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Baking Soda Bath

Azmin Taraporewala
It comes as no surprise to comprehend that baking soda is employed for a number of applications that are devoted to personal care regimens. Here are some benefits that may help you go beyond your understanding of baking soda and breads!
Ever heard of baking soda baths? Or at least heard of baking soda being an essential ingredient in breads, cakes, and cookies; but never for baths? Seems to be a novel idea to digest, right? Well, if it does, here is your chance to grab the guidance that comes your way. On a literal note, majority of us know that baking soda uses stretch to conducting innumerable household chores; however, very few have the knowledge to acknowledge the benefits that the baths offer. Baking soda is a bicarbonate of soda. Its most valuable quality lies in its inherent property to neutralize the acidic and alkaline contents, thereby regulating their pH levels.


Baking soda, besides being a neutralizing factor, has innate properties of being (+) nontoxic, (no harmful composition); (+) fragrance-free, (no odor that sends you sneezing); (+) inexpensive, (it's pocket friendly); and (+) environmentally-friendly, (is not a contributing factor to global warming). Nevertheless, the best feature is that it proves to be a 'regular feature' on grocery shelves, (easily available)! A baking soda bath, too, boasts of befitting benefits to offer. Here they are:
☛ It can give you supple skin. Shocked? Don't be. This, indeed, is a fact! If you want your skin to feel refreshed and rejuvenated, mix baking soda and water with the consistency being 2:1. Gently massage onto the body. Bathe with cool or lukewarm water, (if you can't manage the chills) and dab your body with a towel.
Do not rub. Mix a few drops of glycerin to your bath water to retain moisture in your skin, if you have a dry skin.
☛ While having a head bath, you could add a dollop of baking soda to your shampoo. Use this shampoo to rip off any styling mousse or gel traces from your hair.
☛ Had a steaming argument with your chief? Baking soda is here to rescue your senses. Soak up in a hot water bath by mixing 120 gm of baking soda to the water, and feel your choleric meter drop! Ensure that the water is hot. Have a bath with water as hot as your body and skin can tolerate.
The detox bath will be all the more effective. Kindly remind yourself that this article spells "hot," and not "boiling" water to be beneficial. So don't burn yourself in the process.
☛ A baking soda bath can serve to be an effective exfoliator, thereby helping you to learn how to exfoliate skin with it. Our elbows and knees that look discolored and deviate from the original skin tone, could be tackled as well. Scrub them with baking soda added to your body wash.
☛ It can relieve the itch and discomfort caused due to sunburn or bedbug bites. A poultice worth concocting is that of baking soda and water. The paste-like mixture should be applied and washed off, followed by a refreshing bath. You may also apply a poultice of vinegar and baking soda to soothe the sensitive streak of your skin.
☛ You could resort to making a paste of baking soda mixed with water. For rashes, it is extremely helpful. Rashes and insect bites can be easily tackled, when it is added to your bathing bucket.
☛ It can serve to provide relief from skin irritants, such as chickenpox, measles, and eczema.
☛ A baking soda bath for diaper rash would help your toddler ease out the pangs of pain and discomfort. You must also ensure that you soak and wash the diaper in baking soda and hot water.
☛ Baking soda baths to soothe yeast infections can serve to be extremely helpful. Soak yourself into the hot water bath as often as possible, during the day. For yeast infection in babies, you could do the same, and allow him/her to be free of the diaper for a while. After 20 to 30 minutes, put on a fresh diaper. This allows the infection to dry up.
These were some of the personal care applications that it can be put through. Your body works really hard day in and day out. Now, it's your turn to treat your body. A baking soda bath will be relished and cherished by every single cell in your body. You could bank upon this statement!