Baking Soda as you can see in the name is actually manufactured for baking – it helps dough rise. Baking Soda has other purposes though and has long been heralded as an excellent natural cleaner. An all-purpose cheap item to clean your house with. The newest use for Baking Soda is actually as a beauty item saving you a lot of money that you may be spending on beauty products.
These are 10 great uses that we have found.
Baking Soda is naturally deodorising and makes a perfect natural deodorant if you want to stay away from chemicals or if you have just been caught out. Just mix with water until it makes a slightly moist paste and apply it to your underarms.
If you have been caught without a bottle of dry shampoo or you don’t like the chemical stuff just apply some baking soda to your roots, brush in and fluff out and you are good to go.
After some time the different products you use in your hair can sort of build-up and it is excellent to have a deep clean from time to time. Baking Soda is excellent for getting right through this build-up. Just add a small amount to your shampoo and use as normal.
A great ingredient to help counter acne. Mix it with honey and apply to your face as a mask for about 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
An excellent natural way to lighten your teeth. Just dip your damp toothbrush into some baking soda and brush for about a minute. Don’t forget to continue using toothpaste though, you need it to avoid cavities.
1 part water to 3 parts baking soda can be used as an excellent facial scrub, foot scrub or all over body exfoliator. Just rub in gentle circles to remove all that unwanted old skin to leave you looking fresh and glowing.
Mix some baking soda with water to give yourself a lovely foot or hand bath to soften and relax and then use the exfoliator (a mentioned above) to remove any dry, dead skin. Doing this around your cuticles is an excellent way to avoid snipping off the dead skin and risking infections.
Itchy Skin reliever
This is an excellent way to have a bath whether in the summer or winter. In summer if you have bites or sunburn have a cool bath with half a cup of baking soda to sooth the itchiness away. You can do the same in winter with a warm bath to help with dry, tight skin caused by the cold.
Adding just a small bit of baking soda to your normal shampoo helps to remove impurities from your hair leaving it lighter and full of volume.
Soothing Shaving Cream
This can be used as a shaving cream or as an after care to help with shaving rash or razor burn. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a cup of water and apply it to your skin and let it dry on. Leave for a little bit and then rinse off with warm water.