- co-author: Kawadah
It is the beginning of spring and time to rid our homes of many ingredients before Passover begins. Well Baking Soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is an ingredient that needs to be thrown out of our homes before Passover because it is used as a rising agent. Before just throwing it out, we may want to consider utilizing baking soda or sodium bicarbonate for the health benefits it provides.
Here is a list of healthy baking soda remedies:
Prevents Fungus Growth – Mix 2 parts baking soda with 1 part lemon juice and rub on any itchy area of the hands, feet, or scalp that may be subject to fungal growth.
Removes all Dandruff Immediately – Mix with your favorite shampoo, apply to the scalp in sections and rub gently.
Exfoliates Dead Skin Cells – Mix two parts baking soda with 1 part Aloe Vera gel, then rub on clean dry skin in a circular motion.
Removes Tongue Plaque – Apply a thin coat to your tongue, then use your tooth brush to brush it off your tongue then rinse.
Alkalizes the Internal Body – Put a teaspoon of Baking soda in an 8 ounce glass of water and drink at the beginning signs of an overly acid internal body.
Absorbs Musty Smells Instantly – Rub a small amount under arms or put some in boots or running shoes; anywhere there is a musty odor.
Very surprising that Sodium Bicarbonate can be used to balance PH levels within the body. Now we can add “alkalize sthe body” to our list of other uses Baking Soda has.
When it comes to cleaning we want something that works well for removing bacteria, but that’s gentle and safe. The fumes of cleaners are dangerously pungent, and when inhaled, is toxic to us all. Conventional cleansers can expose us to multiple chemicals linked to asthma, cancer and other documented health problems. Even the ingredients of personal care products have been found to be harmful to us as well. If you are looking for a natural, yet affordable replacement, baking soda can do the job that most conventional cleaners and personal care products can do. Below is a list of other baking soda uses.
- Tooth Paste and Mouth Wash (whitens teeth)
- Soak Oral Appliance
- Use as an Antacid
- Treat Insect Bites & Itchy Skin
- Hand Cleanser and Softener
- Make a Bath Soak
- Make a Surface Soft Scrub
- Hand wash Dishes and Pots & Pans
- Freshen Sponges
- Clean the Microwave and other Appliances
- Polish Silver Flatware
- Clean Coffee and Tea Pots
- Clean Floors (besides vinegar)
- Boost Your Liquid Laundry Detergent (helps make white clothing whiter and colors brighter)
- Remove Oil and Grease Stains
- Cleans Batteries Corrosion
- Cleans Cars
- Cutting Boards
- Trash Can
- Dishwashers (and cleans)
- Garbage Disposals
- Lunch boxes
- Cat box
- Pet bedding
- Camping needs (It’s a dish washer, pot scrubber, hand cleanser, deodorant, toothpaste, fire extinguisher and many other uses)
- Septic care
I hope you can find Sodium Bicarbonate as useful as I have! Also, if you so decide to try baking soda in place of one of your conventional cleaners, or if you have another use for it, please share!