Baking soda or Sodium Bicarbonate is popular both for the cleaning effects and culinary purposes. Because it is affordable to anyone, and it is very simple to use, baking soda can offer endless possibilities for solving everyday problems without having to use products that are loaded with chemicals.
Here are several useful applications of Baking Soda:
- Alleviates the bee stings
As stated by DataPilot from Weather Underground, baking soda is very helpful in cases of wasp and bee stings. Although it’s not scientifically backed up, DataPilot explains that the alkaline properties of baking soda fight off the formic acid that is present in the wound, and it also helps in removing the foreign pollutant. If you want to obtain the optimal results, after the stinger has been removed, apply a paste made of baking soda and water onto the affected area.
- End to sweating
If you make a mixture from baking soda and water you can help yourself and stop unwanted odors and perspiration. This mixture is going to maintain the dryness of the armpits, like the powder deodorant products do, just chemicals-free.
- Helps to remove splinters
According to Mercola, a paste made of mixture of water and baking soda can act as a drawing agent of unwanted objects from the surface of the skin, such as splinters.
- Soothing treatment for the feet
Make a mixture of 3 tablespoons of baking soda and water. It is an excellent soaking mixture where you can relax your feet in. In order to optimal results, massage your feet while they are in the mixture. Another similar way is to put baking soda into your bath and in that way your entire body will get relaxed and energized.
- Heartburn and stomach problems
The baking soda is an excellent antacid. You can treat sour stomach or heartburn if you make a solution by mixing a glass of cold water with 2 teaspoons of baking soda, says Mayo Clinic. Still, if you think to include this method into your daily habits, it’s advisable to consult your doctor.
- Cool off burns
When you have sunburns, the above-mentioned mixture of baking soda and water is going to be a real alleviation. You just need to add half a cup of baking soda in a bath of lukewarm water. In place of towel drying, use air drying, recommends Mercola. In that way the effects of the treatment are going to be stronger.
- A shampoo boost
In order to achieve a better effect of cleaning you need to mix your shampoo with a little bit of baking soda. On the word of Care2, the shampoo is going to make your hair shinier because of the presence of baking soda. What’s more, when you soak your brushes and combs into a mixture of water and baking soda, you can degrease the hair while you comb it. Afterwards, you need to rinse off the hair.