You must have heard of the many uses of baking soda outside the kitchen that beauty experts swear by–from hair to skin to shinier teeth baking soda has many uses. Can something as economical as baking soda be used for multiple beauty remedies and does it really work? Here we look into some of the tried and tested uses of baking soda.
If you use a lot of hair products, such as hair colors, mousses, hair sprays and serums, over the time the hair looses its shine and luster, baking soda can come for your rescue as an inexpensive hair detox. Using too many products creates a build up on your scalp that should be clarified, you can rinse your hair with water and baking soda after washing with shampoo or sprinkle some baking soda into your regular shampoo before putting it on your hair. Wash and rinse and feel the difference in your hair.
We definitely don’t want something harsh on our skin, but baking soda is surprisingly not harsh when applied on the skin, you can use baking soda to do that twice a week facial exfoliation. You can make a baking soda and water paste to scrub your skin, or if you have dry skin, mix baking soda with coconut oil and scrub in circular and gentle motion. Wash off with water, you shouldn’t exfoliate more than twice a week. Baking soda is also a very effective way of removing black heads.
Whiten your teeth
Not yet ready for a cosmetic treatment? Take some baking soda and sprinkle it onto your tooth brush, brush your teeth with it for a minute, or you can sprinkle some on your tooth paste. Baking soda can be used as a cleaning and whitening DIY, sometimes in a week, your teeth will become shinier and you’d notice less plaque.