This white powder was a real invention for housewifes. It was used in cooking and cleaning, but it seems that these simple tricks are long forgotten and replaced with modern, chemical-loaded products.
If your grandmother has not recommended it already, check these uses of baking soda which will help you improve the quality of your hair, teeth, and hair with minimal effort and efficiently, not to mention that it is super-cheap…
1. Makeup Remover
Believe it or not, you can also make a homemade makeup remover using baking soda. Mix some baking soda and a few drops of water and massage your face using the creamy mixture. You can also remove the makeup from your eyelids, but be careful as it can easily get into your eyes, and believe me, it is not pleasant at all.
2. Clean And Soft Face Skin
Baking soda masks are great for your face. Use them once a week for a healthier skin complexion. Mix 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda, 4-5 teaspoons of oats, add some honey and water, just enough so the ingredients can combine well. Apply it on your face, but avoid the area around your eyes and mouth. Leave it on for ten minutes and rinse.
3. Whiten Your Teeth
Baking soda is a real home whitening agent. Mix six teaspoons of baking soda, 1/3 teaspoon of salt, 4 teaspoons of glycerin and 15 drops of breath freshener or mouth wash. Use the paste-like mixture same as your regular toothpaste.
4. Clean Your Hair
Shampoos, conditioners, masks, and styling products leave chemical residues in your hair, so you may want to remove these once in a while, otherwise they will leave your hair dry, cause dandruff, itching, hair loss and other unpleasant conditions.
Baking soda will help you clean your hair. Combine half a cup of baking soda, half a cup of apple cider vinegar and some warm water.
Gently massage your roots using this mixture. Warning: you may not like its smell, but it will soon disappear after you wash the hair with your regular shampoo. What is most important -- it really helps.
Treat the entire body, same as you do with your feet. Half a cup of baking soda is enough for a full tub, and your skin will be soft and shiny. Use a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a more pleasant aroma.
6. Foot Care
Try this cheap trick for perfectly smooth feet, which is most needed in summer when your feet are mostly bare and exposed to whether conditions.
Fill a large container with hot water and add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. If your heels have not soften yet, mix some baking soda and a few drops of water, and rub this paste onto the area.