Bye Bye Blackheads Homemade Scrub

Blackheads, those dark, clogged pores, are no fun. They’re typically caused by an overproduction of oil. We all know we’re not supposed to pick at or squeeze them no matter how tempting, so what can we do to get rid of them? Use this natural, homemade scrub.


It’s simple to make and the few ingredients required are all common household ingredients. The exfoliants used are baking soda and sugar which are gentler than others making it a better choice for use on your face. Here is the recipe for the Bye Bye Blackheads Homemade Scrub.

Bye Bye Blackheads Homemade Scrub Recipe DIY

Bye-Bye Blackheads Scrub

recipe adapted from Eco-Beauty


1 tbsp granulated sugar

1 tbsp baking soda

1 tsp water


Place sugar and baking soda into a small bowl.

Add water and mix.


To use, massage mixture onto wet skin for a few minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry.


Whenever I use this scrub, my face feels and looks younger. It’s bright and tight with rosy cheeks. My face is also so soft and smooth compared to before the scrub. I have found it helps with blackheads as well as other skin blemishes.


Because of the tightness I feel after using the scrub, I like to follow it with my homemade facial oil, and the next morning I feel radiant. You do not want to overuse this (or any) exfoliating scrub though. I would recommend once or twice a week at most.


How do you deal with blackheads?

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8 Comment

  1. Reply
    Jam Jar Gill
    October 10, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Looks like a good one to try – love the simple natural ingredients. – thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Reply
      October 10, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      I hope you like it!

  2. Reply
    Mary-In the boondocks
    October 19, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Now this would be perfect for my teen daughters. Sharing.

    1. Reply
      October 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Awesome! I hope they enjoy it.

  3. Reply
    April 16, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Can this be made in bigger batches and kept in a mason jar till ready to use?

    1. Reply
      April 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      There isn’t really much of anything acting as a preservative in this recipe, so I wouldn’t recommend really big batches. Maybe if it was kept in the fridge it might fair better though. I haven’t tried it myself.

  4. Reply
    Dana Gantt
    September 7, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I’m going to give this a try and then let my 14 yr old daughter try it to. I bought her a jar of facial cleansing pads and she read the back and told me it can get into your system and cause cancer. She only used it once and refused to ever use it again. She’s at the pimple/blackhead stage and it’s getting pretty bad. Ty for the blog.

    1. Reply
      September 8, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Ah, yes – I remember my face at 14 years old as well. It was not fun for me. A lot of mainstream brands of beauty products do have some pretty scary, potentially cancer-causing ingredients in them. I’m glad to hear that your daughter is so aware especially at her age. I hope you both enjoy the scrub!

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