Unconventional Beauty Products: Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda

Unconventional Beauty Products: Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda
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I’m a huge fan of at-home remedies and anything natural or organic. Some people may watch me perform some of my routine beauty rituals and shoot me a quizzical look. I assure you, they work. Years of experimenting have given me a quirky beauty regimen that I’d like to share with all of you.

Now not all of these are that different. You’ve probably heard of a few of these techniques. Honestly though, why are you going to spend excess amounts of money on products that don’t work as well as things you have laying around your house? Here are some of my favorite ways to use one of my favorite unconventional beauty products: Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda.

I literally use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda for almost everything. Yes, these are common ingredients for fifth grade science fair volcanoes, but the combination of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is useful for so much.

I use this combination mixed with toothpaste as a tooth whitener. Just mix the three ingredients together and brush your teeth, as you normally would once a week and I promise the results come quicker than whitening strips do.

Another way to use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda: to whiten your nails. Have you ever removed nail polish to find your nails stained? Of course you have, it’s one of the many woes of being a nail polish addict. Mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda together to form a paste and brush the combination onto your nails. Leave on for ten minutes and wash off, your nails will be white and look just like new.

Use the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda paste as a facemask. No, really. It’s going to tingle (a lot) but five minutes of this paste on your skin will leave your skin glowing and radiant. It’s almost like an all-natural chemical peel that you can perform on yourself every week.

Finally, use just baking soda on your hair to remove product build up. In the shower, apply a handful of baking soda to your wet scalp and let it sit for five minutes. Wash the baking soda out. Your hair will feel so clean, and lightweight that you’ll want to perform this routine at least once a week.

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Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

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