Baking Soda for Hair and Skin Care
70. DIY Face and Body Scrub
Add water to baking soda to make a paste and rub the paste into your face and body to exfoliate the skin. Use a gentle circular motion when rubbing into the skin and rinse with plain water. It’s gentle on your skin and so easy to make. Your skin will feel baby soft 😉
71. Give Your Shampoo an Added Boost
Add a pinch of baking soda to your shampoo and rub your palms together to mix it up. Then wash and rinse your hair as usual. The baking soda will help remove any residue left by your styling products that your shampoo might miss.
72. Make a Hand Cleaner
Make a paste using baking soda and water and use it to wash your hands. It will clean your hands while neutralizing odors trapped in the skin. It’s gentle on the skin yet very effective in cleaning away all the dirt and grime.
73. Use as a Deodorant
Did you know that you can use baking soda like a deodorant? Simply pat some dry baking soda on your armpits and rub in to help neutralize body odor. It’s a great alternative to store bought deodorants that contain harsh chemicals.
74. Make a Bath Soak
Add a half a cup of baking soda to your bathwater and soak away the oil and perspiration that has accumulated on your skin throughout the day. The baking soda will neutralize the acids on your skin and leave it feeling soft and silky.
75. Use as a Dry Shampoo
For those times when you just can’t wash your hair with shampoo but you need a quick touchup, use baking soda. Sprinkle a few pinches of baking soda in your hand, work it into your roots and then brush it through your hair for a quick cleaning.
76. Make a Soothing Foot Soak
Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to a tub of hot (but not too hot) water and let it dissolve. Then soak your feet in it until the water turns cold. It’s soothing and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.
77. Reverse the Effects Chlorine Has On Your Hair
Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a spray bottle of water. When you get out of the pool, spray your hair down with the mixture and the baking soda will help to neutralize and reverse the effects the chlorine has on your hair.
Baking Soda For Health
78. Treat Athlete’s Foot
You can help heal athlete’s foot by adding half a cup of baking soda to warm water and soaking your feet in it. The baking soda will help heal the athlete’s foot and make your feet soft in the process.
79. Treat Insect Bites
Add water to baking soda to make a paste and then apply it to the area of the insect bite. It will help relieve the itch and help the bite to heal faster. It’s quick, simple and effective and gentle enough to use on children.
Baking soda works very well when used as an antacid to relieve indigestion and heartburn. It will also help relieve sour stomach. The instructions for using it like an antacid is right on the box, which also lets you know it’s safe to use.
81. Sunburn Relief
When you spent a little too much time in the sun, you can relieve the burn by adding a half a cup of baking soda to warm bath water and soaking in it for a little while. You can also make a paste using baking soda and water and apply it directly to the skin.
82. Remove Splinters
When you have a splinter that’s too deep to get out, add a tablespoon of baking soda to warm water and soak the area twice a day for a few days. It will help draw the splinter out of your skin naturally so you don’t have to dig it out.
83. Boost Cancer Patient’s Immune System
Baking soda helps to balance the pH levels in people with cancer, which helps to strengthen the immune system. Therefore, it can be used as a way to boost the immune system in cancer patients when authorized by your doctor.
84. Improve Kidney Function
Consuming baking soda can help weak kidneys remove acid from the body naturally because it is an alkaline substance that buffers the acids in your body while helping to balance the body’s pH levels. Use responsibly and do not consume too much baking soda.
85. Reduce Ulcer Pain
Baking soda neutralizes stomach acids so it will help to reduce the pain you feel when you have ulcers. Add one or two teaspoons of baking soda to a glass of water and drink. It’s that simple and it does help with the pain.
86. Relieve Diaper Rash
Diaper rash is no fun for baby or for mom. You can help relieve diaper rash by dissolving two tablespoons of baking soda in the bathwater before giving your baby a bath and it will help to heal the rash.
87. Treat Bee Stings
Getting stung by a bee or wasp is no fun and it can be very painful. Treat the sting by making a paste using baking soda and water. Spread the paste on the sting and surrounding area to help soothe the sting and relieve the pain.
88. Treat Canker Sores
For canker sores on the outside of your mouth, make a paste using baking soda and water and dab it on the affected area. Rinse your mouth with a solution of water and baking soda to help treat canker sores inside the month.