Baking soda or also know as sodium bicarbonate is a white powder that has an alkaline and salty taste. It is composed of bicarbonate and sodium ions.
We all know that this amazing powder has a number of benefits, so today we will present you some of them.
- Feet odor and Body odor
Sodium bicarbonate has the ability to react with substances that have strong acid or base pH by neutralizing the particles, thus making them less acidic.
Instead of using those deodorants full of chemicals, you should make you own natural one by mixing Shea butter, extra virgin coconut oil, baking soda, arrowroot powder (or cornstarch), and 1-2 drops of essential oil by your choice. Also you can use the same mixture to remove the feet odor.
- Bee stings
If a person gets a bee or wasp sting, there is venom which is being released through the stinger into the skin. So, if you are allergic to bees, you should clean the area with water and soap and apply a mixture of baking soda and water so you can break down the venom and relieve the itchiness of your skin.
- Alkalizing pH
This can help in the treatment of cancer of digestive tract, as well as rectal, colon, throat, and intestine cancer. Cancer cells can’t thrive in an alkaline environment. People who weight around 170 pounds are recommended to take 4-6 teaspoons of baking soda a day for general detoxification and maintenance.
1-2 teaspoons of baking soda are enough in order to maintain a pH level of 7.4. But, the pH level of the body has to be 8.5 for a few days so you can force cancer to die. When the test results show that cancer is gone, you should reduce the intake of baking soda, and the pH levels should be 7.4.
- Teeth whitener and oral health
Compared with non-baking soda toothpaste, toothpaste that contain baking soda can enhance the removal of plaque more effectively. In order to whiten your teeth naturally, you should mash one ripe strawberry and mix it with 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda.
Apply the mixture on your teeth and leave it to act for 5 minutes. Afterward, brush your teeth and rinse well. This procedure should not be repeated more than once a week because it can damage the tooth enamel. This will eliminate bacteria as well.
- Acid reflux, heart burn, and stomach pain
Baking soda has the ability to neutralize excess acid which can cause a great discomfort. You should dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of water and consume it every 2 hours.
Note: Don’t take more than 7 half teaspoon within24 hours, or 3 half teaspoon if you are above 60).
Make sure not to squeeze it because it may force the piece enter deeply inside or break into smaller pieces. Gently wash and dry your skin. Mix ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and water in order to make a thick paste. Add the mixture on the affected area and make sure to secure it with a bandage.
The baking soda will push the splinter out. After 24 hours, remove the bandage and pull out the splinter with tweezers and don’t forget to apply antiseptic cream.
You should mix baking soda and water, add the mixture to a cool compress and apply it on the burn. Or, also you can add ½ cup of baking soda to lukewarm water and soak in the tub for 20 minutes in order to calm the skin and heal the sunburn.