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How to Have the Spa-at-Home Experience

How to have the spa at home experirence

I’ve been wanting to go to the spa for a very long time, but just can’t afford it right now. It’s so darn expensive.  For the past few days, I’ve brought the spa to me and it’s thanks to Arm & Hammer Baking Soda! Yes, you heard me right- I did say I have been using baking soda to primp, pamper and relax.

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda sent me a beautiful woven basket of goodies to get me started on my spa at home experience. Of course, it included their baking soda as well as:

  • Mug
  • Grooming kit
  • Gilden Tree Classic Waffle Weave Wash Cloth
  • Canyon Rose Terry Cloth Spa Headband
  • Shaker for mixing
  • Harney & Sons herbal tea in organic peppermint and Japanese Sencha
  • Aura Cacia Lavender Essential oil
  • Scented candle in sage and citrus
  • Essie nail polish in Demure Vixen
  • Booklet full of beauty treatments using Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

I couldn’t get over how many ways you can use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda! Here’s some ways you can re-create the spa experience at your home:

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.

I spent some time the other day trying out a few of these beauty tips and was curious to see the results. A hot bath with ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda was divine and was very relaxing. I’ve actually heard of this use before, but never actually tried it. My mom, however, has been using it as a home remedy in her baths for years now.

I also added a little bit of baking soda to my shampoo in the palm of my hand. I rubbed it in with the shampoo and then into my hair. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it rinsed cleanly from my hair and left it feeling soft and silky when it was dry. I don’t use a lot of styling products anymore, but I remember the buildup of styling products I used to have so I will be keeping this one for future use as well.

I also tried brushing my teeth with baking soda which I also had done a long time ago when I ran out of toothpaste and was in a pinch. I’m not sure it would be something I would use everyday, but I know there’s people out there that only just use baking soda.

I’m excited to try out the rest of these beauty treatments and see what they are like. I like what I have seen so far and the fact that its so affordable and incredibly easy to use is a big bonus!

Have you tried any of these beauty treatments? Which ones would you want to try?

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.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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