I was wondering if there is a way I can mix the two and put it in a spray bottle? I would like to use water + baking soda in some cases to spray a little rather than have large amounts. Is it possible? I've tried, but the nozzle always ends up clogged.

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    What are you actually trying to do? Is this a cooking question? (And have you tried, well, mixing them and putting them in a spray bottle?)
    – Cascabel
    Apr 25, 2012 at 23:35
  • Im trying to create a solution that is ready to be used whenever I need to for any relevant cooking session. However putting baking soda and water in a bottle will always end up unsaturated around the nozzle and causes it to be clogged. Im wondering if anyone ever tried to do this and was successful ?
    – DMz
    Apr 26, 2012 at 0:24
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    But what do you cook that uses baking soda water solution, in tiny spray quantities? There might be a better way, assuming you are cooking something (and not, say, cleaning).
    – Cascabel
    Apr 26, 2012 at 0:25
  • Some cultures use small amounts of baking soda (sodium carbonate) solution on demand as a common baking additive, or assistant. e.g. glaze for baked goods, dough strengthener (pulled noodles)
    – TFD
    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:28
  • I'm guessing they are wanting to tenderise meat, was thinking along similar lines for ease and constant distribution of bicarb and presumably easier to rinse off. But having read other posts I don't think it seems that good of idea.
    – user17306
    Mar 16, 2013 at 15:23

3 Answers 3


A small pot of water and baking soda (over saturated is OK), and a simple brush is all you need

A quick stir of the pot with the brush, and wash it on what you need works fine


Baking soda is soluble in water at up to 90 grams per liter. If you add more than that to water, you'll end up with a saturated solution at 90 g/L plus some crystalline baking soda on the bottom of the container.

A teaspoon of baking soda has a mass of about 4.8 grams, so it'll take 53 ml of your saturated soda solution to deliver 1 teaspoon baking soda. In Fully metric terms, that's 11.1 ml of solution per gram baking soda.

  • The OP is probably already doing essentially this. The issue is presumably that the solution in the nozzle evaporates and leaves behind baking soda.
    – Cascabel
    Apr 26, 2012 at 1:51
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    OP should use a squeeze bottle rather than a spray bottle. Something like this won't clog nearly as easily: skincandytattoosupply.com/products.php?product=Squeeze-Bottle Apr 26, 2012 at 2:07
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    THe OP should explain what he's trying to accomplish; without any extra information I assume that for some reason he needs a fine mist of baking soda solution.
    – Cascabel
    Apr 26, 2012 at 2:14
  • @Wayfaring Stranger , thanks thats a good alternative as well :)
    – DMz
    Apr 28, 2012 at 21:25

I really have no idea why you'd need to do this for cooking. The amount of baking soda in solution in a few sprays of a bottle is going to be tiny. If this is actually cooking related, I'm sure there's a better way.

But if there's some use for your spray bottle of solution, you probably just need to clean the nozzle periodically - spraying plain water through it now and then would work. Nothing's going to stop the water in the nozzle from evaporating, though.

  • Just looked back at your comments on this question, hilarious.
    – DMz
    Feb 26, 2013 at 2:40

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