How to Use Baking Soda for Personal Care
Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 7:00 am
Running a little low on cash this month? You can save some money if you substitute baking soda for the beauty and hygiene products that you normally use. It’s possible that you will find you prefer the baking soda alternatives. If not, then you can always go back to your favorite products when your finances improve.
Baking Soda Alternatives
You don’t need expensive bath products to enjoy a good soak in the tub! Add one 1/2 cup of baking soda to a full bath. It can help your skin to feel silky smooth. Taking a long, hot, soak in the tub is a great way to escape from stress for a while.
You are about to run out the door when you realize that you have run out of deodorant. What to do? Dust a little baking soda under your arms. It is a natural odor absorber. Your usual deodorant might have a fragrance that is designed to cover up odor. Baking soda can actually get rid of it! Re-apply as needed.
Save some money by doing your own pedicure at home. Dissolve 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a basin of warm water. Soak your feet in it. This will help your skin to feel smooth.
Need some exfoliation? Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Use it as a scrub. If that isn’t enough you can add 1 part brown sugar to the paste. When you are finished, dry your feet and apply a rich moisturizer. Wrap them in a warm towel and sit for five or ten minutes. You just saved yourself the cost of a pedicure!
Want super clean hair? Sprinkle a quarter sized amount of baking soda into your palm. Add a little bit of your favorite shampoo. Use this mixture the same way you would typically use shampoo. The baking soda can help remove the styling products that coat your hair. This mixture also lets you use a little bit less shampoo – making it last longer.
Ever had one of those days when you are running late and don’t have time to wash your hair? Try this! Use some baking soda as a dry shampoo. Sprinkle some onto your hair. Comb the baking soda through your hair. Fluff your hair with a blow dryer. The baking soda helps remove excess oil from hair.