The 7 Best Beauty Benefits of Baking Soda

7. Deep Cleans Hair

Baking Soda deep cleans hair and can soften hair as well. Add tea tree oil and your favorite scented oil for added benefits and an uplifting smell.

  • Gets rid of dandruff
  • Gets rid of excess oil
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Deep cleans hair

6. Cleans and lightens under arms

Using baking soda and lemon can lighten that dark area under your arm. Mix baking soda and lemon into a paste and rub it under your arm. The lightening effects of lemon juice is exasperated by baking soda. Try this technique three times a week for 2-3 weeks to see results. However, if you have sensitive skin, this combination can cause irritation.

5. Whitens Teeth

Baking soda and lemon work together to whiten teeth by abrasively removing surface stains. I’ve tried this method twice a week for over three weeks and I actually think I’ve done more harm than good. My teeth were whiter but also felt more sensitive.

Whiten teeth with Baking soda and lemon

It’s important to note lemon juice is very acidic and can harm enamel with continuous use.

Some foods that are naturally high in fiber can actually whiten teeth such as apples and pears.

4. Lightens Dark Marks

Mixing baking soda and lemon, then applying it to your face for 5-10 minutes can gradually lighten dark marks. Try this treatment over a period of three to four weeks of continuous use.

3. Exfoliating Facial Scrub

Mix baking soda and brown sugar for a deep cleaning scrub. Brown sugar is an exfoliator that is gentle enough to scrub away dead skin cells. I’ve even added honey which is a natural antiseptic and antioxidant.

Deep clean and exfoliate skin with baking soda and brown sugar.

2. Natural Deodorant

Mix a pinch of cornstarch, add a tablespoon of baking soda and three drops of your favorite oil.

Apply under your arms and reap the benefits. This concoction can also stop stains too, which is an added benefit.

1. Natural Fungus Fighter

Ready for beach ready toes? Baking Soda and lemon fights fungus as it also works to brighten nails. Soak hands and feet in water for ten minutes preferably twice daily for best results. Do this for a month to see a major difference.

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