Monday, July 22, 2013

Baking Soda Beauty #4: Spot Treatment

As a part of my Baking Soda Beauty Series I've been explaining that baking soda can be used for so, so many things when it comes to beauty.  I'm excited for today's post because one of my favorite uses for it is as a spot treatment for pimples.
Basically when creating a spot treatment with baking soda you want to create a paste that you can apply to pimples.  I recommend apply this paste before bed, & leaving it on overnight so that you can get all the benefits this treatment has to offer.  

Spot Treatment Recipes:

Water Paste- most basic & known
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. water
You want this to be a paste consistency.  If it is too dry, add more water, & if it is too wet, add more baking soda.

Lemon Juice Paste- lemon juice cuts shine, & is a natural Alpha Hydoxy Acid, which works to chemically exfoliate
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. lemon juice
Follow instructions under Water Paste, but with lemon juice instead of water.

Tea Tree Oil Paste- tea tree oil is a known acne fighter, it will work with the baking soda to quickly eliminate a pimple
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 drops tea tree oil
Just enough water to create a paste
Add tea tree oil to baking soda, then add just enough water to create a paste.

Apple Cider Vinegar- apple cider vinegar is known for it's many great properties, & fighting acne is one of them
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
Follow instructions under Water Paste, but with apple cider vinegar instead of water.

Green Clay- clay is used in many store brought face masks & works wonders as a spot treatment, as well
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. green clay
1/2 tsp. water
You want this to be a paste consistency.  If it is too dry, add more water, & if it is too wet, add more baking soda & green clay in equal portions.

These recipes are great, all natural, & inexpensive alternatives to store brought spot treatments, & work just as well!

What do you like to use baking soda for?

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Other posts in this series:
Baking Soda Beauty #1: Shampoo Alternative
Baking Soda Beauty #2: Face Masks
Baking Soda Beauty #3: Dry Shampoo


  1. Pretty useful tips girl! I hope I won't start eating lemon juice stuff while applying, wew!
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  2. Green clay sounds fun to apply! I'm up for this.
    Areeba @ Aree With Umbrella


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