Many of us think of baking soda as an ingredient used for cooking, or even something that helps to keep our refrigerators odor-free, but baking soda is surprisingly good for your health and home, too! In the following article we are going to present to you 8 beauty uses of baking soda.
1.Face Peel Mask
Those of you who have problems with sensitive skin which reacts to perfumed peelings might want to give baking soda a try. Or if you are one of those who are not willing to spend enormous amounts of money on these peeling products we recommend you trying this cheap and easy to make recipe. Make a paste – like mixture which is going to be made up of ¾ of baking soda and ¼ of water. Baking soda is gentle so you won’t have to worry about scraping your face when using this mask which will help you get rid of the dead cells on your face.
The best substitution for the deodorants is baking soda given that the deodorants are very notorious. You can mix the baking soda with few drops of water and apply the mixture. This is going to help you stop all of the unpleasant odors without using deodorant.
If you use a lot of products for shaping your hair, or if you have hair which gets oily pretty fast we highly recommend you trying this baking soda shampoo out. This shampoo does not need to be used very frequently but it is recommended to use it from time to time. The recipe that we are going to tell you is going to remove all of the accumulated debris for the used hair products and it is going to help you to make your hair feel mild, pretty and soft. This shampoo is very simple to make, you can make it while you are showering, all you have to do is put a little bit of your real shampoo in your hand and add in a teaspoon of baking soda and the shampoo is ready for usage, you just apply it on your hair and you’re done.
4.Dry hair shampoo:
For a quick refresh of the look of your hair in the morning, when you have very little time on your hands, you can use expensive sprays for dry washing hair, or, you can also use go the natural way and use baking soda. You may use this like a baby powder, and what you should do is you should apply a small amount on your hair roots ( if you put a lot of it, it will make your hair look white) next, you should leave it to act for 4-5 minutes and for the last step you should comb your hair and give your scalp a good massage.
The baking soda is an amazing ingredient for making toothpaste with great effects on your teeth of course. Put baking soda and 3% ratio of hydrogen, this way your toothpaste becomes thick. This recipe will help you whiten your teeth, and using baking soda at its own has somewhat similar effects on your teeth. But, you should not use this toothpaste very often because it can damage your enamel.
So if the baking soda is good for face peeling it would make sense if it is good for the body peeling too. For the recipe you are going to need to fill half of an empty container from some skin care product with baking soda, then add in 25 drops of essential oil, and fill the rest of the container with water.
Relax yourselves with your own pedicure treatment. Put 2-3 spoons of baking soda in a hot water and stir the mixture until it dissolves. Put it in some kind of big container and put your feet in it. You may also add in some essential oils for the relaxing properties. Your feet should be submerged at least 15 to 20 minutes after that make feet peeling with the same recipe that we have told you for the body peeling.
8.Coating for Soothing burns:
You can use this recipe for making sunburns cream which will treat them excellently. This is because it helps with reducing the heat on the sunburn and renewing the skin, it also decreases the pain. To make this mixture you are going to need to put 2 teaspoons of baking soda in 1 liter of water, after that submerge a soft and clean cloth and cover the burned areas with it. Replace the cloth with another one when it becomes warm and dry.