Our (as in non-Islamic populations) survival instincts have been dulled by a combination of selectively interpreting religious doctrine so that it's as inoffensive and watered-down as to make it irrelevant to the day-to-day human experience (and in some cases, a complete denial of the existence of divinity), and a naive social pacifism that will ultimately work against us in the long-term, minus the short-term basking in the glow of our arrogant, self-congratulatory benevolence.
Turning the other cheek as all paths lead to God will not be of any purpose to those who want to survive the gradual intrusion of Islam on this mortal plane! Ironically, our Islamic friends have doubled down and are being encouraged to be unapologetic about their ways and their beliefs, whilst everyone else of a non-Islamic hue is subtly chastised and dissuaded from wishing to preserve their own ways and beliefs.
How does anyone not see where this is all heading?
I use a small amount of freshly squeezed lime juice and no problems. Obviously don't apply if you have cuts or broken skin.
The ph inhibits bacterial growth and complements the natural acid mantle of the skin.
Baking soda will disrupt this acid mantle and cause severe irritation and reactions so I would not recommend it. Also baking soda can be adulterated with aluminium which is toxic.