Beauty and Hair Treatments Using Baking Soda

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 19, 2014

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Baking soda is very useful in provide you with effective DIY beauty and hair treatments.
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    Uses of Baking Soda

    If you thought baking soda could only be used for baking and as an antacid in uncomfortable times, you are in for a surprise. Baking soda can enhance your beauty in a number of ways. To dominate the beauty realm, use this major, inexpensive player for tons of amazing DIY treatments. Read how you can put it to use. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Prevents Body Odour

    Mix baking soda with a little water to make a paste. Apply this under your arms. It works as an all-natural deodorant and prevents sweat stains too. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Cleanes Your Hair

    You must relieve your hair from the product build-up every now and then; that’s exactly what baking soda can do for you. Add a small amount of baking soda to your normal shampoo and use it. With it, your shampoo can work the way it is supposed to. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Whitens Teeth

    To make a teeth-whitening solution, mix one tablespoon of baking soda and five drops of hydrogen peroxide in a small container until a consistent paste develops. Add a few drops of water if necessary. You can also apply the solution with a toothbrush on your teeth and leave on for five minutes before rinsing off thoroughly. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Renovates Cuticles

    Our cuticles frequently look like they’ve been through a war and you try to mend them with way too many gel manicures. Here is an easy and natural fix. You just have to rub a paste of baking soda and warm water on your cuticles. Make enough to treat your hands with a bit of softening facial too. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Exfoliates

    Looking for a fabulous, all-natural exfoliator? Take a pinch of baking soda in your palm and mix it with a few drops of water. Scrub it all over your face to instantly remove dead skin cells. This option contains no chemicals and gives you a radiant and happy skin. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Removes Blackheads

    Many professional aestheticians use a paste of baking soda mixed with distilled water as an excellent solution for blackheads. You can easily use this paste to draw out blackheads as it makes extractions come our very easily. Just cleanse your face, make the solution, hold your head over a basin of hot water with a towel over your head, apply the paste to blackheads and extract gently with fingers wrapped in cotton. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Detoxifies

    Mix baking soda with equal parts of sea salt and add your favourite essential oil (jasmine and lavender are very calming). Put the mixture in your bathing water to get a great Detox bath. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Dry Shampoo

    If you are out of dry shampoo or are on the run, baking soda can be a great pitch hitter. Sprinkle a dime-size amount (or less, depending on how oily you are) onto your hair. You can always add more, but you don’t want to use too much off the bat. Then, just comb, fluff, and enjoy. Image Courtesy: Getty

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