Indispensable in the bathroom (as in other rooms of the house), baking soda has many benefits for the skin, teeth and hair.
What is baking soda?
It is simply essential in the house … and especially in the bathroom. Baking soda (or sodium) is in the form of a very fine 100% biodegradable powder. Its uses are multiple since it is at the same time washing, softening and slightly abrasive. Especially, sodium bicarbonate has the property of being “buffer”, that is to say that it rebalances and stabilizes the pH, or potential hydrogen.
Baking soda is an indispensable ally of natural beauty. It is used both on the skin and on the hair. It calms the itching, dries the pimples, cleanses the scalp … It is also an excellent natural toothpaste thanks to its slightly abrasive properties and its whitening power. In sum, sodium bicarbonate has all the good in the bathroom!
Benefits of Baking Soda for the Skin
Want to see the effects of baking soda on your skin? Nothing simpler, pour two tablespoons into the water of your bath. It will mitigate the effects of limestone and significantly soften your epidermis. Soothing, baking soda also relieves the itching related to skin problems such as psoriasis, hives, eczema or just sunburn. You can even use it as deodorant since it has the property of neutralizing odors. After you have made yourself a beauty, do not waste your bicarbonate right away: use it to clean your accessories by soaking them in a mixture of two tablespoons of this powder for a liter of water.
No known synergies.
Benefits of baking soda for the face
On the face, baking soda is your absolute anti-pimple weapon. Mix three teaspoons of baking soda with a teaspoon of floral hydrolate (or simply water) and apply on the buttons by gently massaging: this will allow you to dry them. Think, however, to moisturize your skin right afterwards because bicarbonate, just as it dries your pimples, can at the same time dry your skin.
No known synergy.
Benefits of Baking Soda for Teeth
Thanks to its light abrasive power, bicarbonate of soda acts as toothpaste: it cleans the teeth gently, eliminates the tartar and also plays a whitening role. Simply sprinkle it on a wet toothbrush. Again with regard to oral hygiene, this product, used in mouthwash, helps you to keep a fresh breath and to fight problems such as canker sores. To do this, simply dilute a teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of salt in a glass of water.
Toothpaste: green and white clays.
Benefits of baking soda for hair
On the hair, baking soda is used in dry shampoo or in rinse water. It will thus cleanse the scalp and relieve any itching. In dry shampoo, it eliminates the excess of sebum and stops the formation of dandruff: sprinkle, let act a few minutes then brush your hair upside down. By diluting two tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate in one liter of water and then using rinse water, your hair will be substantially softened.
No known synergies.
How to choose baking soda?
Choose food grade bicarbonate.
Where to buy baking soda?
It is possible to find almost everywhere: in supermarkets, pharmacy and parapharmacy, on the Internet …
Three house beauty recipes with baking soda
For the face :
Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 2 tablespoons of organic honey and apply to the face by making small circular massages, then rinse. You can also exfoliate the skin of your body by replacing the honey by 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
RECIPE OF DENTIFRICE
For perfect dental hygiene:
Mix 20 g of baking soda, 20 g of white clay and 5 g of fine salt. Add 4 drops of lemon essential oil and 2 drops of tea-tree essential oil. Moisten your toothbrush and soak it in the paste obtained.
For soft skin:
Pour 100 g of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of white clay into your bathtub, run hot water. Mix 1 liter of vegetable milk, 2 tablespoons of organic honey, 10 ml of apricot kernel oil, 8 drops of rose (or geranium) essential oil and pour under the tap of tap water.
Risks, precautions and contraindications of sodium bicarbonate
Baking soda is not toxic and does not present any particular contraindications for external use.