Most cosmetic products on the market are very expensive and are full of dangerous chemicals and dubious ingredients that can endanger our health. That’s why many people are turning to homemade and natural alternatives. Baking powder is one of the most versatile products we can use.
Dr. Axe says, “Baking powder is a common household remedy known as sodium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate and sodium hydrogen carbonate. The chemical formula for baking powder is NaHCO3.
This formula shows that it is a composition of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. It is a product known for its alkalising effect due to its ph value of 9.
This is an affordable solution; a box of baking powder usually costs around 6 dollars or less. Baking powder has been used since ancient times as a deodorant, sedative and cleanser.
The use of baking powder ranges from daily hygiene (think of toothpaste and shampoo), to the use for health benefits such as digestive or kidney problems.”
Here are 12 household and health benefits of using baking powder that, in addition to cooking, everyone should know about:
Softens the skin
Rub some baking powder on dry spots such as your knees, elbows or hands.
Treats dental abscesses
To reduce tooth pain or abscesses around your teeth, brush your teeth with a mix of baking powder and water.
Helps against heartburn
To counteract heartburn, drink a glass of water mixed with a teaspoon of baking powder.
Provides whiter teeth
The abrasive texture of baking powder reduces the dark spots on your teeth, making them whiter. Add a small amount of baking powder to your toothbrush and brush your teeth as you normally would.
Works against stretch marks
Mix a little water with baking powder and exfoliate the skin a little to remove dead skin cells and prevent stretch marks.
Reduces insect bite pain
To counteract the irritation of insect bites and reduce swelling, spread a mixture of baking powder and water on and around the spot where you were bitten.
Improves hair health
To add more volume and shine to your hair, simply add some baking powder to your shampoo.
Serves as a face mask
Mix some water with baking powder and smear it on your face to prevent pimples, acne and blackheads.
Spread the mixture of water and baking powder under your arm to prevent unpleasant odors.
Ensures a clean floor
Half a cup of baking powder in a bucket of hot water provides a cleaner floor.
To disinfect your sponges, simply throw them into a container with water, mixed with baking powder.
Ensures clean furniture
To get stains out of your furniture, simply add some baking powder to a damp sponge. Then wipe it off with a clean cloth.
Baking powder can also help you keep your kitchen and bathroom clean, as well as the children’s toys. It also removes annoying smells from shoes and can help clean the barbecue.
Because of its low cost, baking powder is a great natural product that can be used to clean things or be used as a cosmetic product. You can therefore use it to clean the house and improve your health and appearance. Baking powder will never disappoint you!