Friday, January 29, 2010

Baking Soda

I'm feeling very thrifty these days...and gearing up for Lent, during which I will not be blogging, buying beauty products or reading beauty blogs. I know it sounds silly.  I want to give something difficult up, but physically cannot give up meals as my health/energy is precarious enough with full nutrients.

I am finding all sorts of tips to use stuff we already own...and loving it.

I got this off of the Glamour beauty blog, about uses for baking soda.

Not Just For Your Fridge Anymore

I've only ever thought of that one pound vented box living in the back of my fridge absorbing all those funky food smells, but the team at Arm & Hammer taught me a few tricks that takes baking soda to a new beauty level...
Break out a new box (keep the one that's been hidden behind your milk for two months in there!) and try a few of these D.I.Y. baking soda ideas:

  • Add 1/2 a cup to your bath water for a soothing soak.

  • Mix about a quarter size amount into your regular shampoo to banish product build-up

  • Soak gunk-covered brushes in a basin with a teaspoon of baking soda for a hair tool detox

  • Chopping onions or garlic? Wash your hands with it to neutralize stinky odors

  • Sprinkle some in your body wash to make an instant exfoliant

  • Dump about half/one cup in a pair of socks, tie off with a ponytail holder, and put in your boots/gym shoes for easy odor-eaters


    Kimberly said...

    Oh, good tip! I'm going to try some in my shampoo to see if it will keep that hairspray build up in check!!!!

    AM said...

    I cannot believe you are giving it up for 40 days! Go girl!!!

    Going to clean up my brushes this weekend!!!!