11 DIY Beauty Recipes With Baking Soda

Baking soda is a commonly used kitchen staple most people around the world probably use for baking cakes and cookies occasionally or for removing odor from the refrigerator or cabinets. But do you know baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can be a great alternative to expensive beauty solutions at spa and beauty salons? Beauty experts suggest that baking soda high in anti-fungal, antiseptic and exfoliating properties and thus can be an excellent beauty aid from head to toe. Here are 10 incredibly easy beauty recipes with baking soda which can help you look your best without spending big bucks on expensive beauty products.

Here Are 11 Great Baking Soda Based Beauty Recipes To Get Smooth, Glowing And Rejuvenated Skin:

1. Baking Soda Facial Scrub

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 3 tsp
Water – 1 tsp

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Make your own natural exfoliating facial scrub with baking soda by making a paste of baking soda and water in 1:3 ratio, that is 3tsp. of baking soda and 1tsp. of water. Apply this paste on your entire face and neck and rub gently in circular motion using your fingers to exfoliate dead skin cells. Rinse with lukewarm water to get soft and clean skin.

2. Oatmeal And Baking Soda Body Exfoliator

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 3 tbsp
Ground oatmeal – 1 tbsp
Water – 1 tbsp

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Skin becomes dull and dry when we do not exfoliate it at regular intervals. To get soft glowing skin, make a nourishing and refreshing body scrub by mixing three parts of baking soda, 1part of ground oatmeal and 1part of water. Apply all over your body and rub gently to remove dead skin cells and wash off with warm water.

3. Strawberry And Baking Soda Tooth Whitener

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 1 tbsp
Lemon juice – 5-6 drops
Strawberry – 1

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To get sparkling white teeth, in 1 tbsp. baking soda, mix 1 strawberry and 1 squeeze of lemon juice. Mix well and brush your teeth with this whitening paste. For antifungal mouthwash, take ½ glass of water and add 1tsp. baking soda; stir well and swish the solution in your mouth. Even simply dipping a damp toothbrush into a pinch of baking soda or adding it to your regular toothpaste and brushing your teeth every morning can make your teeth whiter.

4. Honey And Baking Soda Face Wash

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Raw honey – 1 tbsp

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Scrubbing the face is necessary for removing dead skin and makes it look brighter. But regular scrubbing can be harsh to your facial skin. Here is a mild, antifungal face wash recipe that will gently clean and bring glow to your skin. Make a face wash combining 1tsp. baking soda and 1tbsp. raw honey (preferably organic)/ Apply on your entire face and neck; leave for 5-10 minutes to work and massage gently for 1-2 minutes. Wash off thoroughly using warm water. Your skin will become soft and supple.

5. Dry Shampoo

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 1 tsp

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When you don’t have time to do your regular shampoo and want to get ready in flash, instead of using costly store bought dry shampoo, sprinkle some (few pinches) of baking soda on the root of your hair and rub your hair gently. Run a brush 2-3 times through your hair to get clean light hair.

6. Baking Soda Shampoo

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 1 tbsp
Shampoo – 2 tbsp

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Get a purifying shampoo to cleanse the residue buildup of chemicals and impurities hair products leave behind on your hair. Mix one table spoon baking soda with your regular shampoo and wash your hair. This will make your hair super clean and soft.

7. Manicure Scrub

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 3 tsp
Water – 1 tsp

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Often nails become yellow when we leave old nail polish on them. To get rid of this stain, dip a nail brush in baking soda and clean your nail and cuticles gently scrubbing. Then make a paste of baking soda by combining 3 tsp. of baking soda and one tsp. of water. Apply all over your hands and fingers rub gently to exfoliate. Rinse your hands thoroughly with warm water and apply moisturizer.

8. Lavender And Baking Soda Foot Soak

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 1 tbsp
Lavender essential oil – 4-5 drops

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Soak your feet in a tub of warm water adding 1tbsp. baking soda and few drop of lavender essential oil. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes to soften the calluses. Scrub the calluses away with a loofah or brush. Clean the toe nails with baking soda paste. Apply rich lotion after cleaning your feet to get soft smooth feet.

9. Baking Soda Deodorant

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 4 tbsp
Any essential oil – 8-10 drops

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Baking soda has ability to neutralize acids and bases and remove odors. Use baking soda instead of synthetic deodorant to remove body odor, especially if you have sensitive skin. In 4 tbsp. baking soda add 8-to 10 drops of any essential oil of your choice and apply to your underarms with cotton or powder puff. Store the rest in a container to re-apply several times a day.

10. Acne Scar Treatment

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 2 tbsp
Water – 1 tbsp

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Make a paste of baking soda by mixing 2tbsp baking soda and 1tbsp. water. Apply on your entire face as a mask. Concentrate more on acne affected parts. Massage 2-3 minutes in circular motion for 5 minutes and wash thoroughly with warm water. Baking soda will ease irritation and red marks due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It will also dry the excess oil and help to eliminate scar tissues layer by layer. Cleansing the pores will also prevent further buildup of acne.

11. Baking Soda Detox Bath

Baking soda is a wonderful exfoliator. A detox bath with baking soda and other natural ingredients will help the body to eliminate toxins and brighten up the skin.

Ingredients:

Baking Soda – 1 cup
Epsom Salt – 2 cups

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Add both the ingredients in the above mentioned quantities in your tub filled with warm bath water. Stir everything together well; and then soak yourself in this bath for at least 20-30 minutes. Wash off with normal water or take a shower afterwards. Apply your regular moisturizer after bath and you will end up with toxin free body and bright skin. Though baking soda provides numerous beauty benefits but keep in mind that it also tends to make the skin dry. So make sure to always apply a good quality natural moisturizer after using any of these beauty recipes.