Clean Your House Naturally with ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda

Super Washing soda and a bucket

This post is sponsored by the maker of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda. All opinions are our own.

I’m always looking for great natural cleaning solutions. Not only are they better for the environment, but they also tend to be more cost-effective. I’m also really sensitive to certain chemicals, like ammonia and bleach. They give me headaches and, if even heavily diluted versions touch my skin, major red welts and rashes. So if there’s a natural cleaning solution, I’ll take it.

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I’m going to be totally honest here: I didn’t know about ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda until about two weeks ago. So weird, because I use ARM & HAMMER™ products pretty much everywhere in my house. I’ve been using their Baking Soda for natural cleaning since I had my first apartment! Where have I been on the Super Washing Soda? I picked up a box at Walmart and I’ve been trying it out around the house since. This stuff has so many uses! “How many uses, Nicole?” Why, I’m so glad you asked!

The Many Uses of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda

Right now we’re getting ready for a family party, which means cleaning things that I usually don’t even know exist in my house. So far, I’ve tried ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda to:

Tackle Mount Laundry

I already use ARM & HAMMER™ laundry detergent, but tossing in ½ cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda gets my really grungy clothes even more beautiful. It’s especially useful for the dog blankets and beds. I have about 260 pounds worth of dogs between the three of them. That’s like ten toddlers! Plus I have a ten-year-old son. So basically, the equivalent of 20 toddlers when it comes to laundry messes.

De-funk things I didn’t even know were funked

We have a wood stove right in the middle of our dining room. It’s great for heating up the house in the winter, but it’s so front and center when we have guests. I read that you can use ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda to get rid of soot and gunk on the inside glass. I didn’t realize that was supposed to be clear! I’d take a picture, but the kitten gets really excited when I open it and I’d rather not have her covered in soot.

You can also use it for de-funking the inside of your fridge! Check out this awesome video to see how!

Make my world sparkle

Did you know that with ½ cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda and a gallon of hot water, you can clean everything from your bathroom toilets to your appliances? It’s awesome for me because I have hard water. This stuff cuts right through all those hard water stains! You just can’t clean anything aluminum, painted or finished surfaces or floors with wax surfaces. Also, be sure to wear gloves.

Keep the drain free of clogs.

Now, this may not sound super exciting, but it’s actually my favorite use. Back in August, we had a major clog. I know the exact date- August 10th - because it coincided with the day my friend had her baby. Why does this matter? Her husband is my plumber.

We were living with this clog for about a week already because we thought we could get it out ourselves. Joey ended up having to like totally re-plumb (it’s a word now, go with it!) the pipes because ours had some sort of gravity issue. He used bigger words, plumber words, but bottom line: we had weird pipes. Couple that with the fact that I assume if something fits down the drain it should be able to make its way to wherever those pipes end up, and we get clogs. It’s not the first time this has happened.  I’d like to say I learned my lesson and it will be the last, but I wouldn’t count on that either.

ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda, used weekly, can help keep the drain clog-free. Just add ¼ cup down the drain, followed by 3 cups of boiling water. I don’t know if it’s “Nikki-proof” but it’s definitely worth trying.

I love finding a versatile natural cleaning solution. It helps save me money, takes up less space under my cabinets (since I can eliminate a few other cleaning supplies) and is so much better for my own environment. ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda is definitely versatile. It’s actually even kind of fun to explore the different ways you can use it. I’m not saying “yay, cleaning!” but when I find something that has so many purposes, it does get me a little more intrigued about the whole process. Now if I could just figure out a way to keep the kitten out of everything when I clean, I’d be all set!

Learn more about the versatility of this natural cleaning solution over at the ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda website!

Share your home solutions with natural Super Washing Soda with us in the comments!

 

Nicole Etolen of OurFamilyWorld is a lifestyle blogger for women in general and moms of school-age kids in particular.

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