Baking soda is one of those things that can do pretty much anything. Whether you use it for cleaning, personal hygiene or natural remedies against colds and cancer, baking soda has many uses.
The many benefits of baking soda makes it a staple among households who are serious about living healthy and saving money! Some of the most helpful ways to use baking soda include:
1. Natural Deodorant
Mix a pinch of baking soda with water and apply the paste on your skin. It’s a lot cheaper and safer than store-bought deodorants that are filled with parabens and aluminum. You can also try this 3-ingredient recipe.
2. Insect Bites and Poison Ivy
Is your skin itchy? If it was caused by insect bites or poison ivy, using baking soda can help.
Simply mix it with water to make a paste and apply on affected regions. Baking soda helps relieve skin irritation by neutralizing toxins and irritants on your skin’s surface.
3. Heartburn, Indigestion, and Ulcer Pain
Baking soda can help relieve heartburn, indigestion and even ulcer pain.
Just take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda fully dissolved in half a glass of water. It’s incredibly effective!
However, make sure not to rely on this remedy every single day. Ingesting too much baking soda can cause an electrolyte imbalance. As always, too much of anything can be bad.
4. Foot Soak and Exfoliator
Add three tablespoons of baking soda to a tub of warm water for an invigorating foot soak.
You can also exfoliate your face and body by making a paste from three parts of baking soda combined with one part water. And because it’s so gentle, this is something you can do every day.
5. Relaxing Soak
Baking soda and apple cider make a wonderful spa-like bath for soaking. Add in some epsom salt or magnesium flakes to help detox and relax your whole body. This mixture will also help clean your tub and drain, at the same time!
6. Hand Cleanser
Want a quick and natural way to neutralize weird odors from your hands? Mix three parts baking soda with one part of water. Scrub gently on hands and rinse.
7. Splinter Removal
There’s no gentler way of getting a splinter out than by using baking soda.
Simply add a tablespoon of baking soda to a small glass of water, then soak the affected area twice a day.
Using this treatment will help the splinters come out on their own.
8. Sunburn Remedy
Use ½ cup of baking soda and mix it in lukewarm bathwater. Then let your body soak in the tub for natural relief.
9. Tooth and Gum Paste
If you’re concerned or believe that because baking soda is abrasive it will harm your teeth think again.
Commercially store-bought toothpaste are more abrasive in general than baking soda. (source)
The lower the number, the less enamel/dentin it is likely to be worn away. The higher the number – the more wear on your dentition.
|07||straight baking soda||Church & Dwight|
|08||Arm & Hammer Tooth Powder||Church & Dwight|
|30||Elmex Sensitive Plus||Elmex|
|35||Arm & Hammer Dental Care||Church & Dwight|
|42||Arm & Hammer Advance White Baking Soda Peroxide||Church & Dwight|
|44||Squigle Enamel Saver||Squigle|
|48||Arm & Hammer Dental Care Sensitive||Church & Dwight|
|49||Arm & Hammer Peroxicare Tartar Control||Church & Dwight|
|49||Tom’s of Maine Sensitive (given as 40’s)||Tom’s|
|52||Arm & Hammer Peroxicare Regular||Church & Dwight|
|53||Rembrandt Original (RDA)||Rembrandt|
|54||Arm & Hammer Dental Care PM Bold Mint||Church & Dwight|
|57||Tom’s of Maine Children’s, Wintermint (given as mid-50’s)||Tom’s|
|63||Rembrandt Mint (‘Heffernan RDA’)||Rembrandt|
|70||Arm & Hammer Advance White Sensitive||Church & Dwight|
|70||Colgate 2-in-1 Fresh Mint (given as 50-70)||Colgate-Palmolive|
|83||Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength||Colgate-Palmolive|
|93||Tom’s of Maine Regular (given as high 80’s low 90’s)||Squigle (Tom’s)|
|94||Plus White||Indiana study|
|95||Crest Regular (possibly 99)||P&G (P&G)|
|101||Natural White||Indiana study|
|103||Arm & Hammer Sensation||Church & Dwight|
|104||Sensodyne Extra Whitening||Colgate-Palmolive|
|106||Colgate Platinum||Indiana study|
|106||Arm & Hammer Advance White Paste||Church & Dwight|
|107||Crest Sensitivity Protection||Colgate-Palmolive|
|110||Amway Glister (given as upper bound)||Patent US06174515|
|113||Aquafresh Whitening||Indiana study|
|117||Arm & Hammer Advance White Gel||Church & Dwight|
|117||Arm & Hammer Sensation Tartar Control||Church & Dwight|
|120||Close-Up with Baking Soda (canadian)||Unilever|
|124||Colgate Whitening||Indiana study|
|130||Crest Extra Whitening||Indiana study|
|133||Ultra brite (or 120-140)||Indiana study (or Colgate-Palmolive)|
|144||Crest MultiCare Whitening||P&G|
|145||Ultra brite Advanced Whitening Formula||P&G|
|145||Colgate Baking Sode & Peroxide Whitening (given as 135-145)||Colgate-Palmolive|
|150||Pepsodent (given as upper bound)||Unilever|
|165||Colgate Tartar Control (given as 155-165)||Colgate-Palmolive|
|168||Arm & Hammer Dental Care PM Fresh Mint||Church & Dwight|
|200||Colgate 2-in-1 Tartar Control/Whitening or Icy Blast/Whitening (given as 190-200)||Colgate-Palmolive|
Baking soda has a mild abrasive action that helps to remove plaque and polish, clean, and deodorize your teeth.
Baking soda also has antibacterial activity and has been found to kill Streptococcus mutans bacteria – a significant contributor to tooth decay.
For an incredibly effective tooth and gum paste try this recipe here.
More Benefits of Baking Soda
This is how one man cured his cancer using baking soda.
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