Baking Soda… It’s not just for cooking and baking!

Baking Soda… It’s not just for cooking and baking!

Baking soda, also known as Sodium Bicarbonate, is actually good for your health and home as well. There are so many uses for baking soda it’s no wonder it is sometimes called The Miracle Powder!

First let’s go over the basic’s:

What is baking soda?

Baking soda is a white powdery crystalline that is a chemical compound. It has sodium ions and bicarbonate ions.  The natural form is found in many mineral springs, and it’s called Nahcolite. It has a somewhat salty/ alkaline taste.

Now that we got that out-of-the-way, let’s move on to the AWESOMENESS that is Baking Soda!

What is baking soda used for besides cooking and baking?

10 Uses of baking soda for health benefits:

    • Heartburn and indigestion aid
    • Can give relief to burns
    • Use as deodorant
    • Use as toothpaste (mix with water)
    • Used as buffering agent in nasal irrigation
    • Relieve associated itching from poison ivy, oak, and sumac
    • Reduce swelling and itching from bug bites
    • Hair rinse
    • Removes splinters
    • Use as mouthwash (mix with water)

10 Uses of baking soda for household benefits:

  • Pest control
  • Deodorizer
  • Gentle scrubber
  • Carpet cleaner
  • Paint & Corrosion Removal
  • Gardening ph level
  • Pool and Spa ph level
  • Drain cleaner/ Unclogger
  • Laundry Aid
  • Keeps things fresh in the fridge and freezer

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Did you know you can use baking soda for all these other things?

What other things do you use baking soda for?

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  • I love this post! I’ve always kept baking soda in my cupboard for more than just baking. I knew about using it as a toothpaste and a deodorant but I had no idea there were so many more options for using baking soda around my home. I try to decrease the amount of chemicals used in my home and body so I’ll put some of these suggestions to use.

    • I am so glad you like the article. Baking soda is a necessary household staple!

  • I love baking soda! I’ve used it for almost everything for years. I keep a huge bag under my sink and use it to deodorize my rugs and clean my bathroom.

    • I got through those big bags in a month that’s how much i use it. It is a great product

  • Who knew you could use a common household product for so many things?? I love learning tips like these! Thanks for sharing them. 🙂

    • You are very welcome. I am glad you enjoyed. Baking soda is a great household staple