7 Amazing Benefits of Baking Soda

· June 5, 2015
You probably have baking soda in your kitchen and use it in all kinds of recipes, but did you know it actually has a ton of benefits besides being a helpful ingredient?

Baking soda is one of the most common household products.  You may have seen baking soda around the house and wondered what it is, without realizing it has a ton of amazing properties and benefits, and it’s an extremely easy ingredient to take advantage of.

For example, it can help remove splinters from your fingers and keep your teeth healthy and clean. And those are only two of the many benefits that baking soda has to offer.

Today, we’re going to tell you about some medicinal uses of baking soda. Keep reading to learn more!

Benefits of baking soda

Exfoliant

One of baking soda’s best uses, that many people have come to take advantage of, is as an exfoliant.  Mix two baking soda tablets with a half cup of water, and you’ll have a perfect paste to use as an exfoliant for your face and body.  The best part is that it’s natural, affordable, and has no negative side-effects.

Detoxifying cleanse

If you mix apple cider with some baking soda, you get one of the best detoxes around.  With these two products, you’ll have a wonderful cleanser that can free you from itching, pains, and help detox your body.

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Stress

Morning grogginess

You can also add three spoonfuls of baking soda to a container with warm water, allow it to sit for 5 minutes, and then take a nice bath that will help reduce your stress-levels and swelling of the feet.

Bug bites

Bug bite

If you’re still not convinced, baking soda can help with bug bites too, even when they have become hard to treat. You can make a paste with a half cup of water and three spoonfuls of baking soda powder and rub it on the affected areas several times a day.  You’ll notice that after a short time all the skin irritation will disappear.

Deodorant

If you’re one of those people who’s allergic to different deodorants and antiperspirants, we recommend you make your own homemade, natural deodorant. Mix a little water with baking powder and use the mixture as a deodorant. You will be amazed by how well it works.

Splinters

Finger splinters

You can also entirely eliminate splinters with the a pinch of baking soda and a glass of water. Stir well and apply to the affected area.  The baking soda will make your skin swell and cause the splinter to come out more easily.

Ulcers

This next tip is perfect for anyone dealing with ulcers. You just need to add one or two teaspoons to a glass of clean water. Mix it well and drink a full dose daily: it’s very important to make this part of your daily routine. Baking soda fights this condition by instantly stopping the production of stomach acid.

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We hope that this article will be useful for you.  We also hope that you put these tips into practice to take advantage of all the benefits that baking soda can offer to you and your family.