Back in high school I read Paula Begoun’s Beauty Bible. She recommended two “natural” products as part of a beauty regime. One was to use baking soda as a face scrub. The other was to use milk of magnesia as a face mask for those with oily skin. I tried and used both for a handful of years.
At some point I questioned the baking soda. I don’t mean to blame my husband but I remember him making a comment to me after we got married about how it was weird to use baking soda on one’s face. I became self-conscious and stopped using it.
Instead I returned to commercial face scrubs. For the last few years that was Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub. I was never really happy with this face scrub. Most commercial scrubs are too runny or are full of ingredients I cannot pronounce. Others are filled with scents that can irritate the skin.
When I recently began a journey toward green-living and making my own household cleaners and beauty products, I decided to toss the commercial face scrub. I returned to the baking soda but with a new twist, instead of mixing baking soda with water, I mixed baking soda with jojoba oil.
How to Make Homemade Face Scrub
Homemade Face Scrub
Jojoba oil is very rich and known to be a great natural moisturizer for the skin. I was able to form a paste that works splendidly. I just scoop a little bit out when I want to exfoliate my face, which for me, is usually once a week during a shower. Normally I use my homemade night cream on my face after showering, but after using the face scrub it’s not needed because the jojoba oil has already moisturized my skin.