An ingredient so common, but very effective, and with a lot of uses, sodium bicarbonate or baking soda is a simple and inexpensive solution for beauty treatments. Here are a few ways to use baking soda for beauty purposes:
Exfoliate your skin with baking soda
Baking soda is much kinder to your skin than other exfoliators, so it can be successfully used for mixed skin, as well as for sensitive and dry skin.
All you have to do is to mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of makeup removing milk. Apply the scrub on the face using gentle and circular movements, then rinse it with warm water.
Dab the face with a clean towel, then rub a few drops of vitamin E on the face, including the dark circles for deep skin nourishment. It is recommended to repeat the treatment twice a week.
Solution for cleaning the skin
Baking soda is an effective solution for deep skin cleaning.
Remove your makeup. Mix one teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water and wash your face with the obtained liquid, then remove it with clean water. You will see that your skin gets instant smoothness and brightness.
Dry shampoo with baking soda
You can make your own dry shampoo using baking soda and oatmeal, two tablespoons of each. Mix the dry ingredients together and apply on your hair roots. Leave on for 10-15 minutes then brush your hair.
The baking soda and flour mixture will absorb the secreted sebum and impurities, giving your hair extra volume.
Baking soda for nail care
To soften the cuticles and care for your nails, mix baking soda in a bowl with water. Rub your nails and cuticles with the obtained mixture, for several minutes. Rinse. Do this once a week.
Baking soda for smelly feet and rough heels
Soak your feet in warm water and add 3 tablespoons of baking soda. After 10 minutes, rub your heels with a pumice stone, rinse them and then apply moisturizer.
To use baking soda as a natural deodorant, apply a small amount on your sweaty areas, for example armpits. Baking soda will remove odors while destroying bacteria. Don’t forget to rinse.
Whiter teeth and fresh breath
Keep in mind that baking soda is banned in oral hygiene if you have sensitive gums or if the enamel is very thin.
But if you are tempted, you can prepare your very own whitening toothpaste by using the following recipe:
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 tablespoons fine white clay powder
2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
2 drops of peppermint essential oil