Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spotlight on Baking Soda #12: Treat Bug Bites & 50 More Uses!

One of my favorite green living resources, has an article listing a whopping 51 fantastic uses for baking soda! My favorite tip from their list:
Treat Insect Bites & Itchy Skin
For insect bites, make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply as a salve onto affected skin. To ease the itch, shake some baking soda into your hand and rub it into damp skin after bath or shower. For specific tips on bee stings, see Bee Stings: Prevention and Treatment.
I can say from personal experience with mosquito and flea bites that this doesn't look too glamorous but it really provides relief.

Bee at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (He did not sting me.)
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Olivia Lane is a Blogger, Green Living Educator, and Health Coach trained at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's also author of Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for such useful tips!! Pinned this one {{hugs}}



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