He is credited with many qualities that can be made to serve both in the kitchen, in the objects of our house and even in our own body.
It is a product that can be used for the face as well as for the skin and even for the hair. And not to mention its benefits in the mouth and hands. In addition, it is a way to take care of the cheapest thing.
The baking soda is one of the products that should not be missing in any household. It is used in the kitchen to make desserts or to soften the vegetables; Eliminates pests of fruits and vegetables and bad odors in the refrigerator. They also improve the colors of our carpets, even serves to relieve stomach pain and acidity, among other uses.
But we can also use it to take care of ourselves and keep us beautiful. It is effective and cheap. You cannot ask for more.
First you can contain perspiration, avoid yellowish stains and deodorize the body. All you have to do is mix the baking soda with a little water. Of course, you must apply twice a day for the effect to last.
2. Make your hair shine and regain its strength
Add a little baking soda to the shampoo you use regularly. You have to let it go for 10 minutes. You will see that you have given life to your hair.
3. Teeth Whitening.
In a bowl mix one full spoonful of baking soda, some salt and water. Stir until a consistent paste is formed, and if necessary add a few drops of water. Apply the paste to the teeth with care to do it evenly. Leave to rest for 5 minutes and then clean with another toothbrush and rinse with plenty of water. It should be done at least once a week.
Never leave the mixture for more than 10 minutes, but there is a risk of dental sensitivity.
4. Nails and Cuticles
Make a paste of baking soda and warm water and rub your fingers with it. In this way the skin of the cuticles softens. In addition, it eliminates the yellow tone and staining of the nails by their exfoliating action.
5. Soften your hands
Applied with water on the hands every day contributes softness because it eliminates the dirt and the dead cells.
It is applied on face and body in the shower, with three parts of bicarbonate for each of water. It removes dead skin and leaves it soft and radiant. The skin should be exfoliated regularly with circular massages. When you leave the shower remember to moisturize it well!
A teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of lemon is a great solution to get rid of blackheads. But beware! It always has to be at night because otherwise it could stain the skin with the sun.
Adding baking soda to the shower will help detoxify the body. Better yet if we combine it with essential oils and mineral salts like lavender oil or jasmine. All put in equal parts. If you want to relax only the feet put 3 tablespoons of baking soda with enough water to put the feet and keep it 10 minutes to soak.
9. Wash your hair without shampoo
If you do not have time to wash your hair you can always apply a tablespoon of baking soda powder in a glass of hot water or long hair 3 or 4 tablespoons (see that there is always a proportion of 3 water for each table spoon baking soda). You let it cool and when it is tempered massage the scalp with this mixture. Leave for 1 to 5 minutes. You rinse it with water and that’s it. Of course, it should only be done once a week. It’s not magic, but it works!
10. Elbows and knees
These areas tend to be drier than the rest of the body. To fix it, put some baking soda in a basic moisturizer and apply it daily in these rougher parts.