May 24, 2016 |
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:
1 cup sea salt
1 cup Epsom salt
2 cups baking soda
7-10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Add ingredients to a hot bath and soak.
February 23, 2016 |
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.
January 19, 2016 |
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:
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