8 Best Ways To Use Baking Soda For Beautiful Skin & body

8 Best Ways To Use Baking Soda For Beautiful Skin & body

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Baking Soda is a kitchen wonder which can easily be termed as a magic ingredient to any of your beauty remedies. The best part is that it can be commonly found in almost all households around the world and can be one of the most useful as well as inexpensive ingredients that can be used to solve a range of beauty issues right from head to toe. There are many ways to use baking soda to beautify your skin, These are not only extremely effective but are also incredibly easy to do.

Simply grab a box from your kitchen counter and get ready to be surprised by some quick and effective changes due to it. So, here we go:


Facial Cleanser

It’s always best to try a natural product to cleanse your face. One of the great usages of baking soda is that it can serve as a safe and effective cleanser.

How to prepare

Mix a couple of spoons of baking soda with some water and add a few drops of coconut oil and apply this mixture to your face and neck. Rub your face with wet hands in a circular motion. Rinse with water to get a squeaky soft and clean skin beneath. For best results use warm water. You might also like to read 12 great benefits of Coconut Oil for skin & hair



Baking soda has a slightly granular texture which makes it an excellent choice for a facial scrub.

How to prepare

Simply combine 2 tbsp of baking, ½ tbsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of honey, and 1 tbsp of oats powder. Mix and gently rub this pack on your face and body. Rinse with warm water.


Foot Soak

Most of us have an extremely busy daily routine which often makes it difficult to visit a parlor regularly. Using baking soda in your foot soak can give amazing results.

How to prepare

Simply add ½ cup of baking soda and 1 tbsp of lemon juice in ½ a bucket of warm water. Soak your feet in this mixture for 20 minutes and pat dry. Apply a good moisturizing cream. Try doing this before bed at least once a week.


Sparkle Your Teeth

Although most of us brush regularly we still tend to sometimes feel a slight yellowish hue reflected from our outer enamel. This can be due to excessive use of tea or coffee, aging, or the use of certain antibiotics.

How to prepare

To fight the unsightly color make a paste of 1 tsp of Baking soda and 1 tsp of hydrogen peroxide. Brush your teeth with this mixture a couple of times a week to get back your sparkle again. Do not overdo it, 2-3 times a week is more than enough, or else it may damage your enamel.


Lighten Armpits

If your armpits are darker than the rest of your body then it can be extremely embarrassing to wear sleeveless dresses. Hormonal changes, hair removal creams, chemicals in deodorants are some of the commonly found reasons for dark underarms. Along with correcting the underlying issues you always use this simple pack on your underarms.

How to prepare

Mix 1 tsp of Baking soda with 2 tsp of chickpea flour(Besan), ½ tsp of Hydrogen peroxide, ½ tsp of lemon juice, and water to make a thick paste. Apply it before bath. Keep it for 15 mins and then have your regular shower. Do this as regularly as possible to see amazing results.


Detox Bath

You can add baking soda to assist your regular detox routines. We recommend using baking soda in your bath! This detox bath can help your body to eliminate toxins and nourish your skin with minerals from its ingredients! Make sure to try these post-work hours maybe in the evening because you’ll likely feel exhausted. You may also feel weak or flush from detoxing, so make sure you stay hydrated!

How to prepare

Mix 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of Epsom salts in your bath and soak yourself in it for about 30 minutes.


Soothe Sunburns

Another great way to use baking soda for your skin is to use it to soothe sunburns. It reduces irritation by balancing the pH levels of your skin. It is good to keep it in hand as a substitute in case you do not have aloe vera you can always use baking soda instead.

How to prepare

You can soak a cotton ball in a mixture of baking soda and water and apply it over the affected area. You can also prepare your bath by adding ½ cup baking soda to a lukewarm bath to relieve burning, irritating and itchy skin.


Acne Mask

In case you are suffering from acne, try including baking soda for skincare in the form of an acne mask. It will not only make your face squeaky clean and but will also help fight blackheads.

How to prepare

After cleaning your face, mix 1 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of Besan 1 tsp Rosewater, 1 drop of peppermint oil with water until you have a paste, and apply it all over your face.  Leave it on for about 5-10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.


Always remember that each one of our skins’ is different. Even though it is a natural ingredient there are some people whose skin types may react differently hence it is always best to do a small patch test for a few days before taking on any new skin regime.

Mona has been a part of the health and beauty-related industry for many years and loves writing on topics related to natural DIY, skincare, haircare, makeup, and fashion.