Baking Soda Facial/Body Scrub

In the shower, while rinsing my hair, I noticed that my back felt clean before I even washed it.  Later I researched and discovered that many people wash with simple items like baking soda or Dr. Bronners (straight or watered down).

I decided to replace my normal St. Ives facial scrub with a baking soda one to see how well it worked.  I discovered it works very well!

 I reused an 8 oz. wide mouth jelly jar for the container.

 Fill it 3/4ths of the way with baking soda

Add enough water and mix to make a paste.

If desired, add in 10-20 drops of essential oil* and mix well.

 Scoop a little out and gently rub all over your face and rinse. A little goes a long way! Use it once or twice a week to exfoliate.  I use it in the shower as an all over scrub, but I water it down until it’s a milky liquid.  I just let the shower run a bit of water into the jar, swish it a bit, then pour a little of the now white liquid into my hand and wash.

 Normally, my skin becomes super dry and itchy in winter.  So far, it hasn’t done this since I started using the baking soda scrub/wash.

 This is a truly customizable facial scrub.   Even better – it’s cheap to make and no junk that will set my daughter and I off!

*Many essential oils have different uses.  Tea tree oil is anti-bacterial which can be good for those who have acne break outs.  Lavender is good for skin irritations and is calming.   Do a bit or research for your skin type.

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