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Coconut Oil/Baking Soda Facial Cleanser -- Love it!!

March 1, 2016
HCG Diet Friendly Facial Cleanser
HCG Diet Friendly Facial Cleanser

 Coconut oil and Baking Soda Facial Cleanser or Scrub -- Do it Yourself!



This is definitely my very favorite facial cleanser and the best thing about it is that you can do it with 2 ingredients that you most likely already have in the house:  coconut oil and baking soda.  Not only is this super simple to create, it is also really effective at treating problematic skin.  I like to know all of the ingredients in the food that I eat and the products that I use.  This cleanser is as pure as they come ... you could even eat it!  I recommend that all of my HCG Diet patients give this one a try!!


About the Ingredients in the Natural Cleanser

"Baking soda”  or sodium bicarbonate has many uses.  It is used as a leavening agent for baking; it is a polishing substance; it is used to clean and deodorize things in the house;  it is also used cosmetically in toothpaste and deodorant.  Baking soda is also a wonderful skin cleanser.  It is great for acne and breakouts which can come from a change in the skin pH.    Baking soda is known as an amphoteric compound which can help balance the skins pH balance.   


How to make this Amazing Facial Cleanser or Scrub


The best part is that you will only need two ingredients:


Coconut oil

Baking soda


Determining the amounts of Coconut oil and Baking Soda depends upon your skin type.  If your skin is sensitive I would go for 2 parts coconut oil to 1 part baking soda.  If you want more of an exfoliating cleanser (I love it this way) you will have a 1:1 ratio of both ingredients.  


Begin by softening the coconut oil and mixing the ingredients together in a bowl. I like to mix about 1/2 cup of each ingredient and store it in a glass jar.


Once applying the cleanser/scrub you can rinse it off using gentle circular motions or leave it on as a mask for a few minutes to get a deeper cleanse.  




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