Through blogs and social media, DIY products and solutions such as Coconut Oil and Baking Soda scrubs are getting more and more popular each passing day. Not only as a way to save some money from their pocket but also to create something useful from healthier natural sources.
Trying out new personal care and most specifically, skin products have represented a source of passion for a lot of women and men, interested in keeping their physical appearance right on point.
It’s quite simple to understand the appealing behind the use of these products in our daily lives. In actual days, we are living in a world where looking your best defines several things:
- Your credibility as a person
- Your job opportunities
- The connections you get + interpersonal relationships in and outside of work
- The number of potential partners you may have.
So today in this segment we’ll show you a natural DIY product you can use to clean and enhance your skin while at the same time, we are going to study the benefits and properties of this natural remedy and finally review its effectiveness, for that matter, let’s begin.
What are Coconut Oil and Baking Soda?
Coconut Oil: It’s a source of natural oil extracted from the internal surface of the coconut. It’s mainly made of saturated fats in almost 100% of its composition. Half of these saturated fats are mixes of different fatty acids such as lauric, caprylic, palmitic and myristic acid.
It also has Monounsaturated fats but they represent only 6% of total composition while polyunsaturated fats represent barely 2% of the oil.
Therefore we conclude that Coconuts provide a great source of natural oils and fats to enjoy. It also helps to absorb several vitamins such as A, C, D and K.
Nevertheless, nutritionists recommend avoiding consuming the fruit too frequently since its levels of saturated fats are too high and saturated fats, even when they provide more energy, they are also harder to “digest” metabolically and coconut oil increases the level of LDL cholesterol which is highly unfavorable for our health because it increases the likelihood of heart diseases .
Also, there are many other fruits with fewer fats and more benefic sources of carbohydrates.
On the other hand, The Coconut Oil is very popular in the care of skin and hair to moisturize, soften and give form to things like frizzy hair or dry skin and people love it for its smell, simplicity and quick results.
Baking Soda: It’s a chemical compound, a salt to be exact. Also known as “sodium bicarbonate” Its chemical formula is NaHCO3 with two main ingredients: sodium (Na+) and bicarbonate (HCO3)
It has many uses, some of them are baking powder, disinfectant, pesticide, fire extinguisher and pyrotechnics.
It’s used for medical purposes as well, from antacids when mixed with water to ph stabilizers to treat acidosis in patients with low levels of sodium or bicarbonate in the blood.
The Recipe: Coconut Oil and Baking Soda
By mixing these two ingredients, that are very easy to find in any kitchen or supermarket, you can make a scrub to rub against your face and get a beautiful, fresher skin in a short amount of time.
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil
As simple as that!
How to apply Coconut Oil Baking soda scrub?
1) Mix both ingredients until you get a paste with a gritty texture. Place it in a recipient and let it rest for a few seconds then apply it directly into your skin and leave it for some minutes.
2) Clean your face as you normally do and Voila!
Applying coconut oil baking soda mask scrub
Reasons to do it: To moisture, your skin, to treat yourself, to remove makeup naturally without hurting your skin with other chemicals, to minimize the effects of the sun on your skin and prevent premature ageing of the skin.
Reason to NOT do it: You have acne and wish to improve it. You have a greasy skin and you’re looking for a natural facial cleanser.
Benefits: Using baking soda with coconut oil
- Maintaining skin’s natural pH
- Preventing acne for its antibacterial properties and exfoliating power.
- Softening imperfections like scars, age spots, scarring.
- Giving glow to a dry skin!
- Preventing hair loss for lack of proteins
- Retaining hair’s natural moisture
- Prevent dandruff
- Increase hair strands’ strength
- Prevent tooth decay for bacteria
- Make teeth shine as white as they can!
What are the uses of Coconut Baking Soda Mix?
This is a very versatile DIY natural mix available to try anytime! For its awesome properties, it can be used as toothpaste, cleaning wash, hair masks, natural skin moisturizer, cream to exfoliate pores.
What is Coconut Baking Soda Side Effects?
Even when both ingredients are 100% natural and often absolutely benign, some exceptions are always there and we must warn you about them.
Irritation: Baking soda can irritate extremely sensitive skin. It may cause a rash, inflammation in the area and a burning sensation. The best to do in that case is to suspend its use and clean your face with water. In case the reaction is considerable and the itchiness too strong, call a specialist for advice.
Final Words: Separating Facts from Rumors
Let’s get to the point. Do Coconut Oil Baking Soda Facial Wash Products and Derivates work?
Based on the nature of both components, we would dare to say that these recipes WORK.
However, it’s true that we must stay 100% objective and say that while natural treatments work and most of the time, they serve their function, their efficacy might not as high as people sell it in some blogs.
Various recipes don’t reach the efficacy and effectiveness of several commercial products, proven by experts to work on that specific area.
We are not trying to define which is better, of course, both options are appealing and there are no reasons why they shouldn’t be explored.
In the end, there are no miraculous recipes that can cure all beauty issues.
Every product serves its function on the part where its chemical components work better.
For instance, oils tend to be more effective on hair than skin, still, that doesn’t mean they don’t work here; we just have to consider the fact that it might work perfectly as it might not and we shouldn’t get disappointed.
Nobody’s the same.
Good news is: There are many options are available for you in case this recipe is not for your skin.
Natural products are cheap and often benign options; therefore you have the great advantage of being able to combine from time to time, not like some artificial products and brands that can have adverse reactions if combined with other treatments.
You can experiment as much as you want and find what works better according to your type and skin and expectations.
There are no limitations here. The best option is out there, all you need to do is, keep looking.