16 Surprisingly Useful Things To Do With Soda Water

16 Surprisingly Useful Things To Do With Soda Water

How do you like your soda water? Ove ice and a slice, with a dash of lime cordial, or perhaps just as it comes?

Here to reinvent how you serve your soda water, we've gathered 17 incredible uses for soda water that can be used all around your home - I can't wait to share them with you.

Soda water is cheap, easy to get hold of, and extremely versatile - its carbonated properties give it impressive cleaning powers that you won't be able to get enough of!

Start using soda water in these brand new ways for better cleaning results than ever.

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1. Get rid of tea stains on mugs

remove tea stains with soda water

It's endless cups of tea that help me get through the working day, so I'm no stranger to tough tea stains.

They soon build up, and they can be surprisingly stubborn to remove. You'll be pleased to hear there's an easy way to remove tea stains, that doesn't involve even a second of scrubbing - soda water!

Pour into stained mugs, leave for at least half an hour, then wipe clean - easy.

2. Uses for soda water in baking

Are your pancakes falling flat? An easy way to make the perfect, fluffy pancakes is to substitute some milk for soda water.

The carbonation lifts and lightens the batter so they come out much larger than with a standard mix.

Don't wait for next Pancake Day - try this tip for dessert today!

3. Make window cleaning easier

Bird poo, squished bugs and other debris can be surprisingly difficult to lift off of window screens.

You could get the hose, brush and sponge out, but that sounds like rather a lot of effort, doesn't it? Especially when there's a much simpler solution.

Use soda water to remove tough marks on your window screen. Splash it on over, leave to sit, then wipe off with a sponge - that's the easiest car wash I've ever done!

4. Nourish your plants with soda water

use soda water to water plants
Your plant's new favourite drink!

Soda water isn't just any old water. Not only is it carbonated to give it the fizziness we so love, but minerals are also added. These can include sodium chloride, potassium sulphate and disodium phosphate.

These additions supply your plants with more nourishment than standard water. If your soda water starts to go flat, don't throw it out, use it to water your garden instead.

5. Uses for soda water in your cleaning routine

Wow, these uses for soda water just keep on coming!

We've covered most natural stain removers out there on our blog - how did we miss soda water? Soda water is a relatively new discovery of ours, but I think it may just be my favourite natural cleaning product yet.

Not only is soda water extremely cheap and something most of us have at home, but it's really effective at lifting stains.

For best results, rinse the stain with soda water before it has a chance to dry, then blot with a clean cloth. Follow this with your usual stain treatment and wash cycle.

Take a look at my article, Get rid of these 15 REALLY annoying stains in a flash, to learn how to get rid of the most common stains quickly and easily.

6. Soothe a tummy ache naturally

What do you turn to when your stomach is sore? Hot water bottles always seem to help me, but now it's getting warmer it's not a very practical solution.

Soda water can be a great remedy for tummy aches. This is thanks to the carbonation which encourages the release of gas, thereby reducing indigestion. The addition of sodium bicarbonate helps to neutralise excess stomach acids, which could be the cause of your stomach woes!

7. Soda water is a low-calorie drink that's actually good for you

soda water is a healthy drink
mmm looks delicious!

I still have more uses for soda water to share with you - this is one of my personal favourites.

We all know that fizzy drinks aren't good for us. Rumours are, the diet varieties could be even worse.

This is not good news if you're trying to lose weight. All is not lost, however. Next time you're shopping, pick up a bottle of soda water. Add a drop of natural fruit cordial, some frozen fruit or infuse with a mix of your favourite summer herbs and vegetables like mint and cucumber for a refreshing treat.

Now that definitely beats a standard lime and soda!

Struggling to slim down? Take a look at our other blog post for some easy weight loss tips from a qualified Dietician. 

8. How to use soda water for cleaning your jewellery

Jewellery can add a wonderful sparkle to any outfit - when it's clean that is! Wear dull gems, and your whole outfit will look duller as a result.

Professional jewellery cleaning can be pretty expensive - why pay, when you can just use soda water?

The carbonated drink loosens and removes grime and dirt to leave your accessories sparkling. Leave to soak in a bowl with a couple of drops of washing up liquid for five minutes. Remove, gently scrub with a toothbrush then rinse.

9. Natural hair remedies with soda water

If you've ever dyed your hair, you'll know how quickly it can become dry and brittle. A quick dip in the pool, or a day in the sun, and you're left with lacklustre locks.

Use soda water to bring them back to life. The low pH levels help to reduce frizz, leaving your hair looking shiny and feeling soft.

10. How to make perfect scrambled eggs

There's nothing worse than stodgy, dry scrambled eggs. Look away from the pan for a minute, and that's what you could end up with - unless you add soda water that is!

Just as with cakes and other bakes, substituting some soda water for milk will give your scrambled eggs a lift you never knew was possible.

What a perfect excuse to make a cooked breakfast this weekend.

11. Uses for soda water to extend to your furniture

Do you struggle to get your mirrors truly clean? The kind of clean that doesn't involve even the smallest smudge or streak?

If you answered yes, you absolutely need to try soda water. Pour it into a spray bottle, spray over mirrors and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Your mirrors will look the best you've ever seen them, and your reflection will too - what a great tip!

If you're a tea -lover too, try some of my 15 ways to recycle used tea bags that will make you love tea more than ever.

12. Remove urine stains from the carpet using soda water

shark vacuum
Good as new!

Puppies may be cute, but the stains they leave on the carpet sure aren't.

You'll be happy to hear I have another solution for you to try to lift those smelly urine stains.

Blot up as much of the stain as you can first, then pour your soda water on over. It will remove the stain whilst also counteracting the unpleasant smell.

If you liked this tip, you should definitely check out 19 of the best cleaning tricks for pet owners.

13. Clean cast iron pans naturally

Cast iron pans are great for so many things. We rely on them so much in our kitchen - it's no wonder they end up in a bit of a state.

If you're struggling to remove the remnants of all that deliciousness, soda water could be your saviour.

Pour it in whilst the pan is still hot, and it will bubble away, gently working to remove all the leftover mess and preventing it from sticking.

14. How to make fizzy jelly

Have your ever tried champagne jelly? It has such a deliciously light, bubbly texture that's just perfect for Summer months.

Why not try making a cheaper version for your next Summer BBQ? All you need is your normal gelatin dessert ingredients, but with the substitution of soda water for regular water.

Not only will it give your jelly a tongue-tingling fizz, but it will also give your dessert a sumptuous shine - magical, ey?

15. Use soda water to remove rust

If you want to know how to remove rust, look no further.

This is another way in which soda water really shines. To loosen rust and get nuts, bolts and metalware looking clean again, soak the items in soda water.

The carbonation helps to break down the rust and leaves items much cleaner.

16. The best natural cleaning product EVER!

cleaning with soda water
SO easy!

Soda water is perhaps the most versatile cleaning product out there - it can also be used as a plain old surface cleaner on countertops.

To give it a go, pour into a spray bottle, apply, then wipe clean with a microfibre cloth. It will leave your surfaces gleaming!

I hope these uses for soda water have impressed you as much as they did me. Do you have any more to share?

Stephanie C


Lover of all things fashion & foodie...I look to satisfy my tastes without obliterating my budget. Wannabe interior designer, I'm an avid cushion cover maker and charity shop hunter.

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  1. Author Cleaning services on June 4, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I read all of your useful golden tips but I want to enhance some more of that if you want to Clean silver jewelry. Line a mortar with aluminium foil. Put a generous layer of baking soda in bowl. Put silver jewelry in the baking soda. Pour on boiling water. It will bubble and clean the silver. Beneficial and fun.

    1. Author Stephanie C on June 5, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Hi there. Thank you for your kind comments. You jewelry tips sound great - thank you so much for sharing them with us! :)

  2. Author Bonaventure on June 18, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    This is just awesome!

  3. Author Raineir Smith on August 2, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Hey. I am intrigued with your post and will try some of your tips as I reach home however, I will like to learn/exchange some information. I know that carbonated drinks are not good, besides processed sugar, the reason is due to the neutralizing effect it has on stomach acid. If you could double check this information and if it is different let me know?

    1. Author Joanne A on August 16, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Hi Raineir. It's good to hear that you found the tips interesting and that you will be trying them out at home! We hope they go well. From our research, carbonated drinks are fine for your health. Just avoid ones with artificial sweeteners.

  4. Author Sharon on August 31, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Hi, When you say Soda water in this article are you referring to sparkling water/seltzer which is just water that has been carbonated or are you referring to club soda which is carbonated water that has been infused with added minerals like potassium bicarbonate and potassium citrate to enhance the flavor and MAY also contain sodium? Many people use the terms interchangeably but there is a difference between them. Just want to clarify what you are referring to in this article. Thank you-interesting uses and I will try them!

    1. Author Joanne A on September 3, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Hi Sharon, we are referring to club soda - as per #4 in the article! Thanks for getting in touch.

  5. Author Kushala on January 5, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Simply great. Now i can explain what the soda bottle was doing in my room to parents :)

    1. Author Stephanie C on January 7, 2019 at 9:19 am

      Glad we could help, Kushala!

  6. Author Kaito on April 7, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks a lot for this, I was actually wondering how to drink soda water 😂 without having to endure it's plain mustardy taste 😥.

    1. Author Joanne A on April 7, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      We're glad you found the tips helpful!

    2. Author Evans ippuku on August 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm


  7. Author Charles L. Gallagher on May 10, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Stephanie C, Here are a few more: 1. To make a crispy and light batter for deep-frying your haddock or cod if you must, use soda water with you flour instead of water. 2. To remove stains from cups/mugs use half of a 'baby-bottle sterilizing tablet' fill cup/mug with water and leave overnight. 3. If no soda-water is available then a few drops of household bleach, fill with water and leave overnight, remembering to wash and rinse thoroughly before using.

    1. Author Joanne A on May 10, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      Great tips, Charles! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  8. Author Sivesh on February 15, 2020 at 6:31 am

    Hi An old home remedy has been passed down so I just wanted to clarify it once again, For kidney stones it's been told to mix milk with soda water (the schweppes brand soda water) and as soon as it starts to fiz in must be ingested, is this correct or does this remedy need to be stopped??

    1. Author Joanne A on February 17, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Hi there! I haven't heard of this before.

  9. Author Hil on February 21, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Do these tips work if you use soda sream to make soda water

    1. Author Joanne A on February 21, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      If the soda water made by the soda stream is the same as shop bought soda water, then yes.

  10. Author Barbara Cahow on May 4, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Is club soda good for keeping drains fresh?

    1. Author Joanne A on March 2, 2023 at 9:36 am

      No, club soda is not effective for keeping drains fresh. Instead, using specialized drain cleaners or performing regular maintenance is recommended to keep drains flowing smoothly.

  11. Author Hamdiya on May 31, 2020 at 10:22 am


  12. Author Elaine on August 10, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you so much. These are hints I didn't know. 😊

    1. Author Joanne A on August 11, 2020 at 4:39 pm

      Glad we could help!

  13. Author Chukwuemeka Imo on August 20, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Is it safe to summarize that soda water is a great cleaning agent, since 98% of your piece is about cleaning?

    1. Author Joanne A on November 3, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      It certainly is!

  14. Author grace.o on August 25, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    I used soda water on my gold wedding rings after reading this article, it came out shining as new.

    1. Author Joanne A on August 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm

      So glad to hear it, Grace!

  15. Author David on September 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    If you by any chance pick up -- TONIC water by mistake it is fantastic at getting rid of cramp. Always have a bottle on my bedside table. A quick glassful and the dreadful pain soon goes.

    1. Author Joanne A on September 30, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      Great tip - thanks for sharing!

    2. Author Sarah on January 2, 2022 at 10:27 am

      Quinine is known to stop cramp

    3. Author Joanne A on March 17, 2023 at 4:55 pm

      Yes, quinine can indeed stop cramps. Quinine has been used for centuries to treat malaria. It has been found effective in treating muscle cramps, especially those caused by restless leg syndrome and nocturnal leg cramps.


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