Control Body Odor: Mix ⅛ teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of water and a few drops of any essential oil. Use a cotton ball to rub it on your underarms or areas where you sweat excessively. apply it regularly to fight body odor. Alternatively, thoroughly mix equal amounts of baking soda and cornstarch. Dust this powder onto your dry underarms to prevent sweating as well as bad odor.
Flawless Beauty: Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda with enough rose water to make a paste. Apply the paste on your face. Allow it to sit for 1 minute, then gently rub it off using only the tips of your fingers. Finally, wash with lukewarm water and pat dry to reveal brighter skin. Follow this remedy 1 or 2 times a week only. Make sure to moisturize your skin after using baking soda. Alternatively, mix 1 tablespoon each of baking soda and fresh lemon juice along with 4 or 5 drops of extra-virgin olive oil. Apply this paste on your face. Leave it on for 5 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Repeat 2 or 3 times a week.
Hairbrush Cleaner :Clean your brushes and combs in a basin of warm water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda for about 20 minutes. Rinse, and then allow to dry on a towel before using.
Pedicure : Use three parts baking soda to one part warm water. Let your feet soak in a basin for about 10 minutes, and then apply a rich lotion to your legs and feet. Wrap a warm towel around them, and let sit for another 5 to 10 minutes. Your legs and feet will then be salon smooth.
Whitens Teeth : Simply sprinkle baking soda into your palm, dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush your teeth for about a minute, do this thrice a week. However, don’t replace it with toothpaste.
Hair Conditioner :Take 1/4 tsp. baking soda 3 tsp of water and mix baking soda and water to form paste. Massage into hair. Leave in for 10 minutes and wash as usual.
Removes Blackheads: A teaspoon of baking soda mixed with a cup of pure distilled water makes an excellent solution for blackheads. You can do this at home by first cleansing the skin, then mixing up the solution and holding your head over a basin of hot water with a towel over your head to help concentrate the heat and steam. Extractions should be done gently with fingers wrapped in cotton, never nails or fingertips.