Baking soda is a go-to product in most homes since it is helpful in many scenarios. The chemical leavening agent is most commonly added to batters and doughs to make fluffy baked goods. It reacts with acidic ingredients like lemon juice and vinegar to create the air bubbles we expect in pancakes and bread. But it can also be used to clean and remove stains from kitchens, bathrooms, and even dirty laundry. Plus, it doesn't hurt that it has deodorizing properties to leave your home smelling fresh and clean.