Can I combine coconut oil and baking soda for my hair and skin? Is it safe?

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Can I combine coconut oil and baking soda for my hair and skin? Is it safe?

Coconut oil is known for its incredible moisturising properties, as well as being an excellent cleaner and polisher to use around the house. Baking

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Coconut oil is known for its incredible moisturising properties, as well as being an excellent cleaner and polisher to use around the house. Baking soda has been used for decades as an easy alternative to shop-bought chemical household cleaners, but it can also be used for cosmetic reasons

But can you mix the two together? The answer is – yes you can.

Mixing baking soda and coconut oil is completely safe and the two do not interact dangerously at all.

According to OrganicFacts.net, using both together can be good for your hair, skin and mouth in a number of ways.

It explains: “Baking soda is an amphoteric substance, meaning that it can react with both acids and bases, helping to balance the pH balance in either direction.

“It is essentially the ultimate neutral substance, and for people who have high acidity in their bodies or on their skin, this can be hugely beneficial.

“Acidic conditions are perfect for the development of infection and illness, so it is important to have the right balance on the body’s largest organ.

“Bringing coconut oil into the mix makes the preparation even stronger.”

There are a number of ways you can use coconut oil and baking soda.

Haircare

While coconut oil is used across the world on its own as an excellent moisturising hair mask, combining it with baking soda can also help remove any excess gunk and build up from your hair.

Baking soda is a great tonic for your locks – it can remove excess oil from the scalp and help prevent dandruff due to its pH balancing nature.

Mix together in a 1:1 ratio for best results.



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