I love finding new uses for things that are already sitting around my house, especially if those new uses are BEAUTY uses! Baking soda is one of those things that is not just for baking, there are a million beauty uses for it that are definitely worth a try.
1. Facial Scrub
Mix water and baking soda to make a paste (about 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water), use it as a scrub to exfoliate your face.
2. Remove Buildup in Hair
I use a clarifying shampoo about once a week to remove excess buildup from my hair. If you don’t have clarifying shampoo, mix baking soda in with your shampoo (about 50/50) and use it as you would normally wash your hair.
3. Clean Combs and Brushes
After a while brushes and combs can get greasy. and washing them isn’t a bad idea. Mix hot water and a baking soda to get them clean.
4. Brush and Whiten Teeth
Brushing your teeth with baking soda is cheap, easy, and effective! Dip your damp toothbrush in baking soda and brush as usual.
5. Soften Cuticles
If you don’t have cuticle oil handy, try using baking soda and a nail brush or old tooth brush and scrub your cuticles to exfoliate and soften them.
6. Blackhead Scrub
Mix 1 Tbsp baking soda with 1/4 cup milk and rub into those blackhead prone areas. Repeat as necessary.
7. Dry Shampoo
Although a real dry shampoo would be ideal, in a pinch using a small amount of baking soda at the roots of your hair can act as a dry shampoo and give you a fresher look.
8. Fix a Splotchy Sunless Tan
Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on damp skin and scrub it around to rub away a streaky sunless tan.
9. Foot Soak
Add about 3 Tbsp of baking soda to a tub to soak and soften your feet before an at-home pedicure.
10. Zit- Zapper
Mix a few drops of fresh lemon juice with baking soda to make a paste and apply it to the blemish to help it go away quicker.
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