Wonderful uses of baking Soda

Baking soda remains one of the world’s best kept secret!

There is absolutely no need to go about spending an absurd amount of money on buying beauty products when an effective and cost efficient product sits right on top your kitchen cupboard-Baking Soda

It is an excellent beauty aid for skin as well as hair. It also used internally to control indigestion and gas. Its deodorizing qualities are used to its hilt while cleaning Refrigerators, Microwave, kitchen sink and the like.

Following are some quick Beauty tips which might come handy to you:

1. Bath: Add some baking soda along with lemon and castor oil (you can also add olive/baby/coconut) oil  in your bath tub. It will relieve you from itchy skin caused specially during winters. If you soak urself in the bath for 10 -15 mins it will also act as a mild bleaching agent for your skin thus providing a touch lighter shade to it.

2. Foot Soak: For general maintenance of your feet or for callous and hard foot skin do the following remedy. Prepare a foot soak with a spoon of Baking soda in warm water. Soak your feet for 30 mins in it. Trust me your feet will thank you for this especially if you are suffering from nail infections in your feet. If you want you can also put a thick paste of Baking soda with water along with tea tree oil if available otherwise a water paste inside the infected nail. Let it be as long as you can before washing.

3. Face Scrub: Mix a pinch of baking soda with a your regular face wash and start rubbing it on your face. Then wash it and see the difference. It helps in removing dead skin cells, makeup and acts as a natural scrub.

4: Hair Care: Take some 1 teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of water prepare a mixture and start rubbing it on dry hair for about 4-5 mins. Now wash with shampoo and conditioner as usual. You can also directly use it directly with the shampoo.
This helps remove old build-up of hair products on the scalp due to long term use of shampoos, styling products and hair colors.
Do this at least once a week or twice a month and you will immediately fall in love with your thoroughly cleaned, shiny & bouncy hair.

5. Deodarent: Immediately after having your bath rub some baking soda on your underarms in clock wise and anti clock wise motion. This is will not only keep bad odour away from you but is an excellent remedy for blackness around under arms.

Some other uses of baking soda (BS) are as follows:

1. Relieve Canker sore pains by using baking soda with water as a gargle. It can also be used as a mouth freshner and is an excellent replacement for toothpaste. A mixture of BS with salt can be used to rub on your teeth for effective cleaning and removing stains from them.

2. Use it in the toilet to flush out the stains and keep out the odour.

3. Sprinkle a little BS on gas stove to remove stains and unblock the clogged gas stove.

4. As an antacid for an upset stomach.

5. It can be effectively used to remove stains from cloth, remove rust from metals, clean mirrors and keep fridge sweet smelling.