How to Use Baking Soda As a Kitchen Medicine

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9 Uses for Baking Soda As a Kitchen Medicine

There are many uses for baking soda: baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda) is not only used as a raising agent in baking or as a household cleaner. It can also be used as a kitchen medicine to relieve stings and burns, simple and effective deodorant and even as a performance enhancer in sports.

Here are 9 uses for baking soda as a kitchen medicine. They are inexpensive, easy to make and effective:

1. Isotonic Drink

Make this mixture which contains baking soda and water for rehydration, for example after diarrhea or endurance sports. The baking soda delays the lactic acid, which is the body’s waste product of tired muscles from physical effort.

To make your own homemade isotonic drink using baking soda, mix the following: 1 liter water, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon table salt, 2 tablespoons honey (you can tweak the amount of honey you want to include and add your own flavors) and drink to replace lost fluids and essential minerals after training or working out at the gym. Experiment the dosage according to your personal preference.

2. Tooth Powder

This tooth powder is good for routine oral hygiene, refreshing breath and whiten teeth. Mix equal parts of sea salt and baking soda and store in a jar. When you want to use it apply a small amount into your hand and dip a damp toothbrush into it. Brush your teeth as usual.

See other great recipes for natural tooth powder and toothpaste here. Also find how to use baking soda to whiten your teeth in only 3 minutes.

3. Baking Soda Bath

This bath is good for itchy skin, chickenpox blisters, shingles, sunburn and rashes.

Baking soda has fantastic cleansing ability and its alkalinity in warm bath helps to sooth these skin irritations. Dissolve 1/2 – 1 cup of baking soda in the bath and soak for 20 minutes. Alternatively to reduce itchiness mix 1 1/2 cups baking soda into 3 gallons water and apply to your itchy patches with a washcloth soaked in the solution. Repeat it several times.

4. Bath Bombs

These are good for itchy skin. Mix in a bowl 500g baking soda, 250g citric acid and few drops of essential oil of your choice. Add water just enough to make it hold together. Shape into a ball or press into a mold. Leave to dry before using it.


If you are interested to learn more about essential oils you can find useful information in my e-book Magical Aromatherapy. This e-book will help you to discover the power of essential oils and the most effective ways to use them.

5. Deodorant

Baking soda kills the bacteria that cause body odors, so it can be effectively used to your underarm or foot. Place about a teaspoonful of baking soda in your hand, and add enough water to make a soft paste. Then rub on your underarm.

For another homemade natural deodorant recipe with lavender click here or make this coconut oil deodorant.

6. Baking Soda Paste

This application is good for chickenpox blisters, shingles, blisters, rashes and insect bites. It’s also good to neutralize the venom of bee stings. Mix a little bit of baking soda with enough water to make a paste. Apply to chickenpox, shingles, blisters or rashes. Repeat as needed to relieve pain and itching.

7. Treating cold and flu


In 1924, Dr. Volney S. Cheney published a book called Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses, in which he recorded his experience with treating flu. He observed that people who were treated with baking soda either remained healthy or they developed a milder version of the disease.

You can read the full details in my article How To Fight Cold and Flu With Baking Soda.

8. Baking Soda for Removing Stains from your Nails

Natural nails get discolored from one of two reasons – a problem with the nail or staining from nail polish pigments. I’ve already mentioned the 11 health warnings your fingernails can be sending so if you are unsure why your fingernail is discolored it’s best to see your doctor.

Assuming your nails are healthy, most staining is from prolonged exposure to nail polish, and can range from a slight discoloration to a really dark yellow. The bleaching and exfoliating properties of baking soda can help remove stains from the nails. Here are two simple ways to whiten your fingernails using baking soda.

Baking soda & hydrogen peroxide:

2.5 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (there are other 11 things to do with hydrogen peroxide)


Mix the ingredients in a small bowl. Use cotton swabs to apply the mixture on the stained nails.
Leave it on for three to four minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

Baking soda and lemon Juice:

1 teaspoon water
4 teaspoons baking soda
5-10 drops lemon juice (this will make the solution bubble up)

Rub the mixture on your nails using a soft toothbrush.
Leave it on for about five minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.

9. Baking soda for Acid Reflux

I’ve mentioned in great detail how to use baking soda to treat and prevent acid reflux and here is a simple recipe that will help you to naturally treat this condition.

Mix half teaspoon of baking soda into a full 8-ounce glass of cold water until it is completely dissolved.

You can drink this mixture to treat an acid reflux. If you want to prevent an acid reflux you can drink this mixture down after a meal to treat and prevent acid reflux.

That’s all there is to it—plain baking soda and water are all it takes to kick acid reflux to the curb.

So don’t just use your baking soda in an open box in the fridge to absorb the odors. It is also a valuable medicine in your kitchen.

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17 Responses to How to Use Baking Soda As a Kitchen Medicine

  1. jessica says:

    Post me more natural remedies…just enjoyin it…

  2. Kurande Wangumu Kupeng says:

    Thanks for the information on using simple natural remedies for treatng ailments..greatly beneficial, especially where finance is a problem when it comes to buying medicines..Please keep me updated. thanks..

  3. kathy nawara says:

    wow – wish I could buy these

  4. annie kaae says:

    thank you so much for sending me this information about natural remedies. lwould like to buy some of you books its very interesting

  5. Mylez Gonzaga says:

    Thank you for the information i am using some of them please send me a healthy tips on how to remove frickles naturally..thank you

  6. Niover says:

    Hi, thanks for sharing great information. Could you guys post about how to treat an enlarged Thyroid? Thanks again!

  7. Emma Walsh says:

    Anyone have any remedies for exema my baby has it bad on his face and body please help x

  8. divina says:

    Any treatment for bad feet odor

  9. shelly says: amazing use for baking soda and i have more on my channel . if anyone knows of more please come and comment on it 🙂

  10. lilibeth dela cruz says:

    Hijeenny.. whatcan i use for my melasma,and for my skin to became lighter clear.please help me,thanks

  11. chikondi says:

    Thank you so much for the information do u have home remedies for blackheads

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