If people knew what baking soda can do, every major pharmaceutical company, as well as cleaning and personal care products corporations, would break down. Not only is baking soda healthy for your body, it is also non-polluting, which is becoming a very important item on a check list when people are buying products for their homes. It is not harmful to children or pets, because it has a pH balance of 4, meaning it is neither acidic, nor too alkaline. This golden middle gives baking soda perfect neutralizing powers that work both ways, which is why it is so good for almost every household item as well as your body.
Plus, it’s super cheap! What more can you ask for.
So, without further ado, let’s see what baking soda can do.
1. Make toothpaste
Fluoride from the tooth paste damages the tooth enamel and gums. However, people still buy it, because they can rarely find a non-fluoride one that isn’t extremely expensive. Baking soda, on the other hand, can do miracles for your teeth. It whitens them, gives teeth the needed boost for producing more enamel so that they become even stronger, and it gives a healthy pink color to the gums. If mixed with dried sage and a few drops of mint extract, it can also freshen your breath, kill all the bacteria in your mouth and make your teeth healthy, strong and white. Forget all about fluoride and mouthwashes, and go for a cheaper recipe. When you mix all the ingredients, just dip your toothbrush in the mixture and brush away. Incredible, isn’t it?
2. Use as a facial and body scrub
With just 3 spoons of baking soda and one spoon of water, you have a perfectly gentle face and body scrub that removes all of the extra skin, while hydrating it in the process. It is gentle enough for daily use and can fight all the blackhead problems. Just rub it in your skin in circular motions and rinse when you’re done. It is cheap, easy and healthy, with no negative side effects.