Home Remedies using Club Soda

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Club soda is carbonated water comprised of carbon dioxide gas mixed with plain water. The combination of CO2 and H20 creates H2CO3. Club soda is found in carbonated drinks, such as colas, Italian soda, and a lot of flavored water beverages. Besides serving as a mixer at the bar, the fizzy bubbly beverage is versatile – as you will see once you become acquainted with home remedies using club soda.

Club Soda Home Remedies

From a quick stain treatment to effective household cleaning, the components that make up club soda offer a wide range of solutions for both inside and outside the home. Before you spend money on plant enhancers, cleaning supplies and other products, you may want to consider the following home remedies using club soda:

a) Make Mirrors Sparkle:

Add club soda to a spray bottle and use to clean your windows and mirrors for a streak-free, odorless finish.

b) Fluffier Breakfast:

If you’re looking to serve a plate of light and fluffy pancakes and waffles, substitute the liquid part of your recipe for club soda.

c) Healthy Plants:

Use leftover club soda to water your indoor and outdoor plants, which deliver helpful minerals that help green plants grow. To gain the best results, try watering your plants with club soda about once a week.

d) Stain Remover:

You can remove grease, coffee, tea and ketchup stains from double-knit fabrics by pouring club soda over the stain and gently scrubbing. To treat stains on carpets or less delicate articles of clothing, use more force when scrubbing.

e) Precious Gem Treatment:

To clean the precious gems of your favorite piece of jewelry, use club soda to bring out a shine. Simply place your diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires in a glass full of club soda, and let them soak overnight.

f) Shuck Oysters [1]:

When preparing an oyster dish from scratch, try soaking in club soda before shucking. The liquid will make the oysters easier to come out of their shell.

g) Clean Windshield:

In the trunk of your car, a spray bottle filled with club soda can come in handy when you need to remove bird droppings and greasy stains that appear on the windshield. The fizziness in the liquid assists the cleaning process.

h) Rejuvenate Hair Color:

Fight green strands after you’ve gone swimming by removing the chlorine with a club soda rinse. It will change blond hair back to its original color.

i) Address Upset Stomach:

When indigestion or a hangover has caused an upset stomach, drink cold club soda with a dash of bitters for results.

j) Clean Countertops:

You can use club soda to clean stainless steel countertops, ranges, and sinks by directly pouring the liquid on the surface. Use a soft cloth to wipe clean, and then rinse with warm water. Wipe dry with a clean paper towel.

k) Porcelain Cleaner:

Pour club soda over porcelain fixtures, and then wipe clean with a soft cloth.

l) Refrigerator Cleaner:

Add a small amount of salt to a weak solution of club soda to use as a cleaner for the inside of your refrigerator.

m) Rust Remover:

To loosen rusty nuts and bolts, try pouring club soda over the objects. It is the bubbling action of the carbonation that helps remove the rust.

n) Clean Urine Stains:

After blotting up as much of an ‘accident’ on your carpet, pour club soda over the stained area and immediately blot again. The club soda works to rid the stain, as well as remove any unpleasant smells.

o) Cast Iron Cleanup:

When your heavy cast iron pots and pans have gotten marred with stickiness, make cleanup much easier by pouring club soda in the pan while it is still warm. The bubbliness of the soda will help stop the mess from further adhering to your cookware.

p) Shiny Silverware:

Soak your silverware in club soda to add shine to your flatware.


[1] Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things by Reader’s Diges;’ pg. 128.