Baking soda is an important ingredient for many delicious recipes, but it’s also an important ingredient in skin care routine. When it comes to baking soda, there are no limits, so here are the most effective recipes for beauty treatments.
#1 Baking soda body scrub
Baking soda is a great body scrub. It removes dead skin cells and returns the natural smoothness of your skin. The great things about it is that you can use it for the body as well as for the face.
#2 Makeup brushes cleanser
Baking soda is an effective cleanser, so it can be used to wash makeup brushes as it removes any debris from them. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 cup of water, then soak the brushes in this mixture. Let them sit couple of minutes, then rinse them with water and dry them.
#3 Baking soda against insect bites
Baking soda calms down irritation and inflammation, so you can apply it on insect bites. Rub it gently on the skin and it will relieve the rash.
#4 Baking soda skin softener
When you take a bath add half a cup of baking soda in your bathtub to make your skin softer.
#5 Baking soda mouthwash
Baking soda works great as odor remover, which makes it perfect for a mouthwash. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 3 drops of peppermint essential oil or eucalyptus essential oil in one glass of water. Use the mixture as mouthwash and enjoy the fresh breathe. Baking soda also neutralises bacteria, which is a great plus for a home-made mouthwash.
#6 Calm a sore tooth
If you put 1 teaspoon of baking soda in half a cup of water and use it as a mouthwash it will calm a sore tooth, relieving the pain until you reach your dentist.
#7 Baking soda deodorant
Yes, it’s that effective in removing odors! Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda with 3-4 drops of an essential oil of your choice. Apply the mixture with a kabuki brush or a powder puff on your underarms. The mixture will neutralize the odors and you will smell good for the rest of the day.
#8 Baking soda face scrub
Baking soda makes a great exfoliating agent, which can be used for the entire body. However, for the face you need a mild mixture, otherwise you risk to irritate your face. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 2-3 tablespoons of water and apply it by massaging your face gently in circular motions. Rinse your face and enjoy the silky feeling. You can use this treatment once or twice a week.
#9 Baking soda as dry shampoo
You can skip spending loads of money on dry shampoo and start using baking soda. Sprinkle a little on your roots and then fluff the hair and brush it as usual. Your tresses will look fresh again.
#10 Baking soda tooth whitening agent
To get white teeth again mix baking soda with lemon juice until you have a paste. Use it to brush your teeth once a week and enjoy your brand new smile.