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Baking Soda Uses

What is baking soda good for? Lots of things, and just about everything!  Some of the uses that I’ve found:

1. Cheap hair clarifier:  Use a little baking soda in your shampoo (or even your conditioner) can help to get rid of stubborn residue that sticks to hair from our dailly products.  Be careful not to use too much, though, because it can dry out hair.  Some even use baking soda in place of commercial shampoos.  Follow with a vinegar rinse and/or conditioner.

2. Cheap face cleanser:  Did you know that baking soda can help to cleanse, exfoliate and even help remove blackheads from your skin?  I like to use it during the summer because it helps me to cut down on the “T-Zone” shine on my face, helps my pores look smaller and keeps my blackheads at bay.  If you make a paste with it, pimples can disappear within hours!

3. Cheap deodorant:  The other day, I realized that I ran out of deodorant.  Since I was already late for an appointment, waiting in line at the store to buy some was really not a timely option…what to do, what to do?  Baking soda came to my rescue until I could get to the store.  After my shower, I just sprinkled some baking soda on my hand, and applied to my pits.  It worked even better than I thought it would (although I now keep an extra deodorant in my car), it’s nice to know that the baking soda did its job!

4. Gargle for sore throat:  A little baking soda in some warm water makes a good gargle for when you get a little tickle in your throat.

5. Gentle teeth whitening:  Most of us know that baking soda’s abrasive properties can help to gently whiten teeth, and also freshen breath at the same time.  Don’t forget to clean the tongue!

My #1 reason for loving baking soda?  It’s CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP =).  How many uses can you think of?

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