This ingredient is something we all have in our kitchens and it is great for the skin, hair and the whole body. It is cheap and multiversatile and it is baking soda! You can use it to become even more pretty.
The baking soda is basically sodium bicarbonate which is a natural ingredient like a powder. It is alkaline and antibacterial, antifungal antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. it is a medicine also and treats serious issues and simple ones like colds.
But be careful, too much usage can damage the skin or the hair. Also, use a patch always to keep sensitive skin intact.
These are the benefits:
Acne and pimples
To remove this issue, stop using the chemicals and cosmetics. Soda is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory so it will reduce the breakouts and pimples. Also the pH of skin gets better. Take 1 tsp soda and water to make a paste and apply on the affected skin. After 2 minutes rinse and do this daily for a few days. Then reduce to 2 times per week.
It whitens the teeth like you cannot imagine. Also it removes plaque, cleans well and kills all bacteria. Take soda and put on the brush a bit like a paste. Brush the teeth and do this for 1-3 minutes every other day.
Also, you can make a DIY paste for whitening with turmeric root powder 4 tbsp, 2 tsp baking soda and 3 tbsp coconut oil. Mix all and brush the teeth for a few days. Do not use too much of this since the enamel of the teeth can weaken.
Sunburn and blisters of sun
Keep baking soda near in the summer. Since it is alkaline, it can soothe burned skin from the sun and remove itching. Also it is antiseptic and means dry burned skin heals nicely. Mix 1-2 tbsp soda and water. Soak a cloth and remove excess water by squeezing then apply the cloth on the skin for 10 minutes. Do it several times daily until relieved. Also another way is to get ½ cup baking soda in the tub with water. Soak and after 15 minutes tap dry the skin. Do it once daily for few days.
Uneven skin is not appealing. To get even complexion and good toned skin try exfoliating to remove dead skin. Also, pH will be balanced and skin cleared. Mix 2 tbsp soda and rose water or filtered water. The paste is applied on the face for 1 minute, then rubbed off with fingers. Use lukewarm water for a rinse and do this 2 times per week to lighten skin. Use cream after this. Or, mix 1 tbsp soda and lemon juice equally and add 5 drops olive oil. Apply on face and leave for 5 minutes, then wash with cold water. 3 times per week is enough.
Stains and yellow nails
With soda you can whiten nails that are stained and never hide them again or feel ashamed. Take ½ cup water, 3% hydrogen 1 tsp and 1 tbsp soda. Mix until smooth and dip the nails for a few minutes. Do it 1 time per 2 weeks. Or just mix ½ tbsp. soda with hydrogen 1 tbsp and that paste should be applied with cotton on the nails. After 2 minutes rinse this with warm water and repeat every month or 2.
To deodorize the body use this. All moisture will be removed and sweat too, so the odor as well. Since it is antibacterial, it will remove bacteria that makes bad smells. Mix 1/8 tsp baking soda and 1 tbsp water with some essential oil drops too. With dipped cotton ball, rub the underarms and all sweat areas. Odor will be gone. Also, mix equal parts soda and cornstarch. With this powder you can dust and cover the armpits and prevent bad smell and sweat.
Oily and smelly hair
This can make you feel bad and ashamed and also greasy hair absorbs more dirt and smells even more and worse. This will make your pH balanced and remove odors. The scalp will be shiny and healthy. Mix equal part soda with 3 parts water and put this on moist and damp hair. Rinse and repeat once a month. Also you can mix 1 tbsp soda and shampoo and wash the hair with this 2 times per week. Also, baking soda can be a dry shampoo. Mix it with equal part cornstarch and sprinkle on the greasy roots. Toss the hair and brush. For best results use a good quality brush.
This is hard to eliminate and especially in the winter. But, if you invest in time and other things you can solve this easily. The flakes disappear with baking soda. Take 1 tbsp soda and rub it on wet scalp and hair. Rinse with water and do this only 1 time per week. Also you can mix fresh juice of lemon and 1 tsp baking soda. Let that on the scalp for 3 minutes and rinse. Repeat every week once.
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