You most likely have a box or two of baking soda just sitting in your kitchen cupboard waiting to be used. If you’re like most people, you likely have some in your refrigerator for deodorizing, one beneath the kitchen sink for cleaning purposes, and another one in the pantry for baking, its original intended purpose.
That said, baking soda has, even more, uses, including some medicinal applications, so buying yourself another box and sticking it in your medicine cabinet could be a wise choice. Baking soda is 100% sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate can be used for baked goods as a leavening agent.
When you mix some acid in, the baking soda will emit carbon dioxide gas and produce bubbles as part of its chemical reaction. It is this reaction that leads to the rising of the dough. There are many reports of baking soda being used for various applications all throughout history, and today, we’re going to have a look at eight of them.
1. Natural Deodorant
Baking soda is a natural deodorant and is actually used as a key ingredient in many organic deodorants that you would find at your supermarket. If you want to steer clear of all the aluminum and parabens that you’d find in most commercial antiperspirants and deodorants, you could instead use a solution of water and baking soda to keep your armpits smelling fresh and clean.
The mix should have the consistency of paste. Once you get the consistency and portions right, all you have to do is get a brush and get a healthy coating of baking soda on your armpits as well as any other areas that you would normalize use deodorant on. Not only is it healthy for you, but it’s also healthy for your finances.
Think about how much money you’ll save by using baking soda as your deodorant instead of buying more commercialized products that you’d find at your local convenience store.