10 Genius DIY Beauty Treatments With Baking Soda
Using Baking Soda is not just for in the kitchen, for baking or refreshing your frig or drain. But within that bright orange, otherwise forgotton box is a component to an endless amount of household, medical, and yes, beauty solutions. What makes beauty and sodium bicarbonate a perfect pair? It’s an antifungal, an antiseptic, gently exfoliates away even the toughest calluses, and tackles more smells than what’s in your crisper drawer.
1. As an all-over scrub
2. To remove product buildup
3. As a prelude to a manicure
4. To soften tough calluses
5. As a bath soak
6. As a deodorant
Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with about 10 drops of your favorite essential oil and apply to underarms with a brush. To reapply throughout the day, just fill an empty mineral makeup container with it and use a stubby Kabuki brush for a no-mess application on the go.
7. As an acne spot-treatment
8. To whiten your teeth
For a quick way to whiten your teeth in the morning, sprinkle baking soda into your palm, dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush. Then rinse and follow with your toothpaste. For an antifungal mouthwash, mix one teaspoon baking soda in ¼ glass of water and swish the solution through your teeth.
9. As a face wash
Exfoliating your face removes rough dead skin and reveals brighter,younger-looking skin. But if your scrub is too harsh, you could end up looking like you got a bad facial. Try this recipe for a gentle, antifungal (read: anti-acne) face wash: Combine one tablespoon raw organic honey and one teaspoon baking soda in your palm and rub together. Then, massage gently in circular motions. Let sit for a minute and rinse thoroughly with warm water.
10. To calm uneasy stomach
Okay, we know this isn’t exactly a beauty solution, but it works so well we had to share. Acid stomach, heartburn, gas, and other tummy issues are quickly relieved by baking soda because its slight alkalinity can neutralize the acid causing the problem. Just mix a teaspoon into a glass of warm water and drink it down.