12 Alternative Uses for Baking Soda

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4. Sting Relief

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A bee or wasp sting can be extremely painful, and some people might experience an allergic reaction that ranges from mild to severe. Although a baking soda and water paste is not nearly as potent as an epi-pen, you can apply it directly to the afflicted area in order to neutralize some of the toxins and to provide pain relief. Baking soda and water is the best mixture for bee stings, but you should use vinegar by itself if you have been stung by a wasp. In either scenario, you will need to leave the natural remedy on your skin for at least 15 minutes to get the optimal results.

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