BAKING SODA – we can easily say that this ingredient is all-purpose, non-toxic and extremely beneficial substance. Can I ask you something – did you know that your kidneys and pancreas actually create sodium bicarbonate substance, which isn’t identical to the baking soda bought in the stores? The answer is YES – our kidneys and pancreas create this substance in order to control the acidity of our blood, because acidic blood is the main cause and reason for chronic inflammation and disease. Sodium bicarbonate is produced by our bodies to neutralize excess acids produced by the digestive system and respiratory system.
People use this extremely useful ingredient for everything: for making homemade baked goods, as a polishing agent, deodorizing agent and for cleaning purposes. Baking soda is the perfect alternative for many harsh and toxic cleaning products and the best of all is that baking soda always provides excellent results. People also use this amazing ingredient to make homemade cosmetic and beauty products – teeth whitener, all-natural deodorant, etc. Take a look at the article below and find out more about this:
- Fights acne
How to use it – make a paste with some water and use it directly on the acne to get rid of it.
- Teeth whitening
Just mix baking soda with some 3% hydrogen peroxide and use this mixture to whiten your teeth. Note: don’t use it too often, because this mixture can damage your teeth enamel. Use it once a week.
- Breath freshener
Can I ask you something – did you know that baking soda can eliminate bad breath effectively and quickly? YES, and it’s very simple – just put a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and mix until it dissolves. Then gargle with this solution to disinfect your throat and oral cavity and eliminate the bacteria. Repeat every other day.
- Softens the skin
The skin on your hands and feet is dry? If YES, then you should apply a mixture of baking soda, water and soap! Massage gently and then rinse with warm water. This mixture will hydrate your skin and can also relieve the odor from your hands after preparing some meals.
- Healthy hair
The commercial shampoos and conditioners are loaded with chemicals that can harm the scalp and the hair as well. This means that you should use baking soda as a hair conditioner. This ingredient will keep your hair and scalp healthy and clean. Just use it once a month, because the pH levels of baking soda are high.
- Body odor
How to use it – just fill your bathtub with water and add a small cup of baking soda. Soak yourself in the mixture to neutralize the bacteria and acids on your bath that cause unpleasant body odor and relieve oily skin.
Here’s what you need to do – just mix 3 parts of baking soda with 1 part of water to make a paste. Apply this paste on your nails. Leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse with cold water.
How to use baking soda as a natural DIY deodorant – just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil in 4 tablespoons of baking soda and apply the mixture on your underarm to kill the bacteria that’s causing the odor.
You should “add” baking soda in your daily routine to keep your skin clean and healthy.