Today’s Shot 73

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Winter’s Branches

Baking Soda

I had not tried all of these uses for baking soda and didn’t realize it was used for so many things. I think my most memorable use of baking soda was with our calf many years ago. When he would get bloated, I would put some baking soda into his formula. After he drank it, I would take him for a walk and pretty soon, he was all better again.


A few uses:

  • Digestive Issues
  • Detox Bath
  • Put a box of baking soda into a bath for sunburns. (Try with other burns as well)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda in a glass of water for ulcer pain
  • Make a paste and rub onto itchy bug bites
  • Helps to balance PH
  • 1-2 teaspoons in a glass of water can help with heartburn and indigestion
  • Anti-fungal (this makes a great foot soak for toe nail fungus – especially with added tea tree oil) or as a paste that you can spread onto trouble areas
  • Kills streptococcus bacteria
  • Great as toothpaste (tooth whitener – kills germs)
  • Household cleaner (oven cleaner! Mix baking soda with vinegar, spread over oven, let soak and then scrub off)
  • Carpet deodorizer (I add essential oils, mix well, and then spread over carpet. I let it sit on the carpet for a few hours before vacuuming up)
  • In the Journal of American Society of Nephrology, research showed with 134 patients, that taking a little bit of baking soda every day helped kidneys function a little better and prevented some patients from having to be on dialysis.
  • Helps with urinary tract infections
  • Helps with muscle fatigue and aching muscles
  • Foot scrub / face rub (follow with moisturizer)
  • Deodorizer
  • Hair cleanser (condition after)
  • Make a paste for canker soars. Apply 3-4 times a day.
  • Grease Fires
  • Scorched pots and pans
  • Freshen up pet beds and pet areas
  • Fresh produce soak (add 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda to water and soak fruits and veggies in it).
  • Silver cleaner…? (Never tried this)
  • My favorite use: pour some baking soda down a clogged drain. Pour vinegar over the top. Wait 10-15 minutes and then follow with boiling water.
  • Cleaning coffee pots
  • Stinky shoe deodorizer (let sit overnight)


  • High Sodium (1 tsp contains about 1250 mg)
  • Can raise blood pressure
  • Do not use if you have edema
  • Do not use if you have heart or circulatory issues, liver or kidney disease
  • Don’t use if you are pregnant or nursing
  • Do not use for small children
  • Can increase potassium processes
  • Can interfere with prescription drugs (take two hours before or after medications)
  • Can interact with aspirin, herbs, supplements, and diuretics
  • Can be drying
  • As with any beneficial product – too much can be poisonous – causing seizures, vomiting, abdominal pain, coma and even death.


Dr. Paul Haider


Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.

-Walter Russell