Baking Soda and Orange Juice Mask

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After using countless skin-care products that claim to cure acne, only to witness the condition returning over and over again, it comes as no surprise that many people give up any hope.

While I don’t claim to be in possession of a definitive cure for this extremely frustrating condition, I can’t overstate my satisfaction for baking soda and orange juice mask. I found it hard to believe that these two ingredients can turn into a powerful combo that defeats both acne and blackheads in a single swing.

There’s a lot to love about a treatment that calls for just two ingredients, costs less than 50 cents to make, and banishes oil and blackheads in 20 minutes. The baking soda exfoliates and fights acne while the acid in the orange juice tightens pores and the Vitamin C brightens (you can use a different type of citrus juice but you won’t get quite the same effect).


  • 1 teaspoon of real orange juice (best if freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda

Use 1-2 times/week depending on skin’s sensitivity.


  • Mix 1 tsp. real orange juice with 1 Tbsp. baking soda.
  • Spread a thin layer on face, neck and décolletage.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes.
  • 1-1

  • Dampen finger tips and scrub mask in circular motions for extra exfoliation. Rinse.
  • Follow with a gentle toner and moisturizer.

I did feel like a layer or two were taken off my skin. It was very smooth and baby bottom like.


If there is a downside to using this mask, then this has to be the itchy feeling that is the result of applying the mixture on your face. But this is normal and nothing to worry about. Your skin may be a little rosy afterwards, so it’s best to do the mask before bed.

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Victoria Mitchell February 18, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Excellent idea…. I also tried equal parts salt, baking soda and facial cleanser applied with a brush. It did burn just a tad after a couple of minutes and but was absolutely worth the 5 minutes of slight inconvenience. My skin was as soft as a newborn. Love, love love this!

anu March 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

Hey Hi Guys! I am India and have deep passion towards beauty care! And I learnt how to make simple scrubs! I believe I can also make carrot suger scrub! As I upload video’s on youtube, and I show my recepies. And doing some google and reserch. Can I share you skincare recepies? I need your permission for this. Please help me out and support me. love and hugs!

I don’t have any websit! nor I am running any business, to be honest.

Warm Regard’s

Abby Bunagan September 23, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I will surely try this! Thanks for this useful tip :)

dee December 14, 2013 at 11:37 pm

How often should I do this

sary shahi sen December 25, 2013 at 6:23 am

I am suffering of Hyperpigmentation for more than five yrs.pls You got to help me through an effective home remedy.Its An SOS.

preeti December 26, 2013 at 5:03 am

pls post the tretment directly on fb rather than giving web address

lhamu tamang December 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

plz one tips for pegmantion which in my face berore 2 year

Nida Ali December 26, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Your tips are very useful but i just wated to know that if there is any side effect of this treatment i mean baking soda is ok with my skin?

surabhi sahu January 3, 2014 at 3:00 am

i hav whitehead pblms a lot…..tried many more home remedies bt still no relief…..plz help me ………

Jelly January 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm

What kind of orange juice? Freshly squeezed orange juice or powdered orange juice?

Calleigh January 13, 2014 at 1:27 pm

freshly squeezed is the best but you can use in the bottle as long as it is 100% pure

fannie January 15, 2014 at 5:51 am

hi how many times per week?

Vish January 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

Hi, please tell how to get rid of dark circles.

mor liezl odegaard January 15, 2014 at 11:01 am

Hello im interesting for all beauty tips you’ve shown….my problem is about pimples how to remove quickly before come a big and it will become dark spot…

Do you have also solutions for stressmark or scars?

Thank you ….I’ll wait your response imegetly

Calleigh January 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm
vidhya January 26, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Hey can I use lemon juice instead of orange juice????

sanchu January 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm

i think have an alergy with baking soda….i tried it twice, once with mineral water as stated in another post and i feel itching and redning and ma face coverd with some sort of small acne…..again i tried with orange juice,,freshly squeezed and d result was same……..can i replace baking soda with any other ingriednt…..plz suggest…i have acute acne problem

Calleigh January 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

I guess you have a sensitive skin particularly with baking soda. Stop using this mixture then. You can read my post here for other home remedies :

yaris March 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm

How many times a week or everyday

Calleigh March 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Do this once a week routine

payal March 31, 2014 at 2:22 am

i m 4m India. cn i use lemon juice in plce of orange juice?
pleas reply.

Calleigh March 31, 2014 at 9:37 am

Orange juice is more subtle compare to lemon but if you want to use lemon, just go easy with it.

Karen April 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Just love this remedies!

Richie April 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Is baking powder and baking soda same?

Ani April 7, 2014 at 5:59 am

Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda??

Calleigh April 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

For exfoliation purpose, you can use baking powder too

Barbara April 10, 2014 at 4:33 pm

The solutions u give are very helpful. Thanks keep up the good work.

Brandi Olney June 4, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I have been using ACV to wash my face and my black heads have almost cleared completely I have just began to polish my face with baking soda so I dont have the result yet but I am sure it will do wonders just like the ACV. I have trying to share your page with as many women as I can to help spread the word. Thank you for what you do. I have spent 100′s $ of dollars on Medication and spendy face washes that did not work. You rock and keep up the good work.

gellah casimiro June 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

Hi,would like to try bicarbonate soda and baking soda are the same?!

Jay jay June 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

I love checking out new tips for beauty ideas. This one was so simple I had to try it myself. And I LOVED it. I was starting to break out and it’s already helped immensely!

fabsy June 27, 2014 at 7:16 am

after using this orange and bicarb soda mixture can you use aloe vera and not use a toner&moisturizer

Calleigh June 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Are you talking about the fresh aloe vera gel as a moisturizer? You can apply that on your skin.

bealivera July 2, 2014 at 11:11 pm

hi can i apply it to my body as well?

Ash July 3, 2014 at 1:32 am

I m really scared of using baking soda.. My skin is very sensitive..

Calleigh July 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm

If your skin is sensitive, this mask is not for you.

nazrana July 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Mam would you plzz tell some simple and quick way of reducing acne marks my cheeks are covered with these black acne left over marks

Calleigh July 31, 2014 at 10:57 am
heena sharmq August 31, 2014 at 3:46 am

mam plz share sum tips to gain weight!!

sara j December 12, 2014 at 5:48 am

I have a hormonal imbalance …what can i use thing which can balance my hormone …i have no baby .1 year passed this a problem of hormone imbalance ?? Plx tel me the remedy of this solution

saki January 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm

My skin is sensitive but i have blackheads too so can i use this?

Saki January 10, 2015 at 2:41 pm

My skin is sensitive but also have blackheads can i use this or not?

Shirley January 11, 2015 at 9:03 pm

I love this idea too. I will be helping my son begin this regiment once a week and also begin the banana peel regiment tomorrow. (I am so glad that I grow my own lemons and oranges!) I feel so sorry for him. He just turned 14 and is truly suffering with the most horrible acne breakouts. We’ve tried the over the counter stuff and have had no luck at all. It has now spread to his chest and back. I will let you know how it goes and I hope to take before and after pictures. Thank you for helping those of us at our wits end as to how to help our children! I remember being that age and the pure agony I went through with my own skin problems and still do at the age of 50! It’s so hard to deal with when everyone else in your family has beautiful flawless skin and not a single pimple. Thanks again!

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