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Beauty

Here Are 5 Surprising Ways That Baking Soda Can Beautify You

Facial scrub

Exfoliating your face once or twice per week is an essential part of the healthy skin process, but did you know baking soda can be used as a scrub? You can make your own exfoliating scrub by mixing three parts baking soda with one part water and stir until it turns into a paste.  Rub the mixture on your skin and then rinse with warm water.  You can do this once or twice per week. You can also use this as a body scrub to remove dead cells from the surface of your skin.

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Deodorant

For those with sensitive skin, baking soda is a great alternative for harsh deodorants that tend to cause itchiness, redness and bumps.  Baking soda eliminates odour by neutralizing acids and bases, plus unlike many antiperspirants you won’t have to worry about it staining your clothes.

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Foot Soak

Skip those expensive salons and opt for an at-home pedicure instead; all you’ll need is baking soda and water. Make a soothing footbath by adding one part warm water and three parts baking soda to a basin, and allow your feet to soak for 10-15 minutes. Remove your feet from the basin and lather with lotion then wrap in a warm towel and let sit for another 10 minutes. When you’re done your feet will definitely look and feel as if you went to an expensive salon-minus the price!

Teeth Whitener

Nothing enhances your smile like beautiful, white teeth, and you can achieve that with baking soda. At-home teeth whitening kits are all the rage right now, and while some of them might prove effective they also contain chemicals, so why not go the natural route by using baking soda instead?  Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your hand, dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush your teeth for about a minute. Rinse your mouth with water and voila! Of course you have to do this overtime to see results.

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Dry Shampoo

Long days in the summer heat, or mornings at the gym can cause your hair to get sweaty and greasy. And while the obvious alternative is washing it, sometimes this simply isn’t possible due to time constraints. In cases like these we often employ the dry shampoo method which is the perfect quick fix for such situations. However, if you don’t have this product on hand, don’t fret I’m sure there’s a box of baking soda somewhere in your kitchen. Just sprinkle a small amount onto your roots, run a brush through your hair and you’re good to go!