Make Your Own Clay Hair Mask

I am here for all of my broke college students, bargain hunters, DIYers, kitchen mixtresses, recovering product junkies…well you get the point! I am here for you all with this recipe on how to make your own clay mask for your hair.I have tried Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash and I absolutely adore the product but as a struggling college student I’ve decided to tighten my budget without giving up my eco-glam lifestyle. So here it is folks! Your at home clay mask for hair.

What You Will Need

Aztec Indian Healing Clay

Aloe Vera Juice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Lavender Essential Oil (Or any other essential oil(s) of your choice)

Non-metal bowl

Non-metal spoon

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Step 1

Add 6 heaping teaspoons of the clay

Add 3 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Add 2 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Add 6 teaspoons of Aloe Vera Juice

10 drops of lavender essential oil

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Step 2

Mix until smooth

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Step 3

Consistency should be similar to greek yogurt. I like this texture because it stays put and isn’t runny. If you prefer another consistency use more or less aloe vera juice. Also for different hair types you may want to use more or less oil in your mixture. Play around with the amounts of each ingredient and find what’s right for you.

How To Apply the Clay Mask

Apply the mixture to your hair in sections. Focus on your scalp and smooth it onto the hair.

Then, gently massage your scalp for about 2-5 minutes.

After that, let the mixture stay on your hair for anywhere from 10-15 minutes.

Finally, thoroughly rinse out the mask. Continue rinsing until the water runs clear.

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No products and before deep conditioning

You may follow up with a deep conditioner or continue with your styling regimen.

How Does This Mask Work

Bentonite Clay: Draws impurities from the hair because of its ionic negative charge. It will attract itself to ionic positive charges which include impurities, bacteria, and fungi. These impurities will be absorbed by the clay and rinsed away with the clay.

Aloe Vera Juice: Strengthens the hair, promotes hair growth,moisturizes the hair, reduces dandruff. You can read more about the benefits of aloe vera juice here.

Olive Oil and Coconut Oil: Penetrates the hair shaft to strengthen and moisturize hair.

Lavender Essential Oil: Stimulates hair growth, reduces dandruff, refreshes the scalp, moisturizes the hair, and smells wonderful.

What do you think? Will you be trying this clay mask?

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The 5 Best All Natural Lubes

Does being green in the bedroom sound boring and unsexy? Never that at Lexi’s Green Guide! We want you to make it nasty the green way starting off with lubricants. The lubricants in the stores contain icky chemicals and parabens that are not safe for our bodies. Luckily, there are green-friendly oil and water based personal lubricants. Oil based lubricants are great because they last longer (less reapplications) and provide more slip. The downside to oil based lubricants is that they cannot be used with latex condoms. The oil will cause the latex to break down and tear. The other option is a water based lubricant. Although, it is not usually as long-lasting as oil, they provide enough slip, closely feel like our bodies own lubricant, and are safe to use with latex.

Oil Based Lubricants

Use Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

Use Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a favorite here at Lexi’s Green Guide so you could only imagine my delight to discover another use for this awesome oil. It makes a great personal lube. It’s long-lasting and slippery without being overly greasy. Coconut Oil is solid at room temperature but once in your hands it begins to melt.

almond oil

Another option (because we like options here at LGG) is Sweet Almond Oil. It has almost no scent and is a light, non-greasy, absorbing oil. This oil is my personal favorite natural lube. Both oils are anti-bacterial. You will not have to have to worry about oils throwing off your pH and in fact, coconut oil has yeast infection fighting capabilities. Even though at first it may seem weird to use oils as lube it is completely safe and much safer than putting parabens on your body. Another great benefit to using these oils is that they are edible if bought from the food aisle in the health food store.

Get creative with your oil based lube use. I suggest warming the oils before use by placing the bottle in a cup of hot water. This will heighten the sensation of the lube when it comes in contact with the skin. Also, try using lube on other sensitive areas of the body such as the nipples or earlobes. The silky, frictionless feel on sensitive areas will have your partner begging for you.

Also, these oils are relatively inexpensive in comparison to the lubricants you buy in stores. Both oils cost about $6-$10 a bottle. Very wallet-friendly.

Water Based Lubricant

aloe vera gel

If you are using latex condoms it is important to use a water based lubricant. Aloe vera gel is a good choice. Aloe is great for your body too. Make sure that you choose a product that is pure aloe vera. This can be found in most health food stores. Aloe vera gel can be found at most health food stores and usually cost about $7-$10.

Sliquids

If you would like to purchase a product Sliquid Organics is a great organic lubricant brand. According to the website the ingredients for the Sliquids Organic Natural are: Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Aloe Barbadensis*, Natural Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Extracts of Hibiscus*, Flax*, Alfalfa*, Green Tea* & Sunflower Seed*, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. *USDA Organic ingredients. It has rave reviews. This lube is safe for use with silicone toys. Purchase Sliquids from the website.

good clean love

Another great brand is Good Clean Love. According to their website the ingredients list is as follows: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Xanthan Gum, Agar, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors. This is a great choice because it is edible, safe for silicone toys, and 100% vegan. Also, it is long-lasting and does not a have a sticky clean-up. Click here to purchase Good Clean Love.

Maximize the benefits of your water-based lube. Put a few drops inside of the condom to increase sensations. A little goes a long away. Any thing more than a couple of drops may cause the condom to slip off. Or put a few drops outside of the condom to reduce friction.

LGG would like to know, Would you try these organic lube alternatives?