We are all aware of coconut oil and baking soda benefits! These two ingredients are commonly used in skincare since they are easily/readily available, and they work great either individually or together. A simple baking soda and coconut oil scrub can clean your skin, kill a wide variety of potentially destructive pathogens and make you feel a lot better. Here is a DIY face/body scrub along with its benefits:
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 5 drops essential oils ( optional )
- Take coconut oil in a medium sized bowl. Melt it a bit if solid.
- Add baking soda slowly and stir until it forms uniformly white in colour.
- Finally, add essential oil and stir again.
- To use, take about a teaspoon and use very very gently on the face for 30 secs and rinse off. This can be used as a body scrub too!
Caution: Patch test before use.
To get rid of acne or pimples, you do not need harsh commercial treatments. Baking soda and coconut oil scrub will do the work easily. The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of these two miracle ingredients helps treat the cause as well as reduce the symptoms of acne and other breakouts. In addition, it helps balance the skin’s pH, which helps reduce the occurrence of skin breakouts.
During the summer, keep a jar of baking soda and coconut oil scrub handy. Due to its alkaline nature, the scrub has a soothing affect on sunburned skin, which helps relieve the itching and burning sensations. It also has mild antiseptic and drying properties that help dry out sunburn blisters quickly.
MAKES SKIN SOFT
Regularly exfoliating face and body with this scrub gently washes away rough outer layer of skin and reveals new soft skin. This in turn gives your skin a healthy glow and also lightens dark patches.
HELPS FIGHT BODY ODOUR
Baking soda and coconut are natural deodorizers and when combines it works like a charm! This scrub helps treat mild to severe body odour. It helps absorb moisture and sweat from the skin, thereby reducing body odour. Being an antibacterial agent, it also helps kill bacteria that give rise to body odour. Use it as an underarm scrub to whiten armpits and get rid of odor >>
HEALS SKIN RASHES
Skin rashes and itchiness can cause a lot of discomfort. You can treat these problems with baking soda-coconut oil scrub. It has a soothing effect on the skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties that also help reduce inflammation, itching and swelling.