Sodium bicarbonate or simply called baking soda, is the most used product in every home starting from ancient times until today. There are many uses of baking soda, many benefits, it’s very cheap and you can buy it everywhere!
We have always a bunch of products on hand, but baking soda should be the first on the list seeing that it’s universal and widely available product.
Start using it for every purpose in your home: in cooking, you can use it as leavening agent for making bread or cakes; as a cleaning product, instead of using different chemical products that can harm your health use baking soda to clean your baths, floors, your silver jewelry or dishes; for your personal hygiene, by adding soda to your hair conditioners, tooth paste or laundry detergent you will have healthy hair without dandruff, brighter teeth and your cloth will be softer; as antacid, to treat heartburn and to deal with some unwanted insects or their bites.
Next we’ll reveal you 4 most popular ways of using baking soda that everyone should know:
1.Natural deodorant and deodorizer: baking soda has many antibacterial and antifungal properties and that’s why is excellent for neutralizing bad odors. You can put some soda in open box and leave it in that places where strong smells are present… for example in your refrigerator, closets, or you can pour soda in drains and dishwashers to clean and purify them; sprinkle soda on beds of your pets or carpets, wait for 15 minutes or longer and then vacuum up. You can also mix soda with water to obtain a paste that you can use as natural antiperspirant.
2.Heals skin and hair: once again, make a paste from soda and water and use it for healing insect bites, pimples or acnes. Apply the paste on the affected skin, wait for couple of minutes and then rinse with cold water. On the same way you can treat sunburns too, just leave the soda cream 10 or 15 minutes. For treating oily hair or dandruff, mix one part baking soda with three parts water in a small bottle, mix it well and apply to your hair, wait 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeat this once or twice a month. You can also put 1 tablespoon of baking soda in your shampoo and use it to wash your hair once or twice a week. Hair fungus are usually responsable for dandruff and itchy scalp and because baking soda is alkaline substance, regulates ph balance of the scalp and helps to take care of hair and scalp in a natural way.
3.A natural cleaning product: cheapest way to have a shiny and clean house. Just put some soda on a damp sponge and scrub your bathroom tub, tiles and sink as usual, and after rinse well with water.To clean toilet, sprinkle baking soda, scrub, put some vinegar to and after 10 minutes flush. On the same way you can clean microwave, oven, furniture, car lights, windows, vinyl seats, floors, shower doors and curtains, residues from baking on your pots and pans etc. As you can see, it’s possible to replace chemical products with natural and to avoid their side effects.
4. Cure your body: many studies have shown that consumption of baking soda neutralize the acidity that accumulates in body cells and tissues and helps in oxygenation process. The normal pH level in your body should be around 7 and keeping this level in normal range is the key for good health. Just put 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda in a glass of water,mix well and drink in the morning before meal.
Feel free to use baking soda in all of these purposes because it’s non-toxic and safe to use in your home and for your health.