All Natural Homemade Skin Exfoliant

Hey! It’s McKenzie from Girl Loves Glam here! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to take better care of my body…You might think that means that I will be dieting and heading to the gym more often, but that isn’t what I am talking about.

This year, I want to make sure to take better care of my skin and hair. I feel like I take care of my body, but I want to take extra care of my skin and hair this year by deep conditioning my hair, getting regular hair cuts and by moisturizing and exfoliating my skin more often.

I told my friend who is an esthetician that I wanted to find a great skin exfoliant to use that wouldn’t make my skin burn. She recommended the greatest homemade skin exfoliant recipe that I am going to share with you today! I love it because it is made with items that you have in your house already too.

All Natural Handmade Skin Exfoiliant

Here is what you will need to create your natural homemade skin exfoliant…

Baking Soda


homemade skin exfoliant

That is all you need! Isn’t that awesome?

A box of baking soda costs less than $1! No more spending so much money on expensive exfoliants.

This homemade skin exfoliant is also great because you have total control of how gritty it is. Depending on what your skin is like, you will  most likely want the grit to be different during different times of the year.

handmade exfoliant

Poor some of the baking soda into a small bowl. I don’t have an exact amount that I use. Baking soda is so inexpensive that I don’t worry about being careful about the amount. I just make an educated guess of how much exfoliant I will need.

natural skin exfoliant

Get a small glass of water and start slowly adding it to the baking soda. The more water you add, the less gritty your exfoliant will be. I usually like a softer grit, so I add enough water to make the mixture kind of creamy.

Rub the exfoliant on your face after you have washed your face. Rub it around in circular motions. Make sure to keep it away from your eyes. After you have rubbed it on your face, wipe it off with a wash cloth.  Your face will instantly feel softer! Don’t forget to moisturize after you exfoliate!

I recommend doing this about two times a week. Your skin will feel incredibly soft and healthy!

While you are taking such great care of your skin at home, try dying your hair at home while you are at it. Check out my tips for dying your hair at home too HERE!

At Home Hair Coloring Tips and Tricks Straight from a Cosmetologist's Mouth


What kinds of New Year’s resolutions are you setting for yourself this year? 

McKenzie Guymon
McKenzie is an author, blogger, mom, and lover of all things beauty and style. When she isn't chasing after a busy toddler, she enjoys working as a cosmetologist and sharing her beauty tips and DIY projects on her blog.
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  1. I have actually used this before and forgot all about it! My skin never felt so good…great post!!!

  2. Stampington/Somerset Studios is starting a new magazine in 2014 that this kind of product would be perfect for! Here’s the link with info on the magazine (to be called Willow&Sage)

  3. Great post! I love DIY and always make my own face masks, but I’ve never tried baking soda as an exfoliant – thanks for the tip! :)

  4. No wonder you look so CUTE!!! I LOVE how the simple things can be GREAT things..Thank you for sharing this with us!! LOVE you :)

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