Skin care gets easy with usage of Baking Soda
Best Shampoo: Instead of spending tons of money on dry shampoo, sprinkle a little baking soda at the root and tousle your hair. The result is the same for a fraction of the cost. You can add volume to your hair just by mixing a quarter size of baking soda to your daily dollop of shampoo. The baking soda will help remove impurities, leaving your hair lighter and full of volume.
Get Rid of Acne: You don't need harsh chemicals to fight acne. Try a mixture of baking soda and honey to help clear skin. Apply for 15 minutes and rinse. Alternatively After washing your face, mix a few drops of baking soda with warm water until you have a paste and apply it all over your face. Leave it on for about 5-10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Baking soda will not only clean and smooth your skin, as we found from the previous recipes, but it also helps remove blackheads!
Clean feet: The skin on our feet is usually the last place we think of when it comes skin care, but they need love too! After a hard day or even a not so hard day, treat your feet to a relaxing soak of baking soda and warm water.Using baking soda as a foot soak will not only get your feet clean but it'll also soften your skin! For this you could mix ½ cup of baking soda for a bucket of water. Soak for about a half hour and follow it up with a thick cream for sparkly and smooth skin!
Also if you wish to give yourself a spa pedicure at home. Mix two to three tablespoons of baking soda with water for a soothing foot soak. Add your favorite essential oil (like lavender oil) and soak for 20 minutes. Then scrub your feet with a paste of baking soda and water to help exfoliate rough spots.
Home made Face Scrub: The many uses for baking soda for skin care also include using it as an exfoliator. Some people find that plain baking soda on its own is grainy enough to be a gentle scrub. Add a tablespoon of baking soda to your usual facial cleanser and form a paste. Massage into your skin in circular motions to help exfoliate and leave skin feeling soft. You can also add a teaspoon to your cleanser or add a tablespoon each of baking soda and water along with 2 teaspoons of oat flour to get a deeper cleaning.
Goodbye to yellow nails: Leaving nail polish on too long may leave your nails looking yellow. Get rid of stains by mixing baking soda and peroxide and scrubbing it on your nails. You can use baking soda to give your nails and cuticles a good cleaning or you can use it to treat nail fungus. To clean your nails, pour some baking soda on your nail brush and scrub. To treat nail fungus, mix two parts baking soda and one part water to make a paste to apply all around the infected nail. Let it sit for 10 minutes and repeat up to two times a day until the fungus is gone.
Detox bath soak: Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath to neutralize acids on the skin and help wash away oil and perspiration, it also makes your skin feel very soft. Be sure you try this in the evening because you’ll likely feel tired. You might even feel weak or flu-ish from detoxing, so make sure you stay hydrated and drink lots of liquids.