Amazing Ways to Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is probably in your kitchen cabinet right now. You may even have a box in the refrigerator to neutralize orders and yet another in the laundry room to keep stains at bay. Baking soda is nontoxic and can play many roles in keeping you healthy. Here are a few less widely known ways!
1. Natural Deodorant: Baking soda can make a simple and effective natural deodorant. See the recipe below!
2. Insect Bites and Poison Ivy: To relieve itching, apply a paste of baking soda and water to affected area, or use dry powder on your skin.
3.Natural Hand Cleanser:Mix three parts baking soda with one part of water to make a natural hand cleanser that will scrub away dirt and neutralize odors.
4. Tooth and Gum Paste: For an incredibly effective tooth and gum paste, use a mixture of six parts of baking soda to one part of sea salt. The mild abrasive action helps to remove plaque, polish, whiten and deodorize your teeth. Baking soda also has antibacterial activity and has been found to kill bacteria that contribute to tooth decay.
5. Splinter Removal: Mix one Tablespoon of baking soda in a small glass of water and soak affected area to make splinter removal easier.
Article adapted from Mercola.com.

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