33 Surprising Baking Soda  Uses & Remedies

33 Surprising Baking Soda Uses & Remedies

Baking soda is a great tool for cleaning and removing stains, but there
are many health benefits associated with the use of baking soda, too.
Some of the most common baking soda benefits include:

  • Eases stomach pain
  • Helps with digestive issues
  • Relieves bloating and gas
  • Fights off diseases
  • Neutralizes acid
  • Kills fungi, mold and parasites
  • Minimizes cough and sore throat
  • Reduces the duration of cold and flu
  • Helps pH balance
  • Reduces the symptoms of gout
  • Promotes kidney health
  • Treats urinary tract infections
  • Reduces muscle pain and fatigue

Here are the top 33 uses for baking soda:

Baking Soda Uses: SKIN & HAIR

  1. Natural Deodorant – Create your own deodorant by mixing a teaspoon of baking
    soda with enough water to create a milky paste, then rub it under your underarms or
    even on your feet.
  2. Face Exfoliator – Remove dry skin from your face by creating your own baking
    soda exfoliate. Combine one teaspoon of baking soda with half a cup of water and rub
    it on your face in a circular motion, then rinse.
  3. Hand Softener – To scrub away dirt and odors, mix baking soda with warm water
    and rub it on your hands. This natural scrub will leave your hands clean and soft.
  4. Feet Soother – Create your own foot bath with a tablespoon of baking soda and
    warm water. The baking soda will remove bacteria and odors, and it will help to
    prevent toenail fungus.
  5. Itchy Skin Relief – Baking soda can help to reduce discomfort from sunburn,
    allergic rashes, and skin affected by poison ivy or poison oak. Mix a teaspoon with
    some water to create a paste – then rub it on your skin.
  6. Splinter Removal – Splinters will come out naturally after a few days of soaking it
    in baking soda (use a mix that includes a tablespoon of baking soda and warm water).
    Soak the affected area twice a day.
  7. Bug Bite Soother – Rub baking soda on your bug bite to relieve the itching. Create
    a paste with a teaspoon of baking soda and water. Keep applying the paste – about
    three times a day until the bite dissipates.
  8. Sunburn Relief – Your fragile sunburned skin will benefit from soaking in a
    mixture of baking soda and water. Draw a warm bath and add half a cup of baking
    soda; you can also mix baking soda into your favorite body lotion.

Baking Soda Uses: HAIR & TEETH

  1. Hair Cleanser – Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo and rub it into
    your hair. This is a great way to remove dirt and oil, or residue that is left over from
    hair products.
  2. Brush and Comb Cleaner – You don’t want to use harmful chemicals in your
    hair products, so use baking soda to clean your brushes or combs. Take advantage of
    this baking soda benefit by creating a natural paste by combining two teaspoons of
    baking soda with one cup of water. Rub the paste into your hair product and then rinse.
  3. Homemade Toothpaste – Baking soda is known to increase plaque removal —
    that is why it’s commonly used in toothpaste. Straight baking soda has abrasive
    qualities, and over time it may wear away enamel. Instead, to keep fresh breath, you
    can add baking soda to your toothpaste or just dip your toothbrush in baking soda a
    few times a week. (1)
  4. Teeth Whitener – To keep your teeth looking pearly white, create your own paste
    with a teaspoon of baking soda and water. Once a week, rub the paste onto your teeth,
    let it sit for five minutes, and then rinse your mouth. (2)

Baking Soda Uses: NATURAL HEALTH

  1. Heartburn and Indigestion Relief – Baking soda is a cost-effective way to reduce
    heartburn and indigestion, as opposed to other options like Tums and Rolaids, which
    also contain bicarbonate. Simply add half a teaspoon of baking powder to two cups of
    water. An hour after eating, drink this mixture to gain some relief.
  2. Cancer Prevention – Baking soda is known to increase the pH of acidic tumors
    without affecting the pH balance of healthy tissues and the blood. When you have a
    pH imbalance, unhealthy organisms are able to flourish, which damages tissues and
    organs, and compromises the immune system. Baking soda consumption can be used
    as a means of nutritional and immune support for people with cancer.
  3. Exercise Enhancer – The baking soda benefits can change your exercise routine,
    too. It has the power to absorb the lactic acid that builds up in muscles during vigorous
    workouts, which can delay fatigue and enhance your athletic performance. You can
    consume baking soda by drinking a teaspoon with water.
  4. Improve Kidney Function – As an alkaline substance, baking soda buffers acids
    in the body and helps to keep pH levels balanced. Low-functioning kidneys have a
    hard time removing acid from the body, so consuming baking soda will help with just
    that.
  5. Reduce Ulcer Pain – Because baking soda neutralizes stomach acid, it’s the
    perfect remedy for ulcers. Drink a glass of water with 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda to
    relieve symptoms.

Baking Soda Uses: HOME

  1. Natural Kitchen Scrub – Sprinkle baking soda on the surfaces in your kitchen
    and use a sponge or rag to scrub. You can even add lemon, lavender or peppermint
    essential oil to add a natural and healing fragrance to this DIY cleaning product.
  2. Pots and Pans Cleaner – Baking soda can be used to hand wash pots and pans,
    and it won’t hurt these valuables either. Just let them soak in baking soda for 15-20
    minutes … the grease, grim or food will come right off.
  3. Carpet Cleaner – Many carpet cleaners include chemicals that can be harmful to
    your pets or children, so use baking soda to give your carpet a good cleaning instead.
    Sprinkle your carpet with baking soda; let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and then vacuum.
  4. Gentle Baby Clothes Cleanser – Baking soda can be used as a natural cleanser
    and even a fabric softener. It’s the perfect way to clean baby clothes — just add one
    cup to your laundry load.
  5. Fruit and Veggie Scrub – Make your own natural scrub by adding a teaspoon of
    baking soda to water. The pasty mixture is a perfect way to remove bacteria from your
    fruits and veggies.
  6. Silverware Cleaner – Create a paste that is three parts baking soda and one part
    water. Rub the paste onto your silverware and let it sit in a large tray or bowl. After
    15-20 minutes, rinse the silverware.
  7. Microwave Cleaner – Don’t use harmful chemicals to clean your microwave;
    instead, just add a teaspoon of baking soda to a damp rag. This combination will wipe
    away food and grease easily.
  8. Drain Cleaner – Mix baking soda with apple cider vinegar to create your own
    drain cleaner. This is a much safer option than the harmful chemicals that are typically
    used to clear drains. Let the combination bubble for 15 minutes, then rinse it with hot
    water.
  9. Dish-Washer Helper – Add baking soda to your regular dish washing cycle; this
    will help to eliminate unwanted grease and grime that builds up on your dishes.
  10. Fire Extinguisher – If you experience a minor grease fire in your kitchen, you can
    use baking soda to put it out. Pour baking soda on the fire and it will stifle the flames
    instantly.
  11. Shoe Deodorizer – Can’t get that smell out of your shoes? Sprinkle baking soda
    inside your shoes and the smell will clear up within minutes.
  12. Coffee and Tea Pot Cleaner – To remove coffee stains and funky tastes from
    your coffee or tea pot, make this quick mixture: one-fourth cup of baking soda with
    one quart of warm water. Rub the mixture on and in your pots; if you are battling
    tough stains, let it sit for a few hours first and then rinse.
  13. Shower-Curtain Cleaner – Get rid of those stains that show up on showercurtains by rubbing baking soda onto them. Add a little water and the grime will be
    gone shortly.
  14. Closet Freshener – To keep your closet smelling clean and fresh, place a box or
    cup of baking soda inside.
  15. Wash Your Car – Ever hear of a baking soda car wash? Because baking soda
    easily removes grease and dirt, it’s the perfect ingredient for the ultimate car cleaning.
    Create a paste with one-fourth cup of baking soda with one cup of warm water. With a
    sponge or rag, rub the paste onto your car (tires, lights, seats, windows) and then rinse.
    Or dilute in a gallon of water to remove dirt and grime off your paint as well — just
    make sure to thoroughly dissolve as baking soda is abrasive in its powdered state.
  16. Kitty-Litter Deodorizer – To keep your cat box smelling as fresh as possible,
    cover the bottom of the box with baking soda first, and then fill it in with kitty litter as
    usual. After cleaning out the liter, give the box a quick refresher by sprinkling baking
    soda on top.

*This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Josh Axe, and is for informational and
educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the
place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. Readers of this content
are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific
health questions. Neither the author or publisher of this content takes responsibility for
possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the
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taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians
before beginning any nutrition or supplement or lifestyle program.

Note: References for this content can be found at draxe.com

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