Health/Beauty

Baking Soda Beauty: Who Knew it Was So Useful?

I always thought that baking soda was just that thing that you put in the fridge to make sure that your food didn’t end up tasting like fish or smelling like a homeless person. Well guess what, it does that and so much more! I’m about to sound like a cheesy infomercial, but here are all of the amazing uses for baking soda beauty.

Face/Body

All natural Face scrub: Add baking soda to a bowl or mug of water until it becomes a paste. Use on your face. It’s that simple.

Exfoliating body wash: Use an old product container and fill it part way with baking soda, add some essential oil (you can buy that at Wholefoods – I like lavender), and then add water until you reach the consistency you like.

Blemish spot treatment: Mix a few drops of fresh lemon juice with baking soda to make a paste and apply it to the unruly spot.

Heal your sunburn: Soak a washcloth in 4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in one quart of water, and apply it to the sunburned area (and make sure you wear more sunscreen next time – this isn’t the 90’s).

DeodorantUse a powder puff, old makeup brush or a facecloth and throw some under your arms for an all natural anti-sweat solution. I’ve never tried this, so don’t write me hate mail if you stink at the end of the day or sweat through your shirt.

Calm razor burn: Add two tablespoons of baking soda to one cup of water and wipe on to soothe irritation.

Detox bath: If you’ve got an aching body, add a half-cup of Epsom salts and a half-cup of baking soda to your bath. It will draw out toxins while you soak.

Hair

Improve your shampoo: Adding a little bit of baking soda to your usual dose of shampoo turns in into a deep cleaning powerhouse that gets rid of residue.

Dry shampoo: Sprinkle baking soda a little bit at a time (too much and your hair will look white) and comb through to absorb oils.

Clean your hair brush: These suckers get coated with oil and product buildup, so throw them in a bowl of warm water and add a teaspoon or two of baking soda to clean, and rinse before using.

…And more!

Whiten your teeth: Throw some baking soda on your toothbrush with your toothpaste to help whiten your teeth while you brush.

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Mouthwash: Dilute a teaspoon of baking soda in a small glass of water, and use it as a non-alcohol-based alternative.

Clean up your nails: Dip your nail brush in baking soda to clean your nails and remove discolorations from old polish, as well as soften your cuticles.

 

All for one low price of $2.99! What are you waiting for? Go get your box now!

 

 

5 Comments

  1. I had no idea that there were so many uses. Great post!

  2. I’ve used baking soda for skin in the past, I think I’ll try it on for cleaning my nails and hair brushes now

  3. I read your post a couple weeks ago and had my teenage daughter (that has awful problems with acne) try the baking soda and lemon juice tip.

    Two weeks later her acne is almost gone! We have tried every cream, ointment and wash available at the stores… and it was getting pretty pricey! Using two ingredients I had in the the kitchen has had a better effect than any of those store bought remedies.

    Thanks!

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