6 Baking Soda Beauty Tips

Baking soda as a must-have beauty item? YES! Here are 6 ways baking soda beauty tips to add to your routine.
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Baking soda as a must-have beauty item? YES! Here are 6 ways baking soda beauty tips to add to your routine.
Jill Seiman & Katherine Baxter, The Martha Stewart Show

Last Wednesday, I spent a blissful day with Cousin Kat. We shared the morning at a live taping of the season finale of The Martha Stewart Show with a performance from Rufus and Martha Wainwright, enjoyed a cocktail lunch at Elmo, then headed downtown to SoHo for some shopping and afternoon tea at the Crosby Street Hotel courtesy of ARM & HAMMER®.

We were blown away by the baking soda beauty tips we learned that I've added the all-natural, $1 carton of baking soda to my list of must-have beauty products and had to share:

Facial Scrub & Body Exfoliant
For smooth, radiant skin, make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1-part water. Rub in a circular motion to exfoliate and rinse clean. Or, add a pinch or two of baking soda to your facial cleanser. Gentle enough for daily use. I'll be using this technique before visiting Gotham Glow.

Hair Product Build-up Removal
Sprinkle a small amount (quarter-size) of baking soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly. ARM & HAMMER® helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is more manageable.

Soothing Bath Soak
For a relaxing ending to a long day by adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath for a relaxing and refreshing soak. Your skin will feel silky smooth.

Home Pedicure Foot Soak
Start your home pedicure by dissolving three tablespoons of baking soda in a basin of warm water and soak feet, then gently scrub with a paste of baking soda.

Pearly Whites
For a gleaming smile, brush teeth with baking soda. Just sprinkle baking soda into your palm, dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush. For a refreshing mouth rinse, use 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Swish solution through teeth and rinse.

Natural Deodorant
Dust baking soda under arms as needed to feel fresh all day. The baking soda actually absorbs odors instead of just covering them up.

I've been using ARM & HAMMER® on my face, body, and hair and it's seriously as good as any more expensive product I've ever used. I also tried it on my teeth but I think it's too soon to notice a difference.

You can see the full list of baking soda solutions here, including clever ways to clean up after the kids, and download coupons here.

Do you have an inexpensive beauty secret?

{I received complimentary product from ARM & HAMMER® for consideration. I was not compensated for this post.}