DIY 5 min. facewash

guys. i LOVE this facewash. it's sooo cheap, so moisturizing & leaves your skin feeling so clean & soft! & the best part? takes 5 minutes or less to whip up.

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〰 8 oz of Dr. Bronners castile soap (if you haven't used castile before, it's a really natural, concentrated soap! you really can't go wrong with any scent but i particularly love eucalyptus & lavender!)
〰 8 oz of distilled water
〰 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
〰 10 drops lavender
〰 10 drops lemon
〰 add all ingredients to foaming soap dispenser & use morning + night!

making my own beauty + household products has been one of the most empowering experiences. if you have been intimidated to make your own products, this is an excellent recipe to start with! it's so easy & you will love it so much 🙌🏼 pro tip: you can use it as your hand soap too!

DIY non-toxic dry shampoo

what do you do when you run out of dry shampoo & showering just isn't in the cards? 🙃 make your own! it's v cheap, v easy, & v effective. ⠀

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1. fill spice jar halfway with arrowroot powder (buy from amazon or almost any grocery store: $4 for 16 oz)

2. add 2 drops spearmint EO + 2 drops lavender EO.

3. shake, shake, shake! fill to the top with more powder. if you have darker hair, add some cocoa powder to create your color of choice!

4. shake onto your neglected roots & rub in with your hands or a makeup brush!⠀
store-bought dry shampoo is filled with weirddddd stuff. seriously google it, or scan yours on the Think Dirty app! the store bought stuff is designed to draw moisture away from the scalp so excessive use will typically leave you with a dry and flaky scalp. arrowroot powder is just a ground up tropical plant so it doesn't have these bad side effects. 💥⠀

charcoal + clay face mask

my go-to face mask! i aim to do this mask once a week, & even a few days in a row if blemishes are tryna party it up on my face!

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-  1/2 tbsp. bentonite clay (made from volcanic ash, rich in minerals so it unplugs pores, clarifies skin tone & decreases breakout inflammation)
-  1/2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-  1 tsp raw honey //when unpasteurized, honey has probiotic + antibacterial properties. it also removes impurities & moisturizes!)
-  1 tsp activated charcoal (binds to dirt in your pores & decreases pore size)
-  1 drop of lavender + 1 drop of tea tree (both EO's are amazing for skin support)
-  whisk together (with a wooden spoon) & apply liberally to face! let sit for 20 minutes & then wash off with a wash cloth or in the shower 💫

if you have sensitive skin, you may want to go lighter on the ACV & heavier on the honey. some people's skin needs to gradually adjust to the vinegar.