10 Must-Have Beauty Products You Can Make With Baking Soda (PHOTOS)

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What if an ingredient that comes in so handy in the kitchen could also be used to enhance your beauty routine? Enter: baking soda! This powerful bicarbonate can whiten your teeth and your nails and even help get your hair looking out-of-the-shower fresh on days when you're really pressed for time.

Maybe you're already familiar with all the fabulous uses for this kitchen staple but if not, get ready to indulge your inner scientist!

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  • Nail Whitener

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    Have you ever left nail polish on for too long and when you remove it your nails have turned an unsightly yellow? Ugh. We've been there! But thanks to this home remedy from Angela at Hairspray and High Heels you can get your orignal white nails back in just 60 seconds. Create your own nail whitener with a bit of baking soda and some hydrogen peroxide. Great tip!

  • Acne Remedy

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    Heather at You Put It On refers to her lemon juice and baking soda combo as a real "zit-zaper." Create a paste, apply it, and watch your pimples shrink.

  • Dry Shampoo

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    You can apply a mix of oatmeal and baking soda to the roots of your hair and it'll act as a dry shampoo, says Stephanie at Hello Natural. This is a great solution for those times when just do not have a moment to jump in the shower.

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  • Teeth Whitener

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    Denise at Little House on the Valley gets her teeth their whitest with a homemade mixture of toothpaste, baking soda, and food-grade hydrogen peroxide (available at Whole Foods and other stores). Who knew it was so simple to make your own tooth whitener? (You can use it up to once per week but should check with your dentist before trying it out.)

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  • Coconut Facial Scrub

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    Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia came up with this coconut oil facial scrub that acts as the perfect exfoliater. It leaves your skin with a great glow while feeling super soft, she says.

  • Cracked Heels

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    It's sandal season and that means we want our feet to look their best. But cracked heels can definitely destroy your look. Not to worry, Borce at Healthy Food House has come up with a natural treatment with baking soda that'll give you results after the first use.

  • Blackhead Reducer

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    Ever wonder how to get rid of those ugly blackheads in a hurry? Heather at You Put It On creates her own blackhead scrub using just baking soda and milk. Genius!

  • Clean Your Combs & Brushes

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    Have you ever noticed greasy build-up on your combs or brushes? Rather than tossing them and buying new ones, give them a good cleaning in this easy baking soda and water solution created by Denise at Little House on the Valley.

  • Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

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    Stacey at Beauty and the Foodie has developed a natural cleanser for sensitive skin that calls for honey, baking soda, and coconut oil.

  • Fix Self-Tanning Mishaps

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    Let's face it: When you're using self-tanner, it doesn't always go on perfectly. Streaks happen and when they do you need a remedy. Fast. Thankfully, Indian Beauty Spot has devised a lemon scrub that gets your glow right back where you'd like it.

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