Never Use Baking Soda to Clean These Household Surfaces

When it comes to household chores, few products are as handy and versatile as baking soda. From cooking to cleaning to deodorizing, it does so much for something that costs so little. There are, however, some situations where baking soda isn’t going to help the situation and, in fact, can actually make things worse. So, before you start sprinkling it on everything, you might want to take a look at the surfaces it can harm. Here are just a few of the things you don't want to do with baking soda.

Both marble and quartz feel pretty solid, but they don’t hold up well if they’re cleaned regularly using baking soda. Each wipe wears down the top protective layer and could ultimately lead to scratches or dullness.

When it comes to surfaces you don’t want to scratch, glass is right up there. Baking soda is definitely not something you want to clean glass with, especially when there are plenty of other options like vinegar.

As you might imagine, baking soda is much too abrasive to use on wood surfaces. It can wear down sealants on the wood’s surface, and can even cause it to warp.

Being a powder, baking soda settles into every nook and cranny on an object’s surface, and while it might help clean the rest of the item, you’ll have a hard time getting it out of the grooves on anything that has scratches or cracks or is etched or carved.

Using baking soda on your hair might seem like a good idea in theory, but in practice it will leave it very dry.