Ways to include baking soda into your beauty regime

Baking soda is available in supermarkets for just a few pounds or less. And for just a few pounds there are multiple uses for that will spruce up your beauty regime.

Hair clarifier 

If you feel like your use of a variety of hair products is causing a build up in your hair that shampoo simply doesn’t remove – try baking soda. Baking soda helps to break down the excess product and absorb excess oil in your hair without damaging the hair at its root. Simply add around a teaspoon to your regular shampoo to see results.

Facial scrub

Adding three parts baking soda to one part water will create a baking soda scrub for your face. For more sensitive or acne prone skin, try adding a tablespoon of organic honey for a soothing and anti-bacterial scrub.

Body exfoliator

Just like a facial scrub, baking soda can be used over the entire body to get rid of dead skin cells. Doing this will leave you with smooth and silky skin. Baking soda similarly helps remove remnants of false tan without being too harsh on the skin.

Teeth whitener 

For a natural teeth whitener without the harsh chemicals, try baking soda. Put a small amount of baking soda into the palm of your hand. Then dip a damp toothbrush into it and brush for about a minute. After you rinse, follow with toothpaste and brush your teeth as usual.

Itchy skin reliever

If you suffer from irritable and itchy skin, adding half a cup of baking soda into a running warm bath may help. Baking soda will neutralise the acids on your skin. It will also wash away the oil, dirt and perspiration from the day without causing more irritation.

Alternative to dry shampoo

Baking soda will help absorb excess oil if applied topically to the scalp. For this reason it works as a radically cheaper alternative to the dry shampoos on the market. Simple sprinkle on your scalp, gently rub and then brush out.

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