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Baking Soda Really Is Good For Everything Roundup

Is there anything you can’t use baking soda for? It’s like some kind of cure-all! This week I tried out baking soda in a new context–as an exfoliant. I got the idea from Frugal Urbanite, who’s found it very useful in improving her skin and treating acne. It seems to work nicely. The baking soda isn’t too abrasive, it washes off nicely without leaving a reside or blocking pores, and my skin looks a bit fresher.

After wetting my face, I put about 1/4 tsp in my hand and drip water onto it until it forms a paste. Then I exfoliate in circles and wash it off with my Dove Sensitive Skin soap. Chalk up another victory for baking soda.

In other news this week:

Kelly at the Centsible Life wrote a letter breaking up with her credit cards.

Mr. Cheap from Four Pillars wrote an in-depth retrospective of 3 years of peer-to-peer lending. Having followed the news and blogs and talked to friends who were involved in it, I found the big picture fascinating–it drew out all the little things I’d heard and put them together.

Frugal Urbanite has tracked down a source which explains the new credit card legislation. Handy!

A guest post at My Two Dollars talked about killing and creating gold-laying geese. I hadn’t thought of lottery winners as often killing their golden geese, but that sounds about right.

Pete from Bible Money Matters looked at netbook computers. I’m a fan myself and planning to write about my own experience at some point. This blog post was written on a netbook. 😉


Peter May 31, 2009 at 10:45 am

Thanks for the link! I look forward to reading all about your netbook computer experience!

Four Pillars May 31, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Thanks a lot for the link!

Four Pillars’s last blog post: 3 Years of Peer-to-Peer Lending

K.Rae June 1, 2009 at 5:24 am

Baking soda as an exfoliator…I’ll have to try it. Thanks for the tip.

As an aside, I live in Germany at the moment, and true baking soda is impossible to find here. I was lucky to stumble upon some in an Asian grocery store. The Germans really do not realize what they’re missing out on.

K.Rae’s last blog post: Ask smart!: Mean Hillbilly Girls

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