How to Wash Clothes With Baking Soda and Water
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How to Wash Clothes With Baking Soda and Water

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Andrea Coventry
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Even the mildest stains in clothing can be a hassle. Add brightness and remove stains with the cleaning power of baking soda.

Things You'll Need

Dirty clothing

Box of baking soda


Small Bowl

Small brush or toothbrush

White vinegar

How to Remove Stains with Baking Soda

Step 1

Pour baking soda into a small bowl. Add enough water to make a paste.

Step 2

Use a small brush or toothbrush to rub a small amount of the paste on the stain.

Step 3

Use water or vinegar to rinse the baking soda from the stain.

Step 4

Repeat if necessary.

Step 5

Launder as usual.


Sometimes it also helps to soak the garment in a solution of 1/4 to 1/2 cup of baking soda to one gallon of warm water. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the soap at the beginning of the wash cycle for added cleaning and brightness.


Do not use these techniques on dry-clean only items.

About the Author
Andrea Coventry has been writing online since 2007. Her expertise includes teaching, working with children and Montessori schools. Her work has appeared in various online publications. Coventry is certified by the American Montessori Society.
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