Baking Soda for Hair, Skin and House Cleaning

Baking soda is one of those multi-purpose ingredients that I love! It is natural, non-toxic and can be used for in a number of ways! It’s good for hair and skin, can be used for cooking, cleaning and removing odors.

Hair and Skin
Baking soda is a good, non-drying cleanser for the hair and skin. It is especially useful in the summer months to wash hair that frequently visits the pool. To cleanse the hair simply mix the baking soda with water in a spray bottle, spray the hair down with the mixture once you’re though swimming, after a few minutes rinse it out. It gets the chlorine out, without drying the hair out like frequent shampoos can. And if you are a fan of essential oils, mix a few drops of your favorite scent with the baking soda before you add it to water. This is actually what I use to bathe my children with most of the time. It gets them clean, doesn’t have any harmful additives, and doesn’t dry out their skin. My daughter is old enough to choose the essential oil scent she wants to add, for my son I usually use one of the soothing, calming ones such as Lavender or Chamomile. The essential oils also help cleanse and moisturize.

Odor Neutralizer/House Cleaner
Many of us know the trick to keeping our fridges fresh…an open box of baking soda! Why not sprinkle some on the floor before you vacuum, rather than using those carpet fresheners with added ingredients that can pose health hazards. Again, if you would like a nice scent added to it, mix a few drops of an essential oil with it. Just add a small amount, let the baking soda absorb the oil and dry out it will still be in a powder form for sprinkling on the floor. To clean the kitchen, floors, bathrooms, etc. create a mixture of baking soda, white distilled vinegar, and lemon essential oil or lemon juice. Lemons and vinegar are all-natural antibacterial and antiseptics. This is a fairly cheap and easy way to naturally clean your house and to avoid having your babies crawling on floors and bathing in tubs that have been cleaned with harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde and other cancer causing agents.

This next house cleaning tip does not relate to baking soda but I would like to share, I recently learned this one from my friend Good Health Diva. To dust and clean wood surfaces take olive oil, add some lemon and dust! That simple and all-natural!

What are some of the other ways to use these products? What do you all use to naturally clean your home with? And who else has summer hair care tips?

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Comments

  1. Thanks for all the info! I may have to try these out.

  2. WOW! I knew baking-soda was a great, multi product but I had no clue that It can be used on the hair. I am going to have to try it out. Thanks for sharing. Learn something new everyday ūüėČ

  3. Diva Locks says:

    I use it to close my pores, after I wash my face with my cleanser I pour some in my palm and add a few drops of water to make a paste then rub it on my face for 30 seconds and rinse with cold water. It shrinks large pores :)

  4. Shelly R says:

    Thanks for the tips! I definitely need to pick some up asap!

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