Baking soda is a common household ingredient which is usually used while cooking. However, this is not the only use of baking soda. It can also provide a variety of health benefits for your health. This white powder is cheap and can be found in any market. It can be used for anything from boosting the flavor of dough, healing injuries and even as a cosmetic product.
Here are 11 practical uses of baking soda
The antiperspirants that are available in stores are loaded with paraben and aluminum which can cause even breast cancer. Avoid poisoning your body with chemicals and use baking soda to neutralize odor from the armpits.
Insect bites and poison ivy
Prevent itching from insect bites by applying a mixture of water and baking soda directly on them.
Heartburn, indigestion and ulcer pain
Prepare a mixture of ½ glass of water and ½ teaspoon of baking soda. In case of indigestion, ulcer pain, stomach acid or heartburn, drink the mixture every second hour.
Foot soak and exfoliator.
Soak your feet in a mixture of warm water and 3 tablespoons of baking soda. You can also prepare a foot scrub by making a paste that will cleanse and smoothen the skin.
Soak your body in a bath tub with a little baking soda and ACV. You can use the baking soda residue to scrub your tub.
Prepare a mixture of 1-part water and 3 parts baking soda and clean dirt and unpleasant smell from your hands.
Apply a mixture of water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda on a splinter twice a day and it will be gone in just a couple of days.
Fill your bath tub with warm water and add ½ cup of baking soda, then soak yourself to relieve the pain from sunburn. You can also dip a towel in the mixture and apply it directly on the affected areas.
Tooth and gum paste
Baking soda is excellent for removing plaque from the teeth and eliminating bacteria from your oral cavity. Mix 1 part of salt and 6 parts of baking soda, add a little water to create a paste and rub your teeth with it using your finger.
Mash one strawberry and add ½ teaspoon of baking soda then apply the mixture on your teeth. Leave it for 5 minutes then brush your teeth as usually and rinse. You should repeat this procedure once a week.
Baking soda can also be used as a cleaning agent which can be used all around the home. Prepare a mixture of water, baking soda and ACV and use it to clean your kitchen, bathroom even silverware, cutlery, toys and more. You can also sprinkle baking soda on your carpets, brush it in and leave it to act for 15 minutes. Baking soda also efficiently removes dirt and pesticides from your fruits and vegetables.