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Meet Baking Soda. Yes, that baking soda!

Most of us think of that orange box we keep in the refrigerator or maybe even chocolate chip cookies when we hear the words, “baking soda.” But did you know that baking soda is effective for a variety of skin, hair, and oral health needs?

Dr. Mercola explains how with its early use the ancient Egyptians used baking soda (natron) as a cleaning agent. It wasn’t until the 1860’s that baking soda was used as a food additive, and finally in the 1930’s baking soda was labeled a “proven medical agent.”

In fact baking soda’s usefulness for personal hygiene seems endless. Did you know you can…

  1. Add to shampoo to pull excess oils and dirt from the hair?

  2. Deodorize hair?

  3. Whiten teeth?

  4. Increase sports performance?

  5. Remove splinters?

  6. Deodorize your laundry?

And take a look at the 33 uses for baking soda published by Dr. Axe. Here he breaks down baking soda and its uses not only for better health, but also its home uses from a cleaning agent to fire extinguisher.

Try mixing 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water and use this as a face wash. Excess oil and dirt will easily come off the skin leaving your skin soft and fresh.

Or mix six parts baking soda with one part sea salt and water to make a paste for whiter teeth.

So be sure you keep baking soda on hand for so much more than keeping your refrigerator odor free.