Baking soda is easy to find and anyone can afford it. It’s most important to always have it in the house and it’s known for being very effective against a wide range of skin and health issues. Besides it can be used in case of minor accidents and injuries, sodium bicarbonate ca play a big role in regular hygiene routine.
Here are some of the best uses for baking soda:
1. Natural scrub
One of the most effective uses of sodium bicarbonate is as a clearer complexion. All you have to do is to dilute two teaspoons of baking soda with warm water and mix in a bowl until you get a smooth paste.
Now soak your face into warm water for a couple of seconds then apply the paste with your fingertips in a circular motion. Rinse and dry your skin using a soft towel and clean up. Also, this paste is ideal for removing makeup.
2. Teeth whitening
If you want your teeth whiter, you know for sure that a visit to the dentist would cost. In addition, teeth whitening is not recommended because it affects tooth enamel because of the abrasives used in the process.
The solution is simpler than that: you need the juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of baking soda. Apply the obtained mixture on the toothbrush and brush your teeth with it once a week, then rinse the mouth thoroughly.
3. Dry Shampoo
If you’re on the run and do not have time to cleanse your hair, here is a solution that will help you revitalize your hair: sprinkle the hairbrush with baking soda and talcum powder, then gently comb your hair. Baking soda will absorb excess sebum.
Occasionally your hair needs to be cleaned from all the products that you normally use. Thus, before proper shampooing, apply hair spray with a mixture of one part hydrogen and three parts water. Shake the content and apply it on the hair from root to tips and leave it to act for 2-3 minutes. Shampoo as usual and rinse.
5. Hydrated skin
Baking soda has natural deep cleansing properties and moisturizers the skin. Add half a cup of baking soda in the bath water, as a result your skin will remain soft and supple. Note! If your skin is very dry, you should know that baking soda is alkaline, so you must rinse your skin very well when your done to not cause irritation.
Due to its emollient, sodium bicarbonate helps sunburned skin to recover. Mix baking soda with warm water until a paste is formed and apply it on the injured area.
7. Foot Pampering
First, you need a container with hot water then dissolve two teaspoons of baking soda and one of salt and moisten your feet in the container. Relax for 20 minutes! This mix of ingredients is beneficial for the removal of dead cells from the skin surface and will also whiten your nails.
8. Nail scrub
Next time you will do your manicure, rub your nails with a toothbrush on which you apply sodium bicarbonate. Your nails will be polished and your cuticles will be softened.
9. Natural Deodorant
Mix baking soda with 10 drops of your favorite essential oil until you get a paste. Apply on armpits as a normal deodorant. Thus, you avoid sweat stains and bad odor.
10. Clean styling brushes
Add three teaspoons of baking soda in a bowl with warm water and mix, then place the brush that you use to comb in the mix and leave it a for a couple of minutes. Finally, it will be cleaner than ever and any cosmetic product residue will be removed.