Every woman spends a lot of money on her appearance to cosmetic products designed to help keep them looking and feeling good. There are all kinds of cosmetic products on the market, marketed as products that work wonders for the skin, hair, and nails.
The problem with these products is that they are often packed with questionable ingredients and dangerous chemicals that do more harm than good. Luckily, more and more women are becoming health-conscious and start turning to homemade alternatives.
Baking soda is undoubtedly one of the most versatile natural products, offering plenty of remarkable beauty uses. Here are the top 12 beauty and household uses for magical baking soda that every woman should know!
1. Teeth Whitener
Baking soda`s abrasive texture effectively removes stains from the teeth and makes them appear whiter! Simply add a pinch of baking soda to your soaked toothbrush and brush as you would do with normal toothpaste.
2. Skin Softener
To soften rough skin areas, such as the skin on the elbows, rub some baking soda on them.
3. Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
Mix baking soda with a little bit of water to create a paste that exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells, and helps you remove stretch marks easily.
4. Facial Scrub
Again, combine baking soda and water to create a paste that you can use as a scrub to fight acne, whiteheads, blackheads, and other skin conditions.
5. Natural Deodorant
The paste made of baking soda and water and applied under the arms is a great way to fight bad odor and freshen the underarms naturally.
6. Relieves insect stings and bites
Rub the baking soda-water paste on the areas stung by insects to reduce swelling and soothe the irritation.
7. Improves the look of your hair
Adding baking soda to you shampoo and washing it regularly makes the hair look shinier and more voluminous.
8. Treats teeth abscesses
Brush the teeth with a mixture made of baking soda and water to eliminate tooth abscess and relieve a toothache.
9. Treats heartburns
Add a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and drink it whenever you experience heartburn and acid reflux.
10. Cleans Furniture
Add some baking soda to a damp sponge and use it to clean any stains from the furniture. Wipe it off with a clean cloth.
11. Cleans Floors
Add ½ cup of baking soda to a bucket of warm water and use it to clean the floors and eliminate grime and dirt.
12. Freshen Sponges
Add baking soda to water and soak the old sponges in this solution to freshen and disinfect them.
Additional Household Uses
- It is ideal to scrub your bath and kitchen with
- Use it to scrub your barbecue grill
- Sprinkle baking soda in your shoes for a natural deodorizer
- Clean baby toys in a mixture of water and baking soda
- Soak fruits in veggies in a solution of water and baking soda to eliminate the dirt and residue off