The baking soda chronicles (part six)

I’ll admit that I am coming to a close on my baking soda series. I could arguably dedicate another 20 posts to this miracle substance, but I do think things have already become a tad redundant, let alone the redundancy that would occur in continuing this saga for another 20 days.

Trust me when I say that I could write another 20 posts about baking soda, though. It seriously is that ridiculously versatile.

Whether it be for cleaning, beauty purposes, or random jobs around the house, baking soda can be used for just about anything, and I’m hoping these posts have helped to drive this point home.

For one last time, this information comes from

“20. May relieve itchy skin and sunburns

A baking soda bath is often recommended to soothe itchy skin after bug bites or bee stings (3435Trusted SourceTrusted Source).

Additionally, baking soda may help soothe skin that’s itching from sunburns. Some people claim that it’s more effective when combined with other ingredients like cornstarch and oatmeal (36).

To make a baking soda bath, add 1–2 cups (220–440 grams) of baking soda to a lukewarm bath. Make sure the affected area is soaked thoroughly.

For specific areas, create a paste with baking soda and a bit of water, then apply a thick layer to the affected area.

21. May slow the progression of chronic kidney disease

People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) slowly lose their kidney function.

Your kidneys are vital because they help remove excess waste and water from your blood while balancing important minerals like potassium, sodium, and calcium (37Trusted Source).

Although more research is needed, some studies suggest that taking sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) supplements improves kidney function and helps slow the progression of CKD (38Trusted Source39Trusted SourceTrusted Source40Trusted Source).

Still, it’s best to talk with your doctor before ingesting baking soda if you have kidney problems.

22. May improve certain cancer treatments

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States (41Trusted Source).

It’s often treated with chemotherapy, which is a chemical cocktail that slows or stops the growth of cancer cells, which usually grow and divide at a rapid rate (42Trusted Source).

Some research shows that baking soda may help chemotherapy medicines work more effectively by making the environment for tumors less acidic (43Trusted Source44Trusted Source45Trusted Source).

However, because the current evidence is limited to animal and test-tube studies, human research is needed. If you’re undergoing cancer treatment, consult your doctor before complementing your chemotherapy treatment with baking soda,” the web page states.

It has been a pleasure, friends.

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