If you have ever researched holistic home remedies, natural cures or you have asked for some advice from your grandmother, no doubt that baking soda was a must ingredient in most of the recipes or discoveries. From old age tricks to the modern application the baking soda, or also known as Sodium Bicarbonate has proven to have amazing effects and uses in your diet, or even outside your diet. A lot of people are seeing the baking soda as a very beneficial ingredient in their lives.
These are the reasons why we are giving you a list of the 10 most common and powerful uses of baking soda. It is not toxic, but be very aware that you use the aluminum free baking soda, and consult with a health professional before using it.
Make a bath soak -- there is a saying “you are what you absorb”. Therefore having a a baking soda bath, can not only detoxify the skin but it will also alkalize it, mostly parts of the body that you don’t even pay attention to. Simply add 5 tablespoons of baking soda in your bath, and enjoy the benefits of the detoxifying bath.
Antacid for heartburn -- if you eat something very spicy, and especially if you eat too quick, there might appear a digestive problem. Therefore, acids will star to appear, but don’t worry we have the solution for that too. Simply mix a teaspoon of baking soda in 250 ml of water and drink it, this will calm the heartburn.
Fruit and Vegetable scrubbing -- even if you are buying all the time from an organic food store, and the things you buy are straight from the farm, you still want to clean them before you eat them. Instead of washing them with chemicals or other stuff for fruit or veggie wash, simply scrub each one of them with baking soda, this will cleanse them completely.
Cleaning your baby’s clothes -- many of the detergents we use for cloth wash, contain a lot of toxins, chemicals and heavy metals inside them. The odor fighting and stain removing agents can be very harmful and toxic for our skin, especially for children and babies. Make a natural detergent by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water, and then add it to the washing machine as a regular detergent.
Toothpaste -- we all know that a long-term use of the toothpastes we know can be bad for our teeth bones. To prevent from that, mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water and use it as a toothpaste.
Deodorize your shoes -- Instead of using air fresheners that contain a lot of toxic ingredients and don’t give any results and effects against the bad smell of your shoes, try sprinkling a little bit of baking soda in your shoes, enjoy the nice smell.
Body deodorant -- we’ve mentioned in other topics before that, many people cannot use the regular body deodorants, due to the chemicals that are used inside them and the toxins they contain. They’re also considered to be providing cancer activity. Instead of clogging your pores, try rubbing or sprinkling some baking soda under your arms.
Treat bug bites -- do you remember when you were a kid and older kids used to play outside even after the lights came on. At that time they got bitten by mosquitos everywhere. But the next day they didn’t have any bug bites. They were applying toothpaste to their bites and they disappeared, because every toothpaste contains baking soda in it.
Spray it on garden plants -- everyone is talking about the harmful effects of pesticides, and we cannot prevent from them. But there are other insects and little organisms that are in our garden, so the question is should we let them be or should we find a toxic-free way to destroy them. In this case baking soda is very helpful. Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 gallon of water, put it in a spray bottle and spray it everywhere on every plant, this will destroy any harmful organism for the plant.
Baking Soda Tonic and Apple Cider Vinegar -- we all know the benefits of the 100% organic apple cider vinegar, like boosting your immune system, regulating the probiotic levels in your gut etc. When you mix it with baking soda, it can lower the acidity in our body, and it helps with digestion. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of ACV, all of that in 1 gallon of water.
Lemon juice and Baking Soda Tonic
- Half a lemon
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 8 ounces of filtered water
- Into the 8 ounces of water, mix the teaspoon of baking soda and the lemon.
- Drink this when you get up early in the morning, on an empty stomach.
- Make it a morning routine, don’t forget it.