I have been a baker all my life. From the time I could stand on a chair in the kitchen, I baked every chance I got. My family loved it that I had this baking obsession, because it meant a lot of homemade treats for them.
You may roll your eyes and think, “Oh great, another one of those home remedies. What’s next? Rubbing deli meat all over my knee caps?” But trust me; this is not some far-out-there-patchouli-oil-drenched sort of remedy. This is science. Baking soda is a component of the mineral natron and is found in many natural mineral springs. It is weakly alkaline which means it’s quite handy at neutralizing those things it comes in contact with. For instance: your skin, hair, and mouth. This neutralization process does wonders for many common beauty complaints.
I have a straight metal divider for moving dough around the counter and dividing it and a curved plastic one that is great for scraping every last bit of dough out of a bowl. I highly recommend both.
But before you can realize your dreams there are a few obstacles you need to overcome. This is because even though you have the natural talent of baking every type of bread and sweet treats, if you want to be a master of it or at least the very best baker that you can become, there are some things you first need to do.
That’s right ladies and gentlemen – it’s baking soda. Or as science-minded folk affectionately call it: Sodium Bicarbonate. There is a list as long as the Nile of incredible uses for this wonder product. Not only can you cook and clean with it, but you can incorporate baking soda into your daily beauty routine too.
More often than not, you will have a great time throwing together your usual bath salt ingredients (your lavender aromatherapy oil, your purple food coloring, your glycerin). You will probably take no more than ten minutes to reach the right intensity of scent along with the right tone of color.
Baking soda is not necessary for removing fresh blood stains. This isn’t to say that baking soda won’t help you sponge up bloodstains from the carpet or a shirt, but that it’s not necessary. Plain cold water will do the trick alone without any extras – just make sure that it’s cold, though!