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.
I confess –I'm a baking soda addict. I use it for just about everything: as a cleaner, as a face scrub, as toothpaste, shampoo and when I cook. It's a product that I always have at hand. 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:
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.
Apply the paste to your underarms, gently patting it onto your skin with your fingertips.
Make sure the paste is completely dry before getting dressed and done!
Bicarbonate serves as a body scrub. Especially for those rough skin areas, 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 scrub, 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. You will notice that your hair is shinier, silky and it will feel much cleaner after you've conditioned it.
3. For blackheads
With the baking soda, you can clean out the clogged pores and blackheads.
- 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 afterward.
Now that you know you can include it as a cosmetic product, go get some at the local store!
You may also like this article!