10 Club Soda Tips That Prove It’s As Useful As Ever

Uses For Club Soda

When I think about old folk remedies, club soda is one of the first items to come to mind, because it seems like people say you can use it for just about anything! I’m not a big fan of it as a drink though, so I don’t usually have any on hand, but I figured it was high time I bought some so I could put some of those remedies to the test.

But before we jump in… what exactly is club soda, anyway?

Club soda is just carbonated water, more or less, like seltzer water or sparkling water, but it often has added minerals that set it apart from run-of-the-mill carbonated water. Between its carbonation and mineral content, club soda is a surprisingly useful substance that can do more than just quench your thirst!

10 Uses For Club Soda

Uses For Club Soda

1. Jewelry Cleaner

Soak your jewelry in a small bowl of club soda overnight, and the bubbles will help loosen any grimy bits. In the morning, rinse the jewelry and buff to a shine with a soft, clean cloth.

Uses For Club Soda

2. Windshield Gunk Remover

Tar, sap, bird poop, bug splatters… there are a lot of sticky messes that end up on your car windshield! Club soda can help break down those sticky messes and make them easier to wipe away.

Uses For Club Soda

3. Hair Protector

Pool water can cause discoloration to your hair, especially if your hair is color-treated. Use a can of club soda to rinse your hair after a swim to help protect it from discoloration.

Uses For Club Soda

4. Soothe An Upset Stomach

Sipping on club soda can help calm an upset stomach in two ways. First, the sodium bicarbonate in club soda can help neutralize stomach acid, and second, the carbonation encourages burping, which can help relieve some of the pressure in your stomach.

Uses For Club Soda

5. Rust Remover

To help remove rust, soak the rusty object in club soda for an hour or two. The bubbling action of the carbonation will help loosen up the rust and make it easier to remove.

Uses For Club Soda

6. Countertop Cleaner

Use club soda and a soft, clean cloth to clean countertops, porcelain, and all kinds of surfaces in your home. Not only does the club soda clean well, but it leaves behind a great shine, too!

Uses For Club Soda

7. Pan Saver

There’s nothing worse than trying to scrub a stubborn, cooked-on mess from a pot or pan. Do a soak with club soda to make it easier! While the pot or pan is still warm, pour club soda into the pan and let it soak for a few hours. When you return, the mess should be much easier to clean!

Uses For Club Soda

8. Feed Your Plants

Club soda’s added minerals makes it a great food source for plants! Let a can or cup of club soda go flat, then use it to water your houseplants. Do this once a week to give your houseplants a nutritional boost!

Uses For Club Soda

9. Extra Fluffy Foods

Use club soda in place of water for foods that could use an extra boost of fluffiness, like pancakes, waffles, tempura batter, omelets, and more!

Uses For Club Soda

10. Stain Pre-Treater

Club soda is well known for its stain removing abilities. Dab club soda onto a stain with a clean cloth to help absorb the stain before washing the item.

How else do you use club soda around the house?

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  • I think Club Soda can be substituted for Seltzer. My sister and brother in-law taught us how to make yummy Italian Sodas. Just add the Ice cubes to a cup, add the flavored syrups and then the Club Soda. You can top them off with whipped cream etc. I think it’s probably the fizzing action with the syrups that make it such a great combination.

  • I pour club soda in a pan or skillet that has stuff stuck to the bottom and boil the club soda for a few minutes. Usually the stuff “unsticks” and you can wash the pan. If not add some dish soap and let it soak overnight and the next morning it is ready to wash.

  • White rug and someone spills a glass of red wine? Dump club soda on it immediately and watch the bubbles completely remove the red wine. Blot after.

  • Hi,

    Could you tell me how to remove rust stains on clothing be it color, printed and white? The ones that you get from storing and not using them. And if there is something to prevent this from happening I would be VERY grateful. Thanks!

  • The woman that cleaned the office where I worked used club soda to mop the floors. It bubbles up dirt and gunk and leaves no residue.

  • Has anyone ever tried the club soda on jewelry. My silver jewelry keeps getting tarnished even with the white chalk and oxygen absorbing packets.

  • Club soda is also works with spilled red wine on furniture if used right away. Just pour some on the spill and rub with a damp cloth, repeat till spill is gone.

  • I’ve used it before on pet stains. Our cat would get hair balls from eating the grass and then vomit on our carpet. I’ve used it a few times, on the really tough stains. It’s also good for when they get older. Ours was starting to get arthritis and it got harder to use the litter box. It helps neutralize the urine odor. Luckily we always kept the litter box in the garage.

  • Club soda works great on pet accidents on carpet or rugs.
    First pour baking soda on the carpet if it’s urine. Let it sit overnite until the baking soda pulls up the wetness & the baking soda dries. The baking soda will actually turn yellow. It works! Scrape it up with a piece of cardboard.
    Then pour some club soda on the spot. Use a rag to dry it. Don’t rub it in, just pat, pat, pat to absorb it…. may need a couple of rags.
    If the dog has a bm, you should be able to skip that baking soda & go right to the club soda.
    Vomit? Scrape up as much as you can without rubbing it in, sprinkle baking soda. Follow up with club soda.

    The end result will be no stain ~ no smell.

  • Please can you advise me of how to clean stains on carpets sale freshen the carpet too.
    I have a problem getting down on my knees so preferabley to clean it standing

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