Baking soda for the skin? 3 practical and simple homemade uses of sodium bicarbonate you didn't know about

Did you think that bicarbonate can only be used in gastronomy? Baking soda has cleaning and antiseptic qualities, so you can do a lot of things with this ingredient.

Cosmetic applications of bicarbonate are many, but little known. You may know that it can be used to whiten teeth or to remove bacteria in the mouth.

Here are 3 uses for bicarbonate that will surprise you:

1. Deodorant

Sodium bicarbonate as a natural deodorant

Baking soda helps with the bacteria that cause odor. That's why it's used in natural deodorants. And you can make natural deodorants yourself!

You'll need a spoonful of baking soda, half a spoonful of coconut oil, and 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil (or any refreshing oil that you like). Mix into a paste and done!

2. Exfoliant

Cosmetic applications of bicarbonate are many, but little known

Bicarbonate serves as a body scrub. Especially for those rough skinareas, such as elbows, knees, or heels. It is a physical exfoliant that will remove all the dead cells from your skin. Mix your moisturizer or shower gel with a tablespoon of baking soda and massage for about 5 minutes.

To use as a scalp scrib, mix one tablespoon of the baking soda with one tablespoon of your shampoo and wash thoroughly with your fingertips. Remember that the important thing is to massage the scalp, not the hair.

3. For blackheads

Sodium bicarbonate for blackheads

With the baking soda, you can clean out the clogged pores and blakheads. Mix equal amounts of baking soda and water (1 tsp of each, for instance) gently massage the affected area. It will also help if you have some spots, as it has whitening properties. Just make sure you rinse with warm water and moisturize afterwards.

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