5 Amazingly Easy Uses of Baking Soda

Why spend hundreds of dollars on beauty products when you can use baking soda and get the same or even better results? In a previous post on how to prevent smelly feet, I mentioned baking soda was one of my favorite products.

The reason is I consider it a very smart product, and here you will see why! These are 5 easy uses of baking soda that deliver crazy good results.

1. You can use baking soda as a teeth whitener

Mix 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide and 3 teaspoons of baking soda until you get a paste. If you want to add some  flavor to it, mix in a bit of mint toothpaste. Brush your teeth in circular motions, and let it sit for 2 minutes. Make sure to rinse and brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste afterwards.

2. Restore the tone of your underarms

I hate the dark spots that I get on my underarms! When your skin gets irritated from shaving, this is exactly what happens. It is recommended to wax or plug instead of shaving, but honestly I don’t have the time or will (it hurts!) to do this. What you can do is mix the juice of a lime with baking soda to create a paste. Apply it to your underarms and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse it thoroughly after. This works miracles!

3. Use it as shoe powder to prevent smelly feet

Simply shake baking soda into your shoes to get rid of bad odor. Leave it overnight and do this at least once or twice a week. Make sure to shake off the excess powder before wearing your shoes again.

4. Use baking soda to relieve irritated skin  

After a day of sunbathing at the beach, you might as well use some baking soda to relieve your skin. Add a cup of baking soda to your bath to soften your skin irritation and make it feel much better.

5. Use it as an exfoliating scrub

This is really easy; just mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part water. Gently rub your face or body in circular motions with the paste and rinse thoroughly after.