October 28, 2018

Sodium bicarbonate is that soluble white powder used in fire extinguishers, effervescent drinks, and as a leavening agent in baking. Yes, we’re talking about baking soda. In more technical terms, it’s the monosodium salt of carbonic acid with alkalinizing and electrolyte replacement properties. For those who want to nerd out right now, it’s a chemical compound with the formula,NaHCO₃. Really, it’s just a type of salt, but that’s the interesting part. It’s not the kind of salt we sprinkle on our fries. And it’s not the same as the salt blocks we use to flavor our fish and steaks on the grill.

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, has many amazing uses, but the most common are:

  • Antacid used to relieve heartburn and indigestion
  • A prescription used to make blood or urine less acidic
  • The primary ingredient in fire extinguishers and home solution to smother a grease fire
  • As a leavening agent in baking
  • To polish teeth as a homemade toothpaste
  • As a key ingredient in natural deodorants
  • To gently exfoliate and relieve irritated skin
  • An anti-itch salve for insect bites
  • A powerful cleaner that cuts grease, scrubs floors, and cleans laundry
  • To clean drains when combined with vinegar
  • As a deodorizer for refrigerators, pantries, carpets, and closets
  • Keeping flowers fresh when we add a teaspoon to a vase full of water
  • To discourage ants when we sprinkle it near their entrance
  • As a breath freshener and mouthwash when swished with water

This list is just the beginning. As you can see, the many uses extend well beyond the typical antacid, baking agent, and fire squelcher. One more way sodium bicarbonate is helpful in an unexpected way? As a natural deodorizer for our feet. Don’t believe us? Refer to the list, and you’ll find it makes sense. We can use it as an odor neutralizer in deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, and cleaning agents. It’s also used as a natural exfoliant for natural home skin care. This combination of uses makes it a natural choice to deodorize our feet and neutralize odors on our skin, in our shoes and socks, and to clean our gear. And because it cleans while it neutralizes odor, it’s a safe choice for personal use that won’t add to a dead skin build-up or cause infection or irritation.

The best part? When sodium bicarbonate is added to the perfect formula of premium essential oils and other all-natural ingredients, it becomes the best possible remedy for foot odor AND its causes. This is the case with FOOT SENSE all-natural powder, spray, and runner’s feet powder. Sodium bicarbonate will exfoliate dead skin to keep odor-causing bacteria from building up. It polishes skin and toenails to eliminate odor-causing fungus and keep your feet fresh. It neutralizes any existing odors. And when combined in these formulas, your feet will also be better moisturized and receive crucial vitamins and minerals to ensure the health of your skin and feet.

Sodium bicarbonate is crucial in our everyday self-care routine. For those with foot odor, FOOT SENSE is the answer. Check it out now for your permanent odor solution.