Baking Soda For Your Health
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Many of us have used baking soda to clean things around the house. You might not realize, though, just how versatile it can be. For example, here are some of the many medical benefits of using this magical substance.
To begin with, it can be great for relieving upset stomachs or heartburn. The exact amount to use is up for debate. Some people use a teaspoon a couple times a day. Others use a half of a teaspoon. However, it’s not toxic, so a little extra won’t hurt.
Baking soda in bath water is also great. It can reduce skin bacteria and neutralize odors, for one thing. Also, though, it can soften the skin and relieve some of the symptoms of some skin conditions, like eczema. It can also reduce the itchy feeling that comes along with chicken pox.
A baking soda and warm water bath can also reduce the pain of bee stings, but only if you aren’t allergic to the bee stings. People with severe allergies should take their medications or get to the hospital right away.
Additionally, if you use a lot of hair spray, you know that it can be a real pain to get out. The same can be said of trying to get rid of make up.
Baking soda mixed with water is a great makeup remover and, when mixed in your shampoo, can also remove old gel and hair spray quickly and easily. So, a box of the substance is one of the best investments that you could ever make.
Some Quick Baking Soda Tips
– This type tooth whitening is extremely effective. It delivers impressive whitening results when compared to other kits on the market.
– It doesn’t cost a small (or large) fortune to use. All you really need is baking soda, salt, and water to make a very effective tooth whitening paste.
Apply it after brushing your teeth one every two weeks and you’ll be wowed by the results.
– Freshen your breath
Mix 1 tsp of baking soda in a glass of water. Swish, spit, and rinse. Easy mouth wash that neutralizes odors.
– Make your own deodorant
Some people will just sprinkle on baking soda as a natural deodorant. For my sensitive skin this is too much, but it is a key ingredient in my deodorant recipe that I love.
– Gently exfoliate
Here’s a simple way to gently get rid of dead skin: Mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part water. Rub gently in a circular motion and then rinse clean.
– 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.