Baking soda uses, benefits and life hacks. Baking soda can be used to treat heartburn and other health problems. There are many natural remedies that provide hidden health benefits for our body. Take baking soda for example; it’s mainly recognized for causing dough to rise by producing carbon dioxide.
Whitening Your Teeth: If you’re a cigarette smoker, you might want to try this one out. Each night before you go to bed, try mixing several teaspoons of baking soda with lemon juice or water to make a paste. Put the paste on your tooth brush and brush your teeth for one minute. After doing this for a few consecutive days, the stains on your teeth should improve. Further research that is published on PubMed can add more merit to this claim. The study found on PubMed was a six-week clinical study of four commercially available teeth cleaning pastes that claim to remove stains from teeth. The study was done to compare the efficiency of Colgate Tartar Control with Baking Soda & Peroxide Fluoride Toothpaste; Aquafresh Advanced Whitening Toothpaste with Fluoride; Rembrandt Tartar Control Low Abrasion Fluoride Whitening Toothpaste; and Crest Regular Fluoride Toothpaste. Each participant of the study was put into one of four groups which included age, gender, tobacco habits, and level of tooth stain. Each subject was instructed to brush their teeth for one minute, twice a day with their assigned toothpaste. At the end of the six-week study, participants using Colgate Tartar Control with Baking Soda & Peroxide Fluoride saw significantly lower levels of tooth stain.
Now that you know how baking soda can help you in your everyday life, here are some more handy uses that you probably didn’t know about everyday household items!
Ketchup: Did you know that ketchup can help clean silver jewelry? That’s right, it can! No need to spend money on expensive cleansers. To clean your silver jewelry with ketchup, just soak your jewelry in a bowl of ketchup for just a few minutes, and voila!
Newspaper: Got any funky, lingering smells in your fridge that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Well, try placing newspapers inside the bins of your fridge, and witness those funky smells disappear!
Rubber bands: Busy moving things out of a room and can’t open the door yourself because your hands are too full? Well, if this ever happens to you and you don’t have anyone there to help you move things around or open and close a door for you, you might want to try this: to keep a door open, loop a rubber band around the inside and outside knobs of a door. Twist the elastic so that an ‘X’ shape holds the latch open!
A penny: Do you love flowers but hate how quickly they die? Well, there is one item that may be able to solve all your dead flower problems! The next time you buy a new bouquet of flowers, drop a penny into the water in the vase and add a dash of sugar. Your flowers will stay alive longer! The reason pennies can keep flowers alive for a longer period of time is because copper is actually a fungicide and it can naturally kill off the bacteria and fungi that kill flowers. The more you know!Bestie