Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe

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Make this easy homemade baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe to help shrink pores and conquer blackheads!

Make this easy homemade baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe to help shrink pores and conquer blackheads while cleansing your face at the same time.

Baking soda has long been used as a home remedy to help tackle tough acne and pimples. This baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe takes that notion and adds naturally cleansing oils to help clean your skin and exfoliate it at the same time.

Keep in mind, though, that there are mixed reviews on using baking soda as a home remedy for acne. I’ve read a lot of both negative and positive information on using baking soda in a scrub or mask as an anti-acne treatment. Some find that baking soda works wonders on their acne. However, there are others who are super sensitive to baking soda. And if this is you, and baking soda causes uncomfortable redness or burning, then ditch the baking soda and opt for trying this coconut oil face scrub recipe using fine sugar or apricot kernel meal in lieu of the baking soda.

Following are a few baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipes you can try based on your skin type. But feel free to experiment with your ingredients to find the best match for your skin type!

Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients for Normal Skin Types:

.2 oz. castor oil (or hazelnut oil)
.7 oz. sunflower oil
.2 oz. refined coconut oil
4.2 oz. baking soda

Ingredients for Dry & Mature Skin:

.1 oz. castor oil (or hazelnut oil)
.8 oz. safflower oil (or rosehip seed oil, apricot kernel, or argan oil)
.2 oz. refined coconut oil
4.2 oz. baking soda

Ingredients for Oily Skin:

.4 oz. castor oil (or hazelnut oil)
.5 oz. jojoba oil
.2 oz. refined coconut oil
4.2 oz. baking soda

For Extra Acne Fighting Power also add:

1 mL neem oil
8 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the ingredients for this coconut oil face scrub recipe and combine in a glass bowl or measuring cup. Mix with a fork until well combined.

To use simply apply in a circular motion on your damp face, avoiding your eye area, then rinse off. Follow with your favorite facial moisturizer or face oil. Use one to three times a week as needed. However, discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Prefer activated charcoal as your anti-acne go to ingredient? Then be sure to also try my Natural Two-in-One Cleanser and Activated Charcoal Facial Scrub Recipe and my Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe.

For more of my bath and beauty DIY’s as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to  follow me on Pinterest for collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorites from around the web.

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Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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This easy to craft homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe fights acne plus soothes and helps to heal skin with natural essential oils.

Want to try your own homemade soap recipe for your acne but aren’t quite ready to delve into cold process soapmaking? Try this quick and easy activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe instead! This homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe starts with a quality, all natural yogurt soap base. Four simple ingredients are then added to not only help control acne but to also soothe skin and promote healing. These ingredients are some of my favorites.

Sea Buckthorn Oil – This concentrated oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm aggravated skin. Additionally, it not only helps to fight acne but it also possesses healing properties that will help to prevent acne scars from occurring. Sea Buckthorn oil is probably best praised, however, for its restorative and anti-aging properties.

Activated Charcoal – Activated charcoal naturally helps to detoxify skin of impurities, draw out dirt and oil, and, in melt and pour soap it also acts as a mild exfoliant. It’s also suitable for those prone to eczema and psoriasis.

Patchouli Essential Oil – Patchouli offers its own anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to this soap. It’s commonly used in skin care for its ability to tackle acne prone skin, eczema, inflammation, and cracked or chapped irritated skin. It’s also prized for its cell-rejuvenating properties and its ability to lessen the look of scars. In addition it can also help to balance out oily skin.

Lavender Essential Oil – Lavender is prized for its acne fighting and healing properties as well as its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It serves to treat acne and soothe skin while also helping to prevent scarring.

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base – This melt and pour soap base is all natural and free of SLS and detergents. Plus its made with real yogurt which when applied topically has been shown to fight acne, moisturize and help to prevent premature aging.

This easy to craft homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe fights acne plus soothes and helps to heal skin with natural essential oils.

Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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Ingredients:

4.5 oz. natural yogurt melt and pour soap base
2 ml sea buckthorn oil
1 ml patchouli essential oil
2 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 teaspoon activated charcoal powder

Directions:

This activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe will yield one bar of soap that weighs about 5 oz.

To make this soap begin by weighing out the soap base using a digital scale. Cube the soap base using a Chef’s knife and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup then microwave for 30 seconds watching carefully as you don’t want your soap base to boil. Remove and stir then heat again if needed to melt the soap base all the way through.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipettes measure out the sea buckthorn and essential oils and stir into the melted soap base.

Now measure out the activated charcoal with a measuring spoon and add to the melted soap. Whisk with a fork to incorporate. Pour into your mold of choice.

Once the soap has fully hardened remove from the mold and wrap tightly in foodservice film or use it right away! (I took mine right into the shower with me!)

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes

If you’re looking for more activated charcoal soap recipes be sure to try out these other recipes I’ve created:

Lavender & Tea Tree Cold Process Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal
Natural Activated Charcoal Cold Process Facial Soap Recipe
Natural Activated Charcoal Two-in-One Facial Scrub and Cleanser Recipe
Natural Cold Process Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe
Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe
Patchouli Rose Complexion Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

For more of my homemade soap recipes be sure to visit my soapmaking page at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board. You can also keep up with all of my new bath and beauty recipe additions by following Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

DIY Natural Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

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Handmade Natural DIY Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This carrot complexion soap recipe was designed with clear skin in mind and is unscented so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin. Crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face! It’s formulated to help keep your complexion both clean and acne free. Plus it’s suitable for all skin types.

Natural Beauty DIY - Handmade Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap for Clean, Clear Skin

Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. grapeseed oil
7.2 oz. palm kernel flakes
9 oz. refined (76° degree melt point) coconut oil
1.8 oz. shea butter
7.2 oz. macadamia nut oil

5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11.5 oz. distilled water

At trace:

Entire batch and bottom layer:

1/4 teaspoon yellow oxide pigment powder
1 oz. carrot powder
.5 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay

Middle layer:

.5 oz. tomato powder
1/4 teaspoon red iron oxide

Top layer:

.25 oz. bentonite clay
.25 oz. activated charcoal powder

Instructions:

Follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions to make this complexion soap recipe. As with most of my other cold process soap recipes, this homemade soap recipe will fit into one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and yield 10 – 12 bars depending on how they are cut.

Begin by weighing out the lye using a digital kitchen scale then slowly pouring into the pre-measured distilled water. Stir until the lye dissolves completely and set aside to cool.

In a large, stainless steel pot, weigh out the grape seed oil, palm kernel flakes, coconut oil, shea butter and macadamia nut oil then heat on the stove top at medium heat until all of the ingredients have melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

While the lye/water and soapmaking oils cool, line your mold and prepare your other ingredients by weighing them all – except for the pigments which you will measure out – into separate containers. I like to group mine so I don’t get confused as to what goes where.

Once your ingredients have cooled, add the carrot powder, kaolin clay and yellow iron oxide powder to the soapmaking oils. Mix well using a stick or immersion hand blender, then slowly pour in the lye/water and mix until trace. Pour one third of the soap into your prepared mold.

Now mix the tomato powder and red iron oxide powder with the remaining soap in the pot until thoroughly incorporated and pour half of the remaining soap in the pot on top of your first layer of soap in the mold.

Finally, mix the bentonite clay and activated charcoal into the remaining soap and combine completely. Then pour all of the remaining soap on top of the first two existing layers already in the soap mold. Level the top if desired, then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

Natural Homemade Tri-Color Carrot Complexion Soap Bar with Carrot and Tomato Powders, Clays, and Activated Charcoal

You are ready to unmold your soap the next day. Simply remove from the mold and cut into bars. Then allow the soap to cure for 3 – 6 weeks before use.

If you like this natural facial soap recipe, also be sure to check out these other skin care and soap recipe designed just for delicate facial skin: Activated Charcoal (Liquid) Facial Cleanser Recipe, Lavender Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Bar Recipe, Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe, Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe, Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum Recipe, Natural Lemongrass Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser Recipe, Yogurt & Chamomile Soap Recipe, Natural Tomato & Basil Soap Recipe and my Natural Sea Mud Soap Recipe.

Looking for a beginner’s soap recipe? Try my easy and inexpensive beginner soap recipe here or my bee pollen Castile soap recipe.

For even more handmade soap recipes as well as other homemade bath and beauty DIY’s, follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest! You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’.

Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe for Acne Prone Skin

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Say goodbye to blemishes for good with this natural beauty DIY for a homemade activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe!

Vegan Beauty DIY - Natural Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe for All Skin Types! Say goodbye to blemishes with this natural beauty recipe for creating your own homemade activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe! The organic liquid castile soap base gently cleans delicate facial skin while cocoa butter, shea butter and rosehip seed oil nourish and moisturize. Birch tar essential oil and activated charcoal help to balance skin and clear up acne. #vegan #beauty #diy #activatedcharcoal

Formulated using an organic liquid castile soap as a base, this activated charcoal facial cleanser gently cleanses delicate facial skin while cocoa butter, shea butter and rosehip seed oil nourish and moisturize skin. The addition of both birch tar essential oil and activated charcoal help to balance skin and help to prevent acne so you’re always blemish free. Plus this activated charcoal facial cleanser is perfect for all skin types!

Vegan Beauty DIY - Natural Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe for All Skin Types! Say goodbye to blemishes with this natural beauty recipe for creating your own homemade activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe! The organic liquid castile soap base gently cleans delicate facial skin while cocoa butter, shea butter and rosehip seed oil nourish and moisturize. Birch tar essential oil and activated charcoal help to balance skin and clear up acne. #vegan #beauty #diy #activatedcharcoal

Natural Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.5 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. shea butter
3.5 oz. organic liquid castile soap
1 teaspoon liquid soy lecithin
2 ml rosehip seed oil
15 drops birch tar essential oil
15 drops rose absolute blend
5 drops non-GMO vitamin E
5 drops rosemary extract
1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder

Instructions:

To create this activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe you’ll begin by using a digital kitchen scale to weigh out the cocoa and shea butters. Melt in either a double boiler or at reduced power in a glass Pyrex Prepware Measuring Cup. Then using a measuring spoon, measure out the soy lecithin and stir into the melted butters until it is thoroughly combined.

Next, weigh out the organic castile soap (Mountain Rose Herbs carries a good one or you can use Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Mild Castile Liquid Soap) and gently stir into the butters and soy lecithin. Now measure out the rosehip seed oil using a Plastic Transfer Pipettes or a glass dropper and stir in. Follow with the essential oils, vitamin E and rosemary extract using a clean dropper for each ingredient.

Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe for Acne Prone Skin! Say goodbye to blemishes with this natural beauty recipe for creating your own homemade activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe! The organic liquid castile soap base gently cleans delicate facial skin while cocoa butter, shea butter and rosehip seed oil nourish and moisturize. Birch tar essential oil and activated charcoal help to balance skin and clear up acne. #vegan #beauty #diy #activatedcharcoal

Finally measure out the activated charcoal powder and whisk into the cleanser. Then using a funnel, pour the facial cleanser into one 4 oz. amber glass bottle with a lotion pump – or use small 1 oz. or 2 oz. amber bottles with screw tops or glass droppers for travel friendly facial cleansers – and allow to cool completely. It will thicken some as it cools.

Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe for Acne Prone Skin! Say goodbye to blemishes with this natural beauty recipe for creating your own homemade activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe! The organic liquid castile soap base gently cleans delicate facial skin while cocoa butter, shea butter and rosehip seed oil nourish and moisturize. Birch tar essential oil and activated charcoal help to balance skin and clear up acne. #vegan #beauty #diy #activatedcharcoal

To use simply apply to face and massage onto skin, rinse and pat dry. If you prefer a scrub, simple mix with a small amount of sugar in your hand before use. Use daily for best results and to help keep skin clear of acne.

Handmade Activated Charcoal Face Soap Recipe with Lavender, Tea Tree and Algae - Free Printable Cigar Band Soap Labels - Homemade Soap Packaging Ideas

If you like my activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe, then you may also enjoy my natural lavender scented activated charcoal facial soap recipe! This palm free soap recipe is crafted using activated charcoal as well as tea tree essential oil, natural Spirulina Powder (or blue/green algae) which is rich in vitamins and minerals and Natural Red Moroccan Clay to help draw out impurities and toxins.

In addition, my lavender activated charcoal facial soap recipe also contains rosehips powder for its natural antioxidant and anti-aging properties, chamomile powder to help soothe skin, coconut oil to cleanse and a combination of shea butter and a combination of natural oils prized for their skin conditioning properties. You can find my activated charcoal soap recipe here. Also be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more great DIY bath & beauty recipes every week!

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DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream for Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles & Fine Lines

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Suffering from puffy eyes, dark circles or even fine lines? This DIY coffee under eye cream may be able to help!

Coffee Eye Cream DIY! This homemade natural coffee under eye cream recipe is the secret to beautiful skin! Made using homemade coffee infused oil this natural coffee infused under eye cream diminishes the appearance of dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines. Plus it helps fight aging by promoting skin health! #diy #coffee #eyecream #skincare #beauty #naturalbeauty #naturalskincare #antiaging #secret

In my last post I mentioned that I had recently purchased and tried 100% Pure Cosmetics’ Organic Coffee Bean Eye Cream made with Arabica Coffee Seed Oil and Green Arabica Coffee Seed Oil and as a result concocted my own coffee bean infused oil for creating my own version of a caffeinated DIY coffee under eye cream that would help with those morning dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines.

I strayed from the ingredients in 100% Pure Cosmetics product a bit but I was rather pleased with the results of my own DIY coffee under eye cream which creates a smooth, rich cream that smells like delectable coffee.

I used natural ingredients known for their anti-inflammatory properties like shea butter, olive oil and lavender & chamomile essential oils, as well as jojoba and naturally anti-aging rosehip seed oil which have skin rejuvenating properties with evidence that they reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The end product is smooth and creamy and literally melts right into skin. A little goes a long way.

You can either make this recipe for one large container or pour the cream into smaller sized lip balm pots for gifting and sharing. If you like my DIY coffee under eye cream, you can also use the coffee infused oil you make for this recipe to create my other recipe for homemade coffee lip balm.

Don’t want to make your own? You can buy artisan crafted coffee under eye cream as well as coffee under eye serums here.

This Natural DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe is made using homemade coffee infused oil which can help with puffiness, fine lines and dark circles!

DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. coffee infused oil (see below)
.25 oz. jojoba oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.75 oz. shea butter
.75 oz. cocoa butter
1/2 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 ml chamomile essential oil (3% dilution in jojoba oil)
5 drops vitamin E oil

To Make Coffee Infused Oil:

Coarsely ground 3 Tablespoons of whole (unflavored) coffee beans in a coffee grinder. Combined the grounds with 4 oz. by weight of olive oil over low heat for about 15 minutes, then strain the oil using either cheesecloth or a coffee filter in a pinch.

As I didn’t have cheesecloth handy, I improvised by taping a coffee filter to the top of a cup then poured the coffee and oil into the filter. Once the majority of the oil dripped through I carefully removed the filter and then squeezed the rest of the oil out into the cup.

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the shea and cocoa butter into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until melted, then weigh out the coffee infused oil, rosehip seed oil and the jojoba oil and stir into the melted butters.

Next, using a different 3ml Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipette for each essential oil, measure out and add the chamomile and lavender essential oils and mix into the other ingredients. Finally, add several drops of vitamin E if desired and pour into your container(s) of choice.

How to Make Homemade DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream for Dark Circles, Puffiness and Fine Lines

This DIY coffee under eye cream recipe yields approximately seven 10ml or 1/3 oz. lip balm pots or will fit into a 2 oz. container or jar.

Notes from the crafting kitchen: Keep in mind that my DIY coffee under eye cream take some time to thicken. I’ve had products like this take a day or two to thicken at room temps and up to several hours to thicken fully in the fridge.

Also, as I did go back and experiment with various coffee options, note that using pre-ground coffee beans vs. coffee beans you grind fresh as well as the intensity of the roast – light, medium or dark – will determine the final color of your oil. Pre-ground and darker roasts make a much darker oil than grinding the beans yourself and choosing a light roast. Also, straining with a coffee filter over all other methods produces a much lighter oil with fewer coffee grains sneaking through.

Also keep in mind that ingredients from different suppliers will yield slightly varying results. I do not recommend using oils from the grocery store, but rather oils meant specifically for cosmetics and soapmaking for the best results and a longer shelf life.

Coffee Eye Cream DIY! This homemade natural coffee under eye cream recipe is THE beauty secret to more beautiful skin! Made using homemade coffee infused oil this natural coffee infused under eye cream diminishes the appearance of dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines. Plus it helps fight aging by promoting skin health! #diy #coffee #eyecream #skincare #beauty #naturalbeauty #naturalskincare #antiaging #secret

If you like my DIY coffee under eye cream, then you may also like my Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum Recipe for Dry, Mature Skin as well as my Natural Handmade Nourishing, Anti-Wrinkle Under Eye Cream Recipe.

For more DIY beauty projects like this one, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Blog Lovin’. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.