I personally love to be able to use one product for various uses,
especially when they can cost even more money to purchase on their own.
Below you will find out a few awesome ways to get the most out of your baking soda!
1. To whiten your teeth
For a quick way to whiten your teeth in the morning, sprinkle baking soda into your palm,
dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush.
Then rinse and follow with your toothpaste.
For an anti-fungal mouthwash, mix one teaspoon baking soda in 1/4 glass
of water and swish the solution through your teeth.
2. As an acne spot-treatment
If you ran out of your favorite acne or drawing mask, try making a little paste from
baking soda and water and applying it to the pimple like a spot treatment.
This is not recommend for deep cysts, but it dries surface offenders out like a charm.
3. As a face wash
Exfoliating your face removes rough dead skin and reveals brighter, younger-looking skin.
But if your scrub is too harsh, you could end up looking like you got a bad facial.
Try this recipe for a gentle, anti-fungal (read: anti-acne) face wash:
Combine one tablespoon raw organic honey and
one teaspoon baking soda in your palm and rub together.
Then, massage gently in circular motions.
Let sit for a minute and rinse thoroughly with warm water.
4. To calm uneasy stomach
Acid stomach, heartburn, gas, and other tummy issues are quickly relieved by baking soda
because its slight alkalinity can neutralize the acid causing the problem.
Just mix a teaspoon into a glass of warm water and drink it down.
5. As an all-over scrub
Just add oatmeal for a nourishing, refreshing body exfoliator gentle enough for daily use.
Make a paste of three parts baking soda, one part water, and one part ground oatmeal.
Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells.
Rinse clean with warm water.
6. As a prelude to a manicure
Dip a small nail brush into some baking soda and
gently scrub under nails and around cuticles until clean.
Then, make a paste of three parts baking soda and one part water, and rub in a gentle,
circular motion over hands and fingers to exfoliate and smooth.
Rinse clean with warm water and apply polish as usual.
7. To soften tough calluses
First, soften the calluses: blend two tablespoons of baking soda in a basin
of warm water and add a few drops of lavender oil.
After a nice long soak, scrub them away using three parts baking soda,
one part water, and one part brown sugar.
Follow with an application of a rich moisturizer and a warm towel foot wrap.
Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
8. To remove product buildup
Get rid of extra product buildup in your hair by sprinkling about a quarter-size
of baking soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo.
Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly.
The baking soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind
so your hair is cleaner and more manageable.
9. As a deodorant
Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with about ten drops of your
favorite essential oil and apply to underarms with a brush.
To reapply throughout the day, just fill an empty mineral makeup container with it
and use a stubby Kabuki brush for a no-mess application on the go.
10. As a bath soak
For a relaxing end to a long day, add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath to
neutralize acids on the skin and help wash away oil and perspiration while you soak.
When combined with water, baking soda goes to work softening and soothing skin while
calming irritants that the body brings to its surface as a result of a bite,
skin irritation or mild sunburn.