DIY: Baking Soda Hacks For Your Beauty Routine!
We all know the benefits of using natural homemade products as compared to commercial products filled with chemicals. However, most of us overlook the benefits of certain household ingredients, like baking soda! With a variety of uses, it is easily adaptable to different facets of your beauty routine. Baking soda has surprising uses for your skin, hair, body, and overall beauty. With these natural homemade remedies, all you need are a few basic ingredients to revamp your skin and hair care routine!
Baking Soda Hair Clarifier:
We use so many products in our hair, every single day. Despite intensive shampooing, product build up is hard to get rid of. This is where baking soda is useful; just add a tablespoon to your regular shampoo and lather and rinse! The alkaline nature of baking soda will help break down the product build up in your scalp. While baking soda will help revive your limp locks, an excess will dry your hair out. Use this DIY natural homemade mixture of baking soda and shampoo once a week to keep your hair shiny and squeaky clean.
Oatmeal Foot Scrub:
Baking soda is very useful to help exfoliate your sore feet after a long day. For this DIY home remedy foot scrub, grind 4 cups of oatmeal to a coarse consistency. Next, add 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda and 3 cups of milk. The oatmeal helps scrub away dead skin, while the baking soda is useful in deep cleansing your pores effectively. The milk helps keep your feet baby soft and effectively removes dead skin.
Mix until a paste like consistency is achieved. Apply on your feet, especially around your heels. You can add some essential oils like lavender for a more relaxing effect. This baking soda footscrub should be used twice a week for best results i.e. silky smooth, baby soft feet.
Yellowing teeth is everyone’s worst nightmare! After all, everybody wants pearly white smiles as seen on TV. While teeth whitening procedures are extremely expensive and often tedious, a simple DIY home remedy with baking soda can work wonders. All you need for this natural home remedy is a tablespoon of baking soda mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of lime juice. Mix and apply evenly on your teeth. Rinse and repeat. Apply this paste for 3-4 weeks for best results and shiny white teeth!
Bad breath is a big no-no! Commercial mouth washes although useful, often contain high quantities of alcohol and dry out your mouth. A quick DIY home remedy for bad breath is a simple baking soda mouthwash. Simply add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a glass of warm water. For an additional kick, add a few drops of peppermint oil. Rinse your mouth twice a day with this DIY mouthwash for fresh minty breath, always!
So there you go! Hope you found different uses for this humble kitchen ingredient. Comment below if you have any additional uses, hacks, or DIY recipies!