There is always a box of baking soda in our fridge and one in our pantry to use for odor prevention and cooking but…here’s my very new (for me) favorite way to use it…in my hair! My friend Cindy (who has helped me test all our “natural” beauty regimens) told me that when she was experimenting with using castor oil in her hair she had used too much, didn’t have time to wash her hair before having to leave her house and sprinkled some baking soda in her hair and it helped absorb the oil. So I filed that tidbit in the back of my head.
Now I have extremely dry hair and try not to wash it more than a couple of times a week or else it looks like straw. The other day I decided to work in the garden (I had just washed my hair the night before) and after about eight hours of sweating, my scalp was oily but not dirty. We were going out that evening so I grabbed some baking soda and rubbed a bit in my scalp and then proceeded to style my hair. It looked so great! It actually made my hair look fuller than when I use a volumizer and it’s so cheap. Now I’m using it before I style my hair in place of any hair products I’d been using and even though it absorbs oil and fluffs my hair, it doesn’t dry it out. Love it!
Over the years I have used baking soda in other ways than just cooking but I didn’t realize just how many different ways you could use it…saving yourself from chemicals and keeping more money in your pocket. Below we have a link that has 75 different ways you can use baking soda. I tried a few during the past week and was very happy with the results. Here’s a few that I personally tried (or have tried in the past)…
If you like camping, a box of baking soda would be a perfect product to pack…you can wash dishes with it, scrub up pans, clean your hands, use as a deodorant and toothpaste and have something on hand to put out any fires…all in a small box for less than a dollar.