DIY Detox Bath

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A couple weekends ago, I did something I had never done before—I camped in the middle of the woods. Queue the Troop Beverly Hills theme song (which I did in fact sing as I hiked in with Drew, the creator of DYLANLEX, and our significant others)!

We hiked for five hours in and along the coast of Big Sur, carrying our tents, sleeping bags and food on our backs, then set up camp right in between big, beautiful redwoods. We cooked over an open fire (s’mores included, obviously), meditated to the sound of a stream, slept under the stars, and relished in the fact that we didn’t have cell reception. It was liberating, freeing, humbling, mind-clearing and so many wonderful things. I enjoyed every minute of it.

I did, however, need a major detox bath after being outdoors all weekend, and whipped up this concoction which was 100! The salts and baking soda draw out impurities while delivering a dose of natural minerals and the essential oil is wonderfully rejuvenating.

Here’s how to make it:

Grab:
1 cup sea salt
1 cup Epsom salt
2 cups baking soda
7-10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Make:
Add ingredients to a hot bath and soak.

Enjoy!

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DIY Rosehip Oil Bath Soak

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Rosehip oil is one of my favorite beauty oils and for good reason. Known as “nature’s anti-aging miracle,” it’s full of vitamins (vitamin E, vitamin C and B-carotene, a form of vitamin A), antioxidants and essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 and 9).

The secret youth sauce, which is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes (usually from the Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa species), is said to correct dark circles, even skin tone, heal sun damage, smooth wrinkles and spots, quench dry skin and reduce scars and fine lines.

In addition to applying the oil to your face and body, it makes for an excellent addition to an epsom salt bath. After a twenty minute soak in this concoction, your body will be left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, refreshed and recharged! Here’s how to make it:

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A Genius Hack For Plumper Lips

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A Genius Hack For Plumper Lips
If twisting a cup around your mouth a la the Kylie Jenner lip challenge is not your thing (but really, who does that?!) and you’d like to plumpen up those lips without injections then this hack for plumper lips is for you.

Enter: Peppermint Essential Oil.

For a natural way to plumpen up your lips, simply add a few drops of peppermint essential oil (I like Aura Cacia) to your lip gloss, mix, apply and voilà!

Here’s how it works: Peppermint oil helps improve circulation so when added to your lips it helps bring more blood to the surface causing your lips to swell. Also, peppermint acts as a muscle relaxant, so your lips will look relaxed, further adding to the fullness of your lips.  

MUUUUAWWW!

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DIY Detoxifying Charcoal Face Mask

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Charcoal is proven to draw bacteria and toxins out of the skin, which means it helps with all the pesky blackheads and inflammation. This charcoal face mask is both detoxifying and calming, with the addition of chamomile and aloe vera. Charcoal facials can be up to $200 at the salon, so make this yourself and toss on a DIY eye mask to save big (plus have extra for later!).

Here’s how to do it yourself:

Ingredients:
1 bag of chamomile tea
1-2 tsp shea butter
2 tbsp bentonite clay
3 capsules activated charcoal
3 tbsp aloe vera
1-2 drops eucalyptus essential oil

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