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5 Uses of Baking Soda

Friday, April 13, 2012

Uses of Baking Soda


Baking Soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. This substance has soooo many uses. But the best part is ....... its super cheap!!!! Here are my top 5 uses for baking soda as it relates to beauty.


#1 Hair “Cleanser”:  Add a ½ Teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo to remove any residue that styling products and shampoo may leave behind. Rinse, as per usual with your favorite conditioner.


#2 Foot care : Treat your feet to a soothing "exfoliation".:-) Simply mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt in a small basin with warm water and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. This will remove all dirt and dead skin from your feet. For an even better treat, take a soft foot scrub to scrub away any extra grime from your feet.


#3 Freshen your Combs and brushes. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to a small basin of water with your brushes and combs.  Dip, rinse, air-dry and Voila!!! Your combs and brushes are as good as new. Of course, you would remove all your hair from your combs and brushes.


#4 Do you suffer from H.B.O? No problem!!! I am sure many of my Jamaican readers would have heard about this use from their grandparents. Simply take like 2 teaspoons of baking soda and rub under your armpits... Like deodorant. In a flash, your H.B.O will become non-existent. Tip : Try to make it into a paste by mixing it with water.
#5 To soothe heat rash. I recently heard about this use and i actually tried it to soothe my heat rash. So what you’d do is take a lukewarm bath ( if you don’t have a water heater at your home , simply boil some water and pour it into a basin you are big enough to fit in ) pat dry , then apply a paste of baking soda to the affected areas , leave on for about an hour and a half and you will no longer be scratching like a crazy person.


So there are sooooooooooo many other uses for baking soda. As i stated above , these are my top 5 uses. Would you like to share how you use baking soda? Leave me a comment
4 comments on "5 Uses of Baking Soda"
  1. Anonymous11:10 AM

    u can use it as a facial exfoliant too.

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  2. Thank you sooo much for that tip , would u mind sharing the steps?

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  3. it can also be used as toothpaste if you're out

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  4. i've heard of that .. thnks so much "hundred"

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