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You’ve probably seen baking soda as an ingredient in all types of recipes. After all, the alkali is often utilized as a raising agent in delicious-sounding bakes – such as soda breads, chocolate cakes and gingerbreads. You might even have a neglected container of the stuff rattling around in one of your kitchen drawers. But did you know that people swear that you can use pinches of humble baking soda in all kinds of different ways? And yes, that includes making your body, skin and hair look its absolute best.

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But before you go digging out your supply of baking soda and flinging it in your hair, it’s worth understanding a little more about how the powder actually works. Fair warning, though: only try the following hints and hacks if it is safe to do so. So, be sure to stop at once if you find that excessive use of baking soda leaves your skin sore or irritated.

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