Even from the times of Ancient Egypt, people were aware of the benefits of using baking soda. For so many centuries, women from all around the world used baking soda in many ways, and here, in this article, you will learn about the most popular 15 uses.
We all have baking soda in our kitchen, but is it used just for baking? Baking soda is cheap, and it can be used for more things that are just baking a pie or heartburn. On the list of products that you should always have, baking soda would probably be on the top.
This product is available to everyone. It helps throughout the home, maintaining personal hygiene, dealing with insects, etc. Shortly, everything is easier when you use baking soda.
Using purchased cleaners at your home is dangerous for your health and the environment. To maintain the hygiene in your home, you should immediately start using baking soda.
Did you know that you can use it for cosmetic purposes as well? Yes, you can use baking soda to clean your skin and hair, to whiten your teeth, for stretch marks, etc. Below, we offer you a list of 15 methods in which you can use it.
1. Insect Bites
If an insect bites you, you should make a paste using water and baking soda, and apply it to your skin in order to relieve the itchiness.
2. Natural Deodorant
Avoid using chemical deodorants and go for natural ones such as the one with baking soda. Make a mixture of baking soda and water, and put it in a container. You can apply it to your underarm area. Also, you can use this to remove feet odor.
3. Ease Heartburn
If you have heartburn, you can use baking soda to relieve it. Make a drink of half a glass of water and one teaspoon of baking soda. Also, you can add a little bit of baking soda to your milk and drink it.
Here is one more recipe: Mix a hundred milliliters of water with a quarter teaspoon of baking soda, a quarter teaspoon of citric acid or lemon juice, and half a spoon of sugar.
4. Hair Remedy
If you want your hair to grow faster, you should make a mixture of nine tablespoons of water with three tablespoons of baking soda. Put this mixture in an applicator bottle and then apply it on the root of your hair.
Massage your scalp. Then, massage your scalp again with a mixture of ACV and water. You will notice your hair becoming long, healthy, and shiny.
You can make a paste from baking soda and water and scrub your skin. Baking soda can fight against blackheads and wrinkles, even tarnished skin.
6. Bad Breath
If you your breath is not nice, you can make a mixture of two teaspoons of baking soda with lime, and ½ cup of water. Wash your mouth with this mixture. Also, you can make a mixture of water with three or four tablespoons of baking soda.
7. Stretch Marks
If you massage your body regularly with this mixture, you will notice your tissue regenerating faster. For the mixture, you need three tablespoons of baking soda and a juice of ½ a lemon.
8. Thick Skin
If you soak your feet a few times per week in water with baking soda, you will prevent your skin from getting rough. Also, you can remove bad smell from your hands if you rub them with baking soda.
9. Remove Stains
Make a mixture of one part water and one part vinegar. Make a paste of three parts baking soda with one part hydrogen peroxide. Then, you should spray the liquid you have prepared on the area between your tiles, and then scrub with the paste.
Note: Test this mixture in an invisible area first to make sure it is okay.
Yes, you can bring back the old shine to your old jewelry. Make a mixture of three teaspoons of baking soda with one teaspoon of water. Take a toothbrush and brush your jewels. Finally, wash them with cold water.
11. Remove Fridge Smell
If you want to remove the bad odor from your fridge, take a glass, fill it baking soda, and leave it on one shelf for a few days.
12. Soothe Sunburn
If you got a sunburn, you could use baking soda as a remedy. Add one cup of baking soda to your bath.
Baking soda is also useful for an abscess treatment. You can make a mixture of one tsp. of salt, one tsp. of baking soda, and one glass of warm water, and soak the affected area for about 15 to 20 minutes two times a day.
14. Get Whiter Teeth
Even though baking soda can whiten your teeth, you should not use it too often. The simplest way to whiten your teeth is to add a little bit of baking soda to your toothbrush and brush your teeth as always.
15. Soften Your Beans and Peas
If you want your beans and peas to be softer, you can add a little bit of baking soda to your pan.
As you can see, this cheap product can be used for so many purposes. Use it wisely.
These remedies are traditional Grandmother’s-Remedies that have been used for hundreds of years. Although there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, our Grandmothers swear by it.