homeBaking Soda 500g, 100% Sodium Bicarbonate (Antacid)

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BENEFITS

  • Raising agent - baking
  • Makes an inexpensive sports drink (other ingredients required)
  • Many uses around the home; kitchen, laundry, cleaning
  • Many personal hygiene uses: toothpaste, facials, skin care, showers & baths
  • Pet hygiene
  • Natural healing remedy
  • Sometimes the old remedies do help
  • Available in 500g & 1000g packs

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DESCRIPTION

WHAT IS BAKING SODA?

Chemically, it is known as Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, or Sodium Bicarbonate. It is white in colour and is composed of tiny crystals that look like salt in appearance. The chemical formula is NaHCO3. It is a substance that is soluble in water.

Sodium Bicarbonate can be used as a less expensive and less harmful substitute (chemically) for many products.

RECIPE FOR AN INEXPENSIVE SPORTS DRINK

The water could be hot water as the heat will help the Soda & Salt to dissolve completely and the drink can be taken hot, warm or cold.

 

To ONE LITRE of water add:

  •  1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) Do not use anymore than this dose.
  •  1/2  teaspoon of salt
  •   3 to 4 tablespoons of sugar, (For a healthier option try using Levulose Powder, which is a fruit sugar. You will need to test for yourself just how much Levulose suits to your taste.

Baking Soda is bitter. This is one of the reasons sugar is added. Do try Levulose Powder as a healthier alternative.

Leaving the sugar out of the recipe, for example, is not going to harm you if don't want a sugared drink but remember you want to replace the electrolytes you're sweating away you want your body to absorb more of the water you're drinking (electrolytes help your absorb more water). 

Also, if you leave the sugars out, you'll want to keep muscles fuelled during a long outing by eating the energy foods (mainly carbohydrates) that your companions have so thoughtfully brought along for you. This is another reason for using Levulose Powder in this drink.

Without some form of sweetener, the drink is not nice to the taste.

Not for people under 12.

 

RECIPE - POST EXERCISE - NEUTRALIZE LACTIC ACID (THE BURN)

Strenuous exercise leads to a build-up of lactic acid – which can cause muscle pain and fatigue. Baking soda has been found to boost performance in athletes due to its ability to neutralize lactic acid build-up.

Ingredients:

½ teaspoon unprocessed sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
7 cups coconut water
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup raw honey

METHOD

Heat the coconut water on low and mix in baking soda until it is dissolved.
Add other ingredients and pour mixture into a steralised, airtight glass jar.
Shake well before use.


This will keep for a week in the refrigerator.

KITCHEN AREA USES

  • Rising agent in baking
  • Add half a teaspoon of soda to every three eggs, to get fluffier omelettes
  • Key ingredient in baking powder
  • Minimise smelly odours in the refrigerator; place the soda in a small bowl & pop in the fridge.
  • Used to soften vegetables when cooking, and in some Asian cooking, it is used to tenderize meat.
  • Reduce the odour build-up that can occur by adding it to the dishwasher run
  • It can clean the sink, the oven, (even barbecue grills)
  • Dry powder can also be used to soak up carpet spills

 

HOUSEHOLD USES

  • Add to your laundry
  • Sprinkle liberally in cat litter to neutralize odours
  • Grow tomatoes? Sprinkle a little into the soil to help improve sweetness
  • General cleaner
  • For sensitive skin or skin allergies try washing clothes and bedding with it

 

PERSONAL HYGIENE USES – mixed with water

  • In place of toothpaste
  • Very effective at lifting plaque off of your teeth
  • Symptomatic relief of heartburn and indigestion
  • Is an antacid that neutralises stomach acid (NB:1)
  • Add a handful to your favourite shampoo to rinse away the harsh chlorines, and additives that styling products leave behind
  • Can be used as a natural healing remedy
  • Give yourself an inexpensive facial
  • May help alleviate acne
  • Exfoliate; gentle enough for face and body whilst in the shower or bath or mix with Epsom Salts and lavender oil when in need of a relaxing bath
  • Can be very soothing and comforting to itchy and dry skin
  • Relief from sunburn & soothing to scalding and burns
  • Soothes irritated skin due to diaper rash
  • Insect bites

 

PET HYGIENE USES

  • Helpful in cleaning aquariums, it is a great cleaner for the fish tank that will remove dirt, and this mixture will not scratch the glass.
  • Brush your pets, sprinkle some soda on the comb or brush to deodorize and freshen up your pet's coat and skin

 

WARNINGS

  • NB 1. Sodium bicarbonate may cause abdominal cramps and flatulence in some people
  • Ask your doctor prior to use is on a Sodium restricted diet. Antacids may react with certain prescriptive medicines.
  • Or if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • Do not consume unless powder is completely dissolved.
  • Do not give to children under 5.

 

INGREDIENTS

100% Sodium Bicarbonate

sodium per 1/2 teaspoonfulRDA %

Sodium Bicarbonate

616mg

6%

ALLERGY ADVISE - SEE INGREDIENTS IN BOLD

DIRECTIONS

Accurately measure ½ a teaspoonful of Baking Soda to ½ a litre of water. Dissolve completely. Take every 2 hours over six hour period. Do not take more than 3 half teaspoons in a 24 hour period. Take only when required.

BEFORE USE: Ask your doctor or pharmacist about use especially if you are on a Sodium restricted diet or you are taking a prescriptive drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescriptive drugs.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Baking Soda naturally absorbs unwanted odours and smells, so it is imperative you re-seal, airtight, after every use. If in doubt, open a new pack.

RECOMMENDATIONS

To be used in conjunction with a varied diet.
Keep sealed and store in a dry, cool place.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not use if Seal is broken.

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