I guess we all have baking soda in the kitchen but few people know this budget and easily-available product offers some cosmetic uses as well. It turns out to be a teeth whitener, hyperpigmentation remedy, and brilliant DIY ingredient! In today’s post we share 4 trusted ways for using baking soda in your beauty routine.

1. Gorgeous smile

First of all, it has disinfecting and antibacterial properties. You can create a mouthwash based on baking soda if you’re fighting an infection. Mix a teaspoon of soda with a cup of lukewarm boiled water. Whitening effect is another benefit. To make the teeth whiter, mix some baking soda with water, get the blend on a toothbrush and brush the teeth as usual. You must be careful, though: baking soda may irritate the gums. If you’ve got hypersensitive teeth, this treatment isn’t a good choice. However, if your enamel is strong, the treatment will effectively remove stains and slightly brighten the teeth.

2. Hyperpigmentation spots

Thanks to cleansing properties, baking soda can be used for minimizing dark spots on the skin. Mix it with a small amount of water and apply the pulp on the marks on the face. Rinse it off using lukewarm water after 3 to 5 minutes. Use the treatment twice a week. The effect will be visible after a few uses. Baking soda dries the skin out so you need to follow with a toner and moisturizer.

3. Bath bomb

Baking soda is one of the base ingredients in DIY bath bombs. Mix baking soda with citric acid, fragranced oil, and lavender. Mould them, wait until dry, and enjoy your bath!

4. Scrub

Baking soda is perfect for a budget DIY body scrub. Mix it with water and rolled oats for a superb coarse-grain body scrub. By mixing two teaspoons of baking soda and honey with a few drops of warm water, you get a brilliant face scrub.