I use it for that, and as a deodorant, mixing a pinch with warm water. I also use it as a scrub, by making a paste a drop thinner then toothpaste consistency, and lightly scrubbing for 30 seconds all over, scrubbing a bit more on brown spots since it helps to lighten them as you peel the layers away over time. You could then apply lemon juice to the spots after that. I clean with it too. I hate products with chemicals and fragrances.