Baking soda is a common substance used mostly in every kitchen but very fewer people know its use with respect to beauty and health. Backing soda produced from sodium carbonate, soda ash or sodium bicarbonate. Baking soda can be used to make many beauty products at home with an addition to a few other ingredients. Here are given some beauty recipes made up of baking soda and can be prepared at home easily.
Skin Care and Relaxing Bath
Mix ½ cup of baking soda in your bath water before taking a bath after day fatigue. It will help your skin to remain refreshed and smooth and you will feel relaxed body as a whole.
For beautiful feet add 3 Tsp of baking soda in some warm water in a tub. Soak your feet in the water and wait for 20 minutes, then prepare a paste of baking soda with water and scrub your feet gently.
Smooth Rough Skin
In order to smooth rough skin especially of your elbows, knees, ankles and other body parts, prepare a mixture of baking soda and with water and scrub the rough skin with this mixture. Wash the area with lukewarm water after you finished.
Backing Soda Soothing Bath Oil
Take 8 Tablespoonful of backing soda, sixteen fluid ounces of honey, thirty-two fluid ounces of milk, thirty-two ounces of salt (cooking or sea salt) and mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir well. Add the mixture in warm water for taking bath and also mix eight fluid ounces of baby oil. Stir the mixture thoroughly with the help of your hands. Your soothing bath is ready for you to step in and to get relaxed with beautiful and smooth skin.
Healthy and Clean Nails
In order to clean the nails and soften the cuticles, use baking soda. Apply baking soda on you cuticles brush and scrub your cuticles and nails for clean and shining nails.
Emergency Dry Shampoo
Sometimes we have to face a shortage of time while preparing ourselves for party or function and our hair needs shampoo. Baking soda is here to help you. Take one part of baby powder, one part of baking soda and three drops of essential oil and prepare a mixture. Apply the mixture to the hair roots and comb thoroughly. The mixture has an ability to absorb excess oil, making your hair fresh and clean as they look after shampoo.
In order to clean your teeth to white, brush them with baking soda. Rinse out your mouth with water after finishing the cleanliness, it also helps to destroy plaque and teeth spots.
Brush and Combs Cleanliness
Add one Tsp in warm water and soak combs and hair brushes for some time to clean them from sticky oil and sebum. Then wash out and let them dry before use. You will find them like a new one.
To prepare a nice and gentle skin exfoliant, make a paste of 75% backing soda with 25% water. Apply the paste and rub it on your face, lips and other body parts need to be exfoliated gently in circular motion. Wait for 10 minutes then wash it off with lukewarm water.
For clean beautiful and shiny hair sprinkle a quarter-size of baking soda into the palm of your hand and mix it with your favorite shampoo before applying it. Shampoo your hair; backing soda will remove all sebum, dust and oily residue leaving your hair well cleaned and shining.
Mix half teaspoonful of baking soda in a glass of water and use the mixture as a mouthwash.