Every home owns baking soda. Its amazing properties can be used for many different things. Even though we mostly use it when we bake something, baking soda can be used for some health issues or as a cleaning agent.
This household item is amazing because it isn’t toxic like many chemicals that can be found in the stores, so it won’t harm your health. Here is how you can use baking soda besides for cooking:
Relieves insect bites and stings
The alkaline properties found in baking soda can soothe any insect stings and bites. Baking soda can fight the acids from the bites and give you instant relief. All you need to do is mix water with some baking soda and apply the paste on the affected area so you can treat the problem instantly.
If you unfortunately ended with a splinter in your hands or feet, don’t worry because baking soda can save you. You should again mix the baking soda with some water and apply the paste on that area. The baking soda mixture will draw out the splinter to the surface and you won’t have problems removing it.
Eliminates sweating and body odor
If you are concerned with body odor and you want to use something natural for this issue, you should rub some baking soda paste on your armpits and you won’t notice any bad smell!
If you have a bad sunburn you can make a relaxing bath by including ½ cup of baking soda in the bath tub and afterwards soak yourself in it. You will get an instant relief.
Treats your feet
You can soak the feet in a foot bath with baking soda, and your skin will instantly become smoother and softer.
A great shampoo
If you want to make your hair and scalp cleaner, you can add some baking soda in your everyday shampoo. By doing this, you will regulate the pH balance on your scalp and make your hair less greasy.
Treats stomach discomfort
If your concern is a heartburn or an acid reflux, you can add 1 tsp. of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it for an instant relief.