Are you remembering that small bottle of baking soda kept by your mother in the kitchen cabinet or you thinking about that spare box kept by your father in your home garage with a baking soda box in it?
Well, you are right. We are talking about that baking soda only – the one easily available, multi-purpose, and magical product in our homes. Being an inexpensive and one of the recommended products for all types of cleaning, baking soda is highly used for cleanliness and maintenance purposes by shoe lovers and by people who need to wear shoes every day as it has the unique property of dissolving greasy dust and dirt easily.
Below are the three most effective and easily available baking soda combinations at home that will provide magical answers to your now unanswered query of How to clean yellow soles with Baking soda.
Tip – The suggested measurements are for a pair of shoes. Measurement of ingredients may vary as per requirement.
Baking Soda + Vinegar
No wonder that vinegar is a part of every household as its strong acetic acid properties make it one of the best cleansing agents when combined with baking soda. Keeping in mind the natural abilities of vinegar, you can either use white vinegar or other popular types of vinegar like apple cider vinegar.
Depending upon the vinegar you are using, put an approximate amount of baking soda in it. In case if you are using white vinegar there is no need to add water as it is already distilled, otherwise for half a cup of apple cider vinegar, you can use two cups of water. Put the solution in an open basket or bathing tub.
Wash the shoes until any soapy feels stay. Once cleaned, let the shoes dry under sunlight, and here’s your yellow turned pair of white sole shoes.
Baking Soda + Detergent + Toothpaste
It is needless to say that all these three ingredients – Baking Soda, Detergent and Toothpaste are a part of every home. To perform magic with this combination, firstly, take a spoon of baking soda in a small cup or plastic bowl. Then, add two spoons of the home used detergent powder. Make sure to keep the quantity of baking soda and detergent in the ratio of 1:2.
Dip the tooth-brush in the mixture and uniformly apply it to the yellow soles. Keep the shoes aside and let the paste dry for the next half hour.Shed off any extra paste once it gets dry and wash the soles with direct running water.
If required, use a tooth-brush to rub off the paste. Now keep the shoes in the sunlight and let them dry. You will see that the yellow soles have turned into pure white and your pair of shoes are exhibiting a new look entirely.
Baking Soda + Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is usually available in our homes or can be easily obtained from any nearby medical or chemical store. As it is a great disinfectant in itself thus has strong cleaning properties. When mixed in the perfect ratio of 3:1 with baking soda, it does a miracle. So, take three spoons of hydrogen peroxide and mix it with one spoon of baking soda.
Now allow the pair of shoes to get dry on their own. After 25-30 minutes, check the shoes once if the soles have dried up. Now, wash the shoes with water. Prefer warm water as any smell generated due to chemical will get vanished easily with warm water.
Wash the laces too and keep the shoes in an airy area. Once dried, the shoes are ready with new looking soles.
So, next time when your soles turn yellow, don’t rush here and there in search of solutions. Simply take out the baking soda kept in your kitchen or garage and blend it with other easily available ingredients at home. Your remedy of cleaning and maintaining soles is right there with you. In case you forget, revisit to remember.
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