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Benefits of Baking Soda

Old wives tales have been around for years for the simple reason, they work.

You can get countless products in extravagant packaging, however some of the best products are the simplest.

Bicarbonate soda is a chemical salt and a leavening agent usually used in cooking. There are also so many other uses for the versatile product.

Teeth – There’s some serious chemicals out there for cleaning and whitening your teeth. Bicarb doesn’t taste the best, however it leaves your teeth so clean. Use as you would a normal toothpaste.

Breath – Freshen your breath with a little baking soda and water. It really works! Just rinse and you’re done.

Muscle tension – Apparently drinking a little bicarb with water acts as a muscle relaxant. You could also add a few tablespoons to your bath or make a foot soak with some essential oils to give an external relaxation method.

Skin Making a paste with a little water can make an excellent scrub for the face and body. Rub gently so it not too abrasive.

Healing – When dissolved into a bath it can help relieve sunburn and also helps stings and itching. You could make a paste and place directly onto stings or make thin wash to use with a compress.

Scrubbing your nails with a paste of bicarb and water will thoroughly clean them and kill any fungus!

Cleaning – Baking soda make a fine, inexpensive all surface cleaner. Great for scrubbing benches, ovens, fridges, etc!

So there you have it. Bicarb is a wonderful all rounder. Who needs fancy, expensive products when you can get by with the simplest of them all.

Great for the environment too!


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