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Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I do enjoy baking soda as an exfoliant for face/body but my real love for it is with hair care. For those times when a shampoo (or two) has been skipped, the weather was warm, and the scalp just feels oily and vile, baking soda helps immensely. I like to grab about a tablespoon or two and massage it into my wet roots. It can be used solo or in conjunction with shampoo/conditioner. It makes my hair so incredibly clean and soft. I have been doing this for years and it never fails. I wouldn't suggest replacing regular hair products with it or using it daily. The amount needed probably varies greatly from person to person as some have reported horrible rashes/acne from baking soda usage. I have a pretty normal scalp and never experienced anything but fresh, revived hair from this beauty trick. Give it a try!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Miracle Worker for sooo many different things!!!
How i use it at the moment -
TO HELP ACNE - I am suffering from really bad acne that sprung out of no where last year, I've always had mild acne but my face is now disgusting. I've tried no end of products, antibiotics etc but nothing had worked. I read about using this as a mask and I'm only on my 3rd night of a new regime and the difference is great. I do this at night after cleansing my face, a teaspoon mixed with tiny bit of water into a paste and pat over my skin, I've read to leave for 10 mins but as soon as it is dry i wet my hands and gently rub it all in to exfoliate then rinse. I find it stings/burns and makes my spots looks worse straight after but this fades within the hour, it can also be quite drying so a moisturizer is a must!! I'm finding afterwards my pores have shrunk amazingly, my skin is less oily. I also seem to have a few whiteheads come up, ive read this is normal as the crap is coming to the surface. they dry out pretty quick also with continued use. if the whiteheads continues to appear after a full week of this then I'll change it to once every other day. (I'm hoping to only need to do this once a week once acne under control) I'm so so happy with the change in my acne, except for dryness but I'd rather deal with that!!! (i will also say i use this in conjunction with panoxly which i apply lightly in the mornings)
HAIR - Not so good for me but i seen improvements. I quit shampoo and conditioner and used a tbsp with cooled boiled water then vinegar for a rinse. I tried this for 2 months and went through an awful transition period that never ended. Ive read others only last a week but hey, what can you do. I so wanted this to work and may try again in the future, except for the symptoms of my transition i noticed my hair was thicker, less split ends. I would recommend people who want to go no chemicals to try this. or even do it now and again to clear product build up. I think I'll continue to do that and try and introduce it sparingly next time (I'm now using a lush shampoo bar and continue to vinegar rinse afterwards). My BACNE also vanished when i done this :) for that reason alone after i have cleaned my hair i shall be pouring the same mixture down my back to keep it clear.
TEETH WHITENER - I've started mixing this with toothpaste twice a week and noticed a change after to second time :)
I am soo happy with this stuff and cannot wait to use it in different ways
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Baking Soda is amazing! I literally spent most of my money on skin care products that everybody raved about and just been disappointed each time. I leave this on my sink and just wash my face with warm water and mix it with baking soda and lightly rub my face. i also wash my face with COLD water afterwards. First time using this wasn't all that great cause my face stung and the baking soda left it extremely dry! My face didn't look great but after awhile my face got used to it. I recommend this product because there's nothing to lose. It's cheap and effective!
UPDATE: No longer using Baking Soda due to my sensitive skin. I also think it's a hassle to use as a cleanser since I don't have the patience to wash my face in the first place. Didn't do much for my acne.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I use baking soda to both clarify hair and as a deodorant, and in both functions I have yet to find something more effective. I mix with my shampoo into a sort of paste and just shampoo like normal. As a deodorant, I just wet my underarms, rub on a thin layer and allow to dry. This has been so effective as a deodorant that I now can wear clothes for multiple days if needed (i.e. I don't have to wash my clothes as often) and there are no white marks (unless I apply too much, in which case there will be a bit of powder on clothes, but unlike traditional deodorants this is easy to wipe off). Overall, I LOVE baking soda and take it everywhere with me when I travel.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Best beauty bargain ever!
Two esthician (sp) friends separately told me that is what they use & I was sold!
Most times I make a past with either a dab of cleanser or just water & use it as a facial and neck exfoliant. Sometimes I use it all over, especially on my elbows. It is also good mixed with a bit of olive oil, just make sure it is a paste. I do this all in my hand.
Your skin will be so soft, do it a couple of times a week., Great for blackheads!
Putting some in shampoo helps remove chlorine!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Hi can i use arm and hammar fridge and freezer baking soda for face and hair wash ? I found tht product in dubai spinneys store. Any one guide me . Plz. I did find ths product in dubai. Any one guide whr ths product is available in dubai
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I use Baking Soda for almost all my beauty needs. I had a really bad break-out and literally nothing was working, no face wash or masks or other DIY recipes was working to clear my skin up. I've been using this with a bit of water to make a thin paste for the past two weeks and it has literally saved my skin. I love it! Once a week I mix some with my toothpaste too which makes my teeth really white, if my scalp needs a good clean to get rid of product build up I use it like a shampoo and for $3 a kilo, you can't beat it.
I store it in a container in my cupboard and use it every day, will never again live without my baking soda.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Baking soda is the BEST skin exfoliator in the world! It's mildly abrasive, dirt cheap, no nasty chemicals or fragrances, easy to obtain, and it imparts a lovely glow to the skin. Women have been using this kitchen staple for many years to exfoliate their faces and bodies - tried, true, & tested.
I pour baking soda into a sealable jar, store it in the shower, and exfoliate my face/neck/chest every morning. I do not use a facial cleanser in the am - only at night to remove makeup and daily grime. No breakouts, skin rashes or irritations, just lovely, silk-smooth skin that glows.
Try it out ladies! I do not believe that you will be disappointed!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I use baking soda the following ways:
- a few tablespoons in a foot soak, to help my poor little feet unwind from being stuck in beautiful shoes all day...makes them look clean, not to mention insanely soft...kissable. A tip: the orange box doesn't look very pretty on the bathroom counter, and is a pain to get the product out...so I just transfer it to a clear glass jar. And I had rocks of baking soda that stuck together, which I tried breaking with a knife, but that didn't work so well...so I just use those in my foot soak because they dissolve in hot water. :)
- as a facial exfoliator...now I have dermatitis (eczema) prone skin, and dry acne...but my skin is oily haha...but this has calmed down beautifully due to jojoba oil (go jojoba!!) but before that I used it on my face. I did NOT use 1 tablespoon, or a few tablespoons mixed with water. I literally used a sprinkle, and worked my way up. I have used this with water, with Cetaphil's Restoraderm, with olive oil and jojoba oil...I don't have a need for face wash anymore because I do the OCM (oil cleansing method) at night, and just rinse my face with water in the morning, but mixed in with cleanser/oil it wasn't as agitating as with straight water. I used jojoba oil with it one day before I left the house, and it made my skin look a bit blotchy because I think I massaged it a bit too hard, and the residue of the oil stayed on my face so it didn't make my make-up look to good.
The key here is literally use half a teaspoon if that and then work your way up, with a cleanser or oil (that you have been using for a while so you know it's not breaking you out) and massage very, very gently. I can not stress that enough because if you barely glide your fingers across your skin, your skin will look clearer, softer, and smoother after one use. Otherwise it will look blotchy because it is exfoliating your skin, even though the granules are much, much smaller then conventional exfoliators. I think I will try this again at night when I don't have make-up to remove, because currently the OCM with jojoba oil is exfoliating my skin without scrubbing haha, look into the OCM if you haven't already! And with oil it's the least agitating to sensitive skin, and we all know with sensitive skin, other exfoliators turn the skin bright red, no matter no *sensitive* they claim to be.
As a body exfoliator, I have not tried it, but I feel like it would be even better then the brown sugar, and olive oil combination that I am using now, because the granules are much smaller. It will take more work for that very reason, but anything for sexy skin. ;)
It also seems that people are using this to get the gunk out of their hair...I really don't have much gunk because the only thing that goes into my hair is beeswax (molding cream), Dove soap (my shampoo), and olive and jojoba oil...but I will try it one day and see how it works!
Another note...I tried this on active red pimples and whiteheads, and while it only made my skin more blotchy because I scrubbed a bit too hard, you have to be extra vigilant on active pimples because it might irritate your skin more, even with the gentlest of massaging. In the stage of drying or flaky pimples, I definitely would recommended! But to each, their own. I <3 natural and cheap products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using baking soda to wash my hair for about four months. I either keep it in a squeeze bottle filled a little over a third of the way with baking soda, the rest filled with water, or make it into a paste with water. It keeps my thick, curly hair clean without stripping it of any oils, and I've noticed very minimal fading in my hair dye (at the ends of my hair only).
Because baking soda is alkaline, it's important to follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse. I use half a cup of Bragg's ACV in two cups of water, pour half over the underside of my head, the other half over the top, and then spend a minute scrubbing it into my scalp. This is the only method that has gotten rid of my dandruff, and I only need to use it two or three times a week.
I've heard that baking soda can be mixed into conditioner for those who cowash, and I plan on trying this soon.
When using baking soda and ACV, it may take a couple of weeks for your hair and scalp to adjust. For the first week after starting this, my hair felt very greasy, but it quickly adjusted. I noticed increased shine and moisture, and my hair and scalp no longer felt squeaky clean, which I like. My hair used to get very dry and itchy, but it's now flake free.
Overall, a wonderful, versatile product that I cannot recommend more highly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Dear baking soda,
thank you for not only de-stinking my fridge, cleaning my stubborn pots and pans, but now doing what I truly thought was impossible - removing my pesky omnipresent flakies. You are my first ever HG product.
This is seriously the best exfoliator out there, hands down. At a little over a buck for a giant box, no one can beat this price. I personally use a very small amount of BS - around .5 to 1 tsp - because I use a cleansing milk instead of a cream cleanser and I have sensitive skin. I instead go for a very slightly gritty texture and gently rub in circular motions on my dry patches. Yes this did sting a bit especially around the dry flaky patches - but amazingly, it was as if the BS was melting off my flakies as with only very light rubbing, my skin is finally flake-free in years. I have very stubborn ugly flaky spots due to acne so those wondering, yes there is a cheap and very effective way at removing all of that crusty flaky disgustingness. I only do the baking soda exfoliator once a week since it would be way too harsh for everyday. My skin was shiny and a bit oily afterwards but definitely manageable and more than worth it to be free of flakies.
1) PLEASE do your first test on your HAND and not your face. It's very easy to add to much BS or rub too hard. Since your hand is much tougher than your face, you can safely test to guage how much BS is necessary. The first time I tested on my hand with just water and BS, my poor hand felt dry and raw for 20 minutes (both too much BS and scrubbed way too hard) :/
2) Steam your face first to prep it for the baking soda exfoliator.
3) Let the cleanser/BS mixture sit on your face for 10-15 secs before starting to gently rub. I personally felt like it gave the BS some time to really start loosening the dead skin but that could be just me.
4) Rinse very very throughly. Any baking soda left over on your face may cause itchiness and irritation.
5) Moisturize well after exfoliating as your skin will feel quite dry after you wash off everything.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i've been using this for about a month along w/ the sea salt wash and diy toner of organic apple vinegar and water- i went all natural(no other face washes/products-not counting make-up).
i started using this as an every day face wash whenever i needed to take off make-up(after work for example) and used a sea-salt wash any other time(after waking up in the mornings or before going to bed). it does leave your skin very soft, smooth and clean. i use to damp my face, pour a little BS directly on my palm moisten that and go at it. when i started i had a pretty bad break out(being that time of the month) and thought this was aiding the healing process. yet, about a week later i got another wave of break-outs, even worse than the first. i thought it may be my skin reacting to the change in routine and thought it would get used to it but here i am a month later and they're still coming(all tho not as bad as the first wave). i read through the reviews here and many have said using this on the daily has caused them breakouts as well(specially white heads which i've had the most) so it's better to use it as a scrub or mask sparingly. is mentioned i'm still getting break outs after a month and i believe it's because of this. i have pretty bad(very acne-prone) skin and my skin routine(many different face washes) before didn't leave it this bad on such a regular basis. i loved the idea of going natural but seems like i'm going to have to take up chemicals again, mainly 'cause i don't know any natural way which would remove all the make up(concealer/blush/etc). i've been using this up 'till yesterday so will give it a try as a mask(haven't tried it yet) and scrub a few times a week and see if i improve. will update in a couple of weeks.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Effectively cleans hair,
Leaves hair soft,
Leaves hair light,
Leaves hair bouncy,
Leaves hair very easy to style WITHOUT heat.
Much be prepared fresh each time,
Effectively removes colour from colour-treated hair.
I use this in place of my $20 shampoo. Dissolve one table spoon of baking soda in warm water. Get in the shower and wet hair. Work it through your hair, comb it through. Let sit while you do the rest of your routine. Rinse out. Apply a leave-in conditioner. Style as usual but WITHOUT hot tools!
My hair now holds a really nice curl without any hassle. No product, no heat, no time required. Just brush it with a round brush and go. Love it.
I wash my hair with baking soda every time I get in the shower because I have greasy hair. It's recommended that you only use baking soda once or twice a week at most as it is very drying.
When you initially make the switch, try to do it during a week where you won't need to leave the house very often. Do not wash your hair for three or four days so the natural oil is there. Wash with baking soda. Wait two days and wash with baking soda. Then start washing every day with baking soda. You will see a huge difference in one week. I did!
My hair did become VERY DRY. If that is a huge problem for you, do not use baking soda on your hair, or do not use it every day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Other
Great product! I used this after reading the reviews on MUA and it makes my skin very soft and has reduced acne scars. Will definitely continue using it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use baking soda in place of shampoo. I dissolve about 1 TBSP per cup of water and use that to wash my hair and scalp. It works amazing. No residue, no dry strands, just clean healthy hair and scalp. I started using it when I couldn't stop getting nasty dandruff and was suffering from some serious frizzy hair. I think all the silcones in products was building up. So I used baking soda to clarify and then thought "why don't I just use this all the time!". So I do. And I'm so happy. No chemicals, cheaper than shampoo, and my hair looks amazingly shiny. I'd highly recommend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Used for physical exfoliation purposes one a week. After removing makeup and cleansing face, I use product as an exfoliant. My regular cleanser is Cetaphil, so I combine 2-3 pumps of cleanser with approximately a tbsp of baking soda. I apply to damp face, and massage in circular motions for a few minutes. This is the best exfoliant I have used, and it is so cheap. The granuales are so small, it is a great micro-exfoliant. I don't think I will ever repurchase a regular exfoliant from the store again. Holy grail status.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
After endlessly searching for my Neutrogena AntiResidue Shampoo in every store imaginable (and any other clarifying shampoo for that matter) I had all but given up and accepted that my hair would be an oily gross gunky blob for the rest of my life. I'm in college, and unemployed (classes take up too much time to work :( ) and so I've been finding ways to be frugal, but still look fabulous. Enter baking soda. I remember looking this up on MUA a while back, and decided to give it a shot. So I put some in a dixie cup, mixed it with my regular shampoo, and lo and behold, it worked! My hair was squeaky clean and shiny! Worked even better than my Neutrogena shampoo, which I swear by! I also used it as a gentle scrub for my face (once a week though!) and it dulled the redness in my breakouts and made my skin feel way smooth. It does a lot and costs so little. Definitely an HG product, and I'm definitely repurchasing!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Using Baking soda combined with an apple cider vinegar toner has completely helped heal my skin from the hormonal mess I had after going off birth control. I spent a fortune on products with very little success, and trying every other home remedy I could get my hands on, without resorting to harsh chemicals from a dermatologist. Been there as a teenager, did not want to go there again.
I've been washing my face, chest, neck, and back with a combo of neem and turmeric face wash mixed together with baking soda daily, and doing a baking soda mask, this time mixing it together with a lavender face wash, twice a week. Then I follow it with a Bragg's ACV toner, which I've made with half vinegar, half strong green tea, and about 15 drops of essential lavender oil. (Still smells, but is more bearable!) I put it in a small spray bottle which works well for my back and chest. And I spray some on a cotton pad for my face and neck.
In about 2 week's time, I've gone from having a major red breakout on my back and chest, and a few deep ones on my face, to about 85% healed. There are still a few areas that need more time, but I am so incredibly pleased. I will keep doing this! It is cheap, I always have it on hand, and it's easy to find no matter where you live.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I see there are lots of great ideas for baking soda. I personally use it to get rid of the gunk in my very long thick hair after too much use of hair spray, gels, or continuous use of the same shampoo. I dissolve 1 tbpsn of the stuff in a jug of boiling water, let it stand until its nice and lukewarm to warm and then rinse it through my hair while I massage the strands. You won't believe the crap that comes out of my hair. After I've shampoo-ed and conditioned my hair with my usual products, my hair is transformed- silky and oh so soft. Don't sepnd money on clarifying shampoos- just use baking soda.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
I have just started using Retin A, and am experiencing peeling and a little tightness. So, I have been moisturizing a lot trying to keep the peelies away. I have always used a little baking soda with my cleanser to exfoliate, but that seemed to drying right now. I have started using 1 Tbs of olive oil, and 1 Tbs of baking soda, and it is great. Buff gently in circles, then wash with a gentle cleanser, it works fantastic! Reduced the peeling and feels healing to my sensitive skin.