But first, what exactly is baking soda? Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, bicarb and bicarbonate of soda, is a white powder with an alkaline taste. It is found in its natural state dissolved in mineral springs around the world, making it easily available and cost effective.
Let’s have a look at the amazing beauty benefits of Baking soda:
Are you aware of the amazing benefits of baking soda on teeth? Baking soda is a natural bleach for the teeth. In a small dish, mix 1 tbsp. baking soda with some water and a pinch of salt, and use this mixture instead of the regular toothpaste once a day to get bright teeth.
How to get rid of product build-up on the hair(chemicals on the hair because of using a certain shampoo and conditioner for a long time.
- Add a tsp.Of baking soda to regular shampoo bottle.Now use this shampoo to wash your hair.This will prevent product build up
- After shampoo,dissolve a tsp.of baking soda in a cup of water/ apple cider vinegar,and pour this mixture over your hair,then rinse off with fresh,clean water
- Dry shampoo:Bakin soda can also be dusted on the hair,on a day when you don’t want to shampoo, to get rid of excessive oils
Take 1-2 tbsp. of baking soda, or more, depending on your requirement, and add only as much water to make a thick paste. This acts as an excellent scrub for the skin, and also for any rough patches.
Relaxing Bath: Mix 2-3 cups of baking soda with ½ cup corn starch, and keep in an air-tight container. Add 1/4th cup of this mixture to your bath-tub to get bubbly bath at home! It will help in soothing the skin, and softening it.
The benefits of baking soda on skin are surplus. Let’s have a look at them here:
- Exfoliation: Mix 1 tbsp. of baking soda with 1 tbsp. of water or apple cider vinegar. This is an excellent mild scrub for the skin, and also helps in tightening skin pores (when used with apple cider vinegar).