Baking Soda

Quick Overview

Our baking soda is the purest sodium bicarbonate.  Evidence suggests it:

  • Takes pain out of stings
  • Softens Skin
  • Eliminates Smells
  • Increases Sports Performance
  • Soothes Sunburn
  • Cleans Everything

Baking Soda

Article: 11080
Size: 1 cup (approx. 260 g)

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Sodium Bicarbonate Powder


Baking soda for stings
Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply to wasp or hornet stings. This will soothe as well as keep any swelling down. Using a thick paste, just leave it over the stung area for about five minutes and you will find great relief.

Get rid of smells
Get rid of almost any smell with a little baking soda.

Clean Appliances
Add Baking Soda (which is very alkaline) to water and use as a cleaning fluid…

Sooth Sun-burn
To relieve minor burns (such as a sun burn), apply baking soda in water…

Freshen Breath & Whiten Teeth
Gargle baking soda for whiter teeth, fresher smell and it also heals sores.

Soften skin
Use baking soda with water to create paste, apply to face, carefully avoiding eyes and mouth, and leave for 3 - 5 minutes then wash off. Your face will be noticeably softer.

A spoonful of baking soda DOES speed you up, say scientists
Daily Mail - 16th August 2008

Baking soda can cut seconds off speed
Scientists have proven what athletes have been claiming for years - that Granny's old 'answer to everything', bicarbonate of soda, can enhance performance.

'Soda-doping', as it is known amongst professional sportsmen, can have a significant effect on endurance and speed.

Baking soda appears to work best to enhance speed. A study at Loughborough University found that of nine swimmers who took baking soda before an event, eight reduced their times, the Times reports.

Jonathan Folland, who led the study, said: 'Essentially, sodium bicarbonate is an alkali substance that increases the pH of the blood.

'This seems to reduce and offset the acidity produced in the muscles during intense, anaerobic exercise that produces lactic acid most quickly, such as fast running or swimming.'

Sodium bicarbonate, as anyone whose taken it for indigestion knows, reduces acids - helping the body to deal with the acidic waste products produced during exercise, that  tire us more quickly.

But the substance isn't a miracle-worker - shaving seconds, not minutes, off performance time - so that only the most proficient athletes will notice a difference.

The swimmers in the Loughborough study cut 1.5 seconds from their 200m time. Which is hardly significant for most of us who take a leisurely few laps up and down the pool.

A study at the American College of Sports Medicine found that runners could also improve performance with baking soda.

But the substance - used before modern times as a household cleaning agent - can cause upset stomachs, and tastes foul. 'It is not dangerous, but it tastes appalling,' warns Dr Folland.

He says that only those who are very serious about sport should try the white powder, which may cause diarrhoea.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

1 cup (approx. 260 g)

Out of stock

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