Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarb) Free-flow, aluminium-free (see note below) - 500g
Did you know that you can use Baking Soda for whole lot more than cooking and cleaning your house? Check out these seven cosmetic uses:
Let's be clear: Baking soda is not going to permanently cure your acne or turn back the cruel hand of time. But if you’re looking to detoxify your body and your household, this multitasking ingredient will make your life easier (and more beautiful) without denting your coffers. Mom may have taught you that baking soda will make your bread rise and your fridge smell better, but did you know of its many cosmetic applications?
Even the ancient Egyptians used a compound similar to baking soda as soap. The stuff is antiseptic, antifungal, and lightly exfoliating. It will take the stains off your coffee mug and your not-so-pearly whites, and can be consumed internally to ease your tummy ache. And fridge odors aren’t the only smells it absorbs so don’t turn your nose up, and bring on the baking soda!
Just a note: There is not any aluminium in baking soda. Baking Soda is NaHCO3 - Sodium, Hydrogen and Carbon and Oxygen (x3)
It's Baking Powder that can contain aluminium (salts) such as sodium aluminium sulphate.
Most commercially available baking powders are made up of sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda) and one or more acid salts. Typical formulations (by weight) call for 30% sodium bicarbonate, 5-12% monocalcium phosphate, and 21-26% sodium aluminum sulfate.
Check online at sites such as Dr Mercola.
1. Brush Your Teeth With It Most conventional toothpastes use sodium lauryl sulfate as their primary ingredient. This verboten surfactant has a harsh effect and possible contamination with a carcinogen called 1,4-dioxane. If you don’t want peroxide in your mouth, whitening strips are out too. Go natural instead with some bad-breath-killing-tooth-whitening baking soda on your brush (tastes like the ocean, salty but bearable).
2. Wash Your Face With It As a rule, we think that harsh scrubs and exfoliants do not belong on your face—not least of all because you need that top layer of skin to keep bad stuff out and moisture in. Most exfoliating scrubs also contain other sketchy ingredients—like plastic balls. If you’re hell-bent on scrubbing, though, at least switch to baking soda. It works great on elbows and feet too, and combined with some raw honey, this DIY face wash is refreshing and soothing—and anti-acne, too.
3. Create a DIY Deodorant Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with about ten drops of your favorite essential oil and apply to underarms. Guys, this sounds girly, but there are plenty masculine smells too—like Texas cedar wood. Ladies looking to reapply throughout the day can carry it in their purses: Just fill an empty mineral makeup container with it and use one of those stubby Kabuki brushes for no-mess application.
4. Spot-Treat Acne Our favorite natural acne remedy is clay, or green tea that others swear by. But in a bind, making a little paste from baking soda and water and applying it to an unwelcomed visitor will help dry it out. We don't recommend this for deep cysts, but for more surface afflictions, it works like a charm.
5. Cleanse Your Hair If you’re looking to join the ranks of non-shampooers, to reduce how often shampoo, or simply to get rid of some product build-up on your roots, look no further than baking soda. Just fill a glass with warm water and dissolve about a tablespoon of baking soda into it. Take that to the shower, and after wetting your hair pour the mixture through. Comb it well before rinsing—your hair will feel a little coated and slippery until it’s fully rinsed out.
6. Soothe Your Stomach Acid stomach, heartburn, gas, and other tummy issues are quickly relieved by baking soda because its slight alkalinity can neutralize the acid causing the problem. Just mix a teaspoon into a glass of warm water and drink it down. We swear by this trick.
Ingredients: Sodium bicarbonate
Country of Origin: China
Allergens & Food Intolerance Agents
This product does not contain allergens as per FSANZ1.2.3, nor Aluminium
This product complies with Standard 1.5.2 of FSANZ and does not require labelling as a GM Food