Probably all of you are familiar with the fact that baking soda has wide range of uses and probably you already use this ingredient for various purposes. This chemical compound often is used in the kitchen and the bathroom as well, but it also is extremely beneficial when is used as a treatment of numerous diseases and ailments.
In today’s article we are going to present you 11 marvelous health uses of baking soda that you probably never heard of.
A NATURAL DEODORANT
Most of the deodorants that you can buy in the local supermarkets and stores contain chemicals such as aluminum and paraben which may be dangerous for your overall health. Instead using heavy compounds our advice is to use baking soda.
All you should do is to brush baking soda on your feet, underarms or any other problematic area of your body that has an unpleasant smell.
POISON IVY AND INSECT BITES
Prepare a paste by mixing baking soda and some water and use it to reduce the itching caused by insect bites. The procedure is super simple: apply the resulted paste on the affected area.
In addition to that, you can use the homemade mixture of water and baking soda to soothe the rashes caused by poison ivy – or other similar poisonous plants.
ULCER PAIN, HEARTBURN AND INDIGESTION
When it comes to natural treatment of heartburn, stomach acid, ulcer pain and indigestion, baking soda is the best and most efficient remedy.
So, next time you experience any of the above-mentioned health issues, in ½ glass of water add ½ teaspoon of baking soda and drink the resulted potion every 2 hours. For people older than 60, this may be too large dose and it is advisable to tone it down a bit.
EXFOLIATOR AND FOOT SOAK
Baking soda is efficient natural exfoliator and foot soak. In some water add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and then simply soak your feet in the solution.
Another option is to prepare a paste and rub your feet with it. You can use the method that works best for you.
Except your feet, you can soak your entire body in baking soda. You can prepare a natural bath ‘salt’ that will cleanse and nourish your skin. Combine apple cider vinegar with baking soda and you will get a perfect relaxing soak.
This mixture is incredibly efficient and offers numerous benefits. People who often have issues with skin allergies definitely should try this soak.
Additionally, you can leave the solution into your bathtub and cleanse it much easier.
CLEANSING YOUR HANDS
In order to clean your hands of the dirt and unpleasant odors simply wash them with a DIY natural soap. Combine 1 part of water and 3 parts baking soda and then gently rub your hands with the mixture.
In a small glass filled with water add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and apply this mixture on the area affected with splinters. After a few days of regular use, the splinters completely will disappear.
Sunburns are quite painful and baking soda is the quick solution you need. In lukewarm water add ½ cup of baking soda and pour this mixture into your bath tub. Lie in the tub and relax. Baking soda will soothe even the heavy-degree sunburns.
Another option is to dip a clean cloth or towel in the same mixture and apply it directly on the affected area.
BOOST YOUR SPORTS PERFORMANCE
In order to improve their performances, many professional athletes use baking soda capsules. This ingredient has the ability to boost the energy levels. However, before you start taking any pills you should do some proper research first and consult with a medical expert.
GUM AND TOOTH PASTE
Baking soda is extremely efficient in cleaning of the teeth, but you should be very careful when you use it for this purpose.
Despite the fact that baking soda is extremely healthy, it is abrasive substance and if you take it in large quantities and too often it might damage your teeth and gums.
In order to achieve best results, it is advisable to brush your teeth with baking soda once a week. This ingredient is excellent for removing plaque and removing of all types of unhealthy oral bacteria. The baking soda is much more efficient than any other toothpaste that you can buy in supermarkets.
In a blender add 1 part salt with 6 parts baking soda and mix for 30 seconds. Store the resulted powder in suitable box. By using a brush or your index finger, massage your gums with this mixture. Leave the baking soda mixture to act for 15 minutes and thoroughly rinse off your mouth.
WHITENS YOUR TEETH
By combining a ripe strawberry and ½ teaspoon of baking soda you will get incredibly powerful mixture that will whiten your teeth on a completely natural way.
All you should do is to apply directly on your teeth and leave it act for about 5 minutes. After that, rinse your teeth thoroughly. You should not use this method more than once a week as you may damage the enamel of your teeth.
But Wait, There’s More!
Baking soda is one of the best natural cleaning agents.
The mixture mixture of baking soda and apple cider vinegar is extremely efficient chemical-free cleaning agent for your bathroom. Moreover, you can use this mixture to cleanse grill or the toys if you have young children.
In addition to that, before regular vacuuming simply sprinkle some baking soda on your carpets and let it act for 15 minutes. You will achieve even better results.
In order to restore the natural shine and sparkle of silverware and cutlery you will need baking soda.