ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Bicarbonate of Soda in Skin Care

Updated on August 15, 2017

Simply the best

Bicarbonate of soda is a true miracle worker, is safe and versatile, and can be used for personal care on most parts of the body.

I hope you’ll find the information below useful and will benefit from using this multitalented product.

Please leave your comments at the end of the article.

Bicarbonate of Soda is a Good Exfoliator

Very inexpensive and safe, bicarbonate soda is a brilliant way of exfoliating your skin.

  • Simply make a paste of three parts bicarbonate of soda to one part water,
  • Take a bath or shower and rub the mixture gently all over the body,
  • Rinse it off and dry yourself well,
  • Your skin will look healthy and clean as if you used an expensive brand of exfoliator!

Bicarbonate of Soda can be used as a Facial Scrub

  • The above mixture can be also used as a face and neck scrub,
  • Apply it in a circular movement to the face and neck,
  • Rinse it off with cool water.
  • Your skin will look radiant and well looked after.

Bicarbonate as a Breath Freshener

A simple and effective way of getting rid of nasty smells like garlic and onion:

  • Mix half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with a small glass of water.
  • Swish it around like a mouthwash,
  • You will be surprised at how well it will neutralise the bad odours.

Time to Soften-Up

  • To soften up rough skin, that is.
  • You already know well where it is because it is really unpleasant to touch and difficult to deal with.
  • So let us name some culprits: they are the elbows, knees and heels of the feet.
  • The method of dealing with them is quite simple and by now, well familiar to us.
  • Mix bicarbonate of soda to a paste and rub it in the affected area. Rinse off and enjoy your softer skin.
  • If you make a habit of using it regularly, you will never have rough skin again.

Relief from Mosquito Bites

  • We all know how unpleasant, to say the least, mosquito bites are.
  • They sting, they itch and they prevent us from sleeping.
  • Mix some bicarbonate of soda with a small amount of water and apply this paste on to the affected area.
  • You will be surprised how quickly it will give you relief from the itching.

Soothe Allergic Skin

  • It can be also used to soothe allergic skin reactions such as itchiness or irritations.
  • Have your bath filled with cool water and add 2 cups (400g) of soda.
  • Plunge yourself into it and enjoy the sense of relief it will give you.

Keep Feet Fit

  • ‘Shop until you drop’ may be good for lifting up your moral, but it is weighing (heavily) down on your feet.
  • They might feel 'used, abused and neglected'.
  • As an apology, make them light and happy again following some advice given below.

Foot Bath for Tired Feet

  • Mix 200 grams/1 cup bicarbonate of soda into relaxing hot water, put your feet in and stay for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add some more hot water as the temperature drops.
  • You can put some of your favourite essential oil into the water and then relax even more.
  • You will be surprised how wonderful your feet will feel afterward.

Itchy/Smelly feet

A simple remedy for itchy feet.

  • Get into a habit of using bicarbonate of soda instead of your usual talcum powder and you’ll bid farewell to any irritating itchiness of your feet, plus you’ll chase an unpleasant odour they might emit.
  • So this remedy is all around good for you and for those in your immediate radius.

Time to join forces

If you know any other uses of bicarbonate of soda, please share it with everyone in the comments section below. Let's make our wonderful planet cleaner!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)