Baking Soda Advantages

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Best Healthy Benefits of Baking Soda: Heartburn Sour Stomach: Sodium bicarbonate has wonderful antacid properties you can relieve heartburn, sour stomach and indigestion with a quick shot of baking soda simply add ½ teaspoon to ½ glass (4 oz) of water every 2 hours. Dissolve completely in water and drink up. Cleans Toothbrushes and Combs and Hairbrushes: Sodium bicarbonate is a fantastic antiseptic, and it’s safe and easy to use on personal care items. You can mix a DIY cleanser 4 oz of water with 2 Tbsp of white vinegar and 2 tsp of sodium bicarbonate to create an amazing solution that cleans toothbrushes and combs and hairbrushes. For dry goods, sprinkle the powder directly on for deodorizing (for example, shoes). To Freshen Up Drawers…show more content…
Mix it with equal parts sea salt and add your favorite essential oil (lavender or jasmine are very calming.) Dry Shampoo: If you are out of dry shampoo or are on the run, baking soda can be a great pitch hitter. Sprinkle a dime-size amount or less, depending on how oily you are onto your hair. You can always add more, but you don’t want to use too much off the bat. Then, just comb, fluff, and enjoy. When I first started making my transition to natural cleaners and toxic-free personal care products I was amazed by how few ingredients I really needed. I also began to notice those few “super” team-players that seemed to show up everywhere: Coconut oil in many of my beauty products, lemons for added zing in my cleaning products, vinegar, castile soap, etc. But none seem to bring as much versatility as simple baking soda. There are so many uses for baking soda! Sodium bicarbonate, the official term for baking soda, helps regulate pH. If baking soda mixes with either an acid or an alkaline substance it has a neutralizing effect on…show more content…
It also has a gentle abrasive ability to help scrub. In a nutshell, the uses for baking soda are many: It deodorizes, neutralizes, and cleans all without the toxic mess of most commercial products. Ah, yeah. Relieve Skin Irritation: Add a cup of baking soda to bathwater to soften your skin and relieve skin irritations. Relieve Heartburn: Baking soda is a safe antacid. Learn more here. Relieve insect bites: Make a simple paste of water and baking soda and apply as a salve onto affected skin. Silver Flatware: Another simple paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water can be rubbed onto silver flatware with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry. And bask in the shine! Oven Cleaner: Sprinkle baking soda over the bottom surface of your oven. Spray with a water bottle to dampen the baking soda. Let this mixture sit over night and then scrub in the morning. Rinse thoroughly. To Clean

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