Islamabad: Baking soda, a commonly used kitchen ingredient, can also be used as a deodorant, face cleanser, and more. Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is widely used in baking. This is because it has leavening properties, meaning it causes the dough to rise by producing carbon dioxide. Aside from cooking, baking soda has a variety of additional household uses and health benefits.
Here are some of the uses for baking soda, reports huffingtonpost.com: Deodorant: Eliminate underarm wetness by rubbing your armpits with a combination of one-eighth of a teaspoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of water. Baking soda may eliminate the smell of sweat by making the odors less acidic.
How o Use Baking Soda For Skin Whitening
Detox bath: Add a cup of baking soda and one-fourth cup of baby oil to your bath and relax.
Cuticle care: Scrubbing dry, cracked cuticles with a paste made out of an equal amount of baking soda and warm water will help to exfoliate dead skin cells and soften your hands.
Acne solution: Mix it with a little bit of water and apply it to the acne until it dries.
Facial cleanser: Make a face wash by adding it to coconut oil.
Microdermabrasion treatment: “Add 2 drops of Neroli Essential Oil, which is amazing for skin, and a little water to perform manual microdermabrasion. Then use honey for no less than an hour.”
Hairbrush and comb cleaner: Place one cup of lukewarm water and one tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl. Then gently use your fingers to wash your hairbrushes and combs in the sudsy mixture. Rinse with water and lay brushes and combs flat to dry.
Foot soak: Get rid of foot odor and fungus by soaking your feet for 15 to 30 minutes in a solution made out of warm water, a half cup of baking soda, and a few drops of tea tree oil.
Facial cleanser: “I add some to my face wash or I make a face wash by adding it to coconut oil.”
Body scrub: “Cetaphil mixed w/baking soda = great exfoliating scrub. In winter, I mix the baking soda w/ coconut oil to combat dry skin.”
Sunburn remedy: Get immediate relief by applying a cool compress using a clean washcloth soaked in a mixture of baking soda and water. Or you can relax in a warm bath that contains a half cup of baking soda, too.
Emma Stone uses baking soda to exfoliate the skin.
Actress Emma Stone has made an interesting revelation about her beauty secret. She says she uses baking soda to exfoliate her skin.
“When I want to exfoliate my skin, I simply scrub it with some baking soda,” Elle Magazine quoted the 24-year-old as saying.
The star admits she hardly ever works out and says she prefers to practice relaxing techniques like yoga instead, reports contactmusic.com.
“At the moment I don’t do that much, but I know I need to change that. I’m trying to get into yoga, I like it and apparently, it’s very good for you. As well as yoga, I do a bit of meditation,” said Stone.