Pimples have no respect. Whether you are getting married, going for a job interview or celebrating your birthday it is irrelevant. It also doesn’t matter if you are 16 or 48. My daughter and I both get them which is a rip off for me – I thought I traded in old age for pimples. I wonder what is the most likely cause – stress, goodies, or late nights? scrub
In an effort to find a ‘natural’ treatment for our spots, I did a little research into recipes I could make at home. I found a DIY recipe book on Well.ca. I like this company because the shipping is free if my order is over $29. Plus, they have lots of items that I can’t find in our local stores.
Acne Fighting Scrub
The recipe I found is on lucky page 13 and unlike most DIY recipes for personal products, this one did not intimidate me at all. Plus, there is a recipe for a lavender rose bath scrub that I’d like to try next. ( I think I’ll make that for my mother-in-law’s birthday in March – she loves home made gifts. )
For this recipe I needed:
- juice from half a lemon
- 8 drops of tea tree oil
- baking soda
When I added everything together I forgot an important rule from grade 7 science – it bubbles up. Make sure you use a large enough bowl.
After you mix it into a paste, they say to put it on your cleansed face and leave it like a mask for 10 minutes. It did sting on the actual pimples that were present on our faces from the lemon juice, but it wasn’t unbearable.
From the Well.ca DIY Essential Oils Lookbook:
We rinsed it off with lots of warm water and definitely noticed the exfoliating benefits. My skin was pink at first, as it is sensitive, but it was back to normal within 5 minutes. Overall it is a nice scrub and my skin feels smoother than it did before I used it.
I think that this treatment would be good to use in problem areas every few days or more frequently, depending on how spotty the area is. Anything with these natural ingredients fighting the good fight for you is going to help.
I love lemons. I always have them in the house to make lemon, honey and hot water to drink first thing in the morning. After I squeezed the juice out of the half lemon for this recipe, I used what was left to wipe down my kitchen counter. You just rub the lemon half over the counter. I LOVE the smell. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rose oil for the pure scent of it.
Tea tree oil is new for me. I have heard all sorts of great uses for it which is why I finally bought some. It has a pretty strong scent. I only put 8 drops in this recipe even thought it says you can use up to 10. It isn’t my favourite scent but neither is oil of oregano and I use that for it’s powerful germ fighting ability. (Two drops daily under my tongue during high germ season.)
Hopefully I have reminded you just how important it is at this time of year to take a little extra care of yourself. With the cold weather, and lots of late nights our skin problems can get worse! Perhaps this face scrub is exactly what you need to battle your own big red zit?
Just in case you were wondering, I was not paid to promote Well.ca. 🙂