Did you know that the box of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda sitting in your cupboard or refrigerator is an essential ingredient in many do-it-yourself beauty recipes? Just like it absorbs odors in trashcans and cleans grime from barbecue grills, baking soda naturally absorbs oil from skin and cuts grease in your hair. The small grains gently exfoliate and, when added to a bath, can calm irritated, itchy skin. These five beauty recipes featuring baking soda will help you get smoother skin from head to toe.
5 All Natural Beauty Remedies Using Baking Soda
Clarifying Baking Soda Shampoo
Folks in the "no 'poo" movement routinely wash their hair with just baking soda and water. But you can get baking soda's hair cleansing benefits without having to ditch your favorite shampoo. Combine your regular shampoo with baking soda to make an easy and inexpensive clarifying shampoo that absorbs oil and removes product buildup. Add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to help eliminate dandruff.
Toothpaste and Mouth Freshening
Time to flash those pearly whites and smile with confidence. Not only can baking soda help clean and whiten teeth, it'll give you fresh breath, too.
Baking Soda Nail Soak
Add baking soda to your next at-home manicure to help rescue yellow or discolored nails.
Baking Soda Skin Soothing Bath
Next time you take a bath, be sure to include ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda — it's a simple way to soften and exfoliate your skin.
Baking Soda Pre-Tan Scrub Exfoliator
Removing dead skin cells is an essential first step before tanning at home. Stick to an oil-free scrub that won't interfere with your tanning spray's ability to stick to and absorb into the skin. Baking soda offers gentle, yet invigorating, exfoliation.