Beauty on a budget : Activated charcoal

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diy beauty .. activated charcoal


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)activated charcoal bajezenvitamin e bajezen

26 thoughts on “Beauty on a budget : Activated charcoal

    • Having sensitive skin makes it difficult to find stuff that does not break u out or give u a rash . I have had some pretty awful experiences with chemically laden products . Trying to stick with diy or vegan , natural and cruelty free

  1. Kyla Matton Osborne says:

    I love that you’re making your own DIY hair and skin care. The Shea butter with lavender and coconut oil sounds glorious!

  2. Karla says:

    I would love to try this! I’m hoping I could find activated charcoal near my place. I hear a lot about activated charcoal! Thanks for sharing!

  3. gail says:

    Oh – I have bentonite clay! I’ve used it for a mask only once but I need to get it out again! Thanks for the tips!

    • It sure is the way to go . The Vitamin E cream was like 2 for 5 usd at Walmart . It works really well for something that is so cheap. I took it work and all of the girls there loved it .

  4. I heard about this product from a friend and I’ve always wanted to try this mainly because I prefer the ‘natural way’ (compared to the laser stuff… nope! lol) and that they are not expensive. I also have sensitive skin so I might actually try this out. Thank you very much for the post! <3

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