10 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

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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25 thoughts on “10 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

  1. Melanie

    I agree with 4. Just don’t do it too often, it can be harsh on enamel after a long-term usage, but it definitely brings whitening results. After all, there are numerous products for home treatment with sodium bicarbonate as main ingredient.

    1. Ava Watson

      Perhaps I’m one of the lucky ones, but I’ve been using baking soda for years and never had a problem with my enamel. Just putting that out there for someone who’s nervous about trying it. It might not have any negative effects for you.

  2. Paul Thompson

    Great points! Baking soda is indeed one of the most useful products for house cleaning to beautifying everyone. This was proven advantageous when it comes to teeth whitening, it cleans your mouth and remove the filthy stain in your teeth. But overusing baking soda in your teeth could weaken your enamel, so be careful.

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  4. Lisa Hayden

    Agree with using it for cleaning and whitening the teeth. however, it always made my tongue lose the sense of taste for couple of days so not a great fan of it.

  5. Andrew

    Baking sod is one of the most useful element for cleaning and whitening teeth. But now this becoming old fashioned. In the decade electric toothbrushes are becoming more and more popular. Not only they looks cool but also they are effective. Electric toothbrushes got variety of modes which will clean your teeth, polish you teeth and also got gum care facility.

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  7. Patricia

    Do people still use baking powder to brush their teeth? With the arrival of electric toothbrushes I would think that idea would be obsolete by now.


  8. Michelle

    Running an oral health blog, I can’t believe how often baking soda comes up in my research! The uses of baking soda and an electric toothbrush are endless.

  9. Jonathan

    Great for balancing PH levels, brightens yellow teeth, stops bacteria engaging… Really very good home remedies.
    Thanks for sharing these useful ideas.


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