5. Removes body odors
Baking soda’s bacteria killing abilities are great for neutralizing body odors. It’s moisture wicking components also act as a natural sweat remover. There are even many deodorants and antiperspirants available on the market with baking soda as a key ingredient.
If you want to create your own, however, simply mix ⅛ teaspoon baking soda with 1 tablespoon of water to wick away moisture and neutralize odors. If you want to ensure that your body smells good, you can add your favorite essential oil to the mix. Then, take a cotton ball, and wipe the affected areas, and walk out the door with newfound confidence.
6. Removes dandruff
Millions of people around the world suffer from dandruff, particularly in extreme hot and cold climates. One great way to get rid of dandruff is by using baking soda. This is due to the gritty texture that can remove loose/dead skin and tissues.
To do this, rub 1 Tablespoon of baking soda on wet hair, and scrub scalp. Do this for one minute, them wash it out. Do this once a week.
7. Helps with oily/smelly hair
Just as baking soda neutralizes oil and odors on the skin, the same can be done on the hair. Oily hair has a tendency to trap debris and odors more than dry hair, causing it to get dirty and smelly more quickly.
To help with this, mix one part baking soda to three parts water, and put it on damp hair for five minutes before rinsing. You can even add your favorite essential oil for scent purposes. Do this once a month for for a silkier, more balanced hair texture.