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How to Make a Baking Soda Face Scrub

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: March 22, 2022
How to Make a Baking Soda Face Scrub

Baking soda has been fully inserted into the world of natural cosmetics; there are many beauty tricks that can be carried out using its domestic format, baking powder. Among its main uses we can highlight its application as a scrub that removes impurities and restore softness and natural radiance to the face. If you want to discover a great homemade remedy to improve the appearance of your skin skin cheaply, take note of what we show you in this oneHOWTO article on how to make a baking powder facial scrub.

Steps to follow:


Prep the ingredients. A baking soda scrub can be prepared by simply mixing this product with some water or regular facial cleanser, but to get better results through a deeper clean that leaves the skin much softer at oneHOWTO we propose adding one more ingredient to the recipe: oatmeal, which is ideal for treating both dry and oily skin. Use the following ingredients depending on your type of skin:

For oily skin

Lemon is known for its amazing properties for skin, it is amazing to lighten your face's dark spots as well as acting as an astringent, getting rid of your face's excess grease.

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • Lemon juice
  • water

For dry skin

If you have dry or flaky skin, then adding honey to this face scrub is ideal, as it deeply nourishes and moisturizes your skin, pampering it as well as getting rid of all the nasty impurities.

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • Water

For dull skin

Did you know that chamomile is effective to lighten skin by helping get rid of any marks and bringing back its natural shine? Combining this ingredient in your baking soda face scrub is your best option if you have this type of skin.

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon infused chamomile tea
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • Water

Prep your skin. Before applying this scrub, make sure you clean your face with lukewarm water and cleanser. Pat it dry so that the scrub has a better effect.


Mix the ingredients. To prepare this homemade face scrub use a shallow bowl to mix the ingredients. First add the baking soda and oatmeal and then add a little water and the liquid ingredients depending on the type of face scrub you've decided to make. Stir with a spoon until you get a rather thick paste, should it be too thick just add extra water and... ready! Furthermore, women with oily skin can add a few drops of lemon juice which will be perfect for reducing the oiliness of the face.


Apply the scrub in circular movements. Following these simple steps, you just have to apply the scrub to a thoroughly cleaned face. Do it with gentle circular movements and spreading it evenly over all areas of the face and with special emphasis on the forehead, nostril sides and chin, which is where we usually accumulates most oil and dirt. Avoid applying it on the eye contours.

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Rinse scrub. Continue with the exfoliation for at least 3 or 4 minutes and at the end remove the product from the face by rinsing it off with warm water until there is no remaining granules on the skin


Apply a suitable face tonic. Do not think it's all over yet! Your pores will be all open at this point, so in order to avoid nasty dirt crawling back in to them it's important to apply a facial toner and moisturizer; this will help close all pores and leave your skin moisturized and smooth.

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Try other natural scrubs. Would you like to try other natural facial scrubs which are as effective as this and don't contain any toxic microbeads? If so, please visit the following articles:

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  • We advise you to avoid using this facial scrub if you have sensitive skin, as baking soda can irritate your facec.
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