Here’s What You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Baking Soda (From Fighting Heartburn To Cancer)

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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baking soda remediesBaking 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.

07straight baking sodaChurch & Dwight
08Arm & Hammer Tooth PowderChurch & Dwight
30Elmex Sensitive PlusElmex
35Arm & Hammer Dental CareChurch & Dwight
42Arm & Hammer Advance White Baking Soda PeroxideChurch & Dwight
44Squigle Enamel SaverSquigle
48Arm & Hammer Dental Care SensitiveChurch & Dwight
49Arm & Hammer Peroxicare Tartar ControlChurch & Dwight
49Tom’s of Maine Sensitive (given as 40’s)Tom’s
52Arm & Hammer Peroxicare RegularChurch & Dwight
53Rembrandt Original (RDA)Rembrandt
54Arm & Hammer Dental Care PM Bold MintChurch & Dwight
57Tom’s of Maine Children’s, Wintermint (given as mid-50’s)Tom’s
63Rembrandt Mint (‘Heffernan RDA’)Rembrandt
68Colgate RegularColgate-Palmolive
70Colgate TotalColgate-Palmolive
70Arm & Hammer Advance White SensitiveChurch & Dwight
70Colgate 2-in-1 Fresh Mint (given as 50-70)Colgate-Palmolive
83Colgate Sensitive Maximum StrengthColgate-Palmolive
91Aquafresh SensitiveColgate-Palmolive
93Tom’s of Maine Regular (given as high 80’s low 90’s)Squigle (Tom’s)
94Rembrandt PlusRembrandt
94Plus WhiteIndiana study
95Crest Regular (possibly 99)P&G (P&G)
101Natural WhiteIndiana study
103Arm & Hammer SensationChurch & Dwight
104Sensodyne Extra WhiteningColgate-Palmolive
106Colgate PlatinumIndiana study
106Arm & Hammer Advance White PasteChurch & Dwight
107Crest Sensitivity ProtectionColgate-Palmolive
110Colgate HerbalColgate-Palmolive
110Amway Glister (given as upper bound)Patent US06174515
113Aquafresh WhiteningIndiana study
117Arm & Hammer Advance White GelChurch & Dwight
117Arm & Hammer Sensation Tartar ControlChurch & Dwight
120Close-Up with Baking Soda (canadian)Unilever
124Colgate WhiteningIndiana study
130Crest Extra WhiteningIndiana study
133Ultra brite (or 120-140)Indiana study (or Colgate-Palmolive)
144Crest MultiCare WhiteningP&G
145Ultra brite Advanced Whitening FormulaP&G
145Colgate Baking Sode & Peroxide Whitening (given as 135-145)Colgate-Palmolive
150Pepsodent (given as upper bound)Unilever
165Colgate Tartar Control (given as 155-165)Colgate-Palmolive
168Arm & Hammer Dental Care PM Fresh MintChurch & Dwight
200Colgate 2-in-1 Tartar Control/Whitening or Icy Blast/Whitening (given as 190-200)Colgate-Palmolive
200recommended limitFDA
250recommended limitADA

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.

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