Baking Soda, chemical name – Sodium Bicarbonate, used in making many types of foods particularly baked items like cake, biscuits, etc. can be used for other useful uses also… let’s see…
Alleviate bee stings
According to DataPilot from Weather Underground, baking soda is really helpful in cases of wasp and bee stings. Although not scientifically backed up, DataPilot explains that the alkaline properties of baking soda to fight off the formic acid present in the wound, and also aid in the removal of the foreign pollutant. For optimal results, after the stinger has been removed, apply a mixture of baking soda and water onto the affected area.
The site Mercola states that in case of splinters or other foreign objects lodged on your skin’s surface baking soda can be of assistance. Mix some baking soda and water and apply it to the affected area, the baking soda will act as a drawing agent and remove the foreign object.
End to sweating
A mixture from baking soda and water can stop unwanted odors and perspiration. This mixture will maintain the dryness of the armpits, just like powder deodorant products do, just chemicals-free.
A soothing treatment for the feet
As reported by Care2, soaking your feet in water and 3 tablespoon of baking soda is a good way to soothe them. Massage the feet while soaking them to achieve better results. Soaking the entire body is another option which besides the feet relaxes the whole body.
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.
Heartburn and stomach problems
Baking soda is an excellent antacid. You can treat heartburn or a sour stomach with the help of one glass of cold water mixed with 2 teaspoons of baking soda, as explained by the Mayo Clinic. However, if you think of including this method into your daily habits, it is best to consult your physician.
A shampoo boost
Baking soda is an excellent cleaning agent, but its uses are not limited to the household only. You can use it for your hair as well. Mix your shampoo with some baking soda and make your hair even shinier. You can use it to clean your combs and brushes as well, just soak them in a mixture of baking soda and water and degrease your hair when you comb it.
So readers, have you ever thought that baking soda can be used like this also???
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