McKenzie's Bi-Carb Soda is one of the most versatile products found in the pantry, with over 160 conventional uses for the everyday Australian household.
Typically known for its multipurpose functions in baking and cleaning, Bi-Carb Soda has now been recognised as an affordable and highly effective solution for skin care and beauty by Hollywood's A-List.
McKenzie's Bi-Carb Soda provides a no-fuss alternative to other expensive and chemical based beauty products on the market and best of all it is readily available in all major supermarkets. Bi- Carb Soda is an efficient and inexpensive way to create face and body products that leave your skin looking and feeling soft and clean.
The use of Bi-Carb Soda can be traced all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, who used sodium carbonate as a cleansing agent. Bi-Carb Soda's coarse but not too rough consistency makes it the perfect texture for a body or face scrub and can even be used on hair.
The non-toxic formula is safe to use in your everyday routine and is appropriate for children or those with sensitive skin types*.
Some simple health and beauty uses for McKenzie's Bi-Carb Soda include:
#1 Facial Wash/Scrub
Mix ¼ teaspoon of Bi-Carb Soda and your liquid cleanser into the palm of your hand. Make sure it is well dissolved. Apply in gentle circular motions to your face and neck, avoiding the eyes. Rinse off with warm water. Pat face dry with a soft towel and wipe with a gentle toner.
#2 Minimise Blackheads
For problem areas on your face or body where blackheads appear, use Bi-Carb Soda paste (combine 3 parts of Bi-Carb Soda with 1 part water) and spread over the affected area. Leave for a few minutes then rise off with warm water.
#3 Skin Softener
Add a handful of Bi-Carb Soda to your bath water to soften your skin.
#4 Sunburn and Windburn Relief
Dissolve approximately 100g of Bi-Carb Soda in a tepid bath and soak in the bath for about 15mins
#5 Clean Make Up Brushes
To clean make up brushes, soak in Bi-Carb Soda solution (3 tablespoons Bi-Carb Soda in 1 litre of warm water) overnight. Rinse well and dry
#6 Teeth Whitening
Mix Bi-Carb Soda with toothpaste and brush teeth as usual. Rinse mouth thoroughly after brushing. The Bi-Carb will remove plaque, freshen breath and remove stains.
Bi-Carb Soda beauty uses have been a well-kept secret by women for years, until recently when Hollywood actress Emma Stone reveled to ELLE France that her secret remedy for glowing skin is Bi-Carb Soda. Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones, Tyra Banks and Queen Latifah have also confessed their love for Bi-Carb, using the product for exfoliating, teeth whitening and making gentle cleansers.
Other similar products on the market can cost up to hundreds of dollars while McKenzie's Bi-Carb Soda retails for under $5.
*Please note, as with all skincare products, it is advised users do a patch test first in case of an allergic reaction.