To make a homemade acne cream, mix two drops of thyme essential oil with 1 teaspoon of an oil that's easy on the skin, such as pomegranate or grape seed oil. Combine this mixture with 2 teaspoons of baking soda and stir it for a few minutes.
Everyone's skin is different and there's no acne cure that always works, but a study found that thyme essential oil is useful for keeping the skin clear. The oils mix with the baking soda to form a powdery solution. Scoop a small amount and add a drop of water to mix it into a paste. Apply the paste to acne and leave it on for a couple of minutes before washing it off. Apply only small amounts to the face to avoid drying the skin too much.