Don’t you get excited when you find new uses for items that you already have in your home, and its even better when those newly found uses are BEAUTY related. Baking soda is one of those things that is not just for keeping your refrigeration odor free, but there are literally about a million beauty uses for this gem that are worth giving a try!
1. Facial Scrub – Mix water and baking soda to make a paste (about 3 parts bakingsoda 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. Whiten Fingernails
If your nails have become discolored, Mix one tablespoon lemon juice with the same quantity of baking powder into a paste and brush with an old toothbrush.
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 shampoowould 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.