You are definitely going to look for Baking Soda in your kitchen after reading this article. Did you know that you are battling against thousands of pollutants in the environment that loiter in the air, soil and water every day?
Okay, now you might think that you are using all expensive products in the market to keep your body clean & stay pollutant free, but did you know that most of the products that you use to clean up contains the substance ‘carcinogen’ which is directly involved in causing cancer.
A study conducted by The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that out of 23,000 cosmetic products that was considered for investigation, more than 750 products had dangerous chemicals.
Most cosmetic manufacturers use any raw material and bring it to the market without even considering if it is safe or not.
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A study conducted by National Research Council states that about 20% of chemicals we use in our daily life, is tested for acute effects and 10% have a chronic and mutagenic effect on human body. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health explodes that 25% of the substances used by the fragrance manufacturers in their products are toxic in nature.
The American Lung Association mentions that household cleaning agents contain harmful elements which cause dizziness, allergic reactions, skin irritation and various respiratory problems. They are even associated with certain type of cancers.
Baking soda: The champion
Baking soda is not only an alternative to many of your ruthless house cleaning products, but it deserves a space in you cosmetic kit too. Using baking soda instead of harmful commercial stuffs will prove to be a great way to stay venom free.
What is Baking soda?
We have been using it for years in our kitchen, but little did we know about what it is. It is a chemical salt sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3). Sodium bicarbonate helps in keeping the pH levels in control. It also has the neutralizing ability, so that it can work well on the acidic odor that originates from the refrigerator.
Removes Dirt from Fruits and Vegetables
Sprinkle a little Soda on a clean sponge and scrub it over the fruits and veggies. Rinse it well. It is the best way to remove the scums from these foods.
Is your hair damp?
Using a lot of hair products, will really damage your hair. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a cup of warm water and apply it on the damp hair. Brush the hair well and rinse it thoroughly. Your hair will be clean & good.
Reduces inflammation on skin
Are you the one who looks for commercial products for irritated and itchy skin? Skip those commercial products and make a paste with baking soda and little water, apply it over the irritated area. You can use this on bug bites and bee stings too.
Removes Dead Cells
When Baking Soda is mixed with a little warm water, it becomes the best exfoliator for your delicate skin. It removes the dead skin cells and leaves the skin smooth and rejuvenated. If you have acne on your skin, you can pat some paste on the spots, it will pull out the toxins and ease the redness on the skin.
Helps you get rid of Gout
Gout is a painful condition which is caused by the overproduction of uric acid and which settles in the joints. This is awkward situation is accompanied by inflammation & swelling. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of juice of fresh lemon and gulp it up. This amazing drink will reduce the effect of uric acid on the bones.
Cleans up coffee and tea stains in utensils
Mix baking soda with some warm water to make a paste. Apply it on the stained part of the vessel, leave it overnight and scrub it with a soft sponge. You will witness sparkling clean utensils.
Freshens the drainage system
Baking soda has the power to nullify the odor. To freshen up your stinky smelling drain and tubs, pour 5 tablespoons of baking soda down the drainpipe and run warm water down, it won’t smell bad again.
Suffering from dandruff?
You will get a good remedy if you follow this baking soda tip in a few weeks’ time. Massage your wet scalp with a handful of baking soda for 10 minutes and rinse well. Ignore your shampoo these days.
Have a sore throat?
Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda to warm water and gargle if you have a sore throat, you will sound good soon.
Worrying about split ends in your hair?
Add a little baking soda to your favorite conditioner and apply it over your hair. This will help your hair stay healthy without any split ends.
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Okay, here we have mentioned 10 good uses of Baking soda! If you feel that we have missed out anything, you may very well add it to the comments box. Keep reading!