Did You Know – Baking Soda
Did you know that Baking Soda is not just for baking? Baking soda is good for immediate relief from occasional acid reflux. Adults can dissolve 1/2 tsp. in 4 oz. of water and sip it slowly.
Baking soda can be used to polish your silver utensils. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of baking soda into an aluminum foil lined container that is filled with the tarnished silverware. Pour boiling water over the silverware, just until covered, and let it soak until your silverware is clean.
Baking soda can make it easier to remove a deep splinter. Combine baking soda and a little water to form a paste and place it on the skin where the splinter is. Cover it with an adhesive bandage and in a day or two the skin should be soft enough to coax the splinter out with tweezers.
Make a homemade saline solution to irrigate your sinuses to help reduce extra mucus and allergens. Mix three parts iodine free salt with one part baking soda and add distilled or boiled (and cooled) water. Using a Neti Pot or syringe, tilt your head and pour or squeeze the solution into each nostril.
If you run out of deodorant, do this to help control odor. Make a thin paste of baking soda and water and spread it under your armpits.
Baking soda is a great deodorizer. Use it for odors in your refrigerator by placing an open box on a shelf. Use it in the house by making your own air freshener. Place a half cup of baking soda and a few drops of essential oil into a small jar. Cover the jar with a thin, pretty cloth and set it in a room.
One last tip for using baking soda. You can use it for bug bites too. Apply a mixture of three parts baking soda with one part water on the bug bite to relieve pain, swelling and itchiness. It can even be used, not only on insect bites but, on bee stings and poison ivy too.
Do you have any other uses for baking soda other than for baking? Leave one use in the comments.
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