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5 Easy Ways to Use Baking Soda for Beautiful Skin

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Posted by Liz (Annapolis, Maryland, USA) on 05/02/2009

I just found your site and want to try the baking soda scrub on my face. Before I do, I have a question. Can you spend time in the sun afterwards? Can you sweat? I ask this because I read it burns a little. The reason this concerns me is because the only other experience I have with something burning on my face is Retin-A. In high school I used my mom's supply to clear up my face and went to my soccer game - when i started sweating my face burned so bad I had to come out on the game and put an icepack on it. NEVER AGAIN! I know some products make your skin more sensitve to sunlight. THANKS!

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Posted by T (Maryland, USA) on 05/02/2009

I haven't gone in the sun right after using it, but I've sweated doing housework after it and felt nothing. Just be sure to thoroughly rinse your face after a brief gentle scrub with it. Unlike with the Retin-A, you're leaving nothing on the skin, just doing a scrub and rinse.


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Posted by Ida (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 09/12/2011

sometime my face oily too.. What I do is I applied aloe vera to my face. From what I've experienced.. My face dry for 2 to 3 days.. But not too dry.. My face will get too dry if I put it everyday... Plus I've heard that aloe vera have a natural healing of damaged skin.. :) correct me if I'm wrong..


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Posted by Wendy (Ca) on 12/17/2017

How do you get the coconut oil and apple cider vinegar to mix? I made a small batch, had to melt it each day (briefly in the microwave) as it had solidified due to the cold. Third day it was growing something fuzzy.


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Posted by Alexandra (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) on 12/28/2008

i was wondering how often you are suppose to do these mask? and also is it at all beneficial to do it at night or when you wake up?


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Posted by Barbara (Palisades, New York) on 06/10/2008
5 out of 5 stars

The best exfoliator for the skin is baking soda. Make a paste to the consistency of your liking with water and message gently. Small pores, glowing skin-especially if you have oily skin. Keeps wrinkles at bay or diminishes one you already have...cheap too! It transformed my horrible oily skin, cleans pores deep-so less breakouts for sure!


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Posted by Theath (Los Angeles, CA) on 06/06/2008

Hi Joanna, Thank you for your wonderful feedback about baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I was wondering whether the baking soda will cause blood pressure to elevate if i were to use daily as it contains salt in it. I wanted to start the flax seed oil regimen and wanted to know from where to buy it and which brand. I would really appreciate if you can please let me know the same.


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Posted by Kyra (Lafayette, Ca) on 06/09/2008

RE: Flax Seed Oil
I''ve been using Flax Seed Oil as a beauty treatment. I take a swig of it in the morning and evening. You will see a noticible result in lass then 10 days. Your skin especially in the winter .. when the cold dries it out.. will be visably hydrated, soft and have a heallthy glow. You can purchase Flaz Seed oil in the refrigerated section of the Health Food Store. This is important to purchase a brand in the refridgerated section. Note: Cooking with SO is not reomended as it will elimitae its properties. Use it raw. I don't have problem with the taste.. but you can wash it down with water or juicee

I also us coconut oil after my showers. It will harden at 65 degrees.. but I let it melt at the bottom of the shower ans put it on rinse off and pat dry. It will not be grasy and will absorb into the skin leqaving it soft and visably hydraded. I call it one of my goddess treatments... From one Goddess to another Goddess... Enjoy!


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Posted by Janice (Coloma, Mi) on 08/18/2010

You mentioned Willard Water. How long have you been using it and what for? Does anyone else use it?


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Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh/usa) on 11/02/2012

Please people use a little common sense, anyone can be sensitive to anything so test anything new on a small area of skin that is sensitive but can be covered up - inside elbow for instance. Also baking powder, cider vinegar, lemon, coconut oil etc etc are all good in small amounts so dilute them! Perhaps coconut is not good for the face anyway it might block the pores. Wishing you well, Wendy


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Posted by Pahlee (Phila., Pa.) on 07/05/2010

Is the baking soda and honey mixed together? If not, how much of soda and how much of honey?


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Posted by Jackie (Grand rapids, Minnesota) on 07/28/2007
5 out of 5 stars

after learning the basic remedies here and feeling so much better and realizing our skin absorbs anything put on it, i omitted my antiaging skin products and makeup (containing a long list of chemical names) for a few days. I will never go back. i use baking soda for cleanser, vegetable glycerin with a drop of rose-geranium essential oil for moisturizer and burts bees lip shimmer for lipstick and blush can't believe the improvement. i also use borax for bathing and use veg. glycerin and rose-geranium oil for perfume rather than a perfume with all the chemicals. this is a nice soft scent that lasts all day. it's recommended to change the essential oil scent every 2 weeks


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Posted by Kristina (Waukesha, Wisconsin) on 03/10/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I just tried baking soda as a facial scrub. It worked incredibly well! My face has never felt so clean! Because I have acne and I was looking for cures for it and/or scarring I also read about using honey on the face. So after I use the scrub, I apply honey to my face and leave it on for 10 or so minutes, then rinse. It feels really good and takes care of any dryness without oiliness. The combination makes my skin SO soft and the texture is uniform. That is a first. Thanks Earth Clinic! I've tried so many products. I will report if I see any difference with scarring and acne, but I think my acne is a hormonal problem, since it only flairs up once a month.

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Posted by Tim (Berkeley, CA) on 01/18/2009

With regards to Kristina's monthly acne problem, she might want to look into taking 1-2 tablespoons of molasses per day. I have heard many first hand stories of how molasses regulated women's menstrual cycle and relieved their cramps and minimized their flow. It might have a positive effect on your acne.


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Posted by Tara (Las Vegas) on 12/07/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Washing with baking soda twice a day is an inexpensive way to clean out and minimize the appearance of large pores. Splash warm water on the face and lightly exfoliate with a substantial amount of baking soda. By the second washing, one will see a noticeable difference! I began doing this at the age of 21 and I have not bought a facial cleanser since. I am 26 years old. I always get compliments on my complexion and some believe I am wearing foundation when I am not!


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Posted by Jane (Redlands, California) on 07/11/2008

Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda? Is there any difference?


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Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 10/11/2008

To Jane from Redlands,

07/11/2008: Jane from Redlands, California replies: "Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda? Is there any difference?"

Baking powder is a mix of Baking Soda (bi-carbonate of soda) and Cream of tartar. It is a commercial blend and there may be other ingredients in small quantities. Baking Soda is what you need to use. I had a major breakout last week and came onto this site , found the Baking Soda remedy and have been using it for three days..massive improvement.


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Posted by Anonymous (USA)
5 out of 5 stars

Use baking soda with your bath soap as an all over body scrub. Just a little sprinkled on a wash cloth will do it. It will make your skin feel soft and smooth.

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Posted by Aarju Sharma (Ranchi, India) on 05/17/2010

What are side effects of using baking powder instead of baking soda?



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