Does Sodium Bicarbonate sound familiar? Maybe you’ve heard it more commonly used as baking soda? You’ve probably used it in baking, while vacuuming, or even to get rid of a nasty smell in your refrigerator!
What you may not have known is that Bicarb Soda can be used as a powerful weapon in your beauty arsenal AND it’s a natural ingredient!
It is important that when introducing Bicarb Soda into your health or beauty routine that you look for one that is aluminium free.
Here are a few ways you can add this ingredient to your beauty regimen:
1. Whitening Toothpaste
Sprinkle onto your toothpaste or dip a wet toothbrush into abit of sodium bicarb to take advantage of it’s powerful whitening properties!
2. Clarifying Shampoo
If you’re using a lot of hairspray or working up a good sweat, add this to your shampoo to remove build up of chemicals and dirt. This will help to detoxify your hair/scalp and break down the buildup of oil and grease.
3. Acne Treatment
Breaking out? Have no fear! Add a few drops of water and create a paste to put on spots when you see them arise.
4. Bath Soak
Add a few teaspoons to some warm bath water and you’ll be on your way to smoother and softer skin!
5. Natural Face Brighter
Mix a tablespoon with honey, lemon and water and apply as a mask to naturally treat sun spots and improve skin tone.
6. Dry Shampoo
Skip all the chemicals you’d find in a store bought dry shampoo and use sodium bicarb! Simply brush onto oily roots with a Kabuki Brush and let it sit for a few minutes. Run your fingers through it and viola! Bye-bye oily hair!
7. Natural Deodorant
Brush a small amount onto underarms with a Kabuki Brush as a natural deodorant. Pro tip: mix with your favourite essential oil!
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