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What Exactly Is sodium bicarbonate?
Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) commonly called baking soda is a natural substance used in the human body within the bloodstream to regulate pH as a counterbalance to acid build up, which is critical to life. It affects the pH of cells and tissues, balances cell voltage, and increases CO2 which helps with oxygenation. Sodium Bicarbonate is a powerful medical tool that everyone would benefit by knowing more about.
Most of us keep a box of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) around the house. It makes baked goods rise, eliminates acid-induced odors in refrigerators, carpets, and litter boxes and is a minimally abrasive “green” cleaning agent that can be used to scrub everything from sinks and dishes to fruits and vegetable.
So that you may discover this marvelous natural product
The Clay Cure Co. is offering for a limited period, 1 kg of Natural Sodium Bicarbonate for £4.95+pp instead of £8.95 until the 30th of April .
- Eases stomach pain
- Helps with digestive issues
- Relieves bloating and gaz
- Neutralizes acid
- Kills fungi, mold and parasites
- Minimizes cough and sore throat
- Reduces the duration of cold and flu
- Helps regulate pH balance
- Reduces the symptoms of gout
- Promotes kidney health
- Eases urinary tract infection
- Reduces muscle pain and fatigue
In the kitchen
The kitchen is the most likely place to find sodium bicarbonate. Don't stop with using it for baking, though!
1. A box or small bowl of sodium bicarbonate in the refrigerator, freezer, or any cupboard will keep away unpleasant odors.
2. Similarly, sodium bicarbonate will keep away garbage odors; sprinkle the bottom of the pail, and then sprinkle again after you put a new bag in.
3. Grease fires can be put out by sprinkling them with sodium bicarbonate.
4. To clean surfaces, sprinkle sodium bicarbonate on a damp cloth. Wipe, then rinse with clean water.
5. To remove stale smells from food containers, rinse out with hot water and sodium bicarbonate. If the smell persists, let the container soak overnight in the sodium bicarbonate and water mixture.
6. To clean silver, use a paste of 3 parts sodium bicarbonate to one part water. Rub the paste onto each item, then rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
7. To remove scuff marks or grease spills from the floor, sprinkle with sodium bicarbonate and then wipe with a warm, damp cloth. This is even safe for no-wax floors!
8. For burnt-on food in the bottom of pots, sprinkle with sodium bicarbonate, then add hot water. Let soak overnight; the dried on food will come loose much more easily.
1. Make a Non-Toxic Fungicide
Mix 4 teaspoons ofsodium bicarbonate and 1 gallon of water. Use on roses for black spot fungus and also on grapes and vines when fruit first begins to appear.
2. Spray to Treat and Prevent Powdery Mildew
Powdery mildew is causing major problems with impatiens this year, but also can be a problem for other plants, like lilacs, cucumbers, squash and zinnias.
Spray Recipe: 1 tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate, 1 gallon of water, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of dish-washing liquid
Mix all the ingredients together and spray plants weekly. Apply on overcast days to prevent any potential foliage from burning.
3. Discourage Gnats In Soil & Fungus on Leaves
Mix in 1 gallon of water, 4 teaspoons sodium bicarbonate, 1 teaspoon biodegradable soap. Mix well, spray infected foliage or soil as needed.
4. Discourage Weeds
Pour or sweep baking soda in a thick layer into cracks on a sidewalk or patios. The baking soda should kill any small weeds already sprouted and prevent new ones from coming up.
5. Kill Cabbage Worms
Mix equals parts flour and baking soda and dust plants (cabbage, broccoli, kale) being eaten by cabbage worms. They much on the leaves and die usually in a day or two. Repeat as needed.
6. Kill Crabgrass
Simply wet the crabgrass, pour a heavy dusting of baking soda on the weed. The crabgrass should start dying back in 2 or 3 days. CAUTION: When applying baking try NOT to get it on your grass as too much sodium bicarbonate can burn and kill it.
7. Clean Your Hands
After a day in the garden and dirt, clean your hands by rubbing and scrubbing wet hands with sodium bicarbonate. Rinse.