Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Beauty Tips – At Home Spa Treatments For Pennies!


Chances are you have a little yellow box filled with a naturally occurring substance found in all living things in your cabinet that can be used for countless of household and personal care uses.  What am I talking about?  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda of course!  Baking Soda ( sodium bicarbonate) comes from trona ore found in ancient lake beds beneath the high plains deserts of the central Midwest and helps regulate your pH balance.  This extremely versatile, environmentally safe and highly effective, yet gentle cleaner is an excellent alternative to replace other household and personal items which may have ingredients harmful to your family, pets, and the environment.  It can be used for all kinds of things like cleaning and deodorizing spills or accidents on carpets, getting off tough dried-on foods, removing dirt and grime from no wax and tile floors, lifting coffee and teas stains off mugs, to bake sweet treats, and so much more!  Not to mention,  it’s perfect for making at home spa treatments to soothe your body and mind for just pennies!

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda,  through Mom Central,  sent me a wonderful beauty basket filled with items to create a relaxing spa experience at home.  The basket included box and designer shaker of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda along with how-to’s to recreate spa treatments at home; an aromatherapy candle, organic tea bags and a tea cup to create a spa experience; a nail kit, nail polish,  lavender oil for a manicure/pedicure; and a terrycloth hair wrap and organic wash cloth for a facial.

The basket couldn’t have come at a better moment, because I definitely needed some pampering after going through the stress of all the holiday preparation plus activities a few weeks ago and now the dreaded TAXES.  UGH!  Plus, my very spirited toddler has been driving me crazy and I needed to take time out to spend with my thirteen year old daughter who needed attention too.  Having a fun night trying out homemade beauty recipes was a great way for her and I to connect and enjoy each other’s company.  I lit the candle, poured her and myself a cup of tea, and made the baking soda “Facial Glow” and “Brightening Manicure” recipes below. We had a blast!   I plan on trying the rest of the beauty tips throughout the following week.

Do yourself a favor and test the beauty tips below.  You might just find out you can’t live without one of them and being a box of  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda costs less than $1 – you don’t have too!  Affordable, effective, environmentally friendly, and SAFE!  How can you beat that?

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.

Facial Glow

To use as a scrub in a facial, mix 3 parts ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda with 1 part water.  Consider enhancing the treatment by including 1 part ground oatmeal.  Cleanse skin as usual, followed by the gentle scrub. (Be careful to avoid eye area.)  Rinse with warm water.  Leaves skin feeling nourished and refreshed.

Brightening Manicure

Dip brush into ARM & HAMMER baking Soda and scrub nails and cuticles.  Make a paste of 3 parts ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda to 1 part water.  Rub in a gentle, circular motion over hands and fingers to exfoliate and smooth.  Rinse clean with warm water and apply polish as usual.

Exfoliating Pedicure

Blend 2 tablespoons of ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda in a basin of warm water.  If desired , add a few drops of lavender oil.  After a nice soak, make a scrub using 3 parts ARM & HAMMER baking Soda and 1 part water.  If more exfoliation is needed, add 1 part brown sugar to the scrub.  Follow with an application of a rich moisturizer and a warm towel foot wrap.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes.  Feet will feel smooth and clean.

“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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  1. Susan Craig says

    I think I saw a whole book devoted to things you can do with baking soda – amazing.

  2. says

    Wow, I never know you could so many “beauty” things with baking soda! I am definitely going to try the foot bath, facial scrub, and hair care ideas! Thanks for the review!

  3. Elizabeth Bowers says

    That is amazing. i knew this was a great product but I was anaware of the things you could do with it. I know I will be using more arm and hammer products now. Thax for the review

  4. Kristen H says

    What an awesome article! I’m glad i read it. I bookmarked it and am going to try out a few of the “recipes”. I especially want to try the hair care recipe.

  5. Carrie K says

    Wow! I have used Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for baking and cleaning, but I never knew about all the health/beauty uses for it. I’m definitely going to try it as a face scrub/exfoliant. Sounds refreshing. Thanks for the ideas!

  6. says

    Oooh I love all the tips, and need to try the shampoo trick. I have buildup like crazy. The facial scrub sounds wonderful as well!

  7. Theresa says

    I love using it for my hubbies shirts. They get that yucky yellow stink under them, so I make a paste with Arm and Hammer and a bit of vinegar. I brush it on, let sit for a bit, then launder in hot water. This works wonders!

  8. Betty C says

    I’ve used Arm and Hammer for lots of things but you have listed even more I never thought about. Thanks.

  9. Alicia says

    I use the Arm & Hammer Deodorant and I have shampooed my hair with the baking soda, works very well.

  10. Margaret Smith says

    We use Arm & Hammer around our home for cleaning, but I never heard of all these beauty tips. I really love the bath soak idea and am going to give this a try.
    Thanks for all these great ideas.

  11. Lorna Schuster says

    I have just started a personal campaign to love my feet a bit more from now on, but I also prefer natural cleansers and exfoliators. The pedicure ideas here are perfect for what I need to treat myself now and then. Might I add that other rough spots — like knees and elbows — might benefit from the treatment? Thanks for the tips!

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  12. Norma says

    I’ve used Arm and Hammer for years in my fridge and occasionally to brush my teeth, but I had n idea it could be used in so many BEAUTIFUL ways :)

  13. Angela L says

    I knew about most of the other treatments using baking soda, but I never even thought to use it my hair to get rid of the buildup. Definitely going to try that. Thanks for the info.

  14. Gladys Parker says

    Another good job! I learned a few new things to do with my Arm & Hammer. You made it sound like it really works. I have heard oh use baking soda but thought they were a little “off”! I guess the were right. I’ll be saving some money too. My only question was with the hand cleaning is that 3 parts A&H to 1 part hand soap or added to the usual amount? Three parts makes it sound like 1 part. Nice Job!

  15. kelly D says

    I love these ideas, especially the one about adding it to your shampoo to get rid of build up. Great tips.

  16. Danielle E. says

    Those are some great ideas. I especially like the Facial Scrub and Body Exfoliant

  17. Betty says

    Baking Soda is one of those pantry essentials that can be used for almost anything. When you recycle the odor absorber box out of the fridge, there are loads of things to do with it.

  18. Lisa Carr says

    I had no idea you could use baking soda for so many things. I love the tip about using it to remove buildup on your hair.

  19. Cat says

    wow. Things I never knew about baking soda. Thanks for all the useful tips. Who needs a spa! I like using simple, natural products without added perfumes and dyes.