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Whenever we heard about baking soda, the first thing comes in our mind is that it comes in the way of eating. But there are great Benefits of Baking soda for skin and body too, it is also known as sodium bicarbonate so don’t get confused when someone asked for sodium bicarbonate because it is another name of Baking soda. Although it has many different names but most of the people call these two names only. It is used in various types of recipes because it doesn’t harm to our health.
But remember one thing that, never consume baking soda in excess amount because baking soda contains high amount of sodium which may effect to your health. It is less costly and is easily affordable. Instead of using it for cooking purpose you can also use baking soda for various home remedies. So let’s see below what are those beneficial home remedies.
Benefits of Baking soda for skin and body are as follows -:
1) To remove sun burn
Take 2 tsp. of Baking soda and add few tsp. of water in it to make its paste. Apply this paste to your affected area and leave it until it dries completely. Then rinse it off using normal water. You can also take half cup of Baking soda and mix it in your bath tub for soothing purpose. Repeat this process 3 day in a week; it will really help you to remove sun burn.
2) To make your teeth white
Take 1 tsp. of Baking soda and add few drops of water in it to make its paste. Apply this paste on your teeth as you do regular brushing, brush for 3-4 minutes and then gargle with normal water. Use this remedy 3 times in a week; this remedy will make your teeth white.
3) For digestion
If you had taken large meal and your food is not digesting properly then for this problem, take 1 tsp. of Baking soda and mix it with one glass of water. Drink this mixture one time a day, as baking soda acts as an antacid and equalizes the amount of acid and base in your stomach. So, whenever you suffer from this problem always use baking soda because it has a property of antacid.
4) To remove pimples
Take required amount of Baking soda and add little amount of water in it to make its paste. Apply this paste on your pimples and all over your face, keep it until it dries completely and then rinse it off using normal water. Repeat this remedy daily until your pimples gets reduce.
5) To remove under arm odour
Take 2 tsp. of Baking soda, add little amount of water in it and make its paste. Apply this paste on your under arm and let it stay until it dries completely and then wash it off. Follow this process daily one time, it will definitely help you to reduce your under arm odour.
Take 1 tsp. of Baking soda and add few drops of water in it to make its paste. Apply this paste on your blackheads and wait for 15 minutes. Wash it off using normal water. Repeating this process daily will help you to remove blackheads.
7) To prevent cancer
Take 3 tsp. of Baking soda and 3 tsp. of honey. Mix both well by adding sufficient amount of water and then consume this mixture. Using this remedy 4 times in a week you will help you to prevent cancer.
8) To reduce ulcer pain
Take 1 tsp. of Baking soda and add one glass of water in it. Mix it well. Drink this mixture2 times in a week, it will help to reduce your ulcer pain.
Take 2 tsp. of Baking soda and add few drops of rose water in it to make its paste. Apply this paste to your face, leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse it off using lukewarm water. Don’t forget to use moisturizer cream after using this remedy. Repeat this process 3 times in a week and you will observe that your skin is becoming fair.
10) To fix oily hair
Take 1 tsp. of baking soda and add little amount of water in it. Apply this paste to your dry hair, leave it for 6-7 minutes and then rinse it off using normal water. Use this remedy only two times in a month; it will help you to get rid of oily hair.
11) To reduce fat
Take 1 tsp. of Baking soda and one glass of water and then squeeze one lemon into it. Consume this mixture in empty stomach before breakfast. It will help you to lose your weight faster.
12) For hair growth
Take 1 tsp. of Baking soda and mix it with 6 tsp. of water. Apply this mixture directly to your hair, leave it for few minutes and then wash it off using lukewarm water. This will help you to make your hair long and strong too.
13) To wash your hair comb
Take 1 tsp. of Baking soda and add some amount of water in it. Then wash your comb with the help of this mixture. Baking soda will help to remove dirt of your hair comb.
14) To reduce pain when bees bite
Take 1 tsp. of Baking soda and add few drops of water in it to make its paste. Now apply this paste to your affected area, keep it until it gets dry completely and then rinse it off using normal water. Baking soda will help you to release the pain.
15) To prevent skin irritation
Baking soda is very good in treating skin problems. Take 4 tsp. of baking soda, mix it in your bath tub and take a bath. Repeat this process 3 times in a week, it will prevent skin irritation.
16) For soft feet
Baking soda softens your feet and also lightens skin tone. Take 2-3 tsp. of baking soda, mix it in small tub full of warm water and put your feet inside. Let it stay until the water gets cool and then use towel. Use this remedy daily, this remedy will make your feet soft.
17) For moping and cleaning floors
Baking soda is a very good cleansing agent. Take 2-3 tsp. of baking soda and mix it in your water tub. Now mop the floor with this mixture, it will kill the germs and also release fragrance afterwards.
18) To make metals shine
Baking soda has the property that makes metal shine. Take 1 tsp. of baking soda and mix it in a bowl of water. Now put any metal like silver or steel in the bowl and rub for few minutes. After some time you will able to see the shine.
19) For removing grease and oil
As it is shown above that baking soda has cleaning property due to which it also removes grease and oil. Take 1-2 tsp. of baking soda, a cup of water and a toothbrush. Mix the baking soda in the cup of water and apply it using toothbrush. Rub the tooth brush all over the oil and grease until it gets removed.
20) To remove toilet smell
Take 6-7 tsp. of baking soda, spread it all over your toilet and let it stay for half an hour. After that, use flush button. Baking soda will absorb all the smell and release fragrance afterwards.
21) To make scrub
Take 2 tsp. of baking soda and 3-4 tsp. of raw milk. Mix the baking soda with raw milk and add sufficient amount of water to make scrub. Apply this scrub on your face and neck part, massage for few minutes and keep it until it gets dry. After that, rinse off and repeat this process 3 times in a week. Baking soda helps in removing dead skin cells and lightens skin tone.
22) For cleaning oven and furniture
Take 2 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tsp. of lemon juice. Mix both well and clean your oven or furniture using a cotton cloth. Follow this process whenever your oven and furniture gets dirty. Lemon has acidic property whereas baking soda is a base and when these two combines then a liquid is formed which acts as a cleansing agent.
23) For cleaning car and bike parts
You can also use baking soda for cleaning your car and bike parts. Take half cup of baking soda, a bowl of warm water and a cotton cloth. Mix the baking soda in the bowl, apply it on your vehicle and rub until the stain is not removed.
24) To maintain oral hygiene
Baking soda neutralizes the bad smell coming from your mouth. Take 2-3 sprinkles of baking soda and half cup of water. Mix the baking soda in the cup and gargle for about 1 minute. Repeat this process 3 days in a week after brushing your teeth; it will remove your bad smell.
25) For cleaning cloth
Take 3-4 tsp. of baking soda and a tub of warm water. Mix the baking soda in the tub and dip the clothes. Now rub each cloth gently with your both hand. Baking soda removes the dirt and gives natural fragrance.
26) Remove unwanted smell from hand
As it is discussed above that baking soda gives natural fragrance and remove bad smell. So, it can be used as a temporary hand wash to remove unwanted smell from hand. Take 1-2 sprinkles of baking soda on your hand and wash it with water, it will remove the unwanted smell. But does not use baking soda as a regular hand wash because it can damage your skin.
27) As reptile and insect repellent
Many type of insects as well as reptiles hate the smell of baking soda and which protects you from get bitten by them. Take 2-3 sprinkles of baking soda and half cut lemon. Sprinkle the baking soda on the lemon (upon inner side of lemon) and put it near to your bed, door or anywhere you want. This process will prevent the entering of insects and reptiles.
28) Deodorize waste stuffs
Take 2 tsp. of baking soda and a bowl of warm water. Mix the baking soda in the bowl and spread it all over the waste stuffs. It will release good smell until the waste gets dispose. You can also use lemon and baking soda instead.
29) To get rid of heartburn
Baking soda is a good antacid and will help you to get rid of heartburn. Take 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a glass of water. Mix the baking soda in the water, stir and consume it. Follow this process 2 times in a week; it will help you to get rid of heartburn.
30) Remove stain from walls
Take 1 tsp. of baking soda, a bowl of warm water and a cotton cloth. Mix the baking soda in the bowl. Now dip the cotton cloth in it and wipe off, this process will help you to remove stain from your walls.
31) As a fire extinguisher
The most important thing in our list is that baking soda can be also used a fire extinguisher, which is a very important information that can be used to overcome electrical or kitchen fire. Take a hand full of baking soda and throw it in a horizontal way at base of the fire and then call the fire fighters quickly.
So these are some of the best and beneficial use of baking soda in our daily life.