.
I also sprinkle a little over my children’s mattresses when they have nightly accidents. It cleans and deodorizes better than anythings else.

3 Jodie November 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Alright, I’m curious how you use it in your pits. Do you use A&H deodorant, or do you make a paste or something with the baking soda?

4 Kelsey November 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Jodie, I put a little bit in the palm of my hand (like maybe 1/4 t.) and just apply it to the skin under my arms. That’s it! It’s amazing.

5 Sandy November 8, 2012 at 9:46 am

Wow….I had no idea. Thanks for the great ideas!

6 breda November 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

just found you!amazing stuff….going to brush teeth in moring with baking soda…husdand at work for week abroad…so wont he get a surprise next time i smile…

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