When we hear the words “baking soda”, it’s hard not to think of pastries and cakes and lazy Sunday afternoons with mom in the kitchen. Yes, it has been a staple ingredient in any baker’s kitchen. It’s also a great way to get rid of unwanted smells.
However, what you might not know is that baking soda or sodium bicarbonate has other uses that goes beyond the oven. It can also help you resolve lots of beauty problems! Here are some awesome things this wonder poweder can do that will amaze you.
It is a great alternative for when you’ve ran out of dry shampoo. It lessens grease from the roots and makes your hair appear cleaner. Sprinkle a few close to the roots and massage like you would with a regular shampoo.
Why spend a lot on luxurious, facial washes with microbeads when you can just crack your kitchen pantry open and grab a box of baking soda? Just make a paste of 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon water. Mix until it becomes pasty and rub on your face with gentle, circular strokes. Rinse it with warm water.
Don’t need to buy a whitening toothpaste in the drug store – baking soda can do the job for you. Just pour a bit of it on a plate or on your palm, dip your toothbrush in it (make sure that the brush is quite damp) and brush your teeth with it. Do this once a week or once every two weeks.
The downside of being addicted to nail polish and nail art is that over time, your nails could become discolored. To bring back its natural color, mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide. Apply the mixture on your nails using an old toothbrush. Wait for five minutes before rinsing. You will notice a significant difference in your nail color.
Baking soda foot soak anyone? You might not know this but baking soda can actually help get rig of callus skin on your soles as well as itchiness. Prepared your usual foot soak water and add 1 to 2 table spoons of baking soda. If that’s not enough to get rid of your foot problems, make a paste of 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water and mix them to make a paste. Apply directly to the problem area.