A Use For All Seasons
Gone are the days when baking soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate was used just for baking, with a box of baking soda relegated to the back of the fridge to eliminate bad odours.
Baking soda is now being recommended as a cleaner in the kitchen and bathroom. When made into a paste – it can be used to clean the oven, smelly and clogged drains, odourous garbage bags, appliances, dissolve grease stains, clean bathroom sinks, tiles, toilets, showers and tubs. Other uses in the kitchen might be to clean burned pots, with baking soda sprinkled in the base of the pot and heated boiling water, then removed with burnt parts more easily scrubbing off.
There are however, many more benefits to baking soda from a physical health perspective. Whilst used with common sense it makes a great mouthwash, and as a tooth whitener now found in certain toothpaste brands. When sprinkled in a warm bath, baking soda will ease burns, the sting of insect bites and other itchy conditions.
Because baking soda is more alkaline, it provides a healing environment for the body stressed from acidity and an unhealthy diet. Looking at stomach issues and heartburn – baking soda can be used to treat acid reflux. A teaspoon dissolved in a glass of water should give relief.
It’s worth exploring additional benefits of baking soda. Using it in the house creates a safer, less toxic environment both for your home and body. You and your family are worth it.