Friday, January 21, 2011

Beauty Tips from Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

We all know that ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda is essential for baking and battling odors in your refrigerator, but did you know that ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda is also useful in creating your own spa treatments at home? It’s true! I decided to add a few of the tips below to my beauty regimen. First, I used ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda to scrub off my makeup at the end of the day, and it worked beautifully. Then I added ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda to my shampoo, and my hair really did feel squeaky clean afterward! These tips and others are provided below from ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda:

Beautiful with Baking Soda!
Stay fresh and beautiful the natural way with ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda! Exfoliate your skin, jumpstart your home pedicure, rid your hair of chemical buildup, and freshen your breath … all for under a dollar!

Facial Scrub and Body Exfoliant
For smooth, radiant skin, give yourself a gentle facial and body scrub with ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda. Make a paste of 3 parts ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda to 1 part water. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells. Rinse clean. Gentle enough for daily use!

Hair Care
Get rid of product buildup by sprinkling a small amount (quarter-size) of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly. The ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is cleaner and more manageable.

Soothing Bath Soak
For a relaxing ending to a long day, add 1/2 cup of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda to your bath to neutralize acids on the skin and help wash away oil and perspiration. Your skin will feel silky smooth!

Home Pedicure Foot Soak
Start your home pedicure by dissolving 3 tablespoons of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda in a basin of warm water and soak feet. Gently scrub with a paste of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda.

Pearly Whites
For gleaming smiles, brush teeth with ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda. Just sprinkle baking soda into your palm, dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush.* For a refreshing mouthwash, use 1 teaspoon baking soda in ½ glass of water. Swish the solution through your teeth and rinse.

[*ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda does not contain the anti-cavity ingredient fluoride. Use it where water is fluorinated or when non-fluoride toothpaste is desired for adult use or as directed by your dentist of physician.]

Hand Cleanser
Soften skin with a paste of 3 parts ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda to 1 part water. Forget the harsh soaps and gently scrub away ground-in dirt and neutralize odors on hands with 3 parts ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda to your liquid hand soap. Then rinse clean.

Clean Brushes and Combs
For lustrous hair with more shine, keep brushes and combs clean with ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda. Remove natural oil build-up and hair product residue by soaking combs and brushes in a solution of 1 teaspoon of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda in a small basin of warm water. Rinse and allow to dry.

Natural Deodorant
Dust ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda under arms as needed to feel fresh all day. The magic of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda actually absorbs odors instead of just covering them up.

I’m looking forward to trying more of the budget-friendly tips above for incorporating ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda into my beauty routine! I love knowing that I don’t have to spend a fortune to care for my skin and hair.

DISCLOSURE: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Arm & Hammer and received a beauty basket to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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