I have been experimenting with foods and other natural things in my kitchen making my own skincare products. I came across the tub of Bicarbonate of Soda in the back of the press, I used it once to make scones. It occurred to me that my grandmother used this alot despite the fact she didn’t cook. She uses it for cleaning and for sorting out throat infections etc.
I decided to look into it further. Turns out that Bicarb is actually quite wonderful. It has so many uses that people have written books on the subject. The beauty implications attracted my attention.
For the past month I have been using this good ol’ stuff as an exfoliator. Apparently it’s great for unblocking drains, it seems to have a similar effect on congested skin. I used it to scrub my elbows and knees and I even smeared some on a spot the other day and it dried it out quite nicely. Just make a paste with warm water.
The best part for me is that it’s gentle on my skin and it’s chemical free.
Grannies are never wrong!