8 Coconut And Baking Soda Natural Homemade Beauty Products

February 27, 2022 • By Jacob Miller
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Two household ingredients that are used even in school projects -  coconut oil and baking soda. They are all natural, and they are even edible. But, how can we use them out of the kitchen? Have you wondered what is the best face anti-wrinkle mask? Well, these two household products have the answer – you can make with them a skin mask that will reverse your age in seconds and your skin will look younger, fresher, and healthier. And you do not need those awful chemicals to prepare it, just use these two precious products you can find at home. Let’s learn how can you can rejuvenate your hair, teeth, and skin with these two precious household products! 

Baking soda - product to use in the household and as a medicine  

Baking soda is a household material that has been used for culinary purposes for centuries. It is a natural product and it is mostly used for leaving bread in the kitchen.  

It is the best alternative to chemical household cleaners as well.   

Baking soda health benefits 

It has very high PH values and it has alkaline properties. So, you can use it internally,  to make your PH reach the perfect level ( between 7.35 and 7.45). Balancing the acidity in your body is very important as it is a key to the prevention of many diseases,  including cancer. Still, there is no medical research made to support this claim.  

Nevertheless, in 2009 a study made found that injecting baking soda reduced tumor pH levels and slowed the progression of metastatic breast cancer when given to mice. (1

Baking soda as a water solution  

This solution has numerous benefits such as: 

  • Alleviation of the urinary tract infections
  • Support kidney function (2)
  • Relieve heartburn or acid indigestion  
  • Perfect solution for balancing the acidity in your body  
  • Whiten teeth and fight oral bacteria (3)

Baking soda for your skin  

Baking soda as an alkaline product can help: 

  • Your skin looks more radiant 
  • Exfoliates the dead cells easily 
  • Remove acne scars 
  • Remedy the skin sunburn 
  • Clean your blackheads from your face 
  • Skin whitening 

Coconut oil health benefits  

Coconut oil comes from coconut palm trees (Cocos nucifera). Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that can help you to improve many body functions. It is especially known for improving the health of your skin and hair and can ameliorate your body’s metabolic and cognitive functions.  

Here are the main benefits: 

1.It improves good cholesterol levels. This claim is supported by a study where coconut fat and safflower oil were compared and it was found that it can lower the bad LDL. (4)

2. It contains ketones, chemicals that boost brain function. Still, more research should be conducted to support this claim

3. It may increase the feeling of fullness and it can reduce your appetite. Plus, it contains lauric acid that travels to the liver and transforms the fat into energy. So, this means it can help you with weight loss

4. It is mostly known for improving the health of your skin and hair. It is a great moisturizer, especially for dry skin and dry hair (5)

Baking soda and coconut oil used to beautify your look  

As we have seen the main benefits from these two healthy and organic products, let’s see how you can use them as beauty products in your home and prepare some really easy to make and cheap products out of them. You will definitely love them and you can use them daily as a safe and natural replacement of the ones you buy at the store and are full of chemicals.  

Coconut oil and baking soda face scrub 

You are probably buying too many face masks to beautify and reduce the wrinkles on your face. But, now you can make a natural homemade face scrub, without any chemicals, and prepare it in a second just by combining these two products in a paste. This paste does not just fight wrinkles, it can help you with acne and pimple problems and keeps your skin shiny and clean from any dirt and bacteria.  

The easy face scrub recipe  

Just get a tablespoon of each of these two ingredients and mix it all together until making a smooth paste.  

Put it on your skin and gently rub for about 15 minutes in a clockwise motion and wash it with cold water. Dry it with a towel and you can see the immediate results.  

If you are a teenager and you are facing acne problems almost every teenager has, you can use this scrub before having a bath. You can use it twice or three times per week to improve the blood flow and exfoliate the skin off the dead cells.  

Coconut oil and baking soda toothpaste 

Have you ever thought you can brush your teeth with coconut oil and baking soda? Well, yes, you can! 

We offer you a simple way to make homemade toothpaste with 3 ingredients only, which saves your monthly budget.  

It has a sweet taste and it can be used by your kids with no problem at all. It is all-natural and safe compared to the toothpaste bought at the stores with the warning label: not to be swallowed which can scare you.  

This toothpaste can easily neutralize any bad odor and is not harmful even if swallowed. You get the pearly smile you ever wanted to have and keep it white for a long period of time.  

The important thing is to note that this toothpaste doesn’t contain sodium sulfate, so it won’t foam in your mouth. So, if you like that foam-filled feeling when you brush your teeth, this toothpaste is not for you.  

How to prepare it home?  

You will need: 

  • 3 tbsp. baking soda, 
  • 3 tbsp. organic coconut oil  
  • Essential oil to add a flavor (peppermint and eucalyptus are the most commonly used, but you can use clove, wild orange, cinnamon, and spearmint as well).  

You should get a solid mixture out of these ingredients, by melting 3 tablespoons of coconut oil on low heat. Add the other ingredients until they got smoothly mixed. Add some 15  drops of essential oils (you can mix two of them if you like).   

You can make a bigger dose but please always follow the proportion 1:1:5.  

In the end, put in a small jar. Let it harden and keep it in a cold and dry environment. It can last up to 3 months.  

Coconut oil and baking soda used as a mouth rinse 

You can use coconut oil and baking soda for teeth whitening and they also improve gum health, prevent building cavities, fight all bad odor and bacteria in your mouth, reduce the stains on your teeth, and can whiten them. These two products are absolutely great! 

The mouth rinse recipe  

Just put in one cup of warm water ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and rinse your teeth daily to see the results. And add a little bit of salt inside to get better results. This is a proven and effective antimicrobial mouth rinse and you can even ask your dentist about it.  

Coconut oil and baking soda deodorant 

What is great about this deodorant? 

It doesn’t contain that toxic ingredient found in most of the deodorants on the market – aluminum. This chemical ingredient is believed to be harmful to the endocrine system and has cancerogenic properties.  

And the parabens and synthetic fragrances? All these block the natural body systems that release the toxins to come out.  Keep this in mind if you hesitate to make this all-natural and organic deodorant.  

Why use baking soda and coconut oil as ingredients?  

  • Baking soda is known for its odor-absorbing abilities and as a cleaning agent.  It is non – toxic and it neutralizes all bad odors starting from your fridge to carpets and upholstery. So, naturally, you can use it as a deodorant for your underarms and feet with this safe and natural ingredient 
  • Coconut oil is a product that kills bacteria, fungi, and yeast
  • The essential oils have anti-bacterial properties as well. Lavender essential oil is the one that is mostly used, but you can use another one or mix several ones (rose, lemongrass, mint, grapefruit)

So, this deodorant will have your own personal touch and you will love it when wearing it.  

The ingredients needed: 

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking soda* 
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch* 
  • 20 – 25 drops essential oil (preferably lavender, but you can use others as well) 

How to prepare it at home?  

Melt the coconut oil and add the other corn starch and the baking soda. Mix it well until you get a nice structure and add the essential oil at the end.  

You can get a more creamy mix if you put 2 extra spoons of cornstarch and baking soda.   

Put it in a glass container and keep it in a dry and cold place. Cover it with a lid.  You can use it and it will last for about 3 months.  

How to apply it?  

  • Firstly, wet your underarms a bit.  
  • Take a pea-sized amount and apply it with your fingers or use a wooden scoop.  
  • If you use it regularly, one application in the mornings is enough. During summer or on hotter days, you can use it more often and reapply it during the day.  

This deodorant works fine and will become part of your daily routine quickly. Do not get judgmental and try this natural product and be open-minded, we shall all take care of what we are putting on our skin outside, as we care about the products we take inside.  

Baking soda and coconut oil for dark spots  

It can be really difficult to get rid of the dark spots on your skin that can appear as a result of sun exposure, hormonal changes, medication side effects, irritation, diabetes, or sometimes from some insect bites.  

Best results can come from a mixture of combining these two products (baking soda and coconut oil)  with lemon juice.  

Now let’s see how to get rid of the dark spots using a combo of lemon juice and baking soda.  

Lemon juice and baking soda combination for skin brightening   

Lemon juice is a rich antioxidative beverage and prevents the negative effects of the free radicals in the body. This is especially good for the skin and it slows the aging and gives a radiant glow and can whiten your patches. It has whitening abilities and is a perfect remedy for hyperpigmentation, melasma, and dark patches.  

The baking soda exfoliates your skin and cleans your pores.  

How to prepare it? 

You will need: 

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda and  
  • Some lemon juice. 

Mix it very well and apply it to the dark spots. Leave it for a few minutes and wash your face thoroughly.  

Clean the skin regularly to see the results.  

Lemon juice and coconut oil combination for skin brightening   

Now, let’s look at the other combination, which is very useful as well and that can brighten your skin as well.  

As mentioned, lemon juice has incredible whitening abilities and a huge amount of vitamin C that is so needed for your skin to look radiant.  

Coconut oil can neutralize its acidity and prevents complications that can appear due to its acidic effects. It also has whitening properties as it contains vitamin E and fatty acids.  

So, this is a perfect combination for whitening the black patches and making your skin’s face flawless and radiant.  

How to prepare it? 

You will need: 

  • 2 -3 drops  of coconut oil 
  • 2 -3 drops of lemon juice  

Mix it well and apply it to your dark patches. Massage it for some time and leave it for another 20 – 25 minutes to get the best results. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.  

Coconut oil is very effective against sun damage and skin dehydration as well.   

Use it daily to see how your dark patches fade away.  

Coconut oil and baking soda for hair 

  • Coconut oil is a tropical fruit and it was used in the tropical regions where coconuts grow starting from the kitchen and as part of many natural remedies.  
  • It is an excellent moisturizer for your hair and it is an excellent choice, especially if you have curly hair that is prone to dryness.  
  • It is a great conditioner and you can use it 1 -2 times per week to better up hair quality and strength.  
  • It penetrates your hair and prevents hair loss as it moisturizes your scalp and removes the accumulation from your hair follicles.  
  • It can soothe dandruff as it is anti-inflammatory and moisturizes.  

Coconut hair mask for dry hair  

We offer you a great mask you can use for dry hair and will deeply moisturize it and you will love it for sure.  

All you need are the following ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin coconut oil – melted  
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. honey 

Before the mixture, please melt the coconut oil until it gets the liquid state, but it should not get too hot.  

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and add the coconut oil. Whisk it together and at the end, add the honey. Mix it all very well together.  

Then, gently massage your dry hair and apply it to each section.  Cover the hair with a towel or shower cap and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it thoroughly with your favorite shampoo.  

Baking soda for hair  

Baking soda is recommended to be used as clarifying shampoo and dissolved in water. Actually, it is believed that it will wash away from your hair all the accumulated oil, waxes, silicones, and pollution.  

But, baking soda is high in PH (very acidic – almost 8), as already mentioned and this breaks down the bonds between the protein molecules your hair has and leads to hair damage.  

There was also a study that claims that using anything on your scalp with a pH above 5.5 might be harmful to it and for your hair. (6

So, please use baking soda with caution to your hair and if you think moreover,  you will find out that the baking soda actually consists of tiny crystals that if you massage them deep onto your scalp can even damage it and have an abrasive effect.  

Baking soda for removing color from your hair?  

You should be very careful when using baking soda if you have colored hair.  

It can easily remove the color from it!  Actually, baking soda is a great solution to get rid of the hair color you are desperately trying to change. It is very effective if baking soda is mixed with apple cider vinegar as both are cleansing agents.  

This decolorization will leave your hair dry, so you have to moisturize it afterward.  

We offer you a quick and easy recipe for you to have in case you want to decolorize your hair at home and quickly with these cheap home products.  

Note: Please consult a hair specialist and be careful with this recipe it is not scientifically supported and there is not so much evidence that it can easily decolorize your hair.  

The easy recipe for decolorizing hair   

  • 2 tablespoons of  baking soda
  • 1½ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 5 drops of any fragrant essential oil 

Preparation: 

1. Mix the baking soda with ½ cup of water. 

2. Put this mixture on your wet hair. 

3. Massage the hair and leave it on it for about 10 minutes. 

4. Rinse the hair thoroughly.  

The vinegar and the essential oil should be put in the rest of the water.  In the end,  rinse your hair with this solution.  

To moisturize the dry hair left after this decolorization method, you can use the coconut mask hair we offered you above. 

Conclusion  

  • Baking soda and coconut oil are healthy natural products you can use to make some really effective homemade products such as toothpaste, face scrubs, hair masks, mouthwashes, and deodorants.  
  • Anyway, you should be careful when using baking soda on your hair, it can damage it as compared to coconut oil which is a great product for improving the health of your hair.  
  • They are cleansing agents and they help you with teeth and skin whitening as well.  
  • You should mix them with lemon juice to get better results when whitening the dark spots on your skin.  

Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller is enthusiastic about a healthy diet and improving overall health by developing healthy eating habits and exercising. When he isn’t writing articles, he revels in reading about health, nutrition, fitness, psychology, and lifestyle.
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