77 Healthy Uses For Baking Soda
Baking Soda has uses in baking, candy making, hair and beauty, footcare, teeth whitening and there are even more uses in the kitchen.
It’s cheap, versatile and kind to the environment, a miracle product so read on for 60 uses for Baking Soda.
As you know, baking soda is a rising or leavening agent, it helps browning and to soften the texture pf dough or batter.
Baking Soda also known as bi-carbontate of soda is very alkaline and does its job of leavening, by mixing with ingredients such as citrus juice such as oranges and lemons, fruits, vinegar, yoghurt, buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar, chocolate and cocoa powder except dutch processed cocoa.
Bi-carbonate and the ingredients start to react immediately so make sure the oven is pre-heated and your goodies are in the oven as soon as you can.
Keeping Baking Soda Fresh
Baking soda is one of those ingredients that lasts forever as long as it is in an airtight jar. Test its effectiveness by mixing 1/4 teaspoon baking soda with 2 teaspoons of vinegar and the mixture should bubble immediately.
If you are baking and caught without any, no problem it’s virtually the same as baking powder. Take note they are not direct substitutes. The differences between baking soda and baking powder are explained really well in this article and you can read it here, The Science of Baking Soda and Baking Powder.
Recipes with Baking Soda
The effect of baking soda on cakes, cookies, muffins and quick breads is well known. What about when you are baking pretzels?
Baked soda is also strong enough to make a good lye substitute for pretzels. In order to get that distinctive flavor and deep brown color, pretzel makers briefly dunk the shaped pieces of raw dough in a lye solution before baking them. Many home recipes replace the lye with baking soda, but the results taste like breadsticks, not pretzels. Here is the recipe using baking soda, they’ll taste as good if not better than bought and much cheaper.
There are more used for baking soda your cooking.
- Faster-Browning Onions
- Softer Beans for Smoother Hummus
- Removing onion and garlic odour from your hands, and as a mouth freshener read on.
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, has even more uses than cooking. It is a natural remdie for health problems, helps aging skin and enhances beauty and skin, It’s a hair revitalizer, sanitizer, helps remove warts and so much more.
Here are just a few uses for baking soda, follow the links for the detail and you’ll find more reasons to stock up on baking soda.
Baking Soda and Health
Belive it or Not, Italian Doctor Shocked The World: Cancer Is A Fungus That Can Be Treated With Baking Soda
According to Italian doctor Tulio Simonchini, cancer is nothing but a fungus which can be eliminated with baking soda. Dr. Simonchini used this method to cure thousands of patients suffering from different types of cancer, and claims that it is 100% effective.
- Insect Bites
- White Teeth
- Bad Breath
Reduces Pain from Ulcers
Baking soda is an alkaline substance and will neutralizes stomach acid. Drink a glass of water with 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda to relieve symptoms. If your pain persists see your Doctor.
Baking Soda and Your Beauty
Baking soda scrub is an enemy for all the microbes and dirt that make our skin rough, irritated, dark etc. It is the cure for all skin imperfections like acne, dark spots or patches, dullness etc as it has the potential power to treat skin as well as hair problems too.
You can also add it to your skincare routine as its the cheapest ingredient in your pantry.
All you have to do is to click on the link above to discover how to use baking soda:
- as face peel
- to remove skin deposits on your hair
- to clean your combs and brushes
- to soften you cuticles
- to remove warts
This next use of baking soda is a bit gross however there are some good general tips and precautions about using Baking Soda on the skin
Tips And Precautions:
Though baking soda is a common home remedie to keep blackheads at bay, note the following points before including this in your beauty regime.
- Sometimes, it adds to the pH levels of the skin.
- Excessive use of baking soda can cause dryness to the skin.
- It might lead to skin irritation. Hence, a patch test is always recommended before applying it on the affected area.
From killing slugs, wiping indoor plants, furniture revival and more, click on the link above.
Baking Soda and Cleaning
Baking soda, when mixed with an acid ingredient releases carbon dioxide which is great for releasing stains and grease. It’s also is recommended for the following cleaning jobs.
- Kitchen Surface Cleaner
- Microwave Cleaner
- Dish Washer De-Greaser
- Teapot Cleaner
- Coffee Machine Cleaner
- Pots and Pans
- Carpet Cleaner
- Clothes Washing
- Drain cleaner – but don’t mix with chemical cleaners
- Shoe Deodorizer
- Clean the Silver
- Clean and de bug water bottles
- Clean baby bottle
- Shower Curtain Cleaner
- Closet Freshener
- BBQ and Grill Cleaner
- Car Washing
- Car Deoderizer
- Removing Oil Stains
- Killing ants and cockroaches when mixed with sugar 50:50
- Trash Can Deodorizer
- Fridge Deoderizer
- Dog Bed Sanitizer
- Kitty Litter Deodorizer
The details about how to clean with Baking Soda and more can be found here or watch the video.