Thoughts and insights from a Holistic Health practitioner
Add sodium bicarbonate to your shampoo and rub into your hair, shampooing as normal. Just add a small amount in the palm of your hand , add the shampoo and off you go...
Rinse and dry.
Your hair will be shiny and manageable and the sodium bicarbonate helps remove any residue that gels, hairspray etc, have left behind.
Dissolve 3 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate in a basin of warm water and feel your feet relax. especially good after a long day or before a pedicure.
You can also use as a foot scrub. Inexpensive and invigorating. Mix into a paste and massage into your feet.
Refreshing Bath Soak
For silky smooth skin and big dose of relaxation, add 1/2 cup of sodium bicarbonate to the bath.
Facial & Body Scrub
Mix into a paste and gently massage in circular motion to scrub away dead skin cells, rinse thoroughly and leave yourself with soft, glowing skin.
Add a teaspoon in half a glass of water, swish and gargle and then rinse. This will neutralise odours and leave you with fresh breath.
Hand Cleanser and softener
Mix a paste of 3 parts sodium bicarbonate to 1 part water, or add 3 parts sodium bicarbonate to gentle liquid hand soap. apply to your hands and then rinse clean for soft clean skin.
How embarrassing when you have smelly shoes, now there is no need to worry!
Shake a little sodium bicarbonate into the shoe when you take them off. It works by absorbing odour causing moisture while neutralizing existing odours. Use at least once a week or more if you wear the shoes frequently. Tap out excess baking soda before wearing your sneakers again.
So these are my suggestions on how to use sodium bicarbonate as a natural ingredient for personal hygiene. If anyone has any other tips please feel free to share....
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Linda Ledwidge -
Qualified General Nurse
Certified Practioner Level IV
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