Baking soda can be used instead of many personal care products which are usually packed with toxins, synthetic fragrance, sodium laurel sulfate, and parabens.
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate regulates pH values, meaning it keeps a substance from becoming overly acidic or overly alkaline. When combined with alkaline or acidic substances, it tends to neutralize their pH.
The white powder also retards further changes in pH values, commonly called “buffering.”
This ability to neutralize and buffer makes it powerful in neutralizing acidic odors (those in your fridge), and also neutralize pH values of your laundry water for instance, which makes your detergent even more powerful.
This is quite simple, but powerful reaction which can be of great help in the performance of many cleaning and deodorizing tasks.
Here are some handy uses of baking soda:
Relieve bee stings
DataPilot from Weather Underground says that baking soda can help in treating wasp and bee stings.
This requires scientific backup, but DataPilot adds that the alkaline power of baking soda can eliminate the formic acid in the wound, and also remove foreign pollutants.
For better results, apply baking soda paste on the affected area, of course, after you remove the stinger.
Mercola explains that baking soda paste draws unwanted objects from skin, including splinters as well.
Use baking soda paste to get rid of unpleasant odors. The combination of baking soda and water will keep your armpits dry, same as other powder deodorants, the only difference is that it does not contain any chemicals.
Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to your foot soak.
Massage your feet during the treatment. You can also add baking soda to your baths. This will relax your body, and fill it with energy.
Cool off burns
Baking soda and water can help you treat sunburns. Add half a cup of baking soda to your lukewarm bath.
Try air drying instead of your towel, as recommended by Mercola, since this step makes the treatment even more powerful.
Heartburn and stomachache
If you are looking for an efficient antacid, baking soda is the solution for you. Add 2 teaspoons to a glass of cold water. Drink it to relieve heartburn and aching stomach. Experts from the Mayo Clinic approve this method.
But, you may want to consult your doctor before you drink your relieving baking soda solution every day.
Add a tiny amount of baking soda to your shampoo. This will increase its cleaning power.
Care2 says that your hair will restore its natural shine.
Moreover, soak your brushes and combs into baking soda solution to degrease your hair while combing it. Rinse well.
Have you tried any of the tricks? Share your experience.
Source: Bare Natural Truth