Saturday, March 7, 2009

Recessionista tip 1

I'm going to start posting some tips for the recessionistas amongst us. Basically letting you know about cheap products or deals that I've found throughout the city. Here's my first one!

1. Baking Soda

Where you can find it: any supermarket.

Cost: I buy mine for less than ten dirhams.

Uses: What don't I use baking soda for?? I mix it with my liquid body wash and use it as a gentle daily exfoliator. You can even mix it with your face wash and use it a few times a week as an exfoliator for your face.
I also use it with toothpaste to help keep my teeth white.
And I mix it with hydrogen peroxide and apply the paste to bare nails (especially toes) to help lighten them if they've become a bit stained from all the dark polish I use.
And I use it to polish some of my jewelry when it tarnishes. You can mix it with water (I use toothpaste sometimes if the jewelry is really tarnished) until it becomes a thick paste and use it with an old toothbrush. Then rinse the jewelry and let it air dry.

Here's a link to other cool ways to use baking soda!

75 Extraordinary Uses For Baking Soda

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