9 Unusual Ways to Use Baking Soda You Should Know

1. Skin improvement

Baking soda is an effective treatment option for acne. Skin imperfections can create discomfort that is accompanied by low self-confidence and a lot of complexes. If you want to quickly get rid of acne without the use of expensive purchased creams and ointments, you can use baking soda. Mix 1-2 teaspoons of soda with a face wash and warm water until pasty consistency. Apply this mixture to every pimple and leave it for 10-15 minutes to dry. Then rinse your face with water.

2. Nail strengthening and treatment

Baking soda can help get rid of the fungus. It also improves the appearance of nails and the skin around them because of its exfoliating and healing properties. Moreover, baking soda cleans the skin and makes it lighter. Create a warm bath with a tablespoon of baking sope and place your hands into it for 10-15 minutes.

3. Digestion improvement

Baking soda can help reduce certain digestive problems because it is a natural antacid. This means that it can help reduce acid reflux or at least ease its symptoms. Moreover, baking soda can eliminate heartburn and indigestion.

4. Natural deodorization

Baking soda helps get rid of almost any odors due to its natural deodorizing and exfoliating properties. If you want to quickly eliminate unpleasant odor, you can simply sprinkle your feet with soda. Moreover, warm baths with the addition of baking soda will help achieve a longer effect.

5. Teeth whitening

Baking soda can also be used for teeth whitening. The simplest way to make your teeth whiter is to brush them with soda. However, you should be careful because it can scratch your teeth and gums. More sparing option is to add a pinch of baking soda to the toothpaste when you brush your teeth.

6. Cough treatment

Another beneficial property of baking soda is its ability to alleviate cough because it perfectly dilutes phlegm. Take 1 teaspoon of soda and dissolve it in boiling milk. You can also add a tablespoon of honey.  One more way to relieve cough is soda inhalation. Pour boiling water into the bowl and add a small amount of baking soda. Then lean the cone against your nose (make it out of paper) and breathe in the steam for 10-15 minutes.

7. Getting rid of corns

Corns, calluses and chapped heels can create terrible discomfort. Baking soda can help get rid of this problem. Pour 5-6 cups of warm water into the bowl and add 3 tablespoons of soda. Immerse your feet into the solution for 15-20 minutes (add warm water if necessary) and then rub the problem areas with a pumice stone. After the procedure, you can apply a nourishing cream to your feet in order to get a stronger effect.

8. Face and body peeling

If you have rough and flaky skin, you can use the mix of baking soda and your regular face wash as a natural peeling. It gently exfoliates dead skin and makes your skin smoother. You can also use soda as a body peeling. Mix soda with your shower gel and rub your skin with this paste.

9. Burn healing

Burns can be extremely unpleasant and painful. However, baking soda can help get rid of them. First and foremost you should place the burned area under a stream of cold water. After that put wet baking soda on the burn, let it dry and then shake it off.

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