Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pinterest Review: DIY Lemon Juice and Baking Soda mask

I've posted before about seeking natural remedies for keeping my skin feeling refreshed and clear, so when I came across this recipe for a mask made with orange juice and baking soda that promised to not only refresh your skin but also help take care of blackheads, I knew I had to try it.

Unfortunately, I don't usually drink orange juice, so I didn't have any and had to improvise. Fortunately, I ALWAYS have lemon juice in my fridge and I've seen other DIY masks with lemon juice as an ingredient, so I used that as a substitute.

Basically, just mix lemon juice and baking soda until you have a paste-like substance. If it gets too thick, add more juice...if it's too soupy...well, I think you get it...

Then slather it all over your face, wait about 15-20 mins or until you're feeling crusty, then massage the crust back into your face with some warm water and rinse.

I'll say this: my face felt refreshed. As far as blackheads, meh. I'm not sure that I saw a difference, but I liked that this was super easy (and cheap) and my skin felt like it was actually clean for hours following. Overall, I'll do this one again, but I wouldn't say that this is the mask of all masks. I'm still on the hunt.

Do you have any DIY masks/washes that you use? Please share! :)

xo, mo


  1. My vote is...anything with coconut oil!! I just got some the other day, and now I use it for everything (just like all the hippies say you can...). I use it for: lotion, stretch marks (post baby over here), diaper rash cream (obviously for the baby...not me), face moisteurizer, acne treatment, massage oil, and oh yeah, for cooking!

    A friend mixes it with sugar to make a scrub - but I'm sure there are ways to make masks with it! Pinterest?

    Anyway - that's my vote. It's great!

    1. Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely try it out!

  2. I'm going to try that recipe. It sounds so easy that I don't even care if it's that good. Just being able to make my own face mask will make me feel really good!

    1. It is SO easy! Let me know how you like it! :)


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