Cheap, easy to use household item, Bicarbonate of Soda can be used around the house as a very effective chemical-free cleaning product, but what not many people know is that it has many other, possibly more interesting uses. I swear by this white powdery compound as a health and beauty miracle worker; I cannot imagine my life without it. So, forget expensive creams and chemicals – go to your local supermarket and pick up a pot of bicarbonate of Soda now, for less than 1 Pound! And try out these health and beauty tricks that work miracles!!:
Drink daily to neutralise the body’s PH levels. Bicarb Soda is anti-acid and therefore will balance the body’s PH levels resulting in overall improvement of health and will assist the body’s natural ability to heal itself (combined with a healthy eating plan) . Drinking daily and throughout the day will improve overall health and is said to increase athletic performance and digestion: Take two teaspoons in a small cup of water, stir and drink. It can be used to treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones, gout, cold and flu and is widely reported to be a natural cancer cure and also a very good preventative measure. Most commonly it can be used for immediate relief from bloating, gas or an upset stomach but it’s benefits go far beyond these.
I feel cleaner and lighter drinking bicarb soda, especially after a meal and before bed time. I have had painful stomach ache in the past and this relieved it almost instantly.
Gargle it for best results in the initial stages of a sore throat it will prevent it from developing. gargle at least three times a day with 2-3 teaspoons in a small cup of water.
This has been an excellent sore throat remedy for me and I often do this as a preventative measure if colds and flu are doing the rounds at work.
Use as Face Mask to combat oily/acne skin by mixing a splash of warm water into a cup of 2-3 teaspoons of Bicarb Soda to form paste – apply to freshly washed skin and leave for 25-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat face dry. Apply to individual spots to reduce inflammation.
Have a Foot Scrub. Soak feet in a bowl of water for 15 minutes, take a small handful of bicarb soda, rub between hands and massage into feet for a few minutes, one at a time. Place both feet back into the water and soak. Feet will feel super duper clean and refreshed.
Exfolitate body or use as bath salts. Bicarb Soda neutralises skin acidity and helps to detoxify the body. It feels refreshing whilst renewing and softening the skin.
Use as a mouth wash. I once felt I had an abscess forming in my mouth and I was travelling at the time and did not have access to a dentist. Lucky for me I read about using bicarb soda a remedy for mouth troubles and thought I would try it, thinking I would do it daily. I was amazed when after my first try of swishing the stuff around my mouth, the swelling on my gum had completely disappeared! This demonstrated just exactly how powerful this miracle worker is. I try to have a weekly swish with it just because I know how clean it’s going to make my mouth. I highly recommend doing this especially if you have any dental/mouth concerns.
Whiten teeth by dipping tooth brush into the bicarb soda and lightly brushing. Careful not to overdo it as it may wear down tooth enamel. Recommended once a week after brushing with normal toothpaste.
If you know any other uses, please post a comment in the box below I’d love to hear your ideas.