Thursday, January 27, 2011
We all know that Arm & Hammer Baking Soda can be used for baking and household purposes, but did you know that it can be used for beauty treatments? I didn't learn of all the wonderful things it can do for my skin until recently.
Thanks to Mom Central Consulting and Arm & Hammer, I received a large gift basket containing Arm & Hammer Baking Soda along with other products to enjoy an at-home spa experience. Some items included in the gift basket was Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, organic tea, a tea cup, lavender oil, an aromatherapy candle, and other items to make my at-home spa experience a pleasurable one. Included was a booklet with beauty and treatment tips.
Here are just a few simple and effective tips that I tried and learned while using Arm & Hammer Baking Soda:
Get rid of product buildup by sprinkling a small, quarter-size amount 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 hair is cleaner and more manageable.
This was probably my favorite tip. I use a lot of styling products in my hair and always have build-up. I've recently started using Arm & Hammer Baking Soda with my shampoo. Although I'm still awaiting the long-term results, I've noticed my hair is more manageable and there's a little less build-up.
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 totally had no idea that something as simple as doing this would be a relief from the odor that emits from my pits. For years I've been in a dilemma of finding a deodorant that would not cause my skin to break out and would work in eliminating odor. It's always been one or the other, but not both. I have sensitive skin and most deodorants cause it to break out. If I find one that doesn't cause it to do that, then I come across the problem of the funk overpowering the scent after just a couple of hours. Gross, I know, but true. So far (knock on wood) Arm & Hammer baking soda has not caused my skin to break out and I've noticed that my underarm area smells much fresher.
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 the eye area. Rinse with warm water. It leaves skin feeling nourished and refreshed.
I happened to have an organic oatmeal facial scrub on hand, so I've been using it mixed with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. My skin feels cleaner after use. It's also not as dry around the nose area as usual after using this method.
Being able to use the items included in the gift basket and trying the tips from the booklet with my teenage daughters has been a fun experience in learning how to improve our skin with such an inexpensive product. I fully intend to continue using Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in my quest for good skin and youthfulness. For detailed how-tos on the tips I posted about and more tips on using Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, visit Arm & Hammer online.
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. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.