Baking Soda & Beauty

Baking Soda… I use to never think of it as a “beauty product” I always saw it for baking, a laundry enhancer, and stain remover. However this powder is SO versatile its just mind boggling. In this post I’m focusing on the beauty benefits.

1) Teeth: Since baking soda is a stain remover, so it’s no wonder it can help remove stains whiten teeth. In a small bowl, mix 1Tbsp. Baking soda with 1tsp. Hydrogen peroxide and a little toothpaste, then mix into a paste and brush teeth for two minutes. Use until desire shade is reached then cut back to once a week.

2) Hair: Baking soda can help get rid of product buildup on the hair -depositions of certain chemicals on the hair because of using certain shampoo & conditioner for a long time. Also from use of other hair products.- When you feel that your shampoo & conditioner is no longer cleansing your hair baking soda can help!

        o Add a tsp. Of baking soda to regular shampoo. Use this shampoo to wash your hair, this will prevent product build up.

        o Try this… after shampooing, dissolve a tsp. Of baking soda in a cup of water/apple cider vinegar, and pour the mixture over hair, then rinse off with clean water.

        o Dry shampoo… Baking soda can also be dusted on the hair as a dry shampoo. On a day you don’t want to shampoo, give a light dusting to get rid of excess oils.

3) Body: You can mix 1-2Tbsp of baking soda, of more -depending on the area you’re focusing on- then add just enough water to make a thick paste. It acts as a great scrub for the skin, and dry patches.

        o Bath Soak: Mix 2-3 Cups of baking soda with ½ cup of corn starch, keep in air-tight container. Add 1/4th cup of the mixture to your warm bath and relax. It will help in soothing the skin and softening it.

4) Hands/Feet:

        o Nails: Use a soft, wet toothbrush into baking soda and use this to scrub around nails. It will remove all the dead skin and soften the cuticle, leaving your hands and nails squeaky clean.

        o Fungal Infection on Feet/Hands: Add 1Tbsp. Baking soda to a tub of warm water, along with some almond oil. This will eliminate the fungal infection, and soften the skin as well.

5) Skin: There are a few benefits of using baking soda on the skin…

        o Exfoliation: Mix 1Tbsp. Baking soda with 1Tbsp of water or ACV. -This is a great mild face scrub for skin and it also helps tighten pores, when used with ACV-

        o Acne: Since baking soda is alkaline in nature, it disrupts the growth of bacteria on the skin without disrupting the pH balance of the skin and it helps in fighting acne. Use the exfoliating mixture above and leave on the face for 10 minutes after exfoliation, then wash off with cold water.

        o Skin Brightener & Evening Complexion: Mix 1tsp. Baking soda with 1Tbsp of lemon juice and a few drops of olive oil. Apply this to your clean face for 10 minutes, then wash of with cold water.

Remember not to go overboard. Nothing works over night. Also start out small to see how your body is going to react to the mixtures, then if nothing bad or weird happens then you can increase the use and amount. Also this does not replace the need of going to doctor. You made need to seek medical help if certain problems continue.

Do y’all have any other uses for baking soda? I’d love to hear what you have. Leave a comment! I hope you enjoyed this post. Until next time.

    XOXO Anna! 💋

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