Natural Skin Care Methods
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Soothe bee stings, other insect bites, and burns by spreading
a paste of baking soda and vinegar on it.
Baking Soda as Deodorant
Mix equal parts baking soda and cornstarch, then add water
until it can be poured into a mold. After it dries you have a
ball of deodorant that you moisten and apply. Be careful
though, if you apply it to raw or tender skin (i.e. after
shaving your armpits) it will burn.
Baking Soda as
Mix a cup of baking soda and 2 T. of cornstarch (to keep
baking soda from clumping) and put it in a plastic container
with a short-handled blush brush. Then after your shower you
just brush on your deodorant. Since you're still a little
moist, it doesn't have a problem sticking.
Baking Soda Foot
Regular footbaths with water and baking soda will control foot
Use 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water as an exfoliating
facial scrub. Gently massage into face using a circular motion
after washing with your regular cleanser. The recommended
frequency of use is three times per week.
Visitor Tip: I add a little baking soda to my facial cleanser
instead of using facial scrubs. The little "grains" are round
and tiny, so are very gentle.
No more expensive foot powders-- just sprinkle baking soda on
dry to control athlete's foot and odors, also dust the inside
of shoes with baking soda to reduce foot moisture.
Apply a baking soda and water paste or apple cider vinegar via
a cotton pad to bee, jellyfish, or sea nettle stings or
mosquito bites to relieve the itching and pain.
for Dry/Irritated Skin
Treat dry skin during your bath with following mixture:
combine 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon vanilla
extract, and 1/2 cup baking soda in a blender or food
processor until you have a smooth paste. Pour this paste under
the running water while drawing your bath. It's very soothing
to dry, irritated skin.
In the event of a spill, neutralize battery acid quickly by
applying a baking soda paste to the affected area.
Poison Ivy Relief
To relieve the itch from poison ivy, make a paste with water,
spread it on the affected area and let it dry. This also
Smooth Skin Diet
A veggie a day keeps the wrinkles away, according to the
Journal of the American College of Nutrition, which reports
that subjects who eat vegetables rich in antioxidants --
specifically, vitamins A, C and E -- have smoother skin. (The
findings applied whether subjects lived in a sun-drenched or
sun-deprived country, and when age and smoking were factored
in.) Other nutritious (and beautifying) foods to feast on:
beans, olive oil, nuts and multigrain breads.
To soften hands while you do dishes, add a tablespoon of
baking soda to your soapy water.