If you've got seriously dry skin, mix together equal parts of baking soda and warm water and work the mixture into your skin for about five minutes.
It's microdermabrasion. It will exfoliate and soften skin in one step for pennies! it works on hands, feet, elbows, knees and your face - just make sure to avoid your eyes.
Along those same lines - if you need to skip a shampoo, work a tablespoon of it will also remove build-up from yor hair, just mix it with your shampoo every couple of weeks.
Want a spa like shower at home? In a bowl, mix two cups of baking soda and enough warm water to make a thick paste, add ten to fifteen drops of your favorite essential oil and scoop the mixture into paper cupcake cups and let them harden overnight.
When you're ready to use them, simply remove the paper, put the disk in the bottom of your shower and turn on the water, as it dissolves the essential oils will be released and mix with the steam for a spa like shower.
Store extra disks in a well labeled air tight container. I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!