Saturday, June 17, 2017

14 Surprising Uses Of Baking Soda :

It is often forgotten that the simplest remedies are sometimes the most effective. Here, baking soda! Given the list of its virtues, one wonders why it is not in all the medicine cabinets.

First precaution: do not confuse baking soda powder with "carbonate of soda", very useful for the household but not consumable! And even less with caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), which is extremely corrosive and toxic. Bicarbonate is sold in the salt department of supermarkets, or in pharmacy and in organic stores. And it's crazy what he has as virtues!


 
14 Surprising Uses Of Baking Soda :


1- It helps to digest  :

Are you suffering from heartburn? This unpleasant sensation is caused by too acid pH. Bicarbonate, with the alkaline chemical formula, regulates the acidity of the mucous membranes and relieves rapidly.
 

The recipe: dilute a teaspoon in a large glass of water. Drink slowly, even if the salty taste is not very pleasant. Attention to small "referrals", the chemical reaction will release CO2! This recipe also helps to manage the nausea and the aftermath of difficult festivals. 

Tip: if you love starchy foods, vegetables like cabbage, but digest them with difficulty, add a spoonful of bicarbonate to their cooking water. 

2- It relieves an insect bite or a small burn :

Mosquitoes, fleas, ticks ... baking soda can relieve the bites of these small animals.
 

The recipe: 
 to make a bite, make this paste, easy to apply: mix 2 to 3 measures of bicarbonate, 1 measure of water or sweet almond oil. Rub the stitched part. For stinging insects or ticks with heads under the skin, consult a pharmacist or doctor. Prevent sprinkling bicarbonate on animal carpets and cushions (1 to 2 tablespoons / m2) to discourage mites, fleas and ticks.For sunburn or superficial burns, make the same recipe on a compress, to apply on the skin, for a soothing effect. 

3- It fights the dental plaque : 
Bicarbonate is ideal for getting rid of food residue deposited between teeth and causing caries. By neutralizing the acids (as it does in the stomach), it allows to fight the dental plaque and refreshes the breath at the same time. It can be used as a mouthwash. In addition, it whitens teeth! 

The recipe: 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate in a glass of water. 

4- It relieves canker sores and gums : 

Sodium bicarbonate is also very effective in treating aching aphthae or gums. It soothes pain and helps heal. It is applied to the ulceration by putting sodium bicarbonate directly on the tip of the finger before coating the canker. In mouthwash, it is also advisable. 

The recipe: dilute one tablespoon of powder in half a cup of cold water. 

5- It treats mycoses : 

The antifungal effects of bicarbonate are notably recognized to treat mycoses. Just before putting on your stockings or socks, think about sprinkling the fungus of your feet. The powder will absorb moisture produced during the day. You can also do foot baths regularly. 

The recipe: dilute 4 tablespoons of bicarbonate in a liter of warm water and dip your feet for 15 minutes.Read also 5 recipes to take care of with thyme and test you have our quiz Coal of Bel, Biafine ... These cult products that treat us .

6- Bicarbonate purifies and disinfects: 

It purifies the hands : Wet your hands and rub them with bicarbonate, as you would with soap: they will be clean and soft. If you want to clean and whiten your nails before taking care, let them soak in a bowl of warm water with three tablespoons of bicarbonate.

 It disinfects :  We do not always think about it, but combs, brushes, manicure accessories and make-up brushes are nests with bacteria. For deep cleansing, let them soak overnight in the sink with 8 tablespoons of bicarbonate. Rinse them the next day.

7- Make a DIY exfoliator 
                          
Gently rub three parts baking soda and one parts water on your face in a soft, circular motion to remove dead skin. Just be careful around your eye area and rinse clean with warm water.

8- Prep your nails for a manicure :  

Use the same solution for smooth hands and fingers before painting your nails your favorite color. For polish-ready nails, dip a clean toothbrush into baking soda and scrub along your cuticles and nails to remove any imperfections.

9- Soothe sensitive skin post-shave 

Add one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of warm water for a soothing solution. Simply rub the mixture on your legs to alleviate razor burn fast.

10- Remove excess hair products :  

Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your favorite shampoo to remove buildup from shampoo, conditioner, serums, and other products. Wash as usual and rinse thoroughly for cleaner, more manageable hair.

11- Clean your styling tools 

The same way products build up on your scalp, they can also leave your brushes and combs pretty dirty. Soak them in a solution of one teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl of warm water to remove natural oils and build up. Rinse and dry.

12-  Use it as deodorant in a pinch 

End of the day and smelling less-than perfect? A quick dusting of baking soda under your arms will absorb your natural odor to leave you feeling fresh.

13- Whiten teeth :  

Baking soda is already an ingredient in many natural toothpaste alternatives. Simply wet your toothbrush and rub it in baking soda for fast toothpaste. However, baking soda does not include fluoride, which helps prevent cavities. Speak to your dentist before switching to a baking soda-based toothpaste.

14- Freshen up greasy hair 

Run out of dry shampoo? Sprinkle a bit of baking soda onto your roots to absorb excess oil. Brush through or rub in with fingers to distribute.

14 Surprising Uses Of Baking Soda :


Note: I remind you that in case of a real health problem, you should consult a doctor or other specialist. The remedies that are presented to you are brought to your attention and only indicative.

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