The same you use in the kitchen instead of baking powder. But here I will focus on its external use – for bathing. Thanks to its slightly alkaline pH, it cleanses the skin and helps the body get rid of toxins; it also reduces muscle fever after physical exercise. It removes the unpleasant odor of sweat accompanying widespread fungal infections. It doesn’t cause any side effects and doesn’t provoke Candida. I read somewhere that baking soda makes the water’s pH similar to that of the amniotic fluid – I don’t know if this is true, but it certainly has relaxing properties.
The recipe for this half-hour bath is simple: you’ll need a glass of baking soda for a bath full of warm water. After you’re done, you should drain most of the water, add in a glass of apple cider vinegar and carefully rinse the entire body to return the skin’s pH to acidic, which is important for keeping it safe from infections.
Instead of a full body bath, you could use baking soda for soaking your feet – the effect is lesser, but noticeable. A heaped tablespoon is enough for a bowl of warm water. Don’t forget the vinegar in the end for changing the pH back.
Baking soda (under the name of sodium bicarbonate) can be purchased in large packages (1kg, 5kg) for a low price. You should make sure it doesn’t contain any additives such as anticaking agents, which is guaranteed by the label “pure for analysis”.