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Baking Soda Health Benefits: Natural Remedies & Cleaning Tips

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Posted by Denise (Massachusetts) on 11/22/2016 24 posts

I recently tried baking soda under arm as a deodorant and I gotta tell you, it is fantastic. If I knew about this years ago oh life would have been so much better as I had struggled with commercial deodorants that didn't contain aluminum, which were hard to find in the past and they don't work ANYWHERE as good as baking soda. Just one point - I apply the tiniest amount to dry underarms. I don't use water. It lasts for days I tell you! An absolute god send!

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Posted by Mo (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) on 05/24/2008

I read about using Baking Soda as a deodorant and have been using it for the last 3 months. I had tried everything - crystals and a product with lemon juice and its essence - all very good but it did not always protect the entire day. I am very happy to say that Baking Soda has been the best I have ever used - 100% effective - lasting the whole day and longer. When I shave my underarm I use Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) for at least 2 to 3 days in order to allow healing before resuming with Baking Soda. (Please do this to avoid burns). VCO is also very good but has not consistently protected all day long. I have been spreading the word to health conscious friends.

Like others, I think this site is a god-send. Thank you. I have started using Baking soda as a facial and all over body scrub; then I apply ACV and finally VCO to my face. I have been quite consistent for the last 3 months including Ted's advise regarding large facial pores. I cannot believe that my skin looks so beautiful and smooth at the age of 41. I always had beautiful skin now I look even younger - it simply is amazing!!

I have now starting being more consistent with drinking ACV 3 times a day because I need to loose at least 16 llbs. Since the birth of my third child 11 months ago - it has been a very slow process. I am hoping that in a few months I can be write a post like many others - saying that I am loosing weight. I also plan to ingest VCO and also start using it for all cooking as well. I began eating 1 tablespoon of Black Strap Molasses every morning. I try to eat a very healthy diet. So I guess soon I will not only look good but feel great as well.

Thanks again for this wonderful site!!

Replied by Eve
(Liverpool, Merseyside)


It says that Baking Soda / Bicarb can deplete the body of minerals and vitamins. Is it still safe to use it.


EC: Hi Eve,

Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines has brilliantly answered this question! Check his post dated 02/25/2010 here:

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Posted by Jackie (Chicago, IL) on 08/22/2007

OK guys, you have to try the baking soda remedy! It's awesome!! I have been wetting and then patting some baking soda under my arms after a shower and then going to the office. No b.o. all day -- amazing! One thing I suggest -- if you do wet the baking soda down before application, just make sure it dries before you put on a shirt. I didn't wait one day, put on a tee-shirt and hit the town. Later I looked in the mirror and discovered HUGE whitish stain rings around my pits. It looked terrible! I had a good laugh and then got mortified that I'd been out all day with pit rings. Ha ha.

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Posted by Jane (Los Angeles, California) on 06/25/2007

baking soda, wonderful cure for body odor!!! i had been suffering for years with stinky pits. just dust some baking soda under your arms a couple of times a day, and like magic, the smell completly disappears!!! it helps to know that i also have an allergy to the aluminum in reg. deoderants. however, it didn't stop me from trying everything on the market to try to stop the smell! it's a wonderful cure!!! thank you earth clinic for your help!!!

Replied by Onyx
(Doha, Qatar)


I've been using this for 3 days now as directed by another user on this site (wetting underams and then patting baking soda on it) and it's been very effective as an alternative to anti-perspirant. The only downside was that it stung like crazy when I applied it which continued for about an hour afterwards, this morning I was shocked to see that my underarms were totally raw and scabs had started to form! What I think must have happed is that the baking soda crystals chaffed at the skin on my underams, which is quite sensivie. Anyway I really want this stuff to work, it's so much better than store-bought antiperspirant, so I'm going to try dissolving some in water and then applying it. Hopefully I'll get the same results without the raw skin (ouch).

Replied by Dallas
(Amesbury, Ma)

I had the same problem a few months ago. I found the baking soda to be the best deodorant ever. And then I got a burning, itchy rash in both underarms that I am STILL trying to get rid of.

Replied by David
(Central Sc)

A few years back, I too, was using baking soda for several months with no problems, then all of a sudden, I began to burn and chafe; consequently, I change my regime to the following: I slap some virgin coconut oil on first, then I sprinkle borax in my palms and slap that on as well; seems to work well for me this past three years.


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Posted by Katie (Garland, TX) on 10/10/2008

I was trying to make sugar wax for hair removal at home. I had poured the sugar in a bowl and was waiting for it to cool.. I got bored and decided to pick at the edges to see if it was setting right. The edges were hard. I picked more and caught my knuckle of my middle finger on the HOT, melted sugar. It hurt A LOT! Running cold water on it helped, but eventually, the pain and swelling got so bad, nothing was working. I went to the 24 hour drug store and the manager sprayed some burn pain relief on it. It worked but I kept having to spray it on, and eventually, it stopped working, too.

Out of desparation, I went with my first instinct I had when I burned myself and made a paste out of baking soda. The pain went away immediately. But it came back as the baking soda dried out. I had to go to bed so I could work the next day. So, I made more paste, caked it on my finger, covered my hand with a ziploc baggie and covered the baggie with a sock. Then, I took Excedrin PM and went to bed. When I woke up, the baking soda paste was still wet and my finger no longer hurt. There's a blister there, but no pain!

Posted by Jasmine (Chicago, IL) on 05/25/2008

I saw that many had mentioned that baking soda when mixed into a paste (using water) relieves and sometimes eliminates burns. This is true, however, in my own experimentation, I no longer retain burns if I have baking soda on hand.

Apply the paste thickly over the burned area. The thicker the better. I leave it on until it dries, then rinse it off with water and reapply. Continue doing this until you have no pain. This completely takes the pain and redness out of 1st and 2nd degree burns. You won't even know you were burned! The first time you apply it, it will relieve the pain, but it may return. I've never had to apply it more than 4 times but trust me, taking the time to do this remedy will save you blistering, pain, and irritation later on!

There is one other remedy for burns. I once burned my hand on a very hot light bulb. My skin turned white on one site of the burn, indicating a 3rd degree condition. I didn't have any feeling in the area, the skin was completely dead. The other parts were red and sore, indicating a 2nd degree burn. A day past and I had no relief. The burn started looking worse. I tried honey, it only made me sticky but the heat was still there.

I knew that tea was an astingent, so I took a normal lipton black tea bag and dunked it in hot water twice, then I allowed the bag to cool. I placed the wet bag over the burn and wrapped my hand to keep it in place. I fell asleep for 2 hours and when I woke up the burn no longer hurt and was beginning to heal! I changed bags and rewrapped it for a few hours. My skin turned temporarily a little orange/brown but the burn gave me no problems afterward, healed perfectly and didn't scar at all.

Replied by Dontworrybhappy
(Los Angeles, Ca)

I heard egg whites help with burn, your skin will regenerate faster. The sooner you apply the egg white the better the healing would be.

Posted by Mariana (Grannis, AR) on 09/28/2006

I was baking a cherry pie and i burned my hand on the baking pan. About two hours later i couldn't stand the pain anymore and i looked this web site up and tried the baking soda paste. It worked!!!!! My pain was gone within 10 min. I would recomend this to anyone. It is great and it really works!

Posted by Reese (Huntersville, NC) on 07/19/2006

i mixed up the baking soda and the water and put it on right away and the pain stopped. i had been putting ice on it for about an hour before, but the pain just came back over and over again

Posted by Mae (Georgia)

I love baking and, unfortunately, burns go with the territory. I have found making a paste of baking soda mixed with a little water is effective if applied immediately. The baking soda seems to draw out the heat and reduce (or eliminate, depending on the degree) the redness. This works great for me, because when you are baking you always have baking soda right at your finger tips!


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Posted by Angela (Ottawa, Ontario) on 12/23/2010


Hello Ted,
I had been researching cures for cancer.. A scientist told me the bakingsoda/maple syrup cure would be problematic.. & I quote his e-mail exactly below: (please help me know what is true.. The bsoda cure sounded quite hopeful.. I don't have cancer but I like answers & prevention)

"1. Maple Syrup, especially grade c or b is definitely a high nutrition product, however, the volume of sugar still has to be considered and as a short term blood cleansing like the cayenne pepper and lemon / lime and maple syrup cool aid drink, which is commonly known as the Mexican blood cleanser is a fantastically good formula. On the other hand, baking soda to chemically force the body to become alkaline is not at all the same as using lemons or limes, which go in acid and covert into alkaline. The baking soda technology is bunk, junk science. This is the typical, vicious medical powers to be who make money on cancer would suggest such a formula because initially, the baking soda would dilute the stomach acids, make the person less acid and then of course, they don't want you to look at what else happens, which is because the stomach acids have been diluted, the body now utilizes fungus to create sulfuric acid in the lower intestines to complete the digestion that should have been done in the stomach. As a result, the entire body becomes severely acid, the problems of asthma, mucus, and a variety of other lung issues will also develop from this problem, so in the long and short, I think this maple syrup baking soda is a harmful therapy. "

So what do you think Ted?
Angela.. Thank you :)

Posted by roseroberta (Roseville, MN) on 04/27/2008

I suggest that your readers go here: Here you will find that doctors have been finding and ignoring that surrounding every cancer is fungus. Baking soda kills the fungus in the body. If some are getting a yeast infection which is a fungus. I find that interesting. This site uses straight Baking Soda with no ACV and does so both by mouth, intravenously and injected into cancer sites. It may be that acid reflux is also a symptom of candida. Those who find relief from bread....may and I am not sure....may be getting relief due to the fact that the bread feeds the yeast and gets it to shut up.

I have a cat who has incurable cancer. We are going to inject it into the site. I will print here how it goes.I myself have just started doing the ACV and honey with Baking Soda I may try also adding the Coconut oil. I would be interested in hearing from others, but don't want my email address hooked to a spider. Cheers.

Replied by Cia
(Schenectady, NY)

Baking Soda ACV etc... Could you share w/me your outcome thus far w/your feline companion and that of yourself. My little girl of the canine species. Researching and exhausting every avenue. I would appreciate you sharing your experience.TY

Posted by Marla (Santa Barbara, CA)

I just recently read about a Dr in Italy using Baking soda to cure cancer here is his site so this protocol is very timely Marla

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
391 posts

After looking at the details, it appears they go to the extreme to claim the using of just baking soda alone would work. Citrates are actually more effective, e.g. baking soda and lemon (e.g. citrates in form of sodium & potassium). Metabolism needed to be raised to fight against sickness, e.g. acv baking soda (it's the acetate and malates)

The problem is the issue is about balance where the body's sodium: potassium ratio is held in balance.

Also the most effective form of alkalizing is actually the citrates, which is actually found as a reaction from the baking soda and citric acid (sodium bicarbonate citric acid = sodium citrate), that effectively raises the pH with any degree enough to kill of fungus or infection. This is why the lemon bicarbonate formula is recommended for cancer (prostrate, leukemia, etc. that I got a good feedback).

An ideal alkalization is whatever you are taking should be in a proper portion to the body's fluids, much like Ringer's solution or Mammalian solution. It is not just the use of baking soda, more importantly it is also citrate, malates, acetates, that the website completely misses on.

Replied by DrJ
(Bombay, India)

I totally agree! Lemon (citric acid) are vital for the Krebs cycle and oxygenation as well as oxygenation. Lemon/Bicarb formula seems to be more affective than Bicarb alone!

Replied by Rene
(Palmdale, California)

For DrJ, India My friend is poor. She has basosquamous CA, left cheek area. Already had a 10 hour surgery. They took part of her nose and did not get all of the cancer. Now docs want to completely take her nose and left cheek bone to get at rest of cancer. What combination can work for her. Need help fast. Can't afford to buy books. Going broke trying remedies in health food stores. Help!!

Replied by Gemma
(Sidney, British Columbia, Canada)

I came across Dr. Tullio Simoncini's website that espouses the use of baking soda or sodium bicarbonate to treat various cases/forms of cancer, which to him is a fungus. Have a look at this website to read emails to Dr. Simoncini, this one on patient testimonials, and this on cancer treatment protocols.

Canker Sores

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Posted by Tania (Mercier, Quebec, Canada) on 03/10/2008

Baking soda cured my canker sore within 24 hours. I had major pain on the side of my tongue to find a canker sore it was so sore I couldn't hardly swallow. I took 1tsp of baking soda and 1 tsp of water and kept it in my mouth as long as possible. I did this 3 times within an hour went to bed and did the same the next morning by dinner time the canker sore was gone! Thank you for this site its a great help.

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Posted by Shawna (Eugene, Oregon) on 01/25/2008

Out of the blue 4 days ago I got a canker sore that was 1.5 inches large on the side of my tongue. It was excruciating! Last night before bed I tried putting a baking soda paste on it and I woke up this morning and it's almost gone! I am so glad I found this website!!

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Posted by Heather (Van Nuys, CA) on 11/14/2007

I ran a quick search over the weekend on treatments for chronic canker sores on behalf of my boyfriend who has suffered these painful occurrences since childhood. I came across this site and he decided to try the baking soda paste. It stung at first, but it helped him heal within five days and he's so happy to have found this treatment. Thanks.

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