Baking soda uses are countless. This inexpensive product from your kitchen is a true multitasking wonder for a ton of DIY beauty, health and cleaning needs.
Today I want to share with you some health and beauty tips with baking soda that are completely natural and extremely effective.
Baking soda possesses a very strong anti-inflammatory properties, thus it is often used in cosmetics for treatment and prevention of certain skin conditions and diseases.
1. Baking soda for skin care
A perfect natural solution for dry skin, dermatitis, ichthyosis and psoriasis
DIY medical water treatment for your skin
You will need:
baking soda – 1,2 oz,
magnesium carbonate – 0,7 oz,
magnesium perborate – 0,5 oz,
and mix it with lukewarm water.
The water temperature should not exceed 100-102°F.
Clean your skin for about 15 minutes.
2. Use baking soda to treat acne and inflamed skin
In a cup of boiling water, dissolve 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Then take a cotton swab and dip it into the solution and gently squeeze and rub the affected areas. Then you have to wash with warm soapy water and brush the problem areas with sesame oil. An hour later, you have to wash your skin again and this time just use warm water without soap or whatsoever.
Another way to clear up your acne:
Moisten your face. Dip the top of the towel in a bowl of baking soda and rub the skin with a gentle massage, starting from the forehead and down the cheeks and chin. This procedure is recommended to be performed regularly, at least once a week.
Note: It best to consult your beautician before using baking soda for this kind of situations.
3. Baking soda scrub
Take a small plastic cup, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1/4 of your favorite shower gel, then mix everything thoroughly. Apply it as an ordinary scrub on your body and massage for about 10 minutes.
4. Treat freckles and blemishes
If you want to get rid of freckles and blemishes, use baking soda. Dissolve 6-7 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 cup of water and use the solution to gently rub the problem areas several times a day.
5. Perfect hair cleaner
Sodium bicarbonate can help to remove accumulated debris from different hair treatment means as regenerators, foams or gels. Simply add a teaspoon of baking soda in your bottle of shampoo.
If you have been to the swimming pool recently, then it is advisable to wash your hair with a solution of baking soda. Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with 17 fl oz of water and wash your hair to remove the chlorine and to restore hair lushness.
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6. Treat your nails
Clean and whiten your nails. Put a little baking soda on an old toothbrush and brush your fingernails. Use another one to brush your toenails too. Thus, the more will soften cuticles at least give you clean and whiten nails that often turn yellow from the use of nail polish in strong colors.
7. Teeth whitening
Put a little baking soda on your toothbrush and rinse your teeth.
8. Baking soda mouthwash
It will neutralise bacteria and it will freshen your breath.
You will need:
-1 tbsp of baking soda
-3 drops of peppermint essential oils
-a glass of water
Mix everything and your mouthwash is ready