Baking soda can be used as a laundry detergent substitute. Baking soda has many uses around the home as it has natural cleaning power and odor removal properties.
To use baking soda in place of laundry detergent, users can add 1/2 to 1 cup to the wash cycle. This works well to get clothes clean and smelling fresh. Baking soda can also be used in conjunction with laundry detergent to give it an extra boost of cleaning power. Baking soda works well as a washing machine cleanser. Consumers can add 1 cup of it to the machine and run it empty to remove dirt and odors.