There are many old family secrets which are still useful for purposes, other than the obvious expected one. Baking Soda is made out of sodium and bicarbonate particles.
This ingredient is used mostly in cakes to help rise while cooking. Most of us have baking soda at home which can be used for multiple purposes, besides baking?
We have compiled 15 tips every woman should know about baking soda. Scroll down to take a look.
1. Natural Antacid
If you suffer from indigestion baking soda can reduce the acidic responses in your stomach, due to the presence of sodium bicarbonate. Stir one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of chilled water and drink.
2. Relieves Sunburns
Mix baking soda and water to make a paste then apply to reduce redness and aggravation from the sunburn.
3. A Good Deodorant
Baking soda has properties to help prevent body odour without using chemicals. Blend 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and a little bit of water. Apply under your arms.
4. Boosts Kidney Functioning
Baking soda can help patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) abstain from experiencing dialysis. It can drastically slow the advancement of this condition. Drink half tablespoon mixed in a soft drink for best results.
5. Reduces Muscle Pain and Fatigue
Baking Soda is a well-known enhancement for athletes because the body brings down the pH inside. Drink cold water by blending 1 tablespoon of baking soda into it.
6. Exfoliator For Skin
Baking soda helps remove dead skin cells. It is a phenomenal exfoliator and encourages growth of new cells. Dilute baking soda in water, dab cotton ball and apply twice every week for the best results.
7. Prevents Acne
Baking soda has calming properties that help with skin inflammation or breakouts. Mix baking soda into water and wash your face with the water each week.
8. Removes Dandruff
Baking Soda cleans the scalp. Blend with olive oil and apply to the scalp. Apply it on the scalp and leave it for 2 hours. Wash the hair with lukewarm water.
9. Soothes from Bug Bites
Baking Soda soothes insect bites. Make a paste with water and baking soda. Apply to bite and allow to dry. Apply every day until symptoms go away.
10. Mouth Wash
Baking Soda scrubs the teeth, gums, and tongue and can be used as a mouth wash. Mix half a tablespoon of soda in with water and rinse it. This will give you fresh breath.
11. Treats Ulcers
Ulcers are brought on from acidic foods which can be treated with baking soda. Apply baking soda over the ulcers and flush your mouth. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in water and swish in mouth to prevent from reoccurring.
12. Treats Hard Skin
Rub the skin with baking soda and water paste. Leave for 10 minutes before washing off with warm water. The results are visible instantly.
13. Hair Growth
Baking soda will get rid of dirt on the scalp and hair strands and also helps hair to grow longer. Mix equal parts of water and baking soda then apply to hair and scalp and rinse after a few minutes.
14. Refrigerator Smell
When a refrigerator smells take out all the food, unplug the fridge, and put baking soda on a plate. Leave it there until smell is removed.
15. Varnishes Jewelry
To remove discolouration from your silverware make a thick paste by blending blend water and baking soda together. Then apply with a wet wipe on the item and wash off.