Natural Spot Treatments

Natural Spot Treatments

Quick and Simple

On no! Big date, job interview, family reunion – this is when we get that big juicy pimple. Not. Cool.

We have all been there. But what is the best way to handle it? Here are a few natural spot treatments you can try:

You can try to dab a little of the following (separately) on the spot.

  • Lemon juice: The astringent nature of the lemon juice helps to suck out some of the oil and reduce the blemish. Be sure to rinse it off before going out in the sun.
  • Tea tree or lavender essential oil: Both of these amazing essential oils have antimicrobial properties. Using a cotton swab, gently apply the oil to the spot.
  • Raw honey: Before bed, just dab a little honey on the spot. The enzymes in honey are great for our skin.
  • Raw apple cider vinegar (ACV): Dab a little on the blemish and let it dry. ACV is a natural antiseptic and helps to remove impurities and absorb oils.
Cut lemon

Calendula and Castor Oil Mask

What to do:

  • Mix dried (powdered) calendula flowers with castor oil until you have a paste. Apply to blemish and allow to dry. Wash off with warm water. Repeat as necessary.

Why this is awesome:

  • As I mentioned in the oil cleansing method, nourishing oils are a great addition to your skin and help convince your body to not overproduce oil. Calendula flowers are antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and they soothe the skin. The flowers are very effective but also gentle, and calendula is incredible in so many ways.

Natural Bentonite Clay Mask

What to do:

  • Mix bentonite clay with raw apple cider vinegar until you get a consistency that you like. Apply a thin layer to the problem spot and allow mask to dry and harden. When hard, rinse off with warm water and a clean wash cloth. Repeat the washing until all the clay is removed. A slight reddening of the skin may occur but should disappear in about 30 minutes. You can add essential oils, nourishing oils, or honey to the masks for additional healing benefits.

Why this is awesome:

  • Aztec Indian Healing Clay removes dirt and impurities to provide deep pore cleansing. This healing clay has been used for centuries to beautify and refresh. Bentonite clay has a strong negative electromagnetic charge and acts like a magnet when dissolved in apple cider vinegar, pulling toxins out of the skin and replacing them with minerals and nutrients.

Raw Honey, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg Paste

What to do:

  • Mix one part each raw honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Apply it to the spot and let it sit and dry for a couple hours (or until you feel done). Repeat a couple times per day if necessary. You can use this as a face mask also. If you do, keep the mask on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off.

Why this is awesome:

  • Honey is delicious, so you can have a snack while you make your mask. Also, each ingredient in this mask contributes a significant amount of break-out fighting power. Honey contains natural enzymes that are extremely nourishing and which pull impurities from the skin. As a natural antimicrobial, honey helps speed up wound healing while reducing the appearance of scars. Cinnamon is also a natural antimicrobial with the added benefit of exfoliating the skin, which allows the honey and nutmeg to work deeper. Finally, the nutmeg is anti-inflammatory, which is wonderful at helping reduce the swelling and redness of a blemish.
Bottle of honey

I talked some about essential oils and I know that getting started using them can be slightly overwhelming, so I am working on a post to help with that. Like us on Facebook so you don’t miss it!

As with everything, these DIY treatments are not for everyone. Please be careful if you have sensitive skin or allergies as some of the ingredients may be too strong for such skin types. Play around with these options and see what you like best. Good luck!

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