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DIY Acne Spot Cream | Home Remedy for Acne with Only 4 Natural Ingredients

DIY Acne Spot Cream | Home Remedy for Acne with Only 4 Natural Ingredients

Today I am excited to share a home remedy for acne or breakouts. This DIY Acne Spot Cream is made with 4 completely natural ingredients. It is simple to make and a little goes a long way, so you can make one batch and use it for months. When you have a breakout or a pimple pop up simply dab this on and leave it on for a couple hours or overnight. This will help it heal quickly. 

Here is a little more information on the four natural ingredients in this recipe. They are an effective combination of gentle skincare staples that multi-task for many applications:

home remedy for acne recipe

Zinc Oxide Powder is a white, odorless, fine powder that is naturally occurring in the mineral zincite. It is considered to be non-irritating, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. So if you’re dealing with any skin irritation, a blemish or a rash of any sort, it will help clear it up quickly.  It is not too harsh on the skin which is nice and why it is also a popular ingredient in diaper rash cream for babies. 

Zinc Oxide Powder is great to include in homemade mineral sunscreens. It adds a physical barrier on the skin’s surface which helps protect it from sun damage and the elements. It can also be used to help with strong odors. Many customers have called it a miracle deodorant and foot odor powder, working when nothing else would help. 

zinc oxide powder

The Zinc Oxide Powder we source and sell is from the USA and is pharmaceutical grade which means it is certified by the United States Pharmacopeia and subject to FDA regulation. It has to be 99.99% pure to meet their strict criteria. Only 5% of the entire skin care industry can meet these high standards.  It is also non-nano zinc oxide, which means it will not enter the bloodstream or absorb into the cells. Instead, it sits on the skin to form a protective barrier against the elements and outside factors. 

Unrefined Shea Butter is a nutrient-rich cosmetic butter packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It deeply moisturizes the skin to help soothe and repair dry, itchy, cracked skin and maintain a healthy glow. Some assume because it’s so rich and buttery that it would be the worst thing to put on your skin for acne or oiliness, however this is not the case. Unrefined shea butter is actually non-comedogenic and does not clog pores. It contains so many beneficial properties it can a lot of the time really help with skin irritation and breakouts. 

Jojoba Oil is another superstar for acne-prone skin. The chromium, zinc, and iodine content of the oil makes it antiseptic against any skin microbes. And because it’s so similar to the skin’s own produced oil, called sebum, it helps stop the skin from the overproduction of oil, which can contribute to further breakouts. It is also extremely high in Vitamins C, D, and E, which all promote rapid skin healing.

Camphor Essential Oil has been used for a long time as an antiseptic and muscle soothing liniment. You may recognize its strong scent from congestion relief products as well, making it great for clearing the sinuses and producing a calming effect to your nerves when inhaled.  It helps clear all different types of infections (including fungal acne) and helps calm the redness of irritated skin, making it a perfect addition to this recipe. 



  • 4 oz Unrefined Shea Butter 
  • 1 oz Jojoba Oil
  • 1.5 oz Zinc Oxide Powder 
  • 36 drops of Camphor Essential Oil
  1. Break the shea butter into soft chunks and put in a bowl
  2. Add the jojoba oil 
  3. Mash your shea butter and jojoba oil into a paste – no heat needed for this recipe!
  4. Add 36 drops of camphor essential oil and stir well 
  5. Add your zinc oxide powder – fold it in slowly and gently a few teaspoons at a time
  6. Keep mixing the paste until it turns white
  7. Once fully mixed, scoop into your final containers – and it’s ready to go
  8. Apply this cream where needed. Let it sit for a couple of hours or overnight then wash it off and pat dry

Note: the shelf life of this butter is six months when stored properly (in a cool, dry area, away from direct sunlight and sealed from moisture or contaminants). 

Recipe Video

Even though winter is coming acne can happen at any time throughout the year and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I hope this natural Acne Spot Cream helps your skin feel fabulous.

As always please comment below with any questions or feedback you may have.