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Beauty on a budget : Activated charcoal

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Anyone that knows me knows I love a good bit of pampering. I really shine when I am looking my best and I never hesitate when it involves trying new beauty products . Natural is the way for me 😆 not only is it more cost effective to make your own products; it helps a lot when you have sensitive skin. I can’t tell you how many times I have bought something that caused me to break out and I ended up having to toss a barely used tube.

That clearly does not cut it when you are on a budget #beautyonabudget is where it’s at for me right now. I read up about activated charcoal so I decided to give it try . Bentonite clay is my bff . Like dust from the heavens. My oily skin loves it. The Shea butter is for my hair I usually whip that with lavender and coconut oil, castor and jojoba can work as well. Any oil you choose actually. It whips up so silky smooth. I use it to seal my ends which are bone dry esp in the summer.
The most popular charcoal mask seems to be a mixture of the coal, clay , water and apple cider vinegar. All my products were bought on eBay .

The clay sells out pretty fast. Amazon also sells it as well. The soap is from Walmart . yesterday I whipped up a bit of the mask recipe listed above . I am now a fan! It had my skin so smooth and less oily (so far so good ) no breakouts to report  I am a happy camper. The vitamin E cream listed below is my favorite all-purpose moisturizer. I use it for my face my hands you name it. Not only is it reasonably priced it is lightweight and hydrates for hours. It retails for about $4 at Walmart (two bottles for the price of one)20170620_19123220170620_193219