Uses of baking soda in beauty preparations
You probably keep a box of baking soda in the back of your fridge and break it out when you need to make a batch of cookies for your family.
Baking soda, which is chemically known as sodium bicarbonate, has a long history which some say that it has started 4 million years ago when it was formed naturally. Baking soda was firstly used in baking at the end of the 19th century. Baking Soda has leavening properties, which means that it causes dough to rise by producing carbon dioxide.
Aside from cooking, baking soda has many additional uses. It can be used in beauty and personal care preparations including skin, teeth and hair uses.
Baking soda works great to physically remove plaque, the sticky film of bacteria in your mouth. Over time, a plaque buildup hardens into tartar and can lead to gum disease. Dip a wet toothbrush into the powder and brush as usual. It doesn’t have the fluoride you need to protect against tooth decay and cavities. Many public water supplies have added fluoride. Even so, brush with regular toothpaste as well to be safe.
Baking soda can be used on skin to have a clean and pure skin. It can be used as a scrub. Although its is mildly abrasive, gentle use of it can get great results. It is used as a second stage for cleansing the skin. Firstly an non abrasive cleanser is used and then a mixture of 3 parts of soda to 1 part of water is used for deep cleansing. Baking soda also has a skin softening effect. It can be used to soften skin. It is added to bathwater and remove all swear and oil and make the skin silky and smooth.
Baking soda can relieve itching, irritation and redness. It has w soothing properties. A mixture of 3 parts of soda to 1 part of water is used to smear it on irritated skin. A cup of baking soda is added to bathwater and soak your body in it.
Baking soda can be used on hair too. It can remove impurities from hair and all buildup from sprays, gels and all other products. The hair will be easier to comb and style and even cleaner. Usually baking soda is mixed with any shampoo you usually use to get those results.
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