If you’re looking for ways to enhance your beauty regimen without breaking the bank, you’ll love baking soda. It can be used on virtually every part of your body, and is nontoxic. From exfoliants to teeth whiteners, here are seven ways to stay beautiful with baking soda.
Baking soda can make a great facial scrub. You only need about 1-2 tablespoons and 1⁄4 cup of water. Work the mixture onto your skin in a circular motion, and rinse thoroughly. You’ll notice a fresher, cleaner look to your skin. This is a relatively inexpensive way to give yourself an exfoliating scrub. Be sure to work the mixture into the skin well, and moisturize as soon as you’re done.
In need of a good body scrub? Baking soda can take care of that too. You’ll need to mix a
thicker paste to cover your body, and you’ll need to use more baking soda as well. For this, start with a half cup and add water slowly to test out the thickness and consistency. If you want a hard scrub, then naturally you would add less water to keep it thick and grainy.
Baking soda works wonders for your teeth. Just add a little to your toothbrush, and scrub as
usual. The taste isn’t all that great, so you may want to follow up with regular toothpaste or
mouthwash. This won’t work overnight, but in time you will definitely see the results. Baking
soda also helps to neutralize bacteria in the mouth, which means fresher breath.
Adding just a cup of baking soda to a warm bath can be very beneficial to your skin, as it helps to soften both the water and your skin. You don’t need to do anything special either. Just add the baking soda and soak as you normally would. Because it’s nontoxic, you don’t have to worry about irritation to your sensitive areas.
Makeup Brush Cleanser
One inexpensive way to keep your makeup brushes in tip top condition is to clean them with
baking soda. Mix 12 teaspoons with 1 cup of water, and soak the brushes in the solution. This will help to remove the buildup and oil (and potentially save you a pimple or two). After the brushes have soaked for about an hour, rinse them with water and air dry.
All hair products (even shampoo) leave residue behind. Baking soda can help remove this
residue from your hair. Take a handful and mix it into your hair while adding water (you will need to do this in the shower) You won’t see any lather, but you will notice that your hair feels different. A few handfuls should make a big difference. You can then rinse thoroughly and style as usual.
People are becoming more aware of the dangers of deodorant and are looking for natural, non toxic ways to replace them. Baking soda can be used as a deodorant, and it works quite well for some people. You can add water and create a paste to rub under your arms, or you can just add some dry baking soda to the area (with a dust brush or makeup brush)
Baking soda has many beauty benefits, and it’s about the cheapest product you can find in the stores. These are just a few ways to incorporate it into your beauty regimen. Feel free to
experiment with different uses to find out which one works best for you. The good thing is that you won’t have to worry about getting sick, and you’ll definitely save a few dollars in the process.