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Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner is growing in popularity, but what is it? How does it really work? And is it worth ditching more traditional-type or DIY kinds of cleaners like it?

  • What Is It?
  • How Does It Work?
  • Products & Specs
  • Where to Use it
  • Pros & Cons
  • Conclusion
  • Where to Buy, Alternative Options, FAQs

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What is Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cleaner?


Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner is labeled as a hard-working, no-scratch baking soda cleaner that promises to clean and polish various household items.

How Does It Work?

  • It provides the mild brightening effects of baking soda.
  • It can be used before or after Mrs. Meyer’s Vinegar Gel.
  • It cleans as well as acts as a gentle abrasive and cleaner.
  • It’s similar to a liquid Soft Scrub and/or a DIY baking soda paste.
  • It’s an alkaline product that’s ideal for scrubbing various household items.

Product Info & Specs

Down below, you’ll find a list of ingredients for Mrs. Meyers Baking Soda Cream Cleaner according to the manufacturer’s website, along with specs and a few other notables.


  • Size: 12 ounces
  • Application method: Pour
  • Consistency: Creamy, paste-like, thin
  • Manufacturer: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day (SC Johnson)

How-to-Use Instructions:

  • Shake well before using.
  • Apply a small amount to a sponge or cloth.
  • Apply the product to a cloth or sponge, then wipe the surface clean.
  • Rinse when finished.
  • For tough spots or grease build-up, apply directly to the site and allow to sit for a few minutes if necessary. Rinse or wipe the surface clean when finished.

Where Can You Use It?


Thanks to its no-scratch formulation, the Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner can be used for a number of household items, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom areas.

Best Places to Use It

  • Countertops
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Tubs & showers
  • Tile & grout
  • Microwave
  • Sinks & faucets
  • Toilets
  • Glass surfaces
  • Pots & pans
  • Cleaning tarnished jewelry
  • Cleaning off baked-on food from dishes and surfaces
  • Dishwasher (minimal amount; rinse well before running)

Our Favorite Places to Use It

  • Stainless steel pots and pans
  • Stovetop and oven
  • Sinks
  • Grout and tile
  • Shower tile and grout
  • Shower glass doors
  • Grill components

Likes & Dislikes

Here are some of the top pros and cons that we discovered while using Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner after several years of off-and-on use with the product along with our Neat-ish Rating.

Neat-ish Rating: 4.5 stars

Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

What to Like

  • Effective on multiple surfaces, particularly in the kitchen or bathroom, similar to Soft Scrub products or Barkeeper’s Friend
  • Helps combat things like grease, baked-on foods, soap scum, as well as polishes and cleans
  • May have a subtle whitening effect on some stains or surfaces (i.e., coffee), thanks to the baking soda
  • Multi-room functional (kitchen, bathroom, etc.)
  • Lemon verbena scent
  • Creamy, paste-like consistency that stays in place pretty well
  • Convenient and easy to use
  • No phthalates, chlorine bleach, or artificial colors
  • Cruelty-free
  • “Natural” minerals
  • Plant-derived ingredients
  • Recyclable packaging (except for pump and cap)
  • Works well alongside Mrs. Meyer’s Vinegar Gel, which reviewed here.
  • Septic-safe

Things to Consider

  • Sometimes hard to find offline despite the popularity
  • Scent is popular but may not be for everyone
  • Only one scent currently available
  • Scored a “D” on EWG for some ingredients (Environmental Working Group)**

**EWG rating may not be the official score posted by the website but rather possibly by a user. Some ingredients may also differ based on how they’re used or in what form. Anything with a fragrance, “natural” or not, will often get a lower score automatically.


In this post, we covered a review of Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner that included information about what the product is, how it works, product info and specifications, where to use it, pros and cons, and our Neat-ish Rating.

Final Verdict

In the end, we found Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner to be a great dupe for at-home or DIY baking soda paste concoctions, including using Dawn and baking soda, thanks to the product’s ability to clean as well as act as mild abrasive for stuck-on stains and messes.

Would we recommend the product? Yes, we would highly recommend the product.
Where’s our favorite place to use it? We typically use it the most in the kitchen but also find it useful in the bathroom areas, particularly the shower.
What is the product a good substitute for? We found Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Paste Cleaner to be a good dupe for store-bought items, such as products that might include Bon Ami and liquid Soft Scrub.
What other products does it work with? We definitely recommend using Mrs. Meyer’s Vinegar Gel before or after the baking soda cleaner, particularly in areas like the bathroom and kitchen where some treatments may need a more acidic-based treatment.

Where to Buy

While not as widely available through brick-and-mortar stores, you can typically find Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream and Mrs. Meyer’s Vinegar Gel available through online retailers like Amazon and Walmart.

Other Alternative Choices

Looking for some alternative options? Here are a few popular choices, ranging from heavy-duty to more chem-free, such as Bon Ami.

Some people also still stick to DIY methods if they’re looking for safe alternatives, such as mixing Borax with baking soda or even baking soda with a little Dawn dish soap.

If you’re interested in more Dawn hacks, check out our post on Top 10 Helpful Tricks for Using Dawn Dish Soap.


Here, you’ll find a list of answers to the Internet’s most popular Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner.

1. Can Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Scrub Cleaner be used to clean inside the oven?

Can you use Mrs. Meyers Baking Soda cleaner Paste in the oven? Yes! In fact, that’s our favorite spot to use it.

Just make sure not to go too overboard with the product, and always wipe the product clean from the oven’s surface, following up with a lightly damp cloth.

If it makes you more comfortable, and after cleaning things off, you can also burn off any residual product before you use the oven for cooking by turning it on to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (make sure it’s empty). Run it for about 15-30 minutes or as desired.

2. Can you use Mrs. Meyers Baking Soda Cleaner Cream on granite countertops?

Many customers have reported using Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner on sealed countertops without any issue. However, please make sure that the surface is properly sealed and test in an inconspicuous spot first.

3. Can Mrs Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner be used to clean soap residue from clothes?

Can Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner be used to cut soap residue from clothing? No. Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cleaner, or paste, is unlikely to clean soap residue from clothing nor is it labeled for that kind of treatment.

The Easy, Alternative & Homemade Option
If you’re looking to reduce laundry detergent soap build-up or residue from clothing or other types of wash, such as microfiber cloths or towels, you can try running a rinse cycle or full wash cycle, using at least a quarter cup to a cup of plain white vinegar.

If possible, allow the clothing to soak a bit, either in a bowl of vinegar water or on your washing machine’s settings, which is usually called Soak or Pre-Soak.
Vinegar can work great on clothing, towels, and microfiber cloths, which you can read about in our post, 14 Tips on How to Wash, Use and Maintain Microfiber Cloths, Towels, and Pads.

It can be especially helpful for softening towels or clothes that might be feeling stiff from overuse of detergent, but it may take several applications for more severe cases.

4. Can you use Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cleaner on stainless steel?

Mrs Meyers Baking Soda Cream Cleaner can be used on stainless steel, such as sinks, cooking trays, pots and pans, etc.

It’s similar to Bar Keeper’s Friend in liquid form or similar, only with a slightly better EWG (Environmental Working Group) rating. Bar Keeper’s Friend is slightly more heavy-duty and effective.

5. Can Mrs Meyers Baking Soda Cream Cleaner be used for hard water stains on shower glass or windows?

It’s possible, but you’ll probably want to try Mrs. Meyer’s Vinegar Gel Cleaner as well. Unlike baking soda, vinegar is the opposite pH to the minerals and soap residue that often cause hard water stains and can work well naturally on its own, but even better in concentrated form.

The vinegar gel has saved my “glass” a few times, back when we lived with severely hard water, including one home with really hard well water In fact, it was the only thing that really helped, but also using a nylon drill brush attachment due to the severity.

A nylon sponge (or nylon-lined sponge, like Dobie or similar) can work well in conjunction with the gel if the buildup is moderate. I also find powered brushes, like the Rubbermaid Power Brush, to be effective too when necessary.

You can check out our Mrs. Meyer’s Vinegar Gel review next for more details.

6. Do I have to rinse Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner clean?

Yes, you’ll need to rinse the product clean once you’re finished scrubbing in order to remove any residue–especially on food prone areas.

7. Can you use Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream Cleaner on pots and pans?

Yes, according to the manufacturer, you can use it on non-stick and stainless steel pots and pans. We love to use Mrs. Meyer’s Baking Soda Cream on our Instant Pot liner along with other stainless steel, glass, and ceramic surfaces.

Got hard water stains?
Check out our review of Mrs. Meyer’s Vinegar Gel next!

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