6 unbelievable beauty hacks of baking soda everyone should try

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 1 Aug, 2022 07:00 | 3 mins read
Woman applying cream on her face. PHOTO/Pexels
Woman applying cream on her face. PHOTO/Pexels

Baking soda is considered personal magic for most Kenyan households. It is loved because it is prioritized for easy life hacks, and for dealing with a wide variety of things.

You have probably considered investing in a baking soda but maybe for just a few uses. 

This article focuses on showing you other hacks that you might not have familiarized yourself with. Give them a try and see how it works. 

A woman rolling the dough in her kitchen. PHOTO/Pexels
A woman rolling the dough in her kitchen. PHOTO/Pexels

I have engaged in a few of them and would attest they are the truth, I hope you have the same testimony too. 

So what DIY projects can you do with baking soda? 

As an all-over scrub

Did you ever think baking soda would work well as a scrub ingredient? Well, here's how. You will only need to add oatmeal for a nourishing, refreshing body exfoliator gentle enough for daily use. (Here are 2 more natural DIY body exfoliants to try.)

Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda, 1 part water, and 1 part ground oatmeal. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells. Rinse clean with warm water.

Woman massaging her face. PHOTO/Pexels
Woman massaging her face after scrubbing with baking soda. PHOTO/Pexels

To remove product buildup

All you need to do is sprinkle about a quarter-size of baking soda into your palm along with your favourite shampoo. 

Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly. The baking soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is cleaner and more manageable.

As a prelude to a manicure

Dip a small nail brush into some baking soda and gently scrub under nails and around cuticles until clean. Then, make a paste of 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water, and rub in a gentle, circular motion over hands and fingers to exfoliate and smooth.

Acts as a solution to get rid of nail-acne

With the elimination of nail pronouns, it is also helpful in keeping the pH level balance of the skin. Mix a little water with a spoon of baking soda and make a paste. Apply this paste to the affected area for one to two minutes. Doing 2 to 3 times a day will benefit by reducing the occurrence of nail acne.

Nail technician working on a client's nails. PHOTO/Pexels
Nail technician working on a client's nails. PHOTO/Pexels

Removing yellowing of teeth

Baking soda is also an effective product to remove the yellowing of teeth. With the removal of yellowness, it also works to remove plank. Brushing the brush with a small amount of baking in the brush leads to the yellowing of the teeth. But avoid using it too much.

Remove sunburn

Mix baking soda with cold water and prepare a thick slurry and apply this solution to the affected area with the help of a clean cloth. will benefit.

Removes juice stains and restores shine

I’ve also discovered baking soda will do an amazing job at shining up the inside and outside of little juice glasses which tend to become dull over time.

Yes, I can wash them by hand with dish soap or stick them in the dishwasher, but just a little baking soda does such a great job at removing the dullness of the glass and adding a lovely shine.