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Ingredients and Benefits:

Sodium Bicarbonate (Food Grade)

Known benefits of Sodium Bicarbonate:

  • Anti-acid
  • Remove chemical smells out of clothes
  • Deodorant
  • Remove pet odor and urine
  • Face/body scrub and helps soften skin
  • Relieves skin itch from insect bites and pain from sunburn
  • Assist in relief of baby diaper rashes
  • Household Cleaner and degreaser
  • Clean dirt and residue of fresh fruit and veg
  • And many more, see directions…

Directions:

Anti-acid:  Acid indigestion, heartburn or a sour stomach can be temporarily resolved with a solution of ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in ½ a glass of water. The soda acts as a base to neutralize the irritating stomach acids. This treatment works very quickly, usually reducing discomfort in a matter of minutes.

Warnings: This should not be used daily but only in emergencies. When using bicarbonate of soda internally, ensure it is completely dissolved before taking the solution. Do not use sodium bicarbonate solution as an antacid on a full stomach and/if you are on a low sodium diet, taking prescription medications, administering to a child younger than 5 years old or if symptoms last for more than 2 weeks, consult your physician.

Mouth Care:  Paste of bicarbonate of soda and water/coconut oil can be used as a simple toothpaste to keep teeth clean and white. Bicarbonate of soda is fluoride-free. To freshen the breath, swish and spit a quick rinse of 1 teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda in a ½ a glass of water. Research has found, for Canker sores (small, painful ulcers inside your mouth) that baking soda mouthwash is great for soothing the pain. Rinse your mouth with this mixture once a day until the canker sore heals.

Bath Soak:  Bicarbonate of soda can also be used in a foot soak to soften rough calluses and skin. Adding 1 cup of bicarbonate of soda to a full bath will help to neutralize acids on the skin and wash away excess skin oil perspiration. It will also assist in detox, when added with Earths Essentials Epsom Salts bath.

Hand Cleanser:  Combine 3 parts water to 1-part, liquid hand soap to create a scrubbing hand wash. This will power away tough grime and dirt without irritating the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

Deodorant:  Dust a powder of bicarbonate of soda lightly under arms to help reduce body odor. As a deodorant, bicarbonate of soda is known to absorb odors rather than covering them up, as some other deodorants do. Can be mixed with coconut oil and used as a paste.

Skin Scrub and Exfoliant:  A simple paste of bicarbonate of soda, Earths Essentials Epsom Salts and coconut/olive oil and water can be gently rubbed on the skin in a circular motion as an exfoliant. The fine crystals will remove dead cells and leave the skin feeling smooth and clean. This treatment can be used as both a body and facial scrub.

Relieve Itchy Skin and Sunburns:  A baking soda bath is often recommended to soothe itchy skin. These baths are especially effective at soothing itches from bug bites and bee stings. Additionally, baking soda may help soothe itching from sunburns, combine with other ingredients like cornstarch and oatmeal or Earths Essentials Epsom Salts. To make a baking soda bath, add 1–2 cups of baking soda to a lukewarm bath. Make sure the affected area is soaked thoroughly. For more specific areas, you can create a paste with baking soda and a bit of water. Apply a thick layer of paste to the affected area.

Neutralize Fridge Odors:  Baking soda can help freshen a smelly fridge by neutralizing bad odors. It interacts with the odor particles to eliminate them, rather than just masking their smell. Fill a cup with baking soda and place it in the back of your fridge to neutralize the bad odors.

Air Freshener:  Baking soda is an excellent and safe alternative to commercial air fresheners. It interacts with odor particles and neutralizes them, rather than masking them. To create a baking soda air freshener, you will need:

  • A small jar, 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 10–15 drops of your favorite essential oils
  • a piece of cloth or paper and string/ribbon.

Add the baking soda and essential oils to the jar. Cover it with the cloth or paper, and then secure it in place with the string. When the scent starts to fade, give the jar a shake.

Whiten Your Laundry:  Baking soda is an inexpensive way to whiten and clean your laundry. Baking soda is an alkali — a soluble salt that can help remove dirt and stains. When dissolved in water, an alkali such as baking soda can interact with acids from stains and help remove them.

Add ½ a cup of baking soda to your regular amount of laundry detergent. It also helps soften the water, which means you may need less detergent than usual.

Kitchen Cleaner:  The versatility of baking soda makes it a great kitchen cleaner. Not only can it remove tough stains, it also helps eliminate foul odors.

To use baking soda in your kitchen, make a paste by mixing baking soda with a small amount of water. Apply the paste to the desired surface with a sponge or cloth and scrub thoroughly. Here are a few items found in the kitchen you can clean with baking soda: oven, stained coffee cups, stained marble, grease stains, kitchen tiles, clogged drains, tarnished silver and microwaves.

Eliminate Garbage Odor:  Baking soda can help eliminate garbage odors. These odors are often acidic, so baking soda can interact with odor molecules and neutralize them. Scientists found that spreading baking soda at the bottom of waste bins can help neutralize garbage odor by 70%.

Remove Stubborn Carpet Stains:  A combination of baking soda and vinegar can remove the most stubborn carpet stains. When baking soda and vinegar are mixed, they create a compound called carbonic acid, which is a common ingredient in cleaning products. This reaction creates a lot of fizzing, which may help break down tough stains.

Here’s how you can eliminate stubborn carpet stains with just baking soda and vinegar:

  1. First, cover the carpet stain with a thin layer of baking soda.
  2. Next, fill an empty spray bottle with a 1:1 mixture of white vinegar and water and spray over the stained area.
  3. Wait up to an hour or until the surface becomes dry.
  4. Scrub the baking soda loose with a brush and vacuum the residue.
  5. The stain should now be completely removed. If there is some baking soda residue left on the carpet, wipe it up with a damp towel.

Multipurpose Bathroom Cleaner:  Baking soda comes in handy because it whitens and disinfects many bathroom surfaces. Here are a few surfaces you can clean with baking soda: Bathroom tiles, Toilets, Showers, Bathtubs and Bathroom sinks. Make a paste using baking soda and a bit of water. Using a sponge or a cloth, rub the mixture thoroughly onto the surface you want to clean. Wipe down the surface 15–20 minutes later with a damp cloth.

Clean Fruits and Vegetables:  Recent research has found that soaking fruits and vegetables in a baking soda, white vinegar and water wash, is the most effective way to remove pesticides without peeling them. One study found that soaking fruit in this solution for 12–15 minutes, removed nearly all of the pesticides.

Polish Silverware:

Baking soda is a handy alternative to commercial silver polishes.

For this you will need:

  • An aluminum baking pan or a baking dish lined with aluminum foil
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • ½ cup of white vinegar

Add the baking soda to the aluminum baking pan and slowly pour in the vinegar. Next, pour in the boiling water and then place the silver in the baking pan. Almost immediately, the tarnish should begin to disappear, and you can remove most silverware from the pan within thirty seconds. However, heavily tarnished silverware may need to sit in the mixture for up to a minute.

In this mixture, silver undergoes a chemical reaction with the aluminum pan and baking soda. It transfers the tarnish from the silverware onto the aluminum pan or may create pale, yellow residue at the bottom of the pan.

Save a Scorched Pot:  Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the bottom of the pot and add enough water to cover the burnt areas. Bring the mixture to a boil and empty the pan as usual. If stubborn stains remain, grab a scourer, add a small amount of washing liquid and gently remove the remaining burnt bits.

Homemade Weed Killer:  You can use baking soda as a cheaper and safer alternative. That’s because baking soda is high in sodium, which creates a harsh environment for weeds. Sprinkle a few handfuls of baking soda over weeds that are growing in the cracks of your sidewalk, driveways and other weed-infested areas. However, avoid using baking soda to kill weeds in your flowerbeds and gardens, as it may kill your other plants as well.

Shoe Deodorizer:  Baking soda is also a great remedy for freshening up stinky shoes. Pour 2 tablespoons of baking soda into 2 cheesecloths, thin pieces of fabric or thin sock. Secure the cloths with a rubber band or string and place 1 in each shoe. Remove the baking soda bags when you want to wear your shoes.

This information is provided for educational purposes only. All medical conditions must be diagnosed and treated by a qualified health professional. No medical claims are made

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