Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. While most women use it to bake, there are so many health benefits of baking soda that are yet to be exploited. Baking soda is usually white,is in powdered form and it taste like salt. Below are some of the health benefits of baking soda:
1 Deodorant
Baking soda can be used as a deodorant.

Mix some baking soda until it is in the form of paste and smear it under your armpit. Allow it there for a few minutes and rinse it off with clean water.

2 To exfoliate dead cells from the face
Baking soda can be used to exfoliate dead cells on the surface of the skin on our face. 

Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with 3 teaspoons of water and apply it on your face in a circular motion. Rinse it off with clean water and allow your face to air dry.

3 Skin relief from sun burn
Applying baking soda paste on the area of skin affected by sunburn can provide relief. Baking soda can also relief our skin from itches.

4 Skin relieve from itches
Baking soda can relieve mild itches. Mix a small quantity with water to get a paste. apply on the skin and wash after at least 10 minutes. 

5 Removal of small splinters
Put some baking soda in a bowl of warm water and immerse the part containing a splinter in it for as long as you are comfortable. Do this twice a day and the splinter will come out after a few days.

6 Relieve from insect bites
Apply baking soda paste on the insect bite or sting and allow it for a few minutes before rinsing it with clean water. This should provide some relieve.

7 Clean and soft hands
In order to get  clean and soft hands, mix baking soda with water and scrub your hands with it. This will get rid of dirt and leave your palms feeling soft and clean. 

8 Whiten your teeth and get rid of plaques with baking soda
Put a teaspoon of baking powder in a bowl. add water to it till it has the consistency of tooth paste. Use this to brush your teeth once a week to whiten your teeth. 
You can add lemon to baking soda to get better results. See the detailed steps on how to whiten your teeth at home. 

Doing this frequently will also get rid of plaques.

9 Get rid of mouth odor
simply make a paste out of baking soda and brush your mouth with it once a week. alternatively, you can dissolve baking soda in warm water and rinse your mouth with it. This will get rid of mouth odor.

Caution: Do not over use baking powder because it can destroy the enamel if abused.

10 Cleanse the hair
Baking soda can cleanse the hair and get rid of germs. Put a teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl and rinse the hair with it.  


11 Baking soda can relieve heartburn and indigestion
Baking soda is cost effective when it comes to relieving heartburn and indigestion. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water when you feel you have indigestion and drink it to get relieved. 

12 Cancer
Studies conducted on animals showed that baking powder could shrink some acidic tumours. This is because cancer cells can’t survive in an acidic environment and baking soda is able to increase the pH of acidic tumours without disturbing the pH of our body. Some health coaches have incorporated sodium bicarbonate therapy when planning diet for cancer patients but more research is still needed to establish this. 

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