Baking soda can do a lot more than just sit in the back of the fridge.This inexpensive, multitasking item can do wonders for your hair, skin and body.
In fact, baking soda can help you look your best from head to toe!
The Magic Baking Soda: Things You Didn’t Know Baking Soda Could Do
If you want to avoid the parabens and aluminum found in many deodorants and antiperspirants, try a pinch of baking soda mixed with water instead. This simple paste makes an effective and simple natural deodorant. You can also simply brush some dry baking soda under your arms.
Insect Bites and Poison Ivy
Apply a paste made of baking soda and water to insect bites to help relieve itching. You can also try rubbing the dry powder onto your skin. This is also effective for itchy rashes and poison ivy. Baking soda helps to relieve minor skin irritation and itching by neutralizing toxins and irritants on your skin’s surface.
Heartburn, Indigestion, and Ulcer Pain
Most over-the-counter antacids contain some form of bicarbonate. Baking soda works by immediately neutralizing stomach acid, helping to relieve heartburn, indigestion, and even ulcer pain. I have personally recommended this to many, including family members, and have been surprised how remarkably effective it is.
Dosing is typically ½ teaspoon fully dissolved in a half a glass of water, taken every two hours (do not take more than seven ½ teaspoons in 24 hours, or three ½ teaspoons if you’re over 60).
This should only be used as an occasional (not chronic) treatment, however, and be careful not to consume excessive amounts, which can cause serious electrolyte and acid/base imbalances.
Mix three parts baking soda with one part of water to make a natural hand cleanser that will scrub away dirt and neutralize odors.
Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a small glass of water, then soak the affected area twice a day. Many splinters will come out on their own after a couple of days using this treatment.
Add ½ cup of baking soda to lukewarm bathwater, then soak in the tub for natural relief. When you get out, let your skin air dry, rather than toweling off the excess baking soda, for extra relief. You can also add a mixture of baking soda and water to a cool compress and apply it to the sunburn directly.
For a natural way to whiten your teeth, crush one ripe strawberry and mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Spread the mixture onto your teeth and leave on for five minutes. Then brush your teeth and rinse. This method should be used no more than once a week, as excessive use could potentially damage your tooth enamel.
You will be confident in knowing exactly what is in the products your family uses and happy with the money you will save every month.
Baking Soda And Salt
Using baking soda is one of the best remedies to kill bacteria and works as of one the best natural scrubs. When mixed with salt it will work wonderful and will show some amazing results. Baking soda and salt are the most common items from the kitchen and we will use them to make an effective foot soak.
- Take a tub of warm water.
- Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of salt.
- Mix the ingredients well.
- Soak your feet for about 30 minutes and take them out.
- Dry them with a towel and apply a moisturizer.
- Repeat this foot soaks treatment every day for a week to cure dry cracked feet.
Baking soda in the foot soak will work as an anti-bacterial and along with this, it will scrub out the dead skin from the heels. It will also soften the heels making them look clean and beautiful.
Baking soda Exfoliator
The granules in baking soda make it a great natural choice to exfoliate the skin leaving it free of impurities and much softer to the touch. You can make the most of this by also using it on your feet, especially if they always have hard skin, calluses, and dry skin.
To make a baking soda exfoliating foot scrub, just mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with a little water. To make it more effective, you can also add in 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. Thoroughly clean your feet and spread the mixture onto them in circular motions using an old toothbrush to remove all the dead skin. It will leave you with beautiful, soft and pedicured feet.
Why use baking soda on your feet?
Baking soda is one of the best natural products to care for our feet and to always keep them healthy and beautiful. And you want to know how, right? First of all, baking soda can work as an excellent exfoliator to soften the foot skin and combat unsightly calluses often found on the heels. Secondly, just as it eliminates odors on clothes, it is extremely effective in treating foot odor and athlete’s foot that can affect this part of the body. Pay attention to the following guide to learn how to use it in each problem.