Bakery products. Pancakes, pancakes, muffins, and other baked goods (it’s easy to find delicious vegan recipes) rarely go without baking soda. It is commonly used in yeast-free dough to make it fluffier and softer. Soda plays the role of baking powder. It is also part of the store analogue – baking powder: it is a mixture of soda, citric acid and flour (or starch). Interacting with an acidic environment, soda breaks down into salt, water and carbon dioxide. It is carbon dioxide that makes the dough airy and porous. Therefore, in order for the reaction to occur, soda is quenched with vinegar, lemon juice or acid, as well as boiling water.
Cooking beans. While you are cooking vegan cutlets from beans, chickpeas, soybeans, lentils, peas or mung beans, you can have time to get hungry several times. Beans are known to take a long time to cook. However, a small amount of soda will help speed up the process: the product is either soaked in it or added during cooking. Then there will be a chance that your loved ones will wait for a delicious dinner.
Boiling potatoes. Some housewives advise holding potatoes in a soda solution before cooking. This will make the boiled potatoes more crumbly.
Fruits and vegetables. So that the filling for pies is not very sour, you can add a little soda to berries or fruits. Also, when cooking jam, a small amount of soda will remove excess acid and allow you to add much less sugar. In addition, soda is recommended to wash vegetables and fruits before eating. This will disinfect them.
Tea and coffee. If you add just a little bit of soda to tea or coffee, then the drink will become more aromatic. Just do not overdo it so that sodium bicarbonate does not add its flavor notes, then drinking it will become unpleasant.
From a sore throat. Gargling the throat and mouth with a soda solution helps speed up the healing process with sore throat, pharyngitis and severe cough. Soda acts as an anesthetic, and also prevents the development of pathogenic bacteria, disinfecting the surface of the mucosa. Also, a solution of soda helps with rhinitis, conjunctivitis and laryngitis.
Toothache. A solution of baking soda is used to disinfect teeth and gums for toothaches.
Burns. Baking soda is used to treat burns. A cotton pad soaked in soda solution is recommended to be applied to the damaged surface to disinfect the skin and relieve pain.
Heartburn. A teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water will help neutralize the acid in the stomach that causes heartburn.
Increased acidity of the body. In another way, it is called acidosis. It occurs due to malnutrition, with frequent use of flour products, sugar or carbonated drinks, as well as insufficient drinking of water. With acidosis, oxygen transfer to organs and tissues worsens, minerals are poorly absorbed, and some of them – Ca, Na, K, Mg – are, on the contrary, excreted from the body. Soda neutralizes acidity and helps to control the acid-base balance. However, it should be used competently for medical purposes, in consultation with a specialist.
Cleaning the intestines. Shank Prakshalana (“shell gesture”) is a method of cleansing the digestive canal of toxins and toxins by drinking saline and performing certain exercises. However, salt in this procedure is often replaced with slaked soda. This method has contraindications, consult your doctor.
Tobacco addiction. To get rid of the addiction to smoking (we are sure that this does not apply to you, but still we will tell you, it will suddenly come in handy for your loved ones), sometimes they rinse their mouth with a saturated soda solution or put a little soda on the tongue and dissolve it in saliva. Thus, there is an aversion to tobacco.
Against skin inflammation. One of the ways to combat inflammation on the skin and acne is considered a soda mask: oatmeal is mixed with soda and water, and then applied to the face for 20 minutes daily. However, before you apply this recipe, test it on a small area of skin to avoid unpredictable reactions.
As a deodorant. In order not to use popular deodorants, the dangers of which only the lazy do not talk about, many people look for natural alternatives in the store, either refuse them altogether, or prepare the products on their own. One option is to use baking soda. It disinfects the skin of the armpits and legs and helps to eliminate unpleasant odors.
instead of shampoo. Baking soda has also found its way as a hair wash. However, it is more suitable for those who have oily hair, for other types of hair it is better to choose a different natural remedy – soda dries.
From calluses. To make heels in sandals look attractive, it is recommended to take warm baths with soda. Such a procedure, if performed regularly (a couple of times a week), will relieve calluses and rough skin.
Teeth whitening. Baking soda instead of toothpaste can remove plaque and whiten enamel. However, such a procedure is not recommended for people who have problems with their teeth and healthy people should not be abused either.
Clean toilet. To clean the toilet drain, you need to pour a pack of soda into it and pour it with vinegar. It is advisable to leave the tool longer. An excellent replacement for various toilet ducks, which are dangerous chemicals and are tested on animals.
From bad odors. Baking soda can eliminate odors. For example, if you pour a couple of tablespoons of soda into a container and put it in the refrigerator, toilet, shoe cabinet or car interior, the unpleasant odor will disappear – it will absorb it. Baking soda can also be thrown into the kitchen sink if it doesn’t smell the way you’d like.
Surface cleaning. Soda will cope with dirt on the bathroom, washbasin, ceramic tiles and stainless steel products. They will shine like new.
Washing dishes. Soda will restore the original appearance of porcelain, faience, enamelware, glasses, glasses, vases. Also, baking soda will remove tea and coffee deposits from glasses and cups. Sodium bicarbonate will clean burnt food from pans and pots. Soda will completely replace dishwashing detergent when mixed with mustard powder – this composition removes grease.
To sparkle jewelry. If you wipe tarnished jewelry and other silver items with a sponge and baking soda, they will shine again.
For washing combs. Soda solution will effectively clean combs, brushes, makeup brushes and sponges. They will last longer and be softer than regular soap.
We clean the carpet. Baking soda will replace carpet cleaner. To do this, sodium bicarbonate must be applied to the product in an even layer and rubbed with a dry sponge, and after an hour vacuumed. Plus, the carpet will feel fresher as the baking soda absorbs odors.
Washing windows and mirrors. To keep the mirrors clean and the windows transparent, you need to mix baking soda and vinegar in equal proportions. This solution will wash stains and remove streaks.
Just think how many things in everyday life can be replaced with soda! And this is not only a significant savings, but also an opportunity to take care of your health and the environment. No more need to buy cleaning products in plastic bottles, which are not only unnatural, but also tested on animals. Soda, on the other hand, usually comes to store shelves in paper packages; it is safe for humans and the environment. So take note!