Baking soda is not just for the kitchen
Baking soda is commonly found in kitchens. It is not limited to the pantry because some put it in the fridge to get rid of unwanted odors. When we bought fish and the container spilled in the car carpet, it stank for days until we decided to sprinkle a lot of baking soda on it.
In our household, it has expanded its reach to the bathroom.
Baking soda is an efficient cleansing agent. When it doesn’t make your batter rise, it’s handy to have when you’re washing your pots and pans. The amazing thing about it is that it is nonabrasive and gentler on your hair and skin than most commercial shampoos and facial wash you’ll find.
I started using baking soda on my hair more than a couple of years ago. I started just alternating it with shampoo until I just stopped using shampoo altogether. I haven’t used shampoo on my hair for over two years. My hair is a lot healthier now and thicker. My daughter started using it recently to treat dandruff. It seems to work because she has finished her supply and asked me to stock up. She still uses shampoo because she likes the smell. Baking soda doesn’t smell like anything.
The first time I used soda on my hair, I mixed it with a little bit of water in a cup. I found that too troublesome so I just put a teaspoon or so of baking soda on my palm and rub it on my wet hair. When you rinse your hair, you don’t get that bubbly scum that rises on the drain. It’s just clear water draining away.
My daughter and I also use it as facial wash/scrub. She’s in her teens and prone to pimples. I mixed the baking soda with a little calamansi juice or lemon or lime juice and she spreads it on her face with her fingers. She said it works for her. I also use it to wash my face. When I take a bath, I get a little bit of baking soda on my palm and spread a little bit of it on my face. I use a bigger portion of it on my hair.
I swear. Baking soda is my favorite thing.