If you are fan of holistic home remedies and natural cures, you have probably did an extensive research on the topic. And, the chances are you have encountered baking soda many times, as it is pretty much a cure all. From ancient tricks to modern applications, baking soda has been praised as having amazing uses both in and out of your diet. We have compiled a list of the top 10 potent uses of baking soda.
Note: Baking soda is non-toxic, but make sure you always consult a physician prior use and always purchase the aluminum free variety.
1. Antacid for Heartburn
After eating something acidic or spicy or after eating too fast, the stomach acid can react unpredictably. The good news is that a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 250 ml of water can neutralize the acid and calm your heartburn.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic
Apple cider vinegar is already known for its wide range of benefits, from boosting immunity to regulating probiotics in the gut. Combining it with baking soda improves digestion as sodium bicarbonate counteracts the acidity of the apple cider. Mix a tablespoon of ACV with a teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water.
Fluoride poisoning is associated with many horrific side effects. To avoid them and make your own toothpaste, mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of water.
4. Under-Arm Deodorant
Detrimental chemicals found in deodorants and anti-perspirants, such as aluminum, have been associated with cancer. Sprinkle some baking soda under the arms instead of using toxic products which do nothing but clog the pores.
5. Treat Bug Bites
As unbelievable as it seems, rubbing toothpaste on an insect bite does help treat and reduce the itching thanks to the baking soda in it.
6. Deodorize Shoes
Why would you spray air fresheners containing detrimental aerosol, letting the soles of the feet to absorb detrimental chemicals, when you can sprinkle in some baking soda instead and get the same effect.
7. Clean Baby Clothes
Most detergents contain toxins and heavy metals. The odor fighting and stain removing chemicals are detrimental to human skin, particularly to toddlers and children. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a cup of water and use it to clean baby clothes.
8. Make a Bath Soak
Having a baking soda bath is one of the best ways to detoxify and alkalize the skin as well as other parts of the body you often neglect. Add about five tablespoons of baking soda to a bath tub and enjoy your detoxifying soak.
9. Spray on Garden Plants
Pesticides are detrimental to humans and the environment, and we all know this already! Using baking soda is a good way to take care of insects and worms in a safe and non-toxic manner. Dilute about four teaspoons of baking soda with a gallon of water and mist on the plants.
10. Vegetable and Fruit Scrubbing
Instead of soaping your fruits and veggies prior eating them, scrub each of them with baking soda.
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Tonic
Improve digestion and prevent inflammation with the help of this tonic:
- Half a lemon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 8 oz of purified water
Mix all the ingredients and drink on an empty stomach.