How to Clean Yellow Soles with Baking Soda?

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.

Clean Yellow Soles with Baking Soda
It is a fact that unlike the upper of the majority of shoes, the soles can’t be kept neat and clean as regular wear and tear can turn them yellow especially if you prefer to wear shoes with white soles. So, for keeping such soles white forever along with removing the existing yellowness, baking soda can be used in combination with few other ingredients.

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.

Baking Soda and Vinegar
Bring the shoes with yellow soles and shed off any dirt . Dip them once in the solution and gently rub over the yellow areas with a brush. Leave the shoes in the solution for the next two hours. Once the solution gets dirty, bring out the shoes and throw the solution. Clean the tub or bucket and turn on the running water with shoes underneath.

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.

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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.

Baking Soda, Detergent and Toothpaste
In simple terms, double the quantity of detergent as per added baking soda or half the quantity of baking soda as per available detergent. Now, add some water and gently mix the powders with a used or spare tooth-brush. As the mixture becomes a thick paste, add one layer of toothpaste with little water.Make sure the mixture takes the form of a uniform paste.

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.

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
Get some warm water and add only 2-3 drops as the already present oxygen in the hydrogen peroxide will turn the paste foamy and thin. Now get your pair of yellow sole shoes and apply the paste throughout gently with a rugged cloth or brush. In case your laces have also turned yellow, don’t forget to cover them up with the leftover paste.

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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