It's time to update my favorite label on my blog..the home remedies!
How many of you really uses the things that are in your kitchen for beautifying yourself? I have always preferred to use stuff that is as effective as others, but cheaper in price. One of that is baking soda.
I always make it a point to have a baking soda handy. Whether it's in the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, family room, etc. Why? It is a good cleansing, odor-removing, deodorizer, disinfectant & antiseptic all rolled into 1 powder that not many people know about.
Sodium Bicarbonate more commonly known as baking soda has been around for years & years. It is a staple not only in baking but also for cleaning as well.
It is an alkaline that neutralizes acids & break down proteins, therefore it is a good tenderizer. It is used in baking mainly as it releases carbon dioxide to make the dough rise. I said that it is a good tenderizer & yes, it is! It can make the meat more tender by rubbing it in then rinse it off before cooking.
Without much ado, let's enumerate the beauty uses of this stuff.
- You can use this a substitute for those expensive scrubs that are too abrasive. Scrubs that are too abrasive can cause damage to the skin without you knowing. Be gentle to your skin, use something that is less abrasive, but can still get those dead skin cells. Since baking soda is a neutralizer, it can balance your skin's PH level. So go ahead & use baking soda!
- I prefer using this as a lip scrub compare to using sugar since i find sugar to be abrasive. This one gently exfoliates without that numbing feeling that you experience when using sugar scrubs.
- I said before on an online networking that i use baking soda as a way to get rid of the excess build-up in my hair. As im sure all of you know that no matter how much you shampoo your hair, residues would build up. In my case, i just sprinkle baking soda in my shampoo to get rid of those nasty build ups. If it is too much, then i use an anti-dandruff shampoo with baking soda & voila! All im left with is a nice, shiny & clean hair & scalp.
- Did you know that you can also use it as a substitute for dry shampoo? When you are in a hurry & do not have the luxury of time to wash your hair & ran out of your dry shampoo just sprinkle it on your hair, then comb it through using a paddle brush then fluff it using a blow dryer.
- Dull-looking cuticles? No problem! Sprinkle baking soda on your wet cuticle brush & scrub your cuticles for great-looking nails.
- Im sure you know that some of those toothpaste that can whiten your teeth has baking soda as an ingredient.
- Again, it's a good exfoliator
- You can use it as a deodorant. It will not actually stop sweat, unlike commercially-available deodorants, but it will act as a deodorant. I use baking soda when im at home..which is most of the time. Give it a try..it's natural & it doesn't cost much..
If you're interested in knowing more, just google it & im sure you'll be able to find more! Again, this is a staple for me. I make it a point to buy a few boxes of these whenever i go grocery shopping. Based on what i've tried Arm & Hammer is the brand that has the finest baking soda.
Do you use baking soda for your beauty ritual?
Hope you'll have a great weekend!
oh & i forgot, i use baking soda in cleaning my make-up brushes as well. Yes! You read it right!
I mix it with water then i wet the dry brushes with the solution.
For face brushes that i use for applying liquid foundations, i let the bristles soak on the solution to get rid of the foundation before doing shampooing it. I use Revlon Colorstay & it's really hard to remove the residue of that foundation.
Then i twirl/tap it on the bowl while soak in the solution to get rid of the residues.
See how it was able to remove some of the residue already? Just make sure that you rinse it well or else the powder would stay on the bristles,ok?
Such a cheap but effective solution!