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Cheap Way To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally {Got Strawberries?}

Got strawberries? Surprising as it might seem, you can use strawberries as one cheap way to whiten your teeth naturally. Strawberries contain Malic acid which helps whiten teeth. And when you add in a little baking soda, you get a gentle abrasive that helps brush away stains on teeth for an even brighter smile.

All you need to do to naturally whiten your teeth is mix a mashed strawberry with about 1/4 tsp. baking soda. Brush your teeth using this paste (and rinse well) once a week to start seeing your teeth get whiter and brighter.

Note: Brushing once a week with the strawberry-baking soda paste is enough. The acid in the strawberries would probably be harmful on your teeth's enamel if you did it more often.

And while you are mashing strawberries, try making this homemade strawberry facial scrub too!

Save Money - Baking Soda Laundry Stain Remover

Baking soda is just one of those items you just really should have at home. You can use it for so many other things besides cooking. Like this all natural stain remover for dirty laundry.

A quick paste made with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can wash away stubborn stains and brighten dingy yellow spots on clothes.

To make this all natural stain remover, simply mix baking soda with some hydrogen peroxide until a paste forms. Then apply the paste directly to the stain on the clothes you are washing. Let the paste sit for about 25-30 minutes, then do your laundry as normal.

Gotta love that little box of baking soda. It can save you money in some pretty big ways.

Make Your Own Strawberry Facial Scrub

Wondering what to do with summer strawberries that are getting soft and mushy? Instead of throwing them away, use them to make this awesome facial scrub that smells as good as it feels.

3-Ingredient Strawberry Facial Scrub

All you need are 2 strawberries, 1 tsp. honey and 1/4 cup sugar. That's it.

Blend the strawberries and yogurt together in a blender for a few minutes or until you get a smooth mixture. Then add the sugar slowly until you see a grainy pinkish paste.

Gently massage the strawberry paste on your face for a minute or so. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Strawberries contain salicylic acid - an ingredient used to fight acne and other skin blemishes. So while you are enjoying the sweet strawberry scent, you are helping your skin at the same time.

A new use for old strawberries.