by Danna Norek
October 27, 2012
Danna Norek founded
Aura Sensory All Natural Body, Skin and Hair Care.
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Baking soda has long been heralded as a multipurpose wonder.
with this sort of reputation, there are still several ways most
people haven't even thought of that it can be used as a natural and
inexpensive alternative to so many of the necessities we rely on
It is prudent to choose a brand of baking soda which states it is
aluminum free. Some brands may be contaminated with aluminum.
Although some have the opinion that it is only baking powder that
contains aluminum (as a rising agent), it doesn't hurt to play it
100 percent safe and choose a brand that asserts itself as free of
soda with lemon juice as a natural gout remedy
Gout can be a painful and uncomfortable condition.
Gout is caused
when uric acid is overproduced by the body and builds up to high
levels. It then is deposited into the joints, which causes painful
swelling and inflammation. Mix roughly two tablespoons of fresh
lemon juice with a teaspoon of baking soda for relief.
It works by
alkalinizing the urine and neutralizing uric acid.
Additionally, baking soda works as a general alkalinizing and pH
balancing agent within the body. If the body is overly acidic,
baking soda can actually provide a short term remedy to putting it
back into an acid/alkaline balance. Health problems, disease and
sickness typically abound when your body is overly acidic so it is
important to keep it within a healthy pH range.
Of course you do have to be cognizant of the sodium content if you
have any issues with high blood pressure.
Usually a dosage of no
more than a teaspoon at a time diluted in a glass of water is
As a natural cleaner
A mixture of lemon juice and baking soda also makes a wonderful
semi-abrasive natural cleaner for surfaces such as bathroom and
kitchen sinks, bathtubs and showers and other surfaces.
The mixture of the two actually
produces a bit of a fizz due to a natural chemical reaction.
They also provide excellent natural antibacterial properties as
well as serious cleaning capabilities.
As a natural itch remedy for bug
bites and poison ivy
Baking soda may also be
useful as an anti-itch remedy.
Add just enough water to moisten
the baking soda into a paste and rub on a bug bite, poison ivy,
bee stings and even chicken pox to help with the itching.
Baking soda has the ability to absorb moisture and to draw
toxins out of a bite or bump caused by an irritant under the
surface. This can offer quick and effective relief when it comes
to itching and the swelling that goes with it.
A natural yeast infection remedy
Women who suffer from
yeast infections due to candida imbalances can use a baking soda
douche to help kill the candida bacteria that causes the
It is also a natural remedy for itching, so you get
not only an effective treatment for the infection itself but
also treatment of the itching symptom.
Facial skin care uses
Baking soda makes a wonderful exfoliating scrub for the face and
other parts of the body. It helps to smooth the skin and take
the dead layers of skin off to reveal a fresher and more vibrant
It also may be used in a paste to dab on acne. It acts as an
antibacterial agent and helps to kill the bacteria that cause
acne. It also helps to draw out excess oil and dry the acne out
quicker while helping promote faster healing. It also may help
with reducing redness.