Baking Soda to the Rescue: Top Beauty Uses for Hair, Skin, and Teeth

13 Mar


I thought I had heard about most of the uses for baking soda, but a recent episode of the Dr. Oz Show covered some new and creative ways to take advantage of this household staple.


DIY Dry Shampoo Powder

If you regularly use dry shampoo, the costs can add up. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get clean hair on the fly.

Just sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on your roots and work into your hair. I leave it on for a while to absorb any oil before combing or brushing it through.

Hair Volumizer

Let’s face, we all use a lot of products on our hair from conditioner to mousse to hair spray. Over time, these products leave buildup which weighs your hair down.

To add volume to your hair, add a quarter size of baking soda to a handful of your shampoo. Baking soda helps to remove impurities in the hair, which leaves it lighter and bouncier with more volume.


Acne Healer

Some people find that the chemicals in some acne treatments are too harsh for the skin. For a gentle but effective approach, mix up a mask of baking soda and honey to help clear up any spots on your skin. Apply the mixture for around 15 minutes to your face, then rinse.

Skin Brightener

Skin brighteners are a hot trend in skin care, but they can be pretty pricey. For a homemade version, mix baking soda with a few drops of olive oil and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to clean skin for around 10 minutes, then rinse.


Tooth Whitener

Forget about nasty whitening strips. Try a more natural whitening solution by combining baking soda, strawberries, and lemon juice. Use the paste to brush your teeth just like toothpaste for a fresh and white smile.

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