The Natural Apothecary: Baking Soda
Tips for Home, Health and Beauty
by Dr. Penny Stanway
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 19 Mar 2019 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2019
Not just for cakes, bicarbonate of soda has long been recognised as a hero ingredient for anyone looking to make their own eco-friendly cleaners and beauty products. Made up of tiny crystals, bicarb’s natural structure makes it the perfect gentle abrasive for home cleaning, and its natural antacid properties are ideal for tackling heartburn or creating antibacterial cosmetics at home.
With our increasing awareness of reducing exposure to chemicals and the importance of keeping things natural, as well as the ever-growing realization of the environmental impact of disposable plastic packaging, there has never been a better time to go back to basics, embrace natural ingredients and regain control of what we are putting in our homes and on our bodies. The Natural Apothecary: Bicarbonate of Soda opens by exploring what bicarbonate of soda is made up of, and how it can be both naturally occurring and manufactured. The following pages are broken into sections on home, health and beauty, containing over 40 simple recipes for all-natural, home-made products that allow you to utilize the power of bicarbonate of soda with ease; make a soothing drink to ease indigestion, an all-natural exfoliating scrub to smooth your skin, or a simple but effective stain remover to leave your clothes looking like new.
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Average rating from 37 members
Finding little books like this one, that go so in-depth about a basic product are so important when it comes to trying to live a healthier lifestyle and incorporate more natural products into your life versus chemicals and artificial colorants that are dangerous. What I specifically loved about this book is that it showcases the magic and power of baking soda, something that we all have in our kitchens and probably never think about. I had no idea how important this little box of white powder could be for a home and for the body. After reading this book, I have incorporated so many new things into my life that I read about here.
I had no idea that baking soda had so much potential for health, healing of an abundance of maladie, cleaning, and beauty treatments! Everything you need to know is right here in this compact little book. Especially helpful is the information about the difference between an acidic and alkaline diet. I learned a lot reading this book! Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is an encyclopedia of knowledge on BAKING SODA! The book describes everything about the subject! It is well written. Very interesting facts that will shock you! It gives a lot of advice and good recipes. Uses and history. Recipes that are easy to prepare and tips you have never knew existed!...I read all that in about 4 hours and I will refer this book to a lot of my friend. Amazing read!! I loved it and I learn a lot from it!