Baking soda had long been used for baking cake and cookies or to keep your refrigerator odor-free. However, of late a number of uses of baking soda have been discovered and it has been found to be extremely good for your health and household uses. Today, let us talk about some amazing health benefits of baking soda.
Treats heartburn –
Heartburn or acid reflux is caused when the acidic contents in the stomach get pushed up to the esophagus and lead to a burning sensation in the lower part of the chest. It might happen due to overeating or eating too spicy and oily food.
Baking soda is a great home remedy to treat acid reflux by neutralizing the stomach acid. Take a spoonful of baking soda and dissolve it in a glass of cold water. Drink it slowly to get relief.
Homemade whitening toothpaste –
There are a number of toothpaste available in the market that claims to whiten your teeth within a few uses. Instead, use baking soda to make natural toothpaste. Using baking soda directly on your teeth can cause abrasion and ruin your tooth enamel. You can add baking soda with your regular toothpaste to brush your teeth.
Make a paste of baking soda and water to brush your teeth once a week. This is your natural teeth whitener. It not only whitens your teeth but also kills bacteria and removes plaque.
Natural deodorant –
Unlike what you believe, human sweat is odorless and turns smelly because of bacterial overgrowth in your armpit. The next time you leave your house, pat some baking soda onto your armpits and notice the difference.
Relieves sunburns and itchy skin –
Baking soda is good for your skin too. It helps to soothe itches from bed bugs and bee stings. It also helps to relieve itching from sunburns. Try a baking soda bath to soothe your skin from uncomfortable situations.
Add 1-2 cups of baking soda in lukewarm water and take a bath thoroughly. Alternatively, you can also make a paste of baking soda with water and apply it on the affected area.
Natural hair cleanser –
If your hair has borne the brunt of too many hair products, it is time to cleanse it naturally. Use baking soda. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your favorite shampoo and rub it into your hair. Rinse as usual. Baking soda has ultra-cleansing properties and hence can be used to remove dirt, grit and other residual buildups due to hair products used.
Baking Soda is versatile and has multi-purpose use not just for your health but also for the household cleansing purpose. It is very easily available at your nearest local grocery store. So if you wish to whiten your teeth, don’t go to a dentist, instead grab a jar of baking soda for a natural teeth whitening product.