Baking soda is one of the most useful ingredients you can find in the kitchen. Baking soda is not only fantastic for baking some delicious cookies but it is a fantastic for home remedies as well as DIY beauty tricks.
If you are wondering what makes baking soda so effective. Here is the science behind it. Baking soda is a component of the mineral natron which can be extracted from many natural mineral springs. It is a weak alkaline which means it’s quite handy at neutralizing those things it comes in contact with, such as your skin and hair. This neutralization process works like magic to help solve many common beauty problems.
Here are our favourite Baking Soda Beauty Tips
Baking Soda as a Dry Shampoo for Greasy Hair
Want a cheap alternative to dry shampoo? Use baking soda to soak up any grease in your hair. Simply sprinkle some baking soda and then comb it through your hair. And there you have it, no more greasy hair.
Treating Acne with Baking Soda
If you are sick of using strong chemicals to get rid of acne, how about trying baking soda. Try adding a teaspoon to your palm with a bit of water to form a paste. Use this as a cleanser. The powder works as a exfoliator and because the powder is so fine it works well to get in to the pores. If you have a major breakout just apply the mixture all over the face and leave it on as a mask. Leave it on for 5 minutes to help fight acne.
DIY Bath Salt using Baking Soda
Baking Soda is great for softening your skin. When taking a bath add one cup of baking soda to the water. For an extra luxurious bath add a few drops of scented oil. Your skin with love you!
Freshen Your Breath with Baking Soda
Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to a cup of water and gaggle it, for a simple natural remedy for bad breath. You can also try making your own whitening toothpaste by mixing some baking soda with your regular toothpaste.