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Top 12 Beauty Benefits Of This One Thing You Have In Your Kitchen Now
Every single kitchen in America has this one item that can do wonders for your skin, hair, nails, and mouth. It is inexpensive, available everywhere, and can help you look your best from top to bottom. What is it? Baking soda!
Sodium bicarbonate, otherwise known as baking soda, is a natural substance with antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Baking soda, usually stuck in the kitchen, is a powerful medicinal tool that can help you look better, fight cold viruses, and fight skin problems.
Baking soda works best when used for short periods of time. You need to take a break as excessive use can actually damage your skin and hair. For short term or occasional use, however, you cannot beat baking soda its million and one uses.
We don’t have the space here to list a million and one, but we have created a list of 12 of the best uses for this natural substance. You will never look at that box of baking soda in your fridge the same way again!
You don’t have to spend a small fortune on those alcohol-based, chemically-filled mouthwashes to get a fresh mouth. All you need is a little baking soda. Mix one teaspoon of baking soda and three drops of peppermint essential oil in one glass of water. That’s it! Instant mouthwash that will neutralize bacteria and freshen your breath in a heartbeat!
2. Fights Acne
If you have pimples or acne, you don’t need harsh chemicals or an expensive trip to the dermatologist — all you really need is baking soda. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic compounds of baking soda will treat the cause as well as reduce the symptoms of acne. Baking soda will balance the pH of your skin, reducing breakouts. Simply mix one teaspoon of baking soda with just enough water to make a paste. You can use this as an all-over mask or simply dab it on the pimples. Allow this to sit for two or three minutes, and then rinse off with cool water. Repeat once a day for two or three days, then cut back and use it no more than twice a week.
3. Natural Body Scrub
This is a super hydrating and refreshing body scrub that will refresh your skin as it removes dead cells from the skin surface. It will also make your skin super soft and baby smooth. Mix three tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of oatmeal and three tablespoons of water. Mix well, then rub this paste onto your wet skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water. You won’t believe the results!
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