Here are some ways you can use baking soda as part of your beauty routine.
Make a scrub from 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water, rubbing it on your face in a circular motion. This will remove dead skin, just make sure you steer clear of the eyes. Rinse after.
2. Manicure Prep
With the same solution as above, apply the mixture with a clean toothbrush and scrub along the nails and cuticles. It will smoothen the hands and nails before you apply manicure.
3. Post-Shave Scrub
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water and rub on the legs after shaving to prevent razor burn.
4. Thorough Scalp Cleaning
Add some baking soda to your favorite shampoo and this mixture will thoroughly get rid of any hair product buildup on the scalp. Wash and rinse like normal afterward.
5. Clean Styling Tools
A solution composed of 1 teaspoon baking soda and a bowl of warm water removes all buildup and natural oils from any hair styling tool. Rinse after and dry thoroughly.
Dust some baking soda under the arms so that any unpleasant odors are absorbed.
7. Teeth Whitening
Many toothpaste alternatives have baking soda on them but you can also rub your wet toothbrush in baking soda for a simple teeth-whitening paste. However, it should not replace your toothpaste, as it contains fluoride, which helps prevent tooth decay and cavities.
8. Dry Shampoo
Instead of buying dry shampoo, just sprinkle some baking soda onto the roots so excess oil gets absorbed.
These are specific ways baking soda can be helpful in your beauty routine, so never think twice about buying a box again.