Did you know that bicarbonate can be use not only for baking cupcakes but it is also widely used in cleaning household and in beauty care? There a dozens of applications that are easy and safe. We often do not realize how toxic some cosmetics can be. Producers try to maximize the price by using chemical ingredients such as SLS ( Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), parabens and alcohol. Everyday our skin is exposed to 5-10 beauty products; each of them contains harmful components that can easily penetrate the skin straight into the blood steam. What are the most popular beauty uses of baking soda? Baking soda makes a great toothpaste. Mix a teaspoon of the powder with the hydrogen peroxide, add a drop of mint tree essential oil and Voila! You have your own, safe, effective, and most importantly fluoride-free toothpaste. This kind of mixture is recommended especially if your gums are bleeding when using the regular toothpaste.
If you suffer from the mouth odour, mix bicarbonate with water and freshen your mouth. You probably used the baking soda in the fridge to eliminate bad smell before. You are assured that your breath will smell baby fresh.
If you run out of your favourite body scrub, use the baking soda and a bit of honey. This great mixture will balance your skin PH level, minimize inflammation, and exfoliate dead cells. You skin will be silky smooth and clean. Another great use of baking soda is using it as a natural anti-perspirant. Mix the soda with a small amount of coconut oil and gently rub it into your armpits. You may perspire as usual but the odour will be completely eliminated. You can also add a bicarbonate of soda to your regular shampoo. This way the dandruff will disappear after only a few washes and your hair will be volumized and easy to style. Additionally, if your hair is not fresh as a daisy and you do not have time to wash it, use the soda just like you would the dry shampoo. Sprinkle a small amount directly onto your scalp and massage it gently into the skin. The sebum will be absorbed and your hair will look as clean as if you would use the regular shampoo.