Friday, 5 February 2016

12 Beauty Uses For Baking Soda and 1 You Should Never Try

Sodium Bicarbonate isn't just for cleaning the oven and curbing kitchen odors. this white powder also has amazing beauty benefits.Just like coconut oil and olive oil, you can use it from hair to toenails.You can even gargle with baking powder for fresher breath and healthier teeth.Keep reading to learn all the ways to incorporate baking soda into your daily beauty routine and one rumored remedy to completely avoid.

1 Hand Wash
Some antibacteral soap just cant't cut through a greasy mess (think:that time you used way too much oil). Baking soda can actually cut through the oil slick to thoroughly clean skin. Pour a little bit of the powder into your hand and mix with waater to remedy oily palms.

2 Dry Shampoo
When you've used your dry shampoo to the last pump, turn to baking soda for a quick DIY fix.Sprinkile the powder close to roots and massage into the scalp to dry up excess oil.For dark hair, you can even add a spoonful of cocoa powder to avoid the pure white cast.

3 Natural Deodorant
If you are looking for a natural dedeorant without the threat of aluminum, you can turn to your kitchen cupboard. You can use baking soda mixed with water to create  an odor-repeling paste.

4 Teeth Whitener
Stir together a paste of baking soda and water.The natural exfoliant will help lift surface stains from coffee ,red wines, and smoking.To really boost the efficiency of this treatment, you can mix  the powder with hydrogen peroxide.While this DIY mix will immediately brighten tarnished teeth, baking soda can't whiten permenantly like an in-office bleaching treatment.

5 Face Scrub
 The abrasive particles of sodium bicarbonate make it an easy exfoliant.You can sprinkle the mix into your favourite gentle face wash for and added scrubbing effect.You can also make apaste of three parts baking soda and one part water.

6 Nail Whitener
An addiction to colorful nail polish shades can lead to yellowing tips and discolored cuticles.To whiten your nails,use a concoction of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.Apply the salve with an old toothbrush and let sit for three to five minutes before rising.

7 Self- Tanner Remover
Got Streaks? One wrong move and self -tanner can turn into a streaky orange mess.You can turn easily fix visible tanning lines with baking soda.Apply a mix of baking soda and lemon juice to the area that's uneven to scrub away the mistake.

8 Foot Soak

Adding baking soda to your DIY pedicure bowl can help dissolve callus skin on heels and relieve itchy soles.If the dead skin still won't bugde, you can apply a paste of baking soda and water directly to the area.

9 Brush Cleaner
We know you've probably been using hand soap and oil to clean your makeup brushes,but you can also use baking soda.Just dip your brush in a bath of warm water and a fewteaspoons of sodium bicarbonate to dissolve product buildup.This is alos a good trick for old toothbrushes,hairbrushes, and combs.

10 Breath Freshner
Eating acidic foods and sugar can interfere with the pH balance of yor mouth, causing bad breath.Baking soda(an alkaline mineraL)helps to balance things out and eliminate halitosis.Stir one teaspoon of the powder into warm water and gargle.Sodium bicarbonate also helps keep plaque from forming on teeth for overall mouth health.

11 Skin Soother

The old wive's tale of using baking soda to relieve skin irritation is actually true!The powder can help cool down a burn ,take the redness out of a sunburn, and relieve itchy skin from a bug bite or poison ivy.You can get all-over relief by adding baking soda to a bath.Spot treating with a sodium bicarbonate and water paste is also an option.

12 Unclog Shower Drain

To unclog your drain without damaging the pipes, whip up a natural solution of equal parts baking soda and vinegar.Pour the mix down th sink or shower, and cover with a damp cloth.Wait five minutes.Flush out the drain with scalding hot water.

11 Don't: Clarifying Shampoo

Baking soda has gotten a reputation as a clarifying hair treatment to be used in place of shampoo (called the no-poo method).The treatment helps dissolve product buildup, but at the sae time it ruins the pH balance of hair.The alkaline baking soda as a pH of 9,when your strands should be between 4.5 and 5.5.Continued use of baking soda as a cleanser can cause extreme breakage and dryness.