Baking soda has been present in our kitchens for generations now and has been used extensively for various purposes. Some of these include being used as a key player in natural treatment for various health and beauty requirements besides being used for baking purposes. Its natural properties make it a necessary ingredient to be kept when going for a DIY regime. What adds to its positives is the fact that it is readily available and is a rather inexpensive ingredient. Baking soda has long been used for the purpose of treating many skin ailments, but its usage does not stop there. Here are some of its beauty treatment uses:
Cleaner and shampoo: When it comes to being used for hair care purposes, baking soda works well as a clarifying shampoo. This means that it can work as a shampoo as well as a cleaner. Over time with the constant build up of product leftovers our hair become dirty. They need cleaning and when baking soda is added to your regular shampoo, it works just that way. Also when mixed with another herbal shampoo baking soda has been found to enhance their work making it a key player in many of the hair care products.
Skin care purposes: Whether you are suffering from that irritating acne or want those blackheads to be removed, baking soda is the answer for those who want a DIY regime in place. Doctors have often prescribed baking soda for treating a number of skin related infections as its natural properties make it a good option for antibiotics and antifungal products. Acne and blackhead removal are the most common uses of this key ingredient. Heat application works wonders for baking soda treatments.
Dental whitening: Baking soda when mixed with 5 drops of hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of water forms a solution which is an excellent dental whitening solution. It should not be used on a regular basis but when used once a week as part of your DIY regime, it would help in keeping your teeth white as pearls. All one needs to do is apply the baking soda whitening solution, wait for 5-7 minutes and then brush it off.
Works against sweat and stains: Looking out for a more natural deodorant, then baking soda is an option for you. Use water and baking soda to form a paste which should then be applied to underarms to get those stinks away for a long time. It has also been used for removing sweat stains from body and clothes.
Exfoliates: Baking soda removes dead skin from the face and for that matter any other part of the body. Mix it with water and apply to get rid of dead skin.
For nail care: DIY regime for nail care requires baking soda as a key ingredient. It helps in keeping the surface of nail glowing when applied with a dash of coconut oil. Besides it should be used for keeping the cuticles intact during manicures by applying a paste of warm water and baking soda.