1. Baking Soda tips and uses!

    Squeaky clean hair: Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your usual shampoo bottle to help remove buildup from conditioners, mousses, and sprays, and to improve manageability.

    In emergencies, use baking soda as a dry shampoo on oily hair. Sprinkle on your hair and comb through, then fluff with a blow dryer.

    Chlorine remover: Rinse hair with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1 pint water to remove the dullness or discoloration caused by chlorinated pools.

    Combs and brushes: Hair spray and oil buildup on combs and brushes can be removed by soaking them in a sink of warm water and adding 3 tablespoons baking soda and 3 tablespoons bleach.

    Hands: Remove fish, onion, or garlic odor from hands with a solution of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water or liquid soap. Rub mixture in your hands, and rinse off.

    Elbows: Rub a baking-soda paste onto your elbows to smooth away rough skin.

    Feet: Soak tired feet in a basin of warm water with 3 tablespoons baking soda.

    Add 4 tablespoons baking soda to 1 quart warm water, and soak feet for 10 minutes to relieve foot itch.

    Smooth rough and hardened calluses and heels by massaging them with a paste of 3 parts baking soda per 1 part water.

    Soothe minor mishaps: For sunburn pain, saturate a washcloth with a solution of 4 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart water. Apply to affected area

    Ease windburn or poison ivy irritation with a paste of 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Do not use on broken skin.

     

    Relaxing baths: Baking soda added to the bathwater has a softening effect on the skin. Add 1/2 cup to a full bath. 

    Make bubbling bath salts with 21/2 cups baking soda, 2 cups cream of tartar, and 1/2 cup cornstarch. Mix them together, and store in a covered container. Use 1/4 cup per bath. 

    Relieve itchy wintery skin in a bath with 1 cup baking soda and 11/4 cups baby oil in the water. 

    Sponge bath: Freshen up with a washcloth dipped in a solution of 4 tablespoons baking soda to 1 quart water. 

    Deodorant: Apply cornstarch to your underarms with a powder puff first, then apply the baking soda. 

    Nail care: Clean fingernails and toenails by scrubbing them with a nailbrush dipped in baking soda. This also softens cuticles. 

    Toothpaste: Mix 3 parts baking soda with 1 part salt. Add 3 teaspoons of glycerin. Add 10 to 20 drops of flavoring (peppermint, wintergreen, anise, or cinnamon) and enough water to make a paste. Spoon into a small, refillable squeeze bottle. 

    Sprinkle baking soda into your palm, dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush your teeth. 

    Refreshing mouthwash: To freshen breath, use 1 teaspoon baking soda in 1/2 glass of water, swish the solution through your teeth, and rinse. 

    Dentures and other dental appliances: Soak dentures in a solution of 2 teaspoons baking soda dissolved in warm water. 

    • Use baking soda to soak athletic mouthguards, retainers, or other oral appliances.
    • Scrub dentures, mouthguards, and retainers with a toothbrush dipped in baking soda.
    • Soak toothbrushes in a baking-soda solution overnight.


    Facial Care 

    Baking soda can also do wonders for your face.

    Exfoliating:
     Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water, and use as a gentle, exfoliating facial scrub after washing with soap and water. Rinse your face clean. 

    Mix baking soda with oatmeal in your blender; it makes a great facial scrub. 

    Shaving: Men and women with sensitive skin may find that a solution of 1 tablespoon baking soda in 1 cup water makes a great preshave treatment or a soothing aftershave rinse. 

    For instant relief of razor burn, dab on a baking-soda solution. 

    (Source: health.howstuffworks.com)

     
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