Baking soda has been around since ancient Egyptian times for creating beauty remedies and making wellness remedies to treat common health ailments. Today, it is useful for naturally cleaning homes, creating baked goods, ridding bad odors away, easing common health ailments and still for several beautifying purposes. If you are wondering, what ways you could use baking soda in your daily life the tips below should help you get started.
As soon as allergy season hits or the cold and flu plague you with chronic sneezing, nasal congestion and the constant sniffles baking soda is a remedy that can help bring relief. This is because baking soda acts as a natural decongestant.
- All you have to do to use it as one is combine a cup of warm water with a ½-teaspoon of sea salt and ½ teaspoon of baking soda inside a neti pot and rinse your nasal passages out with the mixture.
Whenever the digestive system is feeling ill from indigestion or heartburn a small glass of baking soda water can help bring optimal relief.
- Simply combine a ½ teaspoon of baking soda with two cups of warm water and drink the mixture down.
The reason baking soda works well for relieving digestive discomforts and heartburn is because it balances the acids out in the digestive tract with it’s natural anti-acid relieving properties.
Gentle Skin Soother
The skin can become itchy with rashes due to poison ivy or the chicken pox, spotted with bug bites, red and sore from sunburn, plagued with acne, and baking soda can help bring optimal comfort. This is because baking soda contains medicinal properties that relieve itching, reduce inflammation and swelling, relieve clogged pores and cool the skin.
- Just fill up a bath with warm water and add in a few cups of baking soda. Then soak in the baking soda bath for as long as you can to help bring relief and comfort back to the skin. A baking soda bath is also excellent for treating body acne, softening dry skin and reducing inflamed eczema spots.
Anytime bad breathe is wrecking havoc in your mouth it’s time to rinse your mouth out with a baking soda water solution. If you need to whiten your teeth, dip a wet toothbrush into some baking soda and brush your teeth with it for naturally whiter teeth. When a canker sore pops up or the gums or sore, again make a mouthwash solution and rinse your mouth out with some warm water and baking soda a few times a day to aid in healing. If you don’t like the way baking soda taste in a homemade oral rinse simply add in a few drops of peppermint or cinnamon oil to help create a please flavor.
Natural Hair Treatment
Sometimes your hair can become weighed down by hair styling product build-up, but this can be fixed with a baking soda rinse.
- All you have to do is combined a few teaspoons of baking soda into a pint of warm water and pour the rinse over your hair in the shower. After, all the rinse to stay in the hair for a few minutes before rinsing it out. Once the rinse is rinsed out your hair will be super soft and shiny again.
If you have smelly armpits it is time to create a deodorizing powder with a ½ cup of baking soda, ½ cup of cornstarch and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to apply under the arm to relieve the stinky odor.
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