Did you know that you could use baking soda other than in your kitchen? Sure, it’s great to clean our appliances, or even our fruits and vegetables with it, but it’s more amazing to use it as a beauty product. Let me tell you 10 beauty uses of baking soda.
Yeah, I know, I know, you are probably thinking: Damn this girl is crazy, she wants me to to put chemicals thing on my skin and get burned… Nope, I’m not that crazy. I saw a lot of videos on Youtube on how to use baking soda and it surprised me to see how useful this inexpensive thing is. I’m not a doctor or something like that so I suggest you to read before trying something new,
First thing first, let me introduce you the first benefit
1. For a brilliant smile
I had some problem with my dental hygiene and I decided to try this solution to reduce scale deposit. After 1 week, my dentist saw significant results.
Mix baking soda and a 3percent hydrogen peroxide solution to make a paste. Using your finger, place this paste between your teeth and your gum. You have to let it sit for about 2 minutes and remove it completely with the help of a toothbrush. Don’t rise, drink or eat for at least 30 minutes. Prepare a fresh paste daily.
You can also use it to have a nice body!
It is certain that we are not household products, but we still have to be clean, right? Baking soda has amazing properties for the body.
2.Relax with a detox bath
A detox bath is used to cleanse the body, relax your mind and a good way to boost your health. Baking soda is a pretty good thing that can be used as a detoxing device.
You have to mix it with the same quantity of sea salt and add your essential oil. Lavender is my favorite but you can use the one you like. Soak in your bath for 30 minutes.
3.Radiant skin tone
You need a flawless skin? Me to! I use the baking soda to exfoliate my skin too.
Mix 3 parts of baking soda and 1 part of water to make a paste, rub in a gentle circular motion and rinse clean. You can use this formula every day.
4. Get rid of your blackheads
Yes, dark skin ladies can have them too. I thought I was safe but apparently everyone can have them so everyone can use this method.
At first, clean your face, then mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of distilled water and hold your head over a basin of hot water with a towel over your head (the towel will help concentrate the heat and steam). With your fingers wrapped in cotton, make a gentle pressure for the extraction.
You can make your own deodorant with baking soda! To prevent body odor and sweet stains, make a moist paste by mixing baking soda with a little bit of water and apply it under your arms.
6. Have the cleanest hands
Here a good way to neutralize odors on hands.
Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water, or 3 parts baking soda with your favorite gentle liquid hand soap.
7. Get rid of yellow nails
Here’s a simple and easy tip to keep your nails out from turning yellow.
Mix some baking soda with peroxide and rub it on your nails.
8. Spa pedicure at home
You want to have beautiful feet and be able to walk barefoot without being scared whenever you look at them? Then you should try this 🙂
Dissolve 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a tub of warm water. You can add your favorite essential oil and soak for about 20 minutes. Then gently scrub your feet.
9. Clarifying shampoo
I do this once every 3 weeks because of my hair type but you can use it more often than that. Use baking soda to remove residue and make your hair cleaner and easier to manage.
Add a small amount of baking soda into your palm along with your shampoo and use as normal. Then rinse. It helps to relief your hair from product buildup.
10. Dry shampoo
I am not a fan of dry shampoo but for some people it might be useful. Dry shampoo is an alternative to regular shampoo . It is used to absorbs the oil that makes your hair look greasy.
Sprinkle the baking soda over the top of your head, focus mostly on the roots and finger comb your hair to distribute it. If you need to, you can add more of it to the tips of your hair.Let it settle in for 5-15 minutes and comb the excess out of your hair. I suggest you to do this method over the sink because it can get messy.
So that’s my top 10 beauty secrets that I wanted to share with you because it is incredibly effective. Baking soda is THE product to have at home. If you have any other tips to share with me please do not hesitate. 🙂