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9 Health Benefits Of Baking Soda That Will Surprise You

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6. Soothing insect bites

Here's why baking soda is a must-have for your next camping trip: it makes quick work of mosquito bites, bee stings, and other insect bites.

Mix a paste with soda and water and rub it on the affected area.

It will also treat other kinds of rashes or irritated skin, including poison ivy reactions. But it won't treat serious allergic reactions.


7. Making homemade mouthwash

Mouthwash doesn't just keep your mouth clean, it also kills unhealthy and dangerous bacteria. But some people prefer less intense mouthwash, with natural ingredients.

Mix 1 part sea salt and 6 parts baking soda for a safe and effective "tooth paste" that will clean your teeth. You can also swish a mix of water and baking soda to freshen your breath.

8. Soothing razor burn

We all dread shaving, whether it's your face or... more sensitive areas, the fact is it's just not comfortable.

Mixing 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda will make a cream that soothes and protects your skin.

It can be applied before or after shaving, but not both - you'll dry your skin out that way.

9.  Keeping your feet smelling fresh

Sooner or later, we all have to deal with nasty foot odors. Whether it's caused by a pair of worn-out runners, or just sweaty feet, baking soda can help.

Sprinkle some in your shoes or soak your feet in a bath with added soda and you won't have to worry about embarrassing smells.

Which one of these are you planning to try? Did you already know any?

[H/T: CureJoy, Health, Mercola, The Krazy Koupon Lady]

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