During World War II women left waiting on the home front took “doing more with less” to a new level. American families conserved what they had while finding new uses for everyday products. Baking soda was not rationed as many other former staples were during the war.
WWII housewives, to keep their homes functioning as normally as possible, found new ways to utilize baking soda in the kitchen, the bathroom and the medicine cabinet.
Top Baking Soda Survival Uses
Baking Soda Medical Uses
- Bee Stings – Apply a paste comprising equal parts baking soda and water to draw out the stinger and reduce swelling. The same paste can also help reduce the inflammation of bug bites.
- Oral Sores – Mix a pinch of salt, 1 cup of water, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda together and gargle.
- Common Cold – Make shower vaporizer disks to help relieve a stuffy nose and sinus headache. Mix together 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil with 2 cups of baking soda. Add just enough water to create a thick putty. Put the mixture into muffin tins and allow it to air dry for 24 hours. Turn the tins over to release the homemade vaporizer disk and place on shower drain. The steam from the hot water in the shower will activate the disk as it dissolves. You can also place the disk in a bowl of hot water while the ill individual leans over the bowl with a towel-covered head. For such close contact with the disk, breaking it in half is advised.
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