d.i.y. clay body wash

hey crunchies! happy sunday. i hope you are having such a great weekend!

today’s post is a super simple single-use shower d.i.y… whew, that was a mouthful.

this body wash will leave you feeling smooth, tightened, soft, and super clean.

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the consistency of this wash should be silky and not too thick or too thin.

  • 1/4 cup rhassoul clay
  • 1/4 full fat, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed oil (or your favorite carrier oil)
  • optional – 5 to 7 drops of your favorite essential oils(s)

in a shower-safe bowl or cup, add clay and mix in the coconut milk until all clumps are gone and the mix is silky. next add your favorite carrier oil, and finally – if you want – your favorite essential oils.

apply in the shower from head to toe on damp skin, and let it sit a few minutes before rinsing.

please use immediately. throw away leftovers or use the extra while in the shower on your hair and scalp for a deep cleansing rinse. condition after.

what are your favorite clays? have you tried a clay body wash?

XO, ALEXRAYE

 

** photo taken from Atom website

lightweight luxe body and hair oil (d.i.y.)

i’m a firm believer that you can d.i.y. beauty products for results that rival high-end quality products.  this d.i.y. is a perfect example of that — simple, stunning, body and hair care magic right here.

this is a very lightweight body AND hair oil, made with fatty and hydrating, yet extremely fast-absorbing oils. the recipe is intended for a 3 ounce bottle, but can be tailored to any amount you desire.

3 base ingredients. 10 minutes of your time. silky smooth skin and hair to follow.

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this blend is exactly what’s currently in my bathroom for my post-shower body oil. i’ve added rose, jasmine, and lavender EOs for a soft floral scent that lingers for hours.

while this oil is intended for use post-shower on wet skin, it will still absorb quickly into dry skin.

keep in mind that buying in bulk can be cheaper, and you can make more body/hair oil, or anything else you want with what’s leftover. this recipe is definitely on the splurge end, but is cheaper than buying a really nice quality body oil over time, and you can control precisely what’s in it.

what you need:

  • 100 mL pump bottle
  • organic chia seed oil
  • chia seed co2 extract
  • marula oil

how-to (my favorite blend):

  • 1.5 ounces chia seed co2 extract
  • 1 ounce marula oil
  • 0.5 ounce chia seed oil
  • 10-15 drops EOs, as desired

how-to (saves a little money):

  • 1.5 ounces chia seed oil
  • 1 ounce chia seed co2 extract
  • 0.5 ounce marula oil
  • 10-15 drops EOs, as desired

where to purchase (no affiliates whatsoever – just what i use):

if you try this recipe, please share your experience below.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE D.I.Y. BODY/HAIR OIL BLEND?

XO, ALEXRAYE

*please do not take this recipe and sell it – i made it up in my own little brain and that would just be rude. spread the crunchy love and link back/credit where it is due. love!

oMega-glow face mask

happy sunday, crunchies! i’m so excited to finally share this face mask with you!

this mask is packed with omega-3/6/7/9 and serves up some serious glow and hydration. as if that wasn’t enough, it also fights fine lines, skin issues like eczema and acne, discoloration, and even helps with skin elasticity and under-eye discoloration. 

this mask has been my go-to beautifying mask lately. it’s gently exfoliating and leaves me glowing. i can definitely tell a difference from using this, even after the first time. my face always feels so velvety afterwards. 

best of all – it’s easy to make and any skin type can benefit from it!

let’s meet the synergistic ingredients that truly ‘feed” your skin:

  • hawaiian spirulina – a nutritious blue-green algae chock full of vitamins, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids
  • raw chia seed oil – an extremely lightweight and nutritious oil, full of omega fatty acids 3/6/9
  • supercritical sea buckthorn seed oil – potent source omega 3/6/9 and antioxidants
  • sea buckthorn berry oil – contains the rare omega 7 and other vitamins
  • ginger essential oil – warming; promotes circulation and absorption of the mask’s nutrients; improves skin tone and elasticity
  • geranium essential oil – promotes circulation, evens skin tone, tightens skin; antibacterial and antimicrobial

how to:

  • mix 1 tsp spirulina with 1 tsp chia seed oil
  • add 5 drops supercritical sea buckthorn seed oil and 3 drops sea buckthorn berry oil
  • mix in 1 drop ginger eo and 1 drop geranium eo
  • let sit for 20 to 45 minutes, allowing your skin to absorb all the nutritive goodness 
  • enjoy weekly

i bet you knew it contained chia seed oil, given my obsession with it for all things head to toe. 

want an oMega-glow serum to use daily instead of a mask? leave out the spirulina and use the oil blend! please store in the fridge to keep the chia seed oil from going rancid. there are algae extract oils out there you can use if you still want to keep the additional renewing and nutritive properties from the spirulina.

tip 1: instead of using water to dampen your skin before applying this mask and after to wipe it off, use your favorite hydrosol. steeting clear of water will help you avoid moisture loss. i personally love rose water from Inflora Botanica.

tip 2: use a black washcloth to wipe this off, as the algae and sea buckthorn oils can stain fabric.

tip 3: spirulina and raw chia seed oil both need to be kept tightly sealed and stored in the fridge.

will you be trying this? do you already love and use any of these ingredients? leave your favorite nutritive face mask recipes below!

all my love,

alexraye