15 Uses for Baking Soda

How to make the most of this simple ingredient.

  1. Put out fires – A handful ofbaking soda can safely put out fires in many places; clothes, rugs, carpets etc.
  2. Clean your teeth – Use a little bit of baking soda on your toothbrush after you’ve brushed to get your teeth extra white. Don’t do this more than 2, 3 times a month.
  3. Cleans clothes – Add a little baking soda to your cycle, it takes out tough stains.
  4. Use to clean certain dishes/containers – Use baking soda on food and drink containers to clean well. Works better with plastic items.
  5. Use to clean things around the house – Baking soda is a great cleaning tool for almost anything. Toilets, counters, furniture(marble), garbage cans, sinks, showers etc.
  6. Use to clean stainless steel pots and glass.
  7. Use baking soda to break down tough dirty areas; dirt on a car, inside of barbecue etc.
  8. Get rid of smells – Get rid of almost any smell with a little bit of baking soda, try it out.
  9. Use baking soda to clean appliances such as dishwashers and coffee-makers.
  10. Wash well with baking soda and apply for a stronger substitute then deodorant.
  11. Sun-burn solvent – To relieve minor burns (such as a sun burn), use baking soda and water.
  12. Gargle – Gargle baking soda for whiter teeth, fresher smell and it also heals sores.
  13. Bug bites – Apply baking soda to bug, bee, wasp, ant or any kind of bites for a quicker heal.
  14. Polish – Baking soda is a great polish for chrome, silver, marble furniture, piano keys.
  15. Smooth skin – Use with water to create paste, apply to face, careful to avoid eyes and mouth, and leave on for 3 – 5 minutes, wash off. Your face will be noticeably softer.
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  1. Great article. Baking soda and real warm water is good to take for gas also.

  2. Neutralizes bee venom also: bee venom is acidic, and when reacted with a base, like a paste of baking soda and water, becomes harmless

  3. it can also be used to cook crack cocaine. thank the cia for that one

  4. Put 1/4 cup of baking soda in a tall glass. Quickly dump 1/2 cup of Vinegar in to the tall glass. (Be afraid, be very afraid) hehehe!

  5. I don’t know how true this is, but I’ve heard that baking soda is an ant repellant. A friend of mine swears by it…just sprinkling the powder around a living space is said to keep them away.

  6. Also usefull when you have an acid spill that you want to neutralize.
    Good to clean the top of flooded lead acid battery (beware to not contaminate the cells!), where there is often some weak acid leakage

  7. Use it in the pool instead of expensive pool store stuff

  8. It helps bring the pH of my water up

  9. thanks for the positivity

  10. this is really a great idea for an article…2 thumbs up.

  11. Use some baking soda and a wet cloth to remove bug and tar from your car. Works like magic and wipes right off. Done it for years and it has never harmed the paint.

  12. pour ~1 cup into your slow running drain, and then pour in vinegar. I usually sue a quart or more of vinegar but my sister says only a cup(the drians run freer when I do it :P )

  13. It’s on the side of every box of Arm & Hammer, but it bears repeating: it makes a fantastic antacid, with some very memorable burps :)

  14. I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned how an equal amount of baking soda and enough water to form a stiff paste turns your ordinary nose candy into smokable freebase.

  15. the baking soda will neutralize acidic bee sting, but it won’t do much for wasp sting which is basic

  16. use it to accelerate the curing of super glue. Just watch out because it gets HOT. It might work to dilute a little BS in water and spray on the super glue.

  17. “#5 by JP, Jul 2, 2007, I don’t know how true this is, but I’ve heard that baking soda is an ant repellant. A friend of mine swears by it…just sprinkling the powder around a living space is said to keep them away.”

    Its also great for keeping away evil monkeys. Been using the stuff for years and have yet to ever see an evil monkey.

  18. When diluted with water if can also be sprayed on plants to keep away fungii.

    So if you see those yukky white formations on your plants just get a bit of soda in water and spray on!

  19. Make a paste with it, cover a stain in your carpet and wait for it to dry. I will lift the stain out.

  20. Use with water to make into a paste, good to use as lubricant

  21. Wash well with baking soda and apply for a stronger substitute then deodorant.
    WTF? Did you mean THAN deodorant?
    Keep one in the refrigerator and one in the freezer.
    Make Irish soda bread (Mmmmm)
    Dilute A LOT and clean your ears
    Mix it with marijuana because you’re really, really stoned and it seems like a good idea at the time.
    Put it in an envelope, send it to a congressman, and wait for the FBI to come a’knockin’

  22. My body has a bad reaction to the chemicals used in deodorant, so I use a little baking soda and water instead. Works great, as I believe the article implies, better than regular deodorants.

  23. Thank you, yea and i mean “than” deodorant not “then”

  24. “Baking soda and real warm water is good to take for gas also.”

    Um, think for a minute. What happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar? It rapidly expands to many times it’s original volume. Basic chemistry. So, if you got gas from eating a food high in vinegar (like chili), a glass of water mixed with baking soda might just rupture your stomach.

  25. What a load of rubbish surfcow! Vinegar in chili what???? Some how I don’t think so. Rupture your stomach? Just how much baking soda are you going to ingest. Come on, if you ingest baking soda in water into an already acidic environment like you your stomach with an opening which is not gas tight (at both ends) al thats gonna happen is that you will burb, loudly! Go read a chemistry book first, then come back to this!

  26. Use it to get more money for the same amount of cocaine. They will not tell the difference

  27. ever really burn some food really bad and the pot is crusted black on bottom? scrub out lightly to get most of non burned food out, put an inch of h2o then sprinkle 1/4 c or so in there and let sit for 1-2 days. come right off without scrubbing hours

  28. Surfcow, it’s not going to make your stomach explode. Good lord! That is why you burp. It’s basic physiology;o)

  29. I use it for building balsa model planes !! Put a drop of “Super Glue” down and then drop a pinch of baking soda on top and it instantly goes ROCK hard ! Makes nice strong joints !

  30. use BS and water equal parts and scrub the electrodes of your car battery, cleans them right up, just remember to wipe them off afterwards.

  31. You forgot it is the SAME thing that is used to control alkalinity in a swimming pool. Alkalinity Increaser = sodium bicarbonate, 100%. The only difference is that the food grade has a finer texture. The chemical is EXACTLY the same thing.

  32. It also helps if you have a stomach ache!!

  33. I. Think. That. The. World. Has. Gone. Crazy.

  34. You’re crazy toe, this article is great!

  35. I heard baking soda is good for posionivy.

  36. This is too funny, last night I woke up with a really bad rash in the inside of my knee. Figured out it was probably poison ivy. It’s 5am and I can’t get back to sleep, and know better than to start itching it, so I go downstairs, Google “poison ivy relief”, and find an article about mixing vinegar and backing soda together and scouring the rash with it. I tried it, and it worked really well. I had to laugh when this article showed up in my del.icio.us feed!

  37. NEVER EVER USE IT ON FACE. It is not a skin smoothing agent. Instead it makes your skin dry and flaky.

  38. Get rid of unwanted bug -ants, etc.

    Bugs can’t remove gas from their digestive system. Combine 1 pt Baking Soda and 1 pt Icing Sugar together to form a powder to be sprinkled near the ants nest. Then watch them gorge and fart to death -really works!

    Stu

  39. Baking soda should never be used to apply on face. common sense guys, if that soda can used to clean toilet seat stains or clothe stains, think what affect can it have ,if applied on face. Seriously.

  40. Cavities form when the bacteria in your mouth transform sugars and other foods into acids. Rinse your mouth out with a little bit of baking soda and water to neutralize any acids.

  41. It is obvious you use a proxy server.

  42. check out my other article, 15 household uses for olive oil. =)

  43. I’ve heard that roaches explode when they eat baking soda, because they cannot “burp.” And of course you have the volcano thing with baking soda and vinegar. BASIC SCIENCE FOLKS…..NEWS FLASH.
    As far as the “coke” thing, you will eventually waste your brain away.

  44. haha completly coped off the net

  45. just jokin lol

  46. I have been back to this page several times. You have given me many useful tips. Great article!

  47. Actually, there is only one end of your body that the gas would come out of – the baking soda would have to get down all the way to your colon before reacting for gas to come out as a fart, which is really unlikely. But the burping sure helps, and I’m feeling the effects right now. Great, especially when you have no tums around.

  48. Thanks buddies =)

    I posted another article with another really good 15 uses for baking soda but its not popular. =(

  49. By the way, it was you that gave me the idea for 15 uses for baking soda. Thanks a lot =) You have great articles

  50. Darlene i mean

  51. I am honored dani. Thank you. I am sorry I didn’t answer the question you posted on one of my articles. I didn’t think it was appropriate the time. I can say slightly less than ninety but, you must have an idea now yourself.

    Good work.

  52. I made 45 =). Lol how did know my name?

  53. You used your name in a response you left here on your comments and I remembered someone with that name leaving me a question on one of my articles.

    Keep up the good work. ;-)

  54. Thank you.

  55. Another good use is as a base for hilarious discussion. Thanks guys, you made me laugh a lot!

  56. Lol

  57. its also good for bladder infections take 2 teas. to half glass water 2 times a day, it works great cheaper then going to the dr.

  58. hi all, um im doing a project for my 7th grade science fair on:what makes cupcakes rise higher baking soda or baking powder? And i really need some websites to help me on that. If u can help me i appreciate it very much

  59. what are the dangers of inhaling baking soda?

  60. I read somewhere that for children that hold their bowel movements in, you can sprinkle like 1/4 of baking soda in the running bath water and it is supposed to relax the muscles used to hold the bowls in. i tried to to my daughter and i dont know if it worked of if it was coincidence.

  61. I use baking soda for heart burn all the time it makes the heartburn go away instantly and really helps you need to take about a teaspoon and drink a g;ass pf water.

  62. Partially clogged drain? Baking soda, vinegar, hot water. VOILA!

  63. I use it as a deodorant but I mix it with cornstarch so it doesn’t burn.

  64. how much for a valcano?

  65. Want to conceive a boy? Both of you drink baking soda water for a couple of weeks beforehand.

  66. I used baking soda as my deodorant now..it’s my 3rd day..really effective..i used so many deodorants but it won’t work..

  67. NEVER PUT BAKING SODA ON YOUR FACE!!!! IT BURNS. I JUST TRIED IT AND IT WAS HARD WASHING IT OFF BECAUSE IT HURT SO BAD!! ARTERWARDS IT MAKES YOUR FACE FEEL LIKE IT WILL RIP APART IF YOU SMILE. DOES NOT MAKE THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT. WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THAT IS NUTS!!! I WILL STICK TO USING IT TO GET MARKS OFF THE WALLS. WORKS WONDERS FOR THAT!!!!HAHA

  68. You can also use it to increase the conductivity of water, mix a teaspoon into a large cup of water. I use this electlosys. It helps with my hydrogen experiments.

  69. Are you sure about these??????????????????????????

  70. yeah right~~~~~~~~~

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    This is a great DVD for FU haters and Chain Gang
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  72. I use a small amount of baking soda mixed with water to form a paste and use to exfoliate my face once a week. Works Great. I don’t know who these people are who have facial problems…Maybe they have really bad skin to start with.

  73. baking soda cures cancer, no joke…a doctor from Rime, Italy has done it and written a book on it. Check out Knowthecause.com for some real sane stuff. The big C isn’t the mystery the pharmicutical industry makes it to be…the light will dawn on us with a simplicity that will be greater than all the good you can imagine.

  74. I use it on my face and it’s a great exfoliator. Much gentler than commercial products. My face is soft afterward, not dry.

  75. i use it n ma face and it totaly works. try it

  76. WOW it really does work

  77. I used baking soda to clean & refresh my car carpet, then vacuumed it. But the air conditioning leaked over a period of time, and whatever residue of baking soda was left, is now concreted into the carpet fibers. Tried hot water, but still not coming out. Can’t find any solvent for this on Internet. Any suggestions?

  78. put soda in mouth then vinegar i dare you

  79. To get the baking soda out of your carpet:
    pour a little club soda, throw on a white towel
    get on your tippy toes and twist your feet.
    This will pull the baking soda (and stain) out of the carpet.

    And yes baking soda does kill ants. Chemical free too!
    Mix it with icing sugar and water into a paste and leave out.
    This way you won’t be worried if you have small kids or pets around.

  80. “do not put it on you face”? I dont understand that remark/warning that was made above because if it is safe to eat something (like baking soda) then it is harmless to you body. Ive used it on my face for a week now, it does not hurt, my face is not red and it does not feel like my face is riping apart.

  81. what proportion of water do I use with the baking soda to get out a dog urine stain????? and do I add some vinegar??? what mixture is best??? a paste?? and do I leave it on overnight or rinse it off right away??? My daughter was house/dog sitting for me for a month….and the whole time my chihuahua, Charlie, was peeing on my new berber carpet up in the loft, on all the chair and table legs, during the night!!! So some of the stains are yellow and some almost brown…..I can’t afford a professional…..would appreciate tested advice….Thanks!!!!

  82. i love baking soda! i didn’t know there was so much you could do with it! one time i brushed my teeth with it and asked my sister are my teeth white? and she answered yes.

  83. Yah im using a pinch of baking soda mixed with my cetaphil cleanser on my face…i have very oily skin and it is working at least for now..

  84. Its also good for taking hair spray build-up out of your hair.
    Wash hair, rinse, sprinkle a little in the palm of your hand, add a little water to make a paste, and rub in your hair; rinse and use your regular conditioner. Just make sure you do’nt mix it with shampoo or conditioner. Causes a chemical smell. Other than that it works really great for hair spray build-up and for greasy hair.
    It does work great on your face; especially for acne. Smooth skin, and I did not notice any redness.

  85. It does kill ants and other bugs. Put some on a hammer,then hit them with it.Works every time!!!

  86. thnx i needed this!!! im definatley trying sum uv this stuff…

  87. This is the best stuff I have ever used for my complexion. I have always had oily skin, even now at 49. I put some Vit E oil on it first to help take off makeup, then exfoliate with BS. My skin has never looked so good. Ever!

  88. DO NOT use baking soda on your face… I REPEAT- DO NOT USE ON YOUR FACE! It could react with your natural oils or some odd product residue that remains… it just about BURNED MY FACE OFF!!! People are asking me what happened!!

    NOT FUNNY!

  89. DO NOT use baking soda on your face… I REPEAT- DO NOT USE ON YOUR FACE! It could react with your natural oils or some odd product residue that remains… it just about BURNED MY FACE OFF!!! People are asking me what happened!!

    NOT FUNNY!

  90. DO NOT use baking soda on your face… I REPEAT- DO NOT USE ON YOUR FACE! It could react with your natural oils or some odd product residue that remains… it just about BURNED MY FACE OFF!!! People are asking me what happened!!

    NOT FUNNY!

  91. Okay, you had a bad reaction. But there are others that have had favorable results. Go to earthclinic.com. There is an amazing amount of information about natural cures.

  92. why dont you use a sand paper on your face instead of baking soda??? i mean, “arm & hammer” “colgate” and other brands use Baking soda to polish your teeth so…..

  93. I have used baking soda on my face for years now. It helps control my zits. I think it changes the ph of my skin or something. No harm done to my face, it’s as smooth as silk

  94. If you have an aquarium and the ph is really high (in the yellow), put small amts of BS in the tank and it will bring the PH down. No need to purchase PH down chemicals. I have been doing it for years. DONT OVER DO IT !!

  95. Hi… i would like to this baking soda , perhaps it well help me erase my forehead lines! What do you think? I don’t have that much problem like pimples or what… its just my … anyone could tell me what to do with my forehead lines hehehe…
    THANKS!

  96. Sunshine…I don’t know about “erasing” forehead lines. But, I am 49 an am fairly lineless! Try this: Use the BS as an exfoliant on your forehead. If you are worried about it stripping oils out put something like Olive oil, or an E oil that has other oil to thin it first. Wet, apply BS and scrub for a bout 30 seconds. Use Apple cider vinegar as a toner, then use a vit, E based moisturizer. You will probably notice that at first it will look dry, while dead skin cells get sloughed off. But it is safe to do this as often as you want.

  97. Hi, just tried the exfoliating thing on my face, reddened a little, nothing drastic. I think if you made the paste TOO thick, it would probably burn. But, after I rinsed my face, I just slapped on some moisturizer and it felt fine!! Hoping it will help with my large pores.

  98. hi, these thing reely work u should try them

  99. I have been reading about using it for acne and washed my face with it about an hour ago. I have really oily AND dry, itchy, red, acne-prone skin at 32 yrs. of age. My face was feeling like a train wreck all day and now after using the baking soda it feels calmed and cool. So far…
    I will continue to use it as long as it can make my face feel this much better.
    I also use BS and peroxide to whiten my teeth.

  100. this web side is not cool i can’t get any information about baking soda.

  101. thanx for all your banter and advice.i’ve enjoyed it.

  102. What about toenail fungus?? Anyone know if this would work with that??How would this be dispensed if there is a remedy??
    Baking soda has many good qualities, I know I take it when I have indigestion and works immediattely.

  103. Kiwikatnz, I haven’t hear of using it for toenail fungus, but wouldn’t rule it out. I made a reference to a site once before, you should check it out. Earthclinic.com. If it can be used for this you will find the information there. Just find the search prompt and either put in toenail fungus, or baking soda, and you will get your results. Good luck. I’m sure you will find a cure. The main one that comes to my mind is soaking your foot/feet in epsom salt.

  104. yes I have tried BS as a toothpaste and i have also tried it as an antacid and it works like a charm. Promise myself to try it as an exfoliant I believe it will work.

  105. i use baking soda to…
    whiten my teeth:)

  106. baking soda does work for dishes!

  107. this was great to know now i can se these things if i have a problem like putting out fires.

  108. I’ve used baking soda on my face for the past 15 yrs. You need to add just a tsp or less to a washcloth along with your cleanser in the shower. Gently massage onto skin and rinse well. I am an esthetician and know what works…this does. It’s an excellent exofoliator and will keep you skin smooth, fresh and blemish free.

  109. For those who had bad reactions to the baking soda… are you sure you didn’t use baking powder instead? Or maybe you didn’t make it into a thin paste first. I think you just used it wrong. I use it and I have baby soft, beautiful skin with no acne! And no irritations either.

  110. Does baking soda help aleviate redness from a sun burn??

  111. Ok for all the idiots who know nothing and I mean absolutley nothing about facial care let me tell you from someone who has tried everything from oils to different kinds of foods to every facial cleanser on the planet , baking soda does work , I reapeat it does work and better than the dumb synthetic chemicals which you put on your face, the thing is that you don’t make it into a scrub(paste) whatever , you mix a 1/4 of a teaspoon in 8 ounces of water pour some in your hand and wash your face with it , if you ,find that it is still to drying than mix less , if it feels like it’s not enough use more but it is non abrasive in this way because it is a watered solution

  112. will baking soda clean old oil stains of my concrete

  113. some 1 help me plz

  114. I don’t think Baking Soda will do that, try dawn dish soap.

  115. A teaspoon of bakin soda with a cup of warm water. Try to use them to wash your sinus if you have a bad allergy problem. It works for me. But make sure you as your doctor first.

    Thanks

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  117. CAN I USE BAKING SODA DAILY FOR REMOVING BAD SMELL IN MOUTH………
    TELL ME ANY OTHER SUGGESTONS TO REMOVE BAD SMELL IN MOUTH……

  118. I use baking soda every other day on my face as an exfoliant. Just like someone stated earlier, just a little in your hands with water will do the trick.

    This stuff WORKS WONDERS!

    I have very oily acne prone skin, and my face has been 100% clear for about 6 months because I exfoliate with baking soda. I’ve even fallen asleep at night with makeup on from time to time (a no-no) —still no breakouts. No irritated skin, no burns.

    My skin is extremely clear and smooth!

    I owe it all to baking soda! :)

  119. question to 117

  120. I tried baking soda as well and this stuff on the face is really amazing.It is better than any cleanser for face that i have ever tried. I have soft clear skin I look amazing !! I was complimented on how great my skin looked right away ! what a difference.

  121. Yeap the stuff does work wonders, but i started using it 2x a day and i started noticing some dryness.
    How often shd i use it on my face to get the best results? 1x a day? once evry 3days?

  122. whitens teeeth? hmmm

  123. I HAVE A QUESTION! For those of u who have used the baking soda and with successful results to ur face…do u also apply moisturizer after word or you dont have to??

  124. I HAVE A QUESTION! For those of u who have used the baking soda and with successful results to ur face…do u also apply moisturizer after word or you dont have to??

  125. I HAVE A QUESTION! For those of u who have used the baking soda and with successful results to ur face…do u also apply moisturizer after word or you dont have to??

  126. I used it on my bathroom bench tops and tiles and they came up like new – magic stuff really!!

  127. how is baking soda used as a deodorant? do u have to mix it with water?? or just plain soda??

  128. I wash my face with baking soda before going to bed and than put vitamin E oil for best result no dryness or flaking, and in the morning i wash my face with it again and put on my moisturizer not that my face gets dry but i think its good to moisturize ur face in the morning. I have been using this almost for 2 weeks now and love my skin no acne and my skin is so clear and white. I would strongly recommend Baking soda and Vitamin E oil with the dl-alpha not the one with d-alpha hope it makes sense. Good luck

  129. As someone else posted, I have tried baking soda when I felt like I was getting a bladder infection. It really does work – 2 tsp in 8 oz of water up to four times a day. The first time I was better after two days. The second time it only took one day to feel better.

  130. OMG. ive lovd this convo.thanks guys-those who do and dont love baking soda

  131. I cleaned my stove with baking soda and it works great. Try it!!!

  132. I clean the cooking oil on the walls IT REALLY WORK

  133. I have severe eczema and am also having really bad yeast infection on my groin, not vaginal, and a woman told me to take two teaspoons of baking soda w/ water twice a day and it would get rid of both problems. I worry about so much salt(sodium bicarbonate)in my system and blood pressure but would really love to get rid of both skin problems

  134. Treat Warts and Verrucas

    Mix a little castor oil with baking soda (thought i used ancient olive oil) to a spreadable paste. Spread a little on your wart or Verruca and cover with a plaster. Repeat once a twice a day and continue to do this untill they are all gone.

    It took me just under two months to get rid of mine after the doctor tried unsuccessfully 5 TIMES only making them spread.

  135. baking soda is great for rinsing your mouth out after you throw up-it reduces the stomach acid erosion on teeth

  136. with hot water, baking soda is very good for getting stains out of your carpet. my dog had an accident in the house (but actually now that i think about it, was probably just marking the spot cause we have a new dog in the house).
    I poured baking soda on the stain, and then hot water, and then soaked it up, and the stain was gone when it dried, and the dog doesnt pee there anymore either.

  137. Baking Soda is also used for faster cooking.

  138. I’ve heard that for a pot smoker trying to pass a urine test, two heaping spoon fulls in water a few hours before is helpful. I looked into it a bit, and it seems to help with meth, but I could find no info on if it works for THC. Can anyone help me on this one?

  139. this is nice and very helpful! I love it

  140. Aim researching about baking soda because I have my mother in intensive care, her stomach rupture after she took baking soda as an anti-acid,something she had done a lot of times before.
    Now she is hooked to a respirator and the doctors don’t give us any hope.
    Please everybody DON’T TAKE BAKING SODA FOR STOMACH PROBLEMS!

  141. She probably chugged the whole box hahaha

  142. Sonia
    Human stomach can expand more its normal size.
    The stomach is composed of five layers it wont just rupture without making the person vomit to relieve pressure.

    No pun intended but yes, maybe your mom took more than what is advised. 1/8 tsp or !/4 max is recommended to relieve hyper-acidity.
    We need acid in our tummys to digest food.

  143. Thanks for the tips. Especially the one about the odors. I find the bathroom becomes smelly . j

  144. THATS CRAZY HOW TO PUT OUT A
    FIRE

  145. Can u put baking soda in a paper cup and put it in the fridge and it still work the same? please let me know and email me at gecca4424b@yahoo.com thanks so much

  146. this was really a good stuff,

    people.. can we put baking soda in our diet? every day intake? what is the amount? what else can BS do in our body? does it have bad effect? because it is high in salt, it can cause high BP pressure.. am i right?

  147. I can’t guarantee that all these work, but it will definitely put out grease fires, and everyone should keep a box of it near the stove. I also know for a fact that you can keep it in the fridge to get rid of odors. Pour some down the drain followed by a little vinegar down the drain to freshen the drain and keep it fresh. Put a little in a pot of beans to keep down the effect of gas.

    I hope it is okay that I threw these few things in since I know that they work.
    Johnny Yuma

  148. I mixed baking soda with some water in the palm of my hand and used it to wash my face. My skin feels fresh and smooth. I’m 30 and have acne and am hoping this will keep my skin clear. I’ll come back and give you guys an update. It’s really cool we can do so many different things with baking soda.

  149. Thanks for so many useful tips. Question: can baking soda kill out Bermuda “wire” grass, without harming other grasses in yard?

  150. I use it as a douche. Husband loves it.

  151. I use it for my tongue fungus. Works great!

  152. Funny questions..
    Can BS kill terrorists without affecting innocent people ..
    hahaha lol..

  153. so how much should u use for stomach aches?

    1/4 teaspoon in 250ml (a glass) of water?

    got a stomach ache right now i think im gonna o buy some!

  154. SPRINKLE SOME ON YOUR NUTZZ FOR A FANTABULOUS BLUMPKIN!

  155. yah, baking soda really whitens my teeth^^
    nice smile!!

  156. i’v tried baking soda as face cleanser, it does clarifies impurities and made pores reduce its size, but the white heads are still there and made hard for me to squeeze it out because the pores feel a bit burned, what makes the pores get bigger are the white heads embed on it. truly that baking soda can make it firm at reduce the pores size but the main problem are the white heads coming from within due to accumulated oil excreted by the face, lucky for those with no huge size of whiteheads coz baking soda could really help, but careful to expose on sun, better apply sunscreen facial lotion for you not to jeopardize the rebirth skin.
    with those with unending whiteheads problems associated with big pores, heellllppppp?

  157. I find it works as a ant repelent too

  158. Y’all are nuckin futs.

    I love it.

  159. I scratched my butt too hard and now it’s bleeding.

    Will this stop it?

  160. use bs to provide a few of the posters above with some common intelligence. What a bunch of stupid people to make comments about dope.

  161. heyyah guyz…thanks for the advices…i really need it…i will try baking soda for my skin problem…i hope it will work…(-_-)

  162. this really helped me with more cleaning tips

  163. 2 table spoons of baking soda with warm water, good for breakfast! Try it! After dinner too.

  164. we have a dog who is heavily furred,after a year he developed a very strong un pleasant smell,he used to stay inside our house playing with my kids,but now he only stayed outside as no one can stand his smells anymore,we tried lots and lots of way to get rid of the awful smell to no avail,can this baking soda help?

  165. If you snort baking soda you can see through time…..
    At least thats what I think happend to me….
    I saw somthing….
    I might have hurt my brain…

  166. usagi:

    Oh yes…After you exfoliate your face (using the baking soda and water paste) then rinse it off.

    To rinse:
    1. Use……3 to 4 splashes of warm water (not hot).
    2. Use……3 to 4 splashes of cool water (not cold).

    Then PAT your face dry…DO NOT RUB IT! (very important).

    Apply a very tiny amount of “extra virgin olive oil” to your face and leave it on all night.

    The “extra virgin olive oil” will absorb right into your skin, and it has no smell.

    Do NOT use any olive oil, unless it says “Extra Virgin”. That is the best to use on your face, and use it SPARINGLY. If you use too much…you’ll just end up with an oily mess.

    In the morning, your skin will be soft, smooth and glowing. I love it!

    Also…use “extra virgin olive oil” on salads, dip a piece of bread in some olive oil, and eat it up. Extra Virgin olive oil, is an incredible oil to use, inside your body too.

    If you can’t eat it…then you shouldn’t put it on your face.

  167. hi people…….

    thanks for this article. im from philippines and this hellped me a lot with my advanced chemistry project…….

    more power to you people…..

    anyway, i really enjoyed the conversation…..

  168. Be careful of the run off from the battery. I once mixed baking soda with water and poured it on a car battery. It cleaned up the terminals really good. But where it ran down on the parking lot, the residue from the battery stained the pavement.

  169. One word of caution. I once mixed baking soda with water and poured it over a car battery and it cleaned up the terminals really good. Only the residue from the battery dripped down and stained the parking lot.

  170. One thing you might want to watch out when cleaning car batteries with baking soda and water is if any of the residue from the battery drips down on the pavement, it may stain it. I seen it happen. The stain remained till the owners resealed the parking lot. (covered over with a black coating.)

  171. Sorry about that. I was getting server errors that there was a problem with my post. So I tried again. And again.

  172. try using a microfiber cleaning cloth. This will definitely help remove not only white heads, but exfolitate as well. 2-3 times a week max.

  173. snorting baking soda is the best cure for congestion there is. It may burn a little, but it is worth it.

  174. That’s nonsense. I use baking soda in the shower instead of soap or bath gel. It works great and I’ve been using it for the last ten years. It is cheap. I feel super clean. And the best part is there’s no soapy residual left behind that often won’t come off no matter how long I rinse. Yep, it’s good for cleaning the shower, getting oil stains off your garage floor, deodorizing your refrigerator and so much more. I mean, seriously… people who knock it just haven’t tried it.

  175. Not so smart. Douching altogether is harmful to a female. I don’t care what a husband likes. Get further advice. Sorry to bust your bubble. Although, I am a fan of baking soda.

  176. this whole page is about bakeing soda if you love it so much why dont you mix it with water and stick it up yo ass lol

  177. Sodium bicarbonate is primarily used in cooking (baking) where it reacts with other components to release carbon dioxide, that helps dough “rise”. The acidic compounds that induce this reaction include phosphates, cream of tartar, lemon juice, yogurt, buttermilk, cocoa, vinegar, etc. Sodium bicarbonate can be substituted for baking powder provided sufficient acid reagent is also added to the recipe.[3] Many forms of baking powder contain sodium bicarbonate combined with one or more acidic phosphates (especially good) or cream of tartar. It can also be used for softening peas (⅛ tsp. per pint of water and bring to boil for one hour)

    Thermal decomposition causes sodium bicarbonate alone to act as a raising agent by releasing carbon dioxide at baking temperatures. The mixture for cakes using this method can be allowed to stand before baking without any premature release of carbon dioxide.

    [edit] Neutralization of acids and bases
    Many laboratories keep a bottle of sodium bicarbonate powder within easy reach, because sodium bicarbonate is amphoteric, reacting with acids and bases. Furthermore, as it is relatively innocuous in most situations, there is no harm in using excess sodium bicarbonate. Lastly, sodium bicarbonate powder may be used to smother a small fire. [4]

    A wide variety of applications follows from its neutralization properties, including ameliorating the effects of white phosphorus in incendiary bullets from spreading inside an afflicted soldier’s wounds.[5] Sodium bicarbonate can be added as a simple solution for raising the pH balance of water (increasing total alkalinity) where high levels of chlorine (2-5 ppm) are present as in swimming pools and aquariums.[6]

    [edit] Medical uses
    Sodium bicarbonate is used in an aqueous solution as an antacid taken orally to treat acid indigestion and heartburn.[7] It may also be used in an oral form to treat chronic forms of metabolic acidosis such as chronic renal failure and renal tubular acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate may also be useful in urinary alkalinization for the treatment of aspirin overdose and uric acid renal stones.

    An aqueous solution is sometimes administered intravenously for cases of acidosis, or when there are insufficient sodium or bicarbonate ions in the blood. [8]In cases of respiratory acidosis, the infused bicarbonate ion drives the carbonic acid/bicarbonate buffer of plasma to the left and, thus, raises the pH. It is for this reason that sodium bicarbonate is used in medically-supervised cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Infusion of bicarbonate is indicated only when the blood pH is marked (<7.1-7.0) low.[9]

    It is used as well for treatment of hyperkalemia. Since sodium bicarbonate can cause alkalosis, it is sometimes used to treat aspirin overdoses. Aspirin requires an acidic environment for proper absorption, and the basic environment diminishes aspirin absorption in the case of an overdose. Sodium bicarbonate has also been used in the treatment of tricyclic antidepressant overdose.[10] It can also be applied topically as a paste, with three parts baking soda to one part water, to relieve insect bites. [11]

    Adverse reactions to the administration of sodium bicarbonate can include metabolic alkalosis, edema due to sodium overload, congestive heart failure, hyperosmolar syndrome, hypervolemic hypernatremia, and hypertension due to increased sodium. In patients who consume a high calcium or dairy-rich diet, calcium supplements, or calcium-containing antacids such as calcium carbonate (e.g., Tums), the use of sodium bicarbonate can cause milk-alkali syndrome, which can result in metastatic calcification, kidney stones, and kidney failure.

    Sodium bicarbonate is also used as an ingredient in some mouthwashes. It works as a mechanical cleanser on the teeth and gums, neutralizes the production of acid in the mouth and also as an antiseptic to help prevent infections occurring.

    [edit] Personal hygiene
    A paste made from sodium bicarbonate and a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes, and sodium bicarbonate in combination with other ingredients can be used to make a dry or wet deodorant. Sodium bicarbonate is a common ingredient in alternative and natural brands of toothpaste and deodorant.

    [edit] Soda loading
    Small amounts of sodium bicarbonate have been shown to be useful as a supplement for endurance athletes,[12] but overdose is a serious risk.[13]

    [edit] As a cleaning agent
    A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.[14] For cleaning aluminium objects, the use of sodium bicarbonate is discouraged as it attacks the thin unreactive protective oxide layer of this otherwise very reactive metal. A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminium foil.[15]

    Baking soda is commonly added to the rinse cycles of washing machines (together with the detergent) as a replacement for softener and also to remove odors. Sodium bicarbonate is also effective in removing heavy tea and coffee stains from cups when diluted with warm water.

    [edit] Miscellaneous
    Sodium bicarbonate can be used to extinguish small grease or electrical fires by being poured or dumped over the fire.[4] However, it should not be poured or dumped onto fires in deep fryers as it may cause the grease to splatter.[4] Sodium bicarbonate is used in BC dry chemical fire extinguishers as an alternative to the more corrosive ammonium phosphate in ABC extinguishers. The alkali nature of sodium bicarbonate makes it the only dry chemical agent, besides Purple-K, that was used in large scale fire suppression systems installed in commercial kitchens. Because it can act as an alkali, the agent has a mild saponification effect on hot grease, which forms a smothering soapy foam. Dry chemicals have since fallen out of favor for kitchen fires as they have no cooling effect compared to the extremely effective wet chemical agents specifically designed for such hazards.[citation needed]

    Sodium bicarbonate is used in a process for cleaning paint called sodablasting. It can be administered to pools, spas, and garden ponds to raise pH levels.[16] It has disinfectant and antiseptic properties,[17] and it may be an effective fungicide against some organisms.[18]

    Because it can be used to absorb odors, it is a tried-and-true method of used booksellers. The baking soda will absorb the musty smell, leaving the books less odorous.[19]

    Sodium bicarbonate is often mixed with acetic acid (vinegar) as a simple and showy demonstration of a chemical reaction. The products of the ensuing two-stage reaction are sodium acetate, water, and carbon dioxide.

    [edit] See also

    source wikipedia

  178. Sodium bicarbonate is primarily used in cooking (baking) where it reacts with other components to release carbon dioxide, that helps dough \”rise\”. The acidic compounds that induce this reaction include phosphates, cream of tartar, lemon juice, yogurt, buttermilk, cocoa, vinegar, etc. Sodium bicarbonate can be substituted for baking powder provided sufficient acid reagent is also added to the recipe.[3] Many forms of baking powder contain sodium bicarbonate combined with one or more acidic phosphates (especially good) or cream of tartar. It can also be used for softening peas (⅛ tsp. per pint of water and bring to boil for one hour)

    Thermal decomposition causes sodium bicarbonate alone to act as a raising agent by releasing carbon dioxide at baking temperatures. The mixture for cakes using this method can be allowed to stand before baking without any premature release of carbon dioxide.

    [edit] Neutralization of acids and bases
    Many laboratories keep a bottle of sodium bicarbonate powder within easy reach, because sodium bicarbonate is amphoteric, reacting with acids and bases. Furthermore, as it is relatively innocuous in most situations, there is no harm in using excess sodium bicarbonate. Lastly, sodium bicarbonate powder may be used to smother a small fire. [4]

    A wide variety of applications follows from its neutralization properties, including ameliorating the effects of white phosphorus in incendiary bullets from spreading inside an afflicted soldier\’s wounds.[5] Sodium bicarbonate can be added as a simple solution for raising the pH balance of water (increasing total alkalinity) where high levels of chlorine (2-5 ppm) are present as in swimming pools and aquariums.[6]

    [edit] Medical uses
    Sodium bicarbonate is used in an aqueous solution as an antacid taken orally to treat acid indigestion and heartburn.[7] It may also be used in an oral form to treat chronic forms of metabolic acidosis such as chronic renal failure and renal tubular acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate may also be useful in urinary alkalinization for the treatment of aspirin overdose and uric acid renal stones.

    An aqueous solution is sometimes administered intravenously for cases of acidosis, or when there are insufficient sodium or bicarbonate ions in the blood. [8]In cases of respiratory acidosis, the infused bicarbonate ion drives the carbonic acid/bicarbonate buffer of plasma to the left and, thus, raises the pH. It is for this reason that sodium bicarbonate is used in medically-supervised cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Infusion of bicarbonate is indicated only when the blood pH is marked (<7.1-7.0) low.[9]

    It is used as well for treatment of hyperkalemia. Since sodium bicarbonate can cause alkalosis, it is sometimes used to treat aspirin overdoses. Aspirin requires an acidic environment for proper absorption, and the basic environment diminishes aspirin absorption in the case of an overdose. Sodium bicarbonate has also been used in the treatment of tricyclic antidepressant overdose.[10] It can also be applied topically as a paste, with three parts baking soda to one part water, to relieve insect bites. [11]

    Adverse reactions to the administration of sodium bicarbonate can include metabolic alkalosis, edema due to sodium overload, congestive heart failure, hyperosmolar syndrome, hypervolemic hypernatremia, and hypertension due to increased sodium. In patients who consume a high calcium or dairy-rich diet, calcium supplements, or calcium-containing antacids such as calcium carbonate (e.g., Tums), the use of sodium bicarbonate can cause milk-alkali syndrome, which can result in metastatic calcification, kidney stones, and kidney failure.

    Sodium bicarbonate is also used as an ingredient in some mouthwashes. It works as a mechanical cleanser on the teeth and gums, neutralizes the production of acid in the mouth and also as an antiseptic to help prevent infections occurring.

    [edit] Personal hygiene
    A paste made from sodium bicarbonate and a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes, and sodium bicarbonate in combination with other ingredients can be used to make a dry or wet deodorant. Sodium bicarbonate is a common ingredient in alternative and natural brands of toothpaste and deodorant.

    [edit] Soda loading
    Small amounts of sodium bicarbonate have been shown to be useful as a supplement for endurance athletes,[12] but overdose is a serious risk.[13]

    [edit] As a cleaning agent
    A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.[14] For cleaning aluminium objects, the use of sodium bicarbonate is discouraged as it attacks the thin unreactive protective oxide layer of this otherwise very reactive metal. A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminium foil.[15]

    Baking soda is commonly added to the rinse cycles of washing machines (together with the detergent) as a replacement for softener and also to remove odors. Sodium bicarbonate is also effective in removing heavy tea and coffee stains from cups when diluted with warm water.

    [edit] Miscellaneous
    Sodium bicarbonate can be used to extinguish small grease or electrical fires by being poured or dumped over the fire.[4] However, it should not be poured or dumped onto fires in deep fryers as it may cause the grease to splatter.[4] Sodium bicarbonate is used in BC dry chemical fire extinguishers as an alternative to the more corrosive ammonium phosphate in ABC extinguishers. The alkali nature of sodium bicarbonate makes it the only dry chemical agent, besides Purple-K, that was used in large scale fire suppression systems installed in commercial kitchens. Because it can act as an alkali, the agent has a mild saponification effect on hot grease, which forms a smothering soapy foam. Dry chemicals have since fallen out of favor for kitchen fires as they have no cooling effect compared to the extremely effective wet chemical agents specifically designed for such hazards.[citation needed]

    Sodium bicarbonate is used in a process for cleaning paint called sodablasting. It can be administered to pools, spas, and garden ponds to raise pH levels.[16] It has disinfectant and antiseptic properties,[17] and it may be an effective fungicide against some organisms.[18]

    Because it can be used to absorb odors, it is a tried-and-true method of used booksellers. The baking soda will absorb the musty smell, leaving the books less odorous.[19]

    Sodium bicarbonate is often mixed with acetic acid (vinegar) as a simple and showy demonstration of a chemical reaction. The products of the ensuing two-stage reaction are sodium acetate, water, and carbon dioxide.

    [edit] See also

    source wikipedia

  179. Sodium bicarbonate is primarily used in cooking (baking) where it reacts with other components to release carbon dioxide, that helps dough \\\”rise\\\”. The acidic compounds that induce this reaction include phosphates, cream of tartar, lemon juice, yogurt, buttermilk, cocoa, vinegar, etc. Sodium bicarbonate can be substituted for baking powder provided sufficient acid reagent is also added to the recipe.[3] Many forms of baking powder contain sodium bicarbonate combined with one or more acidic phosphates (especially good) or cream of tartar. It can also be used for softening peas (⅛ tsp. per pint of water and bring to boil for one hour)

    Thermal decomposition causes sodium bicarbonate alone to act as a raising agent by releasing carbon dioxide at baking temperatures. The mixture for cakes using this method can be allowed to stand before baking without any premature release of carbon dioxide.

    [edit] Neutralization of acids and bases
    Many laboratories keep a bottle of sodium bicarbonate powder within easy reach, because sodium bicarbonate is amphoteric, reacting with acids and bases. Furthermore, as it is relatively innocuous in most situations, there is no harm in using excess sodium bicarbonate. Lastly, sodium bicarbonate powder may be used to smother a small fire. [4]

    A wide variety of applications follows from its neutralization properties, including ameliorating the effects of white phosphorus in incendiary bullets from spreading inside an afflicted soldier\\\’s wounds.[5] Sodium bicarbonate can be added as a simple solution for raising the pH balance of water (increasing total alkalinity) where high levels of chlorine (2-5 ppm) are present as in swimming pools and aquariums.[6]

    [edit] Medical uses
    Sodium bicarbonate is used in an aqueous solution as an antacid taken orally to treat acid indigestion and heartburn.[7] It may also be used in an oral form to treat chronic forms of metabolic acidosis such as chronic renal failure and renal tubular acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate may also be useful in urinary alkalinization for the treatment of aspirin overdose and uric acid renal stones.

    An aqueous solution is sometimes administered intravenously for cases of acidosis, or when there are insufficient sodium or bicarbonate ions in the blood. [8]In cases of respiratory acidosis, the infused bicarbonate ion drives the carbonic acid/bicarbonate buffer of plasma to the left and, thus, raises the pH. It is for this reason that sodium bicarbonate is used in medically-supervised cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Infusion of bicarbonate is indicated only when the blood pH is marked (<7.1-7.0) low.[9]

    It is used as well for treatment of hyperkalemia. Since sodium bicarbonate can cause alkalosis, it is sometimes used to treat aspirin overdoses. Aspirin requires an acidic environment for proper absorption, and the basic environment diminishes aspirin absorption in the case of an overdose. Sodium bicarbonate has also been used in the treatment of tricyclic antidepressant overdose.[10] It can also be applied topically as a paste, with three parts baking soda to one part water, to relieve insect bites. [11]

    Adverse reactions to the administration of sodium bicarbonate can include metabolic alkalosis, edema due to sodium overload, congestive heart failure, hyperosmolar syndrome, hypervolemic hypernatremia, and hypertension due to increased sodium. In patients who consume a high calcium or dairy-rich diet, calcium supplements, or calcium-containing antacids such as calcium carbonate (e.g., Tums), the use of sodium bicarbonate can cause milk-alkali syndrome, which can result in metastatic calcification, kidney stones, and kidney failure.

    Sodium bicarbonate is also used as an ingredient in some mouthwashes. It works as a mechanical cleanser on the teeth and gums, neutralizes the production of acid in the mouth and also as an antiseptic to help prevent infections occurring.

    [edit] Personal hygiene
    A paste made from sodium bicarbonate and a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes, and sodium bicarbonate in combination with other ingredients can be used to make a dry or wet deodorant. Sodium bicarbonate is a common ingredient in alternative and natural brands of toothpaste and deodorant.

    [edit] Soda loading
    Small amounts of sodium bicarbonate have been shown to be useful as a supplement for endurance athletes,[12] but overdose is a serious risk.[13]

    [edit] As a cleaning agent
    A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.[14] For cleaning aluminium objects, the use of sodium bicarbonate is discouraged as it attacks the thin unreactive protective oxide layer of this otherwise very reactive metal. A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminium foil.[15]

    Baking soda is commonly added to the rinse cycles of washing machines (together with the detergent) as a replacement for softener and also to remove odors. Sodium bicarbonate is also effective in removing heavy tea and coffee stains from cups when diluted with warm water.

    [edit] Miscellaneous
    Sodium bicarbonate can be used to extinguish small grease or electrical fires by being poured or dumped over the fire.[4] However, it should not be poured or dumped onto fires in deep fryers as it may cause the grease to splatter.[4] Sodium bicarbonate is used in BC dry chemical fire extinguishers as an alternative to the more corrosive ammonium phosphate in ABC extinguishers. The alkali nature of sodium bicarbonate makes it the only dry chemical agent, besides Purple-K, that was used in large scale fire suppression systems installed in commercial kitchens. Because it can act as an alkali, the agent has a mild saponification effect on hot grease, which forms a smothering soapy foam. Dry chemicals have since fallen out of favor for kitchen fires as they have no cooling effect compared to the extremely effective wet chemical agents specifically designed for such hazards.[citation needed]

    Sodium bicarbonate is used in a process for cleaning paint called sodablasting. It can be administered to pools, spas, and garden ponds to raise pH levels.[16] It has disinfectant and antiseptic properties,[17] and it may be an effective fungicide against some organisms.[18]

    Because it can be used to absorb odors, it is a tried-and-true method of used booksellers. The baking soda will absorb the musty smell, leaving the books less odorous.[19]

    Sodium bicarbonate is often mixed with acetic acid (vinegar) as a simple and showy demonstration of a chemical reaction. The products of the ensuing two-stage reaction are sodium acetate, water, and carbon dioxide.

    [edit] See also

    source wikipedia

  180. Sodium bicarbonate is primarily used in cooking (baking) where it reacts with other components to release carbon dioxide, that helps dough \\\\\\\”rise\\\\\\\”. The acidic compounds that induce this reaction include phosphates, cream of tartar, lemon juice, yogurt, buttermilk, cocoa, vinegar, etc. Sodium bicarbonate can be substituted for baking powder provided sufficient acid reagent is also added to the recipe.[3] Many forms of baking powder contain sodium bicarbonate combined with one or more acidic phosphates (especially good) or cream of tartar. It can also be used for softening peas (⅛ tsp. per pint of water and bring to boil for one hour)

    Thermal decomposition causes sodium bicarbonate alone to act as a raising agent by releasing carbon dioxide at baking temperatures. The mixture for cakes using this method can be allowed to stand before baking without any premature release of carbon dioxide.

    [edit] Neutralization of acids and bases
    Many laboratories keep a bottle of sodium bicarbonate powder within easy reach, because sodium bicarbonate is amphoteric, reacting with acids and bases. Furthermore, as it is relatively innocuous in most situations, there is no harm in using excess sodium bicarbonate. Lastly, sodium bicarbonate powder may be used to smother a small fire. [4]

    A wide variety of applications follows from its neutralization properties, including ameliorating the effects of white phosphorus in incendiary bullets from spreading inside an afflicted soldier\\\\\\\’s wounds.[5] Sodium bicarbonate can be added as a simple solution for raising the pH balance of water (increasing total alkalinity) where high levels of chlorine (2-5 ppm) are present as in swimming pools and aquariums.[6]

    [edit] Medical uses
    Sodium bicarbonate is used in an aqueous solution as an antacid taken orally to treat acid indigestion and heartburn.[7] It may also be used in an oral form to treat chronic forms of metabolic acidosis such as chronic renal failure and renal tubular acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate may also be useful in urinary alkalinization for the treatment of aspirin overdose and uric acid renal stones.

    An aqueous solution is sometimes administered intravenously for cases of acidosis, or when there are insufficient sodium or bicarbonate ions in the blood. [8]In cases of respiratory acidosis, the infused bicarbonate ion drives the carbonic acid/bicarbonate buffer of plasma to the left and, thus, raises the pH. It is for this reason that sodium bicarbonate is used in medically-supervised cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Infusion of bicarbonate is indicated only when the blood pH is marked (<7.1-7.0) low.[9]

    It is used as well for treatment of hyperkalemia. Since sodium bicarbonate can cause alkalosis, it is sometimes used to treat aspirin overdoses. Aspirin requires an acidic environment for proper absorption, and the basic environment diminishes aspirin absorption in the case of an overdose. Sodium bicarbonate has also been used in the treatment of tricyclic antidepressant overdose.[10] It can also be applied topically as a paste, with three parts baking soda to one part water, to relieve insect bites. [11]

    Adverse reactions to the administration of sodium bicarbonate can include metabolic alkalosis, edema due to sodium overload, congestive heart failure, hyperosmolar syndrome, hypervolemic hypernatremia, and hypertension due to increased sodium. In patients who consume a high calcium or dairy-rich diet, calcium supplements, or calcium-containing antacids such as calcium carbonate (e.g., Tums), the use of sodium bicarbonate can cause milk-alkali syndrome, which can result in metastatic calcification, kidney stones, and kidney failure.

    Sodium bicarbonate is also used as an ingredient in some mouthwashes. It works as a mechanical cleanser on the teeth and gums, neutralizes the production of acid in the mouth and also as an antiseptic to help prevent infections occurring.

    [edit] Personal hygiene
    A paste made from sodium bicarbonate and a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes, and sodium bicarbonate in combination with other ingredients can be used to make a dry or wet deodorant. Sodium bicarbonate is a common ingredient in alternative and natural brands of toothpaste and deodorant.

    [edit] Soda loading
    Small amounts of sodium bicarbonate have been shown to be useful as a supplement for endurance athletes,[12] but overdose is a serious risk.[13]

    [edit] As a cleaning agent
    A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.[14] For cleaning aluminium objects, the use of sodium bicarbonate is discouraged as it attacks the thin unreactive protective oxide layer of this otherwise very reactive metal. A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminium foil.[15]

    Baking soda is commonly added to the rinse cycles of washing machines (together with the detergent) as a replacement for softener and also to remove odors. Sodium bicarbonate is also effective in removing heavy tea and coffee stains from cups when diluted with warm water.

    [edit] Miscellaneous
    Sodium bicarbonate can be used to extinguish small grease or electrical fires by being poured or dumped over the fire.[4] However, it should not be poured or dumped onto fires in deep fryers as it may cause the grease to splatter.[4] Sodium bicarbonate is used in BC dry chemical fire extinguishers as an alternative to the more corrosive ammonium phosphate in ABC extinguishers. The alkali nature of sodium bicarbonate makes it the only dry chemical agent, besides Purple-K, that was used in large scale fire suppression systems installed in commercial kitchens. Because it can act as an alkali, the agent has a mild saponification effect on hot grease, which forms a smothering soapy foam. Dry chemicals have since fallen out of favor for kitchen fires as they have no cooling effect compared to the extremely effective wet chemical agents specifically designed for such hazards.[citation needed]

    Sodium bicarbonate is used in a process for cleaning paint called sodablasting. It can be administered to pools, spas, and garden ponds to raise pH levels.[16] It has disinfectant and antiseptic properties,[17] and it may be an effective fungicide against some organisms.[18]

    Because it can be used to absorb odors, it is a tried-and-true method of used booksellers. The baking soda will absorb the musty smell, leaving the books less odorous.[19]

    Sodium bicarbonate is often mixed with acetic acid (vinegar) as a simple and showy demonstration of a chemical reaction. The products of the ensuing two-stage reaction are sodium acetate, water, and carbon dioxide.

    [edit] See also

    source wikipedia

  181. Thermal decomposition causes sodium bicarbonate alone to act as a raising agent by releasing carbon dioxide at baking temperatures. The mixture for cakes using this method can be allowed to stand before baking without any premature release of carbon dioxide.

    [edit] Neutralization of acids and bases
    Many laboratories keep a bottle of sodium bicarbonate powder within easy reach, because sodium bicarbonate is amphoteric, reacting with acids and bases. Furthermore, as it is relatively innocuous in most situations, there is no harm in using excess sodium bicarbonate. Lastly, sodium bicarbonate powder may be used to smother a small fire. [4]

    A wide variety of applications follows from its neutralization properties, including ameliorating the effects of white phosphorus in incendiary bullets from spreading inside an afflicted soldier wounds.[5] Sodium bicarbonate can be added as a simple solution for raising the pH balance of water (increasing total alkalinity) where high levels of chlorine (2-5 ppm) are present as in swimming pools and aquariums.[6]

    [edit] Medical uses
    Sodium bicarbonate is used in an aqueous solution as an antacid taken orally to treat acid indigestion and heartburn.[7] It may also be used in an oral form to treat chronic forms of metabolic acidosis such as chronic renal failure and renal tubular acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate may also be useful in urinary alkalinization for the treatment of aspirin overdose and uric acid renal stones.

    An aqueous solution is sometimes administered intravenously for cases of acidosis, or when there are insufficient sodium or bicarbonate ions in the blood. [8]In cases of respiratory acidosis, the infused bicarbonate ion drives the carbonic acid/bicarbonate buffer of plasma to the left and, thus, raises the pH. It is for this reason that sodium bicarbonate is used in medically-supervised cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Infusion of bicarbonate is indicated only when the blood pH is marked (<7.1-7.0) low.[9]

    It is used as well for treatment of hyperkalemia. Since sodium bicarbonate can cause alkalosis, it is sometimes used to treat aspirin overdoses. Aspirin requires an acidic environment for proper absorption, and the basic environment diminishes aspirin absorption in the case of an overdose. Sodium bicarbonate has also been used in the treatment of tricyclic antidepressant overdose.[10] It can also be applied topically as a paste, with three parts baking soda to one part water, to relieve insect bites. [11]

    Adverse reactions to the administration of sodium bicarbonate can include metabolic alkalosis, edema due to sodium overload, congestive heart failure, hyperosmolar syndrome, hypervolemic hypernatremia, and hypertension due to increased sodium. In patients who consume a high calcium or dairy-rich diet, calcium supplements, or calcium-containing antacids such as calcium carbonate (e.g., Tums), the use of sodium bicarbonate can cause milk-alkali syndrome, which can result in metastatic calcification, kidney stones, and kidney failure.

    Sodium bicarbonate is also used as an ingredient in some mouthwashes. It works as a mechanical cleanser on the teeth and gums, neutralizes the production of acid in the mouth and also as an antiseptic to help prevent infections occurring.

    [edit] Personal hygiene
    A paste made from sodium bicarbonate and a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes, and sodium bicarbonate in combination with other ingredients can be used to make a dry or wet deodorant. Sodium bicarbonate is a common ingredient in alternative and natural brands of toothpaste and deodorant.

    [edit] Soda loading
    Small amounts of sodium bicarbonate have been shown to be useful as a supplement for endurance athletes,[12] but overdose is a serious risk.[13]

    [edit] As a cleaning agent
    A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.[14] For cleaning aluminium objects, the use of sodium bicarbonate is discouraged as it attacks the thin unreactive protective oxide layer of this otherwise very reactive metal. A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminium foil.[15]

    Baking soda is commonly added to the rinse cycles of washing machines (together with the detergent) as a replacement for softener and also to remove odors. Sodium bicarbonate is also effective in removing heavy tea and coffee stains from cups when diluted with warm water.

    [edit] Miscellaneous
    Sodium bicarbonate can be used to extinguish small grease or electrical fires by being poured or dumped over the fire.[4] However, it should not be poured or dumped onto fires in deep fryers as it may cause the grease to splatter.[4] Sodium bicarbonate is used in BC dry chemical fire extinguishers as an alternative to the more corrosive ammonium phosphate in ABC extinguishers. The alkali nature of sodium bicarbonate makes it the only dry chemical agent, besides Purple-K, that was used in large scale fire suppression systems installed in commercial kitchens. Because it can act as an alkali, the agent has a mild saponification effect on hot grease, which forms a smothering soapy foam. Dry chemicals have since fallen out of favor for kitchen fires as they have no cooling effect compared to the extremely effective wet chemical agents specifically designed for such hazards.[citation needed]

    Sodium bicarbonate is used in a process for cleaning paint called sodablasting. It can be administered to pools, spas, and garden ponds to raise pH levels.[16] It has disinfectant and antiseptic properties,[17] and it may be an effective fungicide against some organisms.[18]

    Because it can be used to absorb odors, it is a tried-and-true method of used booksellers. The baking soda will absorb the musty smell, leaving the books less odorous.[19]

    Sodium bicarbonate is often mixed with acetic acid (vinegar) as a simple and showy demonstration of a chemical reaction. The products of the ensuing two-stage reaction are sodium acetate, water, and carbon dioxide.

    [edit] See also

    source wikipedia

  182. I have always had a clear facial complexion but when I got to mid thirties, I started to suffer from extensive acne. This went on for a number of years and there was nothing that I could do to get rid of the acne, even skin peels did not help. Two years ago I read about the different uses of soda bicarbonate including positive effects on the skin. I then started using it with my daily facial scrub/wash and I can not tell you how much clearer my complexion looks, people are even asking me what I have done. However, this is not done in isolation. It is always good to get a regular skin peel and most skin clinics suggest a monthly peel.

  183. To those of you stupid enough to get burned- WHY did you slather it all over your face?

    With ANYTHING ‘new’ you are supposed to test try- much like strand testing for a hair color/putting some on your inner elbow to see if you have a reaction.

    It was your own damn fault, don’t discourage people who might benefit from this due to your own stupidity.

    With that said- It worked fine for me. I have oily skin and used it as a rinse for my face and hair. Three tablespoons per 4 cups of water is approximate. My face feels soft and clean and my hair also feels squeaky clean. Will do it again. And again.

  184. All you people are very strange and FYI, yall should of never touched those illegal stuff in the first place. Totally deadly. Common sense actually saves lives if some of you crazies didn’t know that yet or blew that out of your minds. BS IS KEWL. DRUG FREE IS KEWL. HELP SAVE LIVES AND YOUR OWN IF NECESSARY!

  185. Hw about skin problems like Psoriasis?

  186. I seen another use for Baking Soda. I personally haven’t tried it yet but if you take a 5 gal. bucket, stick some metal rods around the sides vertically inside the bucket. connect all the rods with a wire. Then hook a 12 volt battery charger positive clip the the rods and the negative clip to a rusty piece of iron to clean. Hang the piece you want to clean from a chain into the center of the bucket. Careful you don’t let it touch any of the rods. Fill the bucket with water and 1 tablespoon/gallon of baking soda in water. Plug the charger up and it will bust off the rust through the power of electrolysis. The rods over time will be sacrificed. Don’t hook it up backwards or the piece to be clean will become the sacrificial piece. If too much current is being used on the charger dilute the solution with more water.

  187. MORONS~ YOU CAN USE BAKING SODA ON YOUR FACE< NOW STFU

  188. btw use it on your face like a scrub, in the shower or something. Don’t just leave it on there…

  189. i have a white tail spider bite, do you think it will help sooth it. btw i did go to the doctors

  190. Wow. You are officially the STUPIDIEST PERSON on the earth.
    We, normal human beings, put baking soda to bake cookies and muffins, okay? We actually ingest them. So it’s perfectly okay to put them on face. Duh!!!!! Idiot

  191. Does it help you get tan?

  192. The soda burned off my whole face :[[

  193. HAHAHA.. i really enjoyed reading all these comments though some were kinda STUPID!.. I’m a fan of BS bbtw.. I use it as a daily skin exfoliator and i love the after-wash effects.. helps me prevent breakouts and it makes my skin really smooth.. you shouldn’t scrub really hard though you just have to make round motions carefully so you won’t scratch your skin.. remember, baking soda has granules and your facial skin are so delicate.. you also have to use cleansers that doesn’t contain any strong ingredients or chemicals if ever you’re planning to use some before cleansing.. there are ingredients that could react to the soda.. for my case, I use Cetaphil..I use it for whitening my teeth too.. I have braces so its hard for me to clean all those areas.. gargling BS really helped me a lot.. :)

  194. Some of these made me laugh hard. Some are very true. I personally can say baking soda in water has helped my acid reflux problem I have had daily for over 3 years. Used correctly in water this can really help. It has also made the strange white (likely yeast infection) stuff on my tongue go away, which I have been battling for about 10+ years. So yeah, drink about 1/4 tsp in 4 – 6 oz. of water once or twice a day 5 days on 2 days off. It really does some wonders!

  195. lol. these people have major face issues.I use it on my face and my face looks so much smoother.It doesn’t burn at all

  196. my face is red and itchy, but at the same time it’s less oily, soft and smooth. i like it and i’ll use it (maybe in lesser amount)

  197. I use it for:

    Deodorant: BEST ever. Im so stinky but not now. I have to put coconut oil on first or I get a nasty stinging rash, then just sprinkle some in each hand and brush on as powder.

    Toothpaste: Just sprinkle a bit on my wet brush and off I go. I love not having a mouthful of foam to choke on. Havent used it for this for long though (about a month) would love to hear from long term users please???

    Shampoo: I have super oily hair so I have to rinse with vinegar first (1:4 water mix), then do the BS (about a tablespoon per litre), then vinegar rinse agian. My scalp has never felt so alive! Took a few weeks to figure out ‘my’ ratios though as everyones hair is different!

    Exfoiliant: I see where people say it stings.. I have VERY sensitive skin so I get this. Also if you have open sores of course it will hurt more :( BUT.. I simply mix it with a bit (couple of drops in a few tablespoons is enough) of HONEY and its so gorgeous! You still have to use moistouriser after but I love how clean I feel.

    So all up Ive gotten rid of a LOT of plastic bottles and spray cans and feel so good about not adding to landfil. PLUS Ive never felt so natural and chemical FREEEE Yippee! Totally love it now Ive learnt how to use it for MY body ;)

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  199. I’ve heard inhaling it causes lung cancer.

    My mom swears it’s safe.

    ?

    Is it safe to use a freezer-odor-baking-soda-netrilizer to get rid of guinea pig cage odor?

  200. can you use baking soda to kill bugs?

  201. Wow! I do the same thing, I am allergic to all deodorants so I started using baking soda paste and applying it under by arms for 4 yrs, it works great with no allergic reaction.

  202. Well I’ve just tried it on my face for the first time, and I really like the way it feels. I have combination skin (oily t-zone) and it didn’t burn my skin at all. I just used a teaspoon of BS and then water, and massaged it gently on my face for about 10 seconds. I really love it.

  203. My goal is to try to reduce the pores on my face. Hopefully washing with BS will do that.

  204. It is also great mixed with a little toothpaste as a jewelry polish.

  205. I have sores on my face from abusing meth. They are deep, and full of puss. Some of my face looks like puss lockets, so I dig until my face is torn apart, bleeding and has blood and puss oozzing out. Can I use baking soda as a paste to draw out the infection and do you have any ideas of ways to help my face heal. I have stopped using for 2 days now, and my face is so swollen from the pulling hairs out and squeezing that my mouth is swollen shut. PLease help me .. J

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