How many articles have you come across in the past years talking about all the good things you can get from baking soda? Honestly, it’s the holy grail of housekeeping, no kidding, It plays multiple essentially effective roles both in cleaning and cooking purposes. It’s almost a sin not to have baking soda as a part of your grocery list.
Baking soda in cooking has always been known for its sodium bicarbonate content which is effective for boosting and adding texture to the dough.People found its other ability to be a powerful agent in cleaning. The used it for cleaning the yards and houses back then, actually even now. It also was first used in 1920 for medical purposes, together with aspirin, bandages and rubbing alcohol, baking soda has been a staple in medicine cabinets since that time. It was best known to be a cheaper antacid substitute.
Fortunately, despite of its ever-growing demand, baking soda’s price remains affordable. It’s also very convenient since you can find it in every supermarket. Nowadays, people also use it in cosmetics and they garnered a huge patron out of it. It’s also important to note that it can heal injuries as well, This is just the surface of the benefits of baking soda, let’s move on to its more unknown uses.
1. Sunburn treatment
If you made the mistake of getting too excited to embrace the sunrays without your sunblock cream or lotion, which by the way you shouldn’t forget (sun blocks should be our best friend because skin cancer is no fun!) You can still make it up to your skin by doing this:
Add half a cup of baking soda in warm water in a tub. Get in there and soak the body to treat sunburns. It might sting, The usual time limit should be not more than 20 minutes, or your skin might turn dry. Do it twice or thrice a week until you still suffer from sunburn.
You can also sip a towel or cloth in it and apply it directly to the affected areas.
Applying baking soda on sunburnt skin can improve its healing process thrice as fast.