Wednesday, 9 October 2013

7 Natural Uses for Baking Soda

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Seven natural uses for baking soda 7 Natural Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is a common household substance with a host of natural (and unusual) uses. If you’ve only ever used baking soda in baking, try these natural uses:

1. Natural Oven Cleaning

Baking soda is the most effective natural oven cleaner I’ve ever used. Simply sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the oven, spray or sprinkle with water until it forms a paste and leave for several hours. Stuck on grease and burnt on food wipes right off..

 2. Homemade Deodorant

Baking soda and a few other natural ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter make an easy natural deodorant that works better than most commercial ones. 

3. Scouring Powder

Baking soda, borax and salt make an effective and natural scouring powder that takes even the toughest stains our of tubs and floors. 

4. Detox Baths

When combined with a couple of other ingredients, baking soda is a great addition to a detox bath that helps pull toxins from the body. This also helps relieve sunburn! Just add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a warm bath or combine with other ingredients for a detox bath.

5. Homemade Toothpaste

Baking soda is one of the ingredients in a simple homemade toothpaste that keeps teeth clean and smooth without being too abrasive. Here is the recipe for homemade toothpaste or homemade tooth powder.

6. Facial Scrub

A paste of baking soda and water makes a natural and gentle exfoliator for the face. Just make a paste by adding a little water to a tablespoon of water and massage in to the face for 10-20 seconds (gently) before rinsing with warm water.

7.  Natural Antacid

I have a relative who swears by 1/4 tsp of baking soda in a glass of water to neutralize heartburn or indigestion.