Here are 12 surprising uses of baking soda.

Read on to know how you can use baking soda to enhance your health and beauty.

Natural deodorant

A mixture of baking soda and water can be applied underarms to be used as a deodorant.

Exfoliator

You can remove dead skin from your face by applying a mixture of baking soda and water and rubbing it on your face in circular motion.

Skin softener

Apply a paste of baking soda and water on your hands or feet to exfoliate and soften them.

Against itch

Baking soda can help against sunburns, allergic rash, bug bite, or reaction to poison ivy by just dabbing it over the affected area.

To remove splinters

You can remove splinters by soaking the affected area in a mixture of baking soda and warm water a couple of times each day.

Hair cleanser

Add some baking soda to your shampoo and apply it, as usual, to help remove dirt and oil from them very nicely. You can use baking soda to clean the comb or hair brush as well.

As toothpaste

Baking soda can be used as a toothpaste as it helps to remove plaque and it is a mild abrasive in nature. A thick mixture of baking soda and water is also beneficial to whiten the teeth naturally.

Against heart burn

Baking soda can be used to reduce the heart burn and provide relief from indigestion. By neutralizing the stomach acid, baking soda can also benefit against ulcers.

Against cancer

Baking soda can be used to maintain the pH balance of our body and eradicate the growth of organisms that may damage our organs and tissues, and compromise our immunity.

Enhance exercise performance

Baking soda can help to neutralize the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles after a rigorous workout, which may enhance the physical performance of athletes.

For kidney

Baking soda helps to balance the pH levels in our body and assists in the functioning of the kidney by slowing down the progression of chronic kidney diseases.

Cold and flu

Baking soda can also be used to treat common cold and flu naturally by following a special 3-day pattern.