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Naturally Remove your Blackheads

Posted by Tanya on June 8, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Since pregnancy and into my 30s (shhhhh..its just our little secret), I've discovered quite a few more blackheads appearing over the bridge of the nose, chin and cheeks. After trying many pricey facials, I've decided try a home remedy that is natural and truly works:

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 5-8 drops of Lavender Oil
  • Handful of Basil (Fresh or Dried)
  • Baking Soda

Here's what you'll need to do:

  • Step 1: Take 2 cups of water, Lavender oil, and basil, and pop them into a pot on the stove
  • Step 2: Turn stove on to medium and bring the mixture to a boil for 5-6 minutes
  • Step 3: Once mixture has boiled, pull off burner and pour into a bowl
  • Step 4: Pull back your hair (I usually use a bandanna, or head band), then place face over bowl letting the steam absorb into your face. Do this for about 10 minutes.
  • Step 5: Using the baking soda, and a tid bit of water, make a paste. Massage into skin. Let it dry.
  • Step 6: To wash baking soda off, I use cool water. Your skin will feel soft and yummy! Bye-bye blackheads!

I would commit to doing this once a week. Consistency will help diminish the amount of blackheads you have! WooHoo!

Lets talk ingredients

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is great for clogged pores. It is a natural muscle relaxer, soothing agent, conditioner, and astringent. So not only, when you are doing the steam, does it smell great, but you are also absorbing all of active nutrients that come out of the oils, and penetrate your skin and pores.


The medicinal herb is especially great for acne problems because it has powerful ant-viral anti-inflammitory and antibacterial properties to it.

Baking Soda

Baking soda has been found to be an amazing natural non-abrasive skin exfoliant! When you by exfoliants at the store, they contain harsh chemicals (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that are used renew the layer of skin, by burning off the old one. Baking soda is a physical exfoliant, that instead of doing harm, it actually physically scrubs off the excess skin cells and dirt that is accumulating.

Categories: Nutrition & Whole Food Healing, Facial Rejuvenation, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

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Reply Tanya
12:41 AM on September 26, 2012 
Hi Kirsten,

Thanks for taking the time to post on this blog! I love unique home remedies...especially the ones that are tried and tested..I look forward to hearing of your results! ;)
Reply Kirsten Wreggitt
9:05 PM on September 19, 2012 
Ooooo I love home remedies! You can control the scary products you are putting on your skin! This sounds like a great remedy, and don't worry your secret is safe with me ;)
Reply Tanya
2:26 AM on July 6, 2012 
Hi Monique,

Thank you for your comment! This really does work, and like anything consistency will keep those blackheads away! I use a mix of lavender, rose, and geranium oil afterwards instead of a "brand name" cream..Your face will feel and smell amazing afterward! Blackheads be gone! :)
Reply Monique
5:59 PM on July 5, 2012 
So excited to try this! Thank you for sharing this recipe.