The benefits and virtues of baking soda are well established. Not to mention the multitude of uses that we can do on a daily basis. Used as a powerful household cleanser, beauty product or even as a natural medicinal remedy to promote the treatment of certain diseases, its fields of intervention are extremely varied and its effectiveness is such that it can be used almost for everything and especially for body care. Discover 9 beneficial uses of this ingredient for your daily care.
Acne and pimples
Baking soda and especially if it is used in paste has an effective exfoliating power in order to eliminate the excess of sebum and to dilate the pores because of its antibacterial properties. A paste of baking soda obtained with 3 volumes of water and 1 of bicarbonate, will reduce the effects of acne by drying the sebum. However, it is recommended not to use it for a long time at the risk of drying the skin.
If you sprinkle a little baking soda on your wet toothbrush, it will act as a soft abrasive on your teeth while strengthening the action of brushing on the dental plaque and will at the same time promote teeth whitening . For more efficiency, you can combine baking soda and toothpaste. Do not exceed one use per week.
Baking soda can also affect your oral hygiene and make your bad breath disappear. Indeed, powerful natural antibacterial and used as a mouthwash, it will help you eliminate impurities while fighting the bacteria responsible for bad smells.
Thanks to its texture which is granular, the baking soda which you will apply in the form of paste on your skin, will eliminate immediately the dead cells. It is effective for oily and combination skin.
Cleanliness and hair care
Baking soda shampoo is a great way to wash and clean your hair in a healthy and effective way. Its exfoliating properties eliminate excess oil, making hair less oily while removing impurities and all unwanted residue retained by the hair.
Bad body odor
The antibacterial agents and alkaline properties of baking soda help rid the body of bacteria and at the same time, the spread of odors related to it. By taking a bath and adding a tablespoon of baking soda, guaranteed effects!
Beauty of the nails
By preparing a dough based on baking soda that you apply on your nails, you will allow your nails to be flawless and shiny health.
The same principle as to remove body odor, the antibacterial properties of bicarbonate will safeguard your personal hygiene by acting as a natural deodorant by applying it on the armpits.
Baking soda with antimycotic effects combined with its antibacterial properties, will facilitate the elimination of fungal infections of the nails. In combination with cider vinegar, the effects will be increased tenfold.
* Baking soda is not recommended for pregnant women and people applying coloring on their hair. Note that it also has abrasive properties harmful to the skin. It is therefore to use with a certain moderation.