Baking Soda Isn’t Only For Baking!
Did you know that your good old box of baking soda will go far beyond your kitchen and can be used in a variety of different beauty regimes? It’s true, baking soda is one of the most versatile products out there, and it’s about time you realized what you can do with it. How does it work? Baking Soda helps items maintain the perfect acidity level and can also buffer substances from further pH changes. But how can it be incorporated into your beauty regime? Here’s how…
Toothpaste for a pearly while smile
Toothpaste made with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution and baking soda is a great replacement for commercially sold non-fluoride paste. Simply dipping your brush with toothpaste already on it, in baking soda is another way to get a sodium bicarbonate boost. It will also help to naturally whiten your teeth and help to lift any stains on the tooth surface.
A pamper session
Immerse your tired body into a lovely warm bath. Use 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda in a tub of warm water. Next, add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil to make the mixture smell nice, be it lavender, menthol or orange to name a few. Next, scrub your trouble spots, such as the heels and balls of the feet, with a mixture of baking soda and just enough water to form a paste.
Home made facial scrub
You can enjoy an inexpensive and invigorating body scrub and facial from the comfort of your own home. It really couldn’t be easier. Start by creating a paste with three parts baking soda per each part water. This should leave you with a thick paste. Exfoliate your skin by rubbing it in a circular motion on your face and body. The mixture will be gentle enough to use every day. You really don’t need to purchase products full to the brim of mysterious chemicals.
A natural deodorant
Avoid harsh deodorants as they can add nasty chemicals to your delicate under arm area, which then gets absorbed by your skin. You can neutralize body odors easily by dusting baking soda directly on your underarms. You can mix it with other things such as lemon if you want a more zesty scent.
Clean your combs and brushes
If you want luxurious, clean and shiny hair then you need to keep your combs and brushes in tip top shape and free from any residue. You can remove the residue from your combs and brushes and natural oils that have built up by using a solution of warm water and a teaspoon of baking soda. Simple leave your tools in the solution for an hour or so and then rinse under water. Your brushes will be as clean as a whistle.
If you haven’t got any baking soda in or you have been neglecting it for a long time, now is the time to start using it! You probably never realised how versatile it really is, but it can be used for almost everything.