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Homemade Beauty Solutions- With Baking soda, Lemons and Vinegar

Updated on November 16, 2010

Do it yourself home beauty

Some great homemade beauty products can be made at home, by using simple every day kitchen products. Do it yourself is more and more popular lately and for good reason, as the results may just be worth the experiment.

Save money by making your own, and spoil yourself at the same time.

Body exfoliant

A great body exfoliant that is super easy to make simply add 3 parts baking soda to one part water to make a great paste for your whole body, gentle enough even for you face.

Rub gently into the skin in circular motions before rinsing off with warm water. ( experiment a little, by add a drop of your favorite essential oil into the mix for a personal scent)

Foot soak

dissolve 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a foot spa or a tub or warm or cold water, for a soothing softening soak. gently scrub to remove harder dyer skin.

Is also great in the bath, simply add 1/2 cup of baking powder to the bath to help neutralize acids on the skin and wash away oil and perspiration, has the wonderful effect of making your skin soft and smooth to touch.

Hand cleaner plus softener

great for killing odors and cleaning deep dirt, mix a paste of 3 parts baking soda to one part water or for something a little different replace the water with liquid hand soap. before rinsing off under running water.

Quick and easy mouthwash

one teaspoon of baking soda in glass of water, use like normal mouth wash, helps kill odors not just cover them up.

Add Highlights to brunette hair.

mix 1 cup of vinegar into a large glass with warm water rinse your hair after using shampoo. Said to add highlights to brunette hair as well as restores the acid mantel, and removes soap film.

Lighten hair

dampen hair with lemon juice and sit out in the sun for at least an hour, before rinsing the juice out.

Nail polish

Add a coat of vinegar to your nails using a cotton ball, before applying your color for a longer lasting finish.

Greasy hair?

a great way to deal with this is by mixing two tablespoons with one tablespoon of your normal shampoo, washing your like normal. your hair will be a lot less greasy and lighter, a great pick me up for you hair


by making a paste of baking soda and water, and gently applying to the pimple, you are creating a mini scrub, so rinse gently off with warm water after letting it dry out for about 10 to 15 minutes.

you may be surprised by the results

Shinny hair

Using the juice from a lemon and a cup of water to make a great rinse for your hair adding extra shine almost instantly

Dry scalp

To help treat a dry scalp heat 1/8 of a cup of olive oil adding half a lemons worth of juice. massage solution into scalp and leave for 10 to 15 minutes minutes before rinsing out and washing hair like normal.

Lighten skin

cut a lemon in half and rub over the skin to lighten age spots and dark freckles, Is also great on patchy elbow skin, best used everyday.


the citric acid in lemons is great for dealing with blackheads, smear lemon juice over the affected area and leave off night, can be used on the entire body. repeat everyday, until they dissolve.

always be careful of your eyes and nose, as well as genital areas if using as a full body treatment.

Bath oil

Fantastic recipe

8oz of honey

16 oz milk

16 tablespoons of salt, sea salt is best but you can use cooking salt

4 tablespoons of baking soda.

baby oil

mix all the ingredients together except for the baby oil, in a large bowl, before pouring into a warm full bath, add a generous amount of baby oil and stir to mix into the bath.

Note. this recipe should always be made fresh.

Bath soak

A great relaxing bath, perfect for those tired muscles or hard day of work

16 tablespoons of sea salt

16 tablespoons of baking soda

225 ml of cheap shampoo

(can be made before hand or just added straight to bath)

fill the bath halfway, then add ingredients, add more water as you stir the mixture through the bath to spread out the bubbles, sit back and spoil yourself.


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    • nighthag profile imageAUTHOR

      K.A.E Grove 

      6 years ago from Australia


      so glad you stopped by and asked, I personally like to use a combination of baking soda and toothpaste every two or three days. I have put together a couple of recipes that you make like to try out for yourself

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      6 years ago

      What are some home made recipes for whitening your teeth.

    • nighthag profile imageAUTHOR

      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      I am so glad you enjoyed the read, thanks for the visit I do hope that you have as much fun as I did with these simple beauty recipes :)

    • NZUNG SERAPHINE profile image


      7 years ago

      Interesting hub.thanks for sharing these tips.

    • nighthag profile imageAUTHOR

      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      I am so glad you liked this, it was one of my first beauty write ups done here for hubpages :)

    • acaetnna profile image


      7 years ago from Guildford

      Gosh how did I miss this one?! Awesome, I shall definitely bookmark this so that I can revisit your tips. Fantastic, thank you for sharing. Up and pressing your buttons.

    • nighthag profile imageAUTHOR

      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Oh good! I hope you enjoy your spa day :)

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      7 years ago

      So thrilled I got this bookmarked, today will now be my spa day

      You made my day

      great hub!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you


    • nighthag profile imageAUTHOR

      K.A.E Grove 

      8 years ago from Australia

      :) I am so glad that this was useful to you,thanks heaps for vote ups, I am always so glad to hear when someone has found something here that works for them thanks for letting me know :)

    • Brinafr3sh profile image


      8 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Thanks, using baking soda with shampoo, does get rid of dry scalp. Voted up and useful

    • nighthag profile imageAUTHOR

      K.A.E Grove 

      8 years ago from Australia

      I have to admit I was first surprised at how useful these common household items were, I am glad that you liked this homemade beauty hub

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      8 years ago

      I like the idea of the bath oil, nail care, blackheads and the other ideas in this hub. Superb hub!

    • nighthag profile imageAUTHOR

      K.A.E Grove 

      8 years ago from Australia

      so glad that you liked this, will happily check out you page thanks for the link

    • jcassity83 profile image


      8 years ago

      REally great article, check out my article on turning spa products that you make at home into a business:


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