More than likely, you have a bathroom cabinet packed with a variety of beauty supplies to maintain your hair, skin, nails and teeth. But, did you know that household baking soda has benefits for the whole body? Not only is this salt compound one of the main ingredients that powers our RoseBlanc Natural Whitening Toothpaste, it can also be used in other beauty recipes. We've rounded up 8 DIY hacks that you can use to transform your baking soda into an all-around beauty solution.
Sunburn occurs when the skin is exposed to the sun’s rays without enough protection. The harmful UV rays mutate the skin cells resulting in inflammation and irritation. As baking soda is an alkaline compound, it has a natural cooling effect when applied to sunburnt skin. Mix it with water and apply the paste to the area, or add a cup to your bath to feel the effect.
Our body is continuously growing and repairing cells. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells to make space for new healthier skin. Regular exfoliation can dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin. You can remove dead skin from your hands, face and lips with a simple homemade baking soda exfoliate.
- Combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of water.
- Apply the paste to the area in a gentle circular motion.
- Rinse with cool water.
- Moisturise the treated area.
Neutralises Underarm Odours
Most traditional deodorants contain toxins and chemicals that are harmful to the body. Luckily, there are now a number of natural alternatives available to curb underarm musk, including a DIY baking soda paste. Baking soda is well known for its ability to absorb and neutralise acidic-based odours, including bodily odours.
- Combine ½ cup of melted coconut oil with 1/4 cup of baking soda.
- Add 30 drops of your favourite essential oil.
- Mix until well blended.
- Apply the paste gently to your underarms.
- Wait for the paste to dry before getting dressed.
Did you know that baking soda can be used as a dry shampoo to refresh your hair between washes? As a natural clarifying agent, baking soda cleans hair by gently absorbing oils and build-up on the strands and scalp. Simply sprinkle a small amount of baking soda onto your roots and wait 3-5 minutes for it to soak up the oil before brushing the remnants out of your hair.
Thanks to its purifying properties, baking soda acts as a natural skin detoxifier. Soothe skin irritations such as eczema and allergic reactions by adding a cup of pure baking soda to a warm bath. It will help to relieve itching, burning or swelling on the skin.
Tea, coffee, red wine and even some fruit juices contain tannic acid which leaves unsightly yellow stains on the teeth over time. Baking soda is one of nature’s best beauty secrets for removing tooth stains. You can easily create your own natural tooth whitening formula by mixing equal parts of baking soda and water, or purchase a ready-made paste like RoseBlanc Natural Teeth Whitening instead. Our baking soda based formula is 100% natural and effectively removes yellow stains on the enamel, leaving your teeth up to 5 times whiter without any toxic chemicals. Plus, it contains natural herbs and oils, making the smell and taste sensational.
Baking soda has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce acne breakouts and soothe skin inflammations. Use our DIY solution below to help minimise a new pimple. We recommend you test a small patch of your skin first.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and ½ tablespoon of water into a paste.
- Apply the paste to the infected area.
- Let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Eliminates Shoe Odours
Get the stink out of your favourite kicks by sprinkling a small amount of baking soda on the soles and leaving it to soak in overnight. Baking soda helps to remove odours by absorbing acidic substances that harbour bacteria, like human sweat.