Arm & Hammer – Affordable, Versatile, Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning – With Giveaway

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Growing up my Mom always kept a small open box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in the fridge. She told me it helped prevent odors from forming and absorbing into the foods, so that the foods tasted their best. The other thing she used Arm & Hammer Baking soda for was the cat litterbox. Just sprinkle a little on the litter and it helps fight odor.  I didn’t realize that Arm & Hammer Baking Soda had other uses until years later.

So what is baking soda, exactly?

From the website –
Baking Soda, alias sodium bicarbonate, is a naturally occurring substance that is found in all living things, where it helps regulate their pH balance. ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda is made from soda ash, also known as sodium carbonate. To make ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda, the soda ash is mined in the form of an ore called trona. The soda ash is then dissolved into a solution through which carbon dioxide is bubbled and sodium bicarbonate precipitates out, forming “Pure, Safe and Natural” ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda.

As it turns out Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is a very versatile cleanser and deodorier. A single $1 box can:

  • Make stainless steel sinks and surfaces sparkle
  • Freshen and deodorize curtains and carpets
  • Polish tarnished silverware
  • Remove dirt and grime from tile floors
  • Freshen laundry and pet beds
  • Clean window screens to allow fresh air into the home

I haven’t even touched upon the obvious – cooking. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda can be used in all sorts of recipes for breads, cakes, cookies and more. I also haven’t mentioned that Arm & Hammer Baking Soda has a place in your personal hygiene routine as well. It can be used as an antacid, cleanser, scrub and exfoliant. It can even remove  residue from hair care products from your hair!

As it turns out,  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda can be used in every room of your home. If you haven’t tried it you don’t know what you’re missing.


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  1. I left a comment on Bugs Bunny’s Easter Funnies DVD Review on your mom’s blog. I learned that this movie was originally a 1977 TV special.

  2. I use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to minimize the odors in my fridge and on my carpets to freshen them up

  3. I learned that you can use it as a dry bath for dogs, and I can’t wait to try this! Also, my dad used it as an antacid. He’d put some in a glass of water, drink it, burp, and he was all better. Really.

  4. I use it to clean my stainless steel sink! (and to brush my teeth, and with some vinegar down my drains…)

  5. I use baking soda to clean my kitchen but also read about using Baking Soda in the rinse cycle it neutralizes and eliminates harsh odors.

  6. I use baking soda to clean my coffee pot, It cleans and is super sparkly. (New word??)

  7. Beware: When COOKING, baking soda = NOT baking powder. I once made a cake from scratch using it and even my poor pet dog refused to take even one bite.

  8. I had no idea Arm and Hammer had so many uses. One way I use it is to deodorize our kitchen and bathroom drains. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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