Popular home remedies using baking soda


With its quite affordable cost and ease of use, sodium bicarbonate offers endless possibilities for dealing with everyday problems without resorting to convoluted chemicals. Here are some ideas that you may not have heard of before.


1. Soothe bee stings

Weather Underground's DataPilot says baking soda is a total lifesaver for bee and wasp stings. While the exact science is not entirely known, DataPilot theorizes that the alkaline properties of baking soda fight formic acid in the wound while helping to remove the foreign contaminant.


2. Eliminate shards

A similar mixture of baking soda and water can also work as a stretching agent, according to Mercola, so it's great for removing unwanted intruders from the surface of your flesh, such as splinters.


3. No more sweating

A little baking soda and water can also be used to ward off perspiration and unpleasant odors. This will help keep your armpits dry - like regular powdered deodorant products, but with fewer chemicals.


4. Treat your feet

Three tablespoons of baking soda added to water can make the feet soak that is both relaxing and energizing, explains Care2. Be sure to gently massage your feet in the water for best results. You can also try it on a larger scale and take a baking soda bath for your whole body to enjoy.


5. Cool burn

 To refresh your skin, trying a bath like one above. Join a 1/2 cup baking soda to a tub lukewarm water will working wonders. Trying air-drying rather than utilize a towel time you're done, recommends Mercola. It may take longer to dry, but the effects of the treatment will be much stronger.


6. The discomfort is gone

This one is a little better known: baking soda is an excellent antacid. Heartburn and a sour stomach can usually be cured by taking a glass of cold water with 1 or 2 teaspoons of baking soda, according to the Mayo Clinic. Because this involves the ingestion of significant amounts of the product, it is recommended that you see a doctor if you make it part of your daily routine.


7. Give your shampoo a sidekick

Baking soda is great when used with your shampoo. Mix the two for better cleaning. Your shampoo will be able to provide you with shinier hair because the baking soda will do most of the cleaning itself, notes Care2. Likewise, dipping your brushes and combs in a mixture of baking soda and water will allow them to do wonders for your hair, degreasing them as you comb them. Make sure to rinse off after.