Yes, the same baking soda that you probably have hidden somewhere in your kitchen, or maybe even hiding behind some condiments in your refrigerator.
Baking soda can be used for beautification purposes in so many different ways. It’s an incredible multi-tasking product and a definite beauty staple for everyone. It was originally used strictly for making bread rise, and has since been used for toothpaste, laundry detergent, carpet cleaning, fire extinguishing, easily accessible heartburn medicine, and a dozen other things.
How can you use it?
Shampoo - Sometimes the products that we use in our hair (hairspray, gels, serums, volumizers, etc.) can build up on our scalps and leave hair looking flat and dull. Using baking soda as a shampoo can remove all of the build up and make hair fresh, vibrant, and shiny. All you have to do is take some baking soda and mix it with a small amount of water to form a paste and rub it into your scalp, then rinse. You can also mix some baking soda into your regular shampoo or a clarifying shampoo. Depending on your hair type you can do this once a week or once every other week, it’s important not to overdo it. Make sure to condition afterwards.
Facial exfoliator - Since baking soda helps balance pH, it’s completely safe to use on your delicate facial skin. Wet your face and make a paste with baking soda and water and massage onto your face, moving in small circles. Avoid your eye area, as the granules are too harsh to use on the thin skin surrounding your eyes. This will leave your skin free of dead skin and will also clean your pores. Your face will feel soft and smooth afterwards. You can definitely do this too often, so only do it once a week.
Body exfoliation - Just like the facial method above, baking soda is a really great all over body exfoliator. You can mix it with your usual body wash and make an exfoliating body wash. Focus on your dryer areas and it will help smooth them out.
Pedicure - I rub my feet with baking soda to remove the tough skin that forms when I wear flip flops and heels. I just get my feet wet and rub the baking soda on them. It makes my feet nice and soft.
Detoxifying – Pour some baking soda in the bath tub for a skin softening and detoxifying treat. The sodium draws toxins and impurities out of your skin to leave your body feeling fresh and clean.
Dry Shampoo - No time to wash your hair? Don't worry! All you have to do is sprinkle some baking soda in your hair, focusing on the root area. The baking soda will help absorb some of the oil and leave her hair fresh and bouncy.
As you can probably tell, baking soda is one of those beauty pantry staples. It’s incredible for beauty purposes! Try it out today!