7 Great Recipes for Your Face Using Baking Soda

The texture and properties of baking soda mean it's fantastic for combining with a variety of different ingredients, and can be included in various beauty recipes to help take care of our skin
7 Great Recipes for Your Face Using Baking Soda
Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas

Written and verified by the doctor Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas.

Last update: 11 June, 2022

Sodium bicarbonate – or baking soda – is an unremarkable-looking, water-soluble white powder. However, it has some surprising properties, one of which is the ability to remove dead skin cells.

It’s well known for its properties in the dental area and has been used as a natural toothpaste for centuries thanks to its ability to deep give your mouth a deep clean.

Plus, when it comes to the skin, it’s great at providing moisture. It’s also a fabulous way to achieve a soft and smooth texture, that’s completely free of impurities.

Here, we’ll let you in on the secret with some great recipes that you can prepare using baking soda and a few other products that you already have at home, or that you can get your hands on very cheaply at any local store.

1. Baking Soda with Lemon

Lemon is a fruit that’s known for its ability to remove any kind of stain effectively.

Plus, it also has astringent properties that highlight the radiance of your face. That’s not to mention it’s powers for helping to fight  any acne you may have…

Baking soda amplifies these properties, without any risk of harmful side-effects.


  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda (10 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of water (10 g)
  • The juice of ½ lemon


  • In a medium plastic container, mix the three ingredients thoroughly until they form a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste to your face, and allow it to act for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm or cold water.

Make sure to use this treatment at night to help counteract the harmful effects that sunlight has on your skin.

2. Honey with Baking Soda

Honey with bicarbonate of soda

Recipes that take advantage of baking soda and honey leave you with an excellent natural astringent that also works as a lightening agent.

Unlike with the previous face mask, there’s no acidity here. This is important if your skin is very delicate or you have open wounds, as putting anything acidic near or on breaks in the skin can be extremely painful.


  • A tablespoon of:
    • honey (25 g)
    •  baking soda (10 g)
    • water (10 ml)


  • In a cup, mix the ingredients thoroughly until they have a creamy consistency.
  • Apply this preparation to your face, and allow it to act for 20 minutes.
  • Remove with plenty of water, making sure no honey residues remain.

3. Baking Soda and Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a powerful moisturizer that is highly recommended if you’re looking to combat skin conditions that cause dryness and cracking of the skin.

Because it has such powerful moisturizing properties while being extremely delicate, it’s an especially good choice if your skin is sensitive or tough time as a result of exposure to various chemicals or harsh sunlight. 


  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda (10 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (15 g)


  • Mix both ingredients thoroughly until you have a smooth paste.
  • Apply directly to the skin of your face, and leave to act for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water.

4. Cinnamon, Honey, Baking Soda and Lemon

Cinnamon, honey, bicarbonate of soda and lemon

Cinnamon is an excellent facial cleanser because it has anti-inflammatory properties that help to combat the appearance of acne, as well as preventing unsightly facial blemishes from popping up.

In this mixture, honey brings the softness and antioxidants that your face will be longing for after a day exposed to chemicals and pollution.

Meanwhile, the function of the baking soda and lemon is to eliminate anything that is clogging your pores. Thus, it leaves your skin feeling completely clean and radiant from the inside out.


  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda (20 g)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (5 g)
  • The juice of ½ lemon
  • 5 tablespoons of honey (125 g)


  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until they have a creamy consistency.
  • Apply the cream directly to the skin of your face, and allow it to act for 15 minutes.
  • Remove with cold water.

5. Eggs and Baking Soda

Many people don’t know that eggs do a fabulous job of rejuvenating the skin on your face. That’s the reason why it’s a favorite ingredient in the world of natural facial treatments.

And that’s also the reason why applying this simple, two-ingredient mask will help you achieve more toned and glowing skin on your face.


  • The white of 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda


  • Mix the egg white and baking soda until they form a smooth paste.
  • Apply to any area of the face that’s affected by wrinkles or acne spots, using circular massaging movements.
  • Leave the paste on to act for 30 minutes, and then rinse with plenty of warm water.

6. Aloe Vera and Baking Soda

Aloe Vera and Bicarbonate of Soda

The use of aloe vera has become very common during recent years, especially in natural remedies for the treatment of wounds and burns.

Recipes that include a combination of baking soda and aloe vera give a fantastic facial treatment. It not only cleanses, but also fights and prevents the appearance of troublesome acne on your face.

What’s more, it’s a great way to refresh your skin following a nasty sunburn, or if you have sun-damaged skin in general.


  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda (10 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (45 g)


  • In a container, mix the two ingredients well and apply directly to the worst-affected areas using gentle, circular movements.
  • Leave on for 30 minutes to act.
  • After the indicated time, rinse off with warm water.

7. Baking Soda and Milk

Milk is an everyday product that has also been a common ingredient in beauty routines for centuries, thanks to its moisturizing properties.

This special recipe is one that is rich in vitamins and minerals. What’s more, it can also help to promote the production of collagen, which directly contributes to the reduction of those wrinkles you might feel happier without.


  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda (20 g)
  • ¼ cup of liquid milk (62 ml)


  • Mix together the milk and the baking soda.
  • Apply to your skin and leave on for 25 minutes.
  • Remove with plenty of water.

If you’re still wondering if it’s worth trying this recipe, it might interest you to know that on top of everything else, it’s also an excellent remedy against pesky blackheads.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.