Baking soda has been used as a rising agent when baking.It is a sodium bicarbonate ,when mixed with acid it makes bubbles and gives off a carbon dioxide gas ,causing dough to rise.This alkaline substance has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.Baking soda is effective when used for shorter periods. Here are the amazing benefits of baking soda .

Baking soda helps to relieve minor skin irritation and itching.Apply a paste made of baking soda and water to insects bite.

Baking soda neutralise stomach acid ,helping to relieve  heartburn ,indigestion and even ulcer pain.Dissolving half teaspoon of baking soda with half glass of water can help you to get rid of indigestion and heartburn.

Mix three parts of baking soda with one part of water to make a natural hand cleanser that will scrub away dirt and neutralize odors.

Soaking the splinter affected area in a tablespoon of baking soda and a small glass of water can make splinters come out on their own.

Mixing a tablespoon of baking soda and warm water will help remove bacteria and odors and help to prevent toenail fungus.

To keep your teeth white rub baking soda and water paste onto your teeth for five minutes and then rinse your mouth.

Baking soda can be used a carpet cleaner.sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for 15 minutes and vacuum.

Sprinkle baking soda inside your shoes and the smell will clear up within minutes.

Sprinkle baking soda over the bottom surface of oven. Spray with water bottle to dampen the baking soda .Let this mixture sit over right and then scrub in the morning.

Baking soda can help freshen a smelly fridge by neutralizing bad odors.

Baking soda  has a soothing affect on sunburned skin.Add half cup of baking soda to a bathtub filled with water and soak yourself in this water for 10 to 15 minutes. After getting out of the bath, pat dry or allow your body to air dry.

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