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10 Useful Baking Soda Tricks Every Woman Should Know

Here are 10 useful baking soda tricks every woman should know! Baking soda has been a popular folk remedy for centuries, and it is still one of the most powerful and versatile items in our households. It is not toxic and is highly beneficial, but always make sure you purchase aluminum-free grade just to be safe.

Baking soda is a natural substance that helps maintains the pH balance and neutralizes both acids and bases. When heated, baking soda releases carbon dioxide which makes it useful in baking. Using baking soda on your skin or in your home can help you get rid of bad odors completely.  

10 Useful Baking Soda Tricks Every Woman Should Know

10 Useful Baking Soda Tricks Every Woman Should Know

We all know that baking soda is used in cooking and mostly baking but below, you will be surprised to find out some other useful and amazing uses for baking soda! These baking soda hacks can come in real handy so sit back and grab a cup of coffee for this one. You may wanna take some notes as well.

Smelly Shoes 

Most bad smells are acidic and the chemicals found in baking soda helps neutralize pH therefore by simply sprinkling some baking soda in your shoes will help keep your shoes smelling good! 

Heartburn

Having excess stomach acids is usually to blame for heartburn, baking soda has a naturally alkaline pH that neutralizes excess stomach acids. Baking soda has been used as a natural remedy to help treat and eliminate heartburn symptoms quickly for centuries so simply mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it to relieve your symptoms.

Deodorant

Similar to getting rid of bad smells in shoes, making a baking soda spray with water and using it as a deodorant under your arms can help neutralize your body pH and rid your underarms of bad smells and excess sweat. Add one tablespoon of baking soda to 3 tablespoons of water and spray it under your arms daily to reduce your symptoms. 

Bath Soak

One of the best ways to detox and alkalize your body naturally is by taking a detox bath made with baking soda and ACV. Some people add in extra Epsom salt for better results but detox baths can be effective with baking soda alone. Add 5 tablespoons of baking soda into your hot tub and soak in it for 20 to 30 minutes to reduce stress, muscle soreness and get rid of bad odor. 

Kill Germs

Using baking soda to wash your vegetables and fruits can help you get rid of germs and ward off unhealthy bacteria. Some people use salt to wash fruits and vegetables which is also effective but baking soda has more benefits when used. Add a few tablespoons of baking soda into a large bowl and fill it with water, soak in your fruits or veggies for 3-5 minutes for best results. 

Bug Bites

Baking soda helps reduce itching, irritation, redness, stinging, and other common skin issues. Most skin creams contain baking soda but why not make your own at home? Mixing a few tablespoons of baking soda with water and applying it to your stings or bug bites can help reduce your symptoms almost immediately. 

Baby Clothes

One of the best ways to clean your baby’s clothes is by using baking soda, this natural white powder can help you get rid of stains, bacteria, and germs from your baby’s clothes and the best part is that it does not cause any allergic reactions on the skin. I high recommend using baking soda instead of detergent for babies because their skin is so tender! 

Toothpaste

I am sure that you have seen those youtube videos where one side of the teeth is yellow and stained while the other side is white and shiny right? Guess what, the main ingredient in those remedies is baking soda! This is because baking soda is a mild abrasive which helps remove acidic based food stains.

Simply dip your toothbrush in water and then in some baking soda, apply to your teeth and let it sit for a minute, brush your teeth like you normally would to reduce stains. 

Pest Removal

Similar to getting rid of germs and bacteria, spraying your plants with a mixture of baking soda and water will help keep pests at bay. Simply mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with enough water and using a bottle with a spray cap, keep your hands far back and spray your plants 3 times per week to reduce pests! 

Toenail Fungus

Studies show that baking soda soaks up moisture which is a common cause of toenail fungus. You can soak your feet with warm water and baking soda before wearing your shoes and socks to reduce your symptoms or sprinkle a little bit of baking soda in your socks before wearing them to help you get rid of your symptoms.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic

If you mix baking soda with raw apple cider vinegar and water and drink this 2-3 times per week, it can help improve digestion, strengthen your immune system and get rid of toxins from your body. Simply add 1/2 teaspoon of ACV with 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, mix well to dissolve, and drink in the morning for best results.

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice 

You can also get the same results by mixing some lemon juice with baking soda and drinking it daily before breakfast. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Half a lemon
  • 8 ounces of purified water.

Instructions:

Add the ingredients to the purified water, and drink this tonic on an empty stomach in the morning. This routine will provide incredible effects in a very short time!

Conclusion

There you go! 10 useful baking soda tricks every woman should know! If you found this post useful or helpful, please share it with your friends and you can also find me on Pinterest & Facebook for more awesome tips, remedies, hacks, and detox recipes.