CBD + Collagen = A Magic Skin Combo

If you’re like most women (including me!) then the health of your skin is super important to you. The health of your skin can determine how dry it is, if it appears thick or thin, wrinkles, sagginess, blemishes, and more. 

In short, your skin is the top determining factor in how old you look.

Thankfully, in our modern day and age, we understand what harms the skin and what makes it healthier. And today I want to talk to you about two major powerhouses when it comes to skin health and why you should take them together!

The duo is CBD and collagen. But what makes them so great together? Before we get into that, let’s take a look at them separately… 

What is CBD?

CBD – short for cannabidiol – is one of the best understood and most studied cannabinoids in the cannabis sativa plant. With its legalization in 2018, even more studies have come out on this incredible compound. 

Before we get into those benefits and how CBD specifically helps the skin, it’s important to know that CBD cannot get you “high” or alter your thinking at all. That’s THC, another prevalent cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. And unless specifically stated, most CBD supplements do not have more than 0.3% THC – levels far too low to have any affect on your body.

The benefits of CBD

CBD has many proven benefits through years of rigorous research. These include… 

✅ Improves sleep – A large case series from 2019 found that CBD use improved sleep in participants by nearly 67% after just one month! When we’re stressed, our bodies produce a hormone called cortisol. Dubbed “the stress hormone,” cortisol can negatively impact sleeping patterns. But according to research, CBD can help regulate cortisol levels, helping us to relax. [1, 2]

✅ Supports joint health and eases pain – CBD can lower aches and discomfort within the joints by helping manage inflammation. Research has shown that CBD reduces the levels of pro-inflammatory cells in the body, all while increasing the levels and effectiveness of crucial immune cells. CBD has also been found to target the areas of the joints suffering from chronic inflammation in those with rheumatoid arthritis, providing relief. And if all of that wasn’t enough, CBD can also help strengthen the tissue of the joints. An analysis of CBD joint studies concluded that there is sufficient evidence that CBD may be able to both reduce cartilage degradation and facilitate cartilage repair. [3, 4, 5]

✅ Protects and supports brain cells – Ongoing research is showing that CBD may have neuroprotective properties, specifically against cognitive decline and certain conditions and disorders of the brain. One of the main factors in cognitive decline has to do with oxidative stress and inflammation. These cause damage to neurons, inhibiting proper brain function. Thankfully, CBD has been shown to offer protective effects in the brain by reducing these factors while also helping to repair and replace neurons, supporting cognition. [6, 7, 8]

✅ Relieves anxiety and depression – CBD helps increase levels of what’s been dubbed the “bliss molecule” – a neurotransmitter called anandamide. Researchers believe that a deficiency in endocannabinoids, such as anandamide, can lead to depression, migraines, and other conditions of the brain and nervous system. [9, 10]

✅ Relieves menstrual pain – A recent review of studies that looked into CBD as an aid for PMS showed that the compound could be helpful in providing relief to many of the symptoms involved with the syndrome. Another study from 2015 found that CBD may help provide menstrual cramp relief due to its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. [11, 12]

✅ Boosts immunity – CBD can help boost the immune system and protect against infection. Research has shown that the compound helps regulate the immune system for a more robust and targeted response. [13]

✅ Increases hair growth – Certain cannabinoid receptors have been found to be key players in hair follicle growth. CBD has also been shown to help the hair properly cycle through its growth phases and it may help regulate hormones which are often involved in hair loss conditions. [14, 15]

But what about CBD and the skin?

When it comes to the skin, CBD offers incredible effects. Most skin issues stem from oxidative stress and inflammation. These are two areas where CBD offers invaluable support, eliminating unnecessary inflammation and destroying the free radicals that cause oxidative stress. 

As such, CBD offers plenty of benefits within the skin: [16]

✅ Clears up acne – One of the most common skin disorders in the world, acne affects people of all ages. It’s caused by increased sebum (natural skin oil) production, along with inflammation of the gland which produces this oil. But research has shown that topical CBD can help regulate sebum production, all while reducing inflammation!

✅ Skin tumors – Tumors of the skin are the most common malignancies in humans. As such, combating them has been an extensive area of research. Thankfully, CBD has been shown to be an effective treatment for these. Research shows CBD can kill skin tumor cells and prevent them from populating.

✅ Heals wounds – Considering CBD interacts with mechanisms in your body that regulate the protein structures of your skin, along with skin inflammation, it’s no surprise that CBD can help cuts and scrapes heal at a faster rate. By stimulating certain immune cells and fibrous proteins within the skin, CBD helps wounds heal more efficiently. 

✅ Alleviates rashes and psoriasis – Skin conditions that result in a rash of itchy, scaly patches are the result of inflammation and an unbalanced immune system. Thankfully, through various mechanisms, CBD has been shown to help rebalance immunity. For example, two studies in psoriasis patients – one from 2019 and another from 2020 – showed that topical CBD improved skin hydration and elasticity all while reducing inflammation, itching, and burning. [17, 18]

✅ Reduces itchiness – Many skin conditions can cause itchiness. But once again, CBD comes to the rescue! One study had participants experiencing itchiness apply a CBD cream to the itchy area every day for three weeks. At the end of the study, 52% of them reported significantly reduced itchiness, while 38% of them stated that the itchiness was completely gone.

Even if you’re not experiencing skin issues, CBD can help prevent them from ever happening. 

CBD interacts with receptors within the skin that directly affect skin homeostasis and barrier function – two critical factors that determine skin health. [19]

So not only is CBD the answer to any skin woes, it’s also the ultimate skin protector. 

But why should you be taking it with collagen?

Collagen recap

Collagen makes up 30% of the protein in the human body, making it the most prevelant protein in your body. That alone should tell you everything you need to know about its importance. 

Collagen is so prevalent because it’s a structural protein. It’s easiest to think of collagen as the glue that holds everything together, because it kind of is! This includes within your skin. 

The good news is that your body naturally produces collagen. The bad news is that this production starts to slow down after the age of 25, with both the amount and quality of the collagen diminishing. Factors such as stress, pollution, processed foods, cigarettes, alcohol, and even menopause can severely diminish collagen levels as well.

This is why boosting and maintaining levels with EverBella’s highly absorbable collagen, Complete Collagen Plus, is super important.

In short, collagen is literally what keeps your skin together and the only reason we get wrinkles, saggy skin, and start to look older with each year is due to our collagen lowering in both quality and numbers. 

Collagen + CBD

As mentioned, collagen plays a crucial role in protecting and maintaining your skin structure and strength, which are both impacted by the aging process. Increased intake of the protein has also been found to reduce the visible signs of aging within the skin, including fine lines and wrinkles. [20, 21]

And as I discussed, CBD is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory within the skin. This protects your skin from the signs of aging by stopping collagen from breaking down. This means that the collagen within your body can last longer. [22]

But that’s not all.

CBD also strengthens your collagen by enhancing collagen’s ability to link together, creating firmer bonds (meaning firmer skin). [23

CBD for your skin

Taking in collagen to boost and maintain your levels with a supplement like Complete Collagen Plus is one thing. But helping that collagen to bind together better, last longer, and be stronger is another. 

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Two Ingredients For Oil-Free Skin – Grape Seed Extract And Bamboo Leaf

Everyone has oil on their skin. Each of our pores contains what’s called a “sebaceous gland” that produces a natural oil called sebum. This oil is good for your skin, keeping it healthy and hydrated. 

But sometimes, these glands can produce too much oil, causing your skin to look wet, shiny, and greasy, even shortly after you’ve just washed your face. 

If you have overly oily skin, you may be wondering what you can do about it. Well, I’m here to help! I’m going to tell you about the causes of oily skin, along with two incredible natural ingredients that can help stop your skin from being so oily. 

Let’s start with what may be causing your oily skin… 

7 things that cause oily skin

Genetics – Research indicates that if a parent has oily skin, you’re more likely to have oily skin as well.

Age – As we age, sebum production slows down. While this allows for less oily skin, it’s also why those who are older tend to have dry skin. As such, if you have oily skin, your skin may actually age slower! 

Where you live – If you live somewhere hot or humid, then your skin is more likely to be oily.

Enlarged pores – Larger pores tend to produce more oil.

Bad skincare products – If you have oily skin, don’t use oil-based products or creams that are too heavy.

Overdoing your skincare routine – If you’re washing too much, you’re stripping away your natural oils. And while this may seem like the right thing to do, it can actually put your sebum production into overdrive while your glands try to make up for the lost oil. 

Skipping your moisturizer – Similarly, if you’re washing but not moisturizing, your glands may be forcing themselves to work overtime to boost oil production. 

While these may cause oily skin, what can you do to stop them? If you have oily skin and feel like you’ve tried everything to no avail, keep reading! There are two ingredients that can help you lower the amount of oil on your skin. 

Ingredient #1: Grapeseed oil

What is grapeseed oil?

Grapeseed oil is a type of vegetable oil derived from the seed of, you guessed it, grapes! Tons of grapeseeds are put aside by the wine industry each year, and the beauty industry gets to take those seeds and make an oil out of them to help, among other things, reduce the oil in our skin. 

How does grapeseed oil reduce oily skin?

It may seem like fighting fire with fire to use a type of oil to reduce the oil on your skin, but it actually works!

One of the main reasons is that grapeseed oil is a good source of linoleic acid. Sometimes called vitamin F, linoleic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid – an essential omega-6 fatty acid that is needed for the proper function of the body.

One of the functions in the body that linoleic acid is responsible for is sebum production. It helps balance the production of oil in the skin, which is why people with skin that is either too oily or too dry tend to have low levels of this omega-6 fatty acid. 

Additionally, linoleic acid helps make your sebum thinner. Sometimes sebum is produced too thick, and it gets caught in the pores, causing build-up and acne. But linoleic acid helps prevent your sebum from building up.

If you want to boost linoleic acid levels and help regulate sebum production while ensuring your sebum isn’t so thick that it’s causing pore blockage, make sure you’re taking a natural ingredient like grapeseed oil that’s high in linoleic acid.

Ingredient #2: Bamboo leaf extract

What is bamboo leaf extract?

Bamboo is a plant native to Asia, and its leaves offer several health benefits, especially for the skin. It’s often included in beauty products because it’s a natural source of silicon dioxide, also known as silica, which boosts collagen production, increases skin strength, and boosts hair growth. 

But it also has another benefit – reducing oily skin.

How does bamboo leaf extract reduce oily skin?

Outside of promoting general health for the skin, bamboo leaf extract helps to reduce oily skin by sending what are called porous particles to the skin. These natural particles actually absorb excess sebum from the skin when your glands make too much, allowing you to have balanced skin even if too much oil is produced!

How to get both of these ingredients at once

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EverBella’s NutraBoost Gummies contain grape seed oil and bamboo leaf extract so that you can have healthy-looking skin without having to buy a bunch of different products (products that might be stripping oils from your skin, causing your glands to overproduce sebum). 

EverBella’s NutraBoost Gummies contain both of these ingredients AND other unique ingredients that all help support your skin in their own unique way – click here to learn what they are and how they can help you have youthful-looking skin no matter your age!

12 Amazing Reasons To Take Biotin

Hey there! Today, I want to talk to you about this little powerhouse called Vitamin H, or as it’s more commonly known, biotin. It’s like the unsung hero of the B vitamin family, working behind the scenes to keep our bodies running smoothly. We’ll cover exactly how in just a moment. But first… 

What is biotin?

Biotin is part of the B complex gang, and these guys are all about turning our food into energy. They’re like the fuel for our bodies, helping us metabolize fats, carbs, and protein. Plus, they’re water-soluble, meaning our bodies don’t stockpile them, so it’s important to keep them coming in regularly. On top of that, it’s crucial for healthy skin, hair, and nails. It’s why they call it the beauty vitamin! Plus, it plays a role in keeping our nervous system in tip-top shape.

But here’s the thing – sometimes we can run low on biotin. This can happen if we’re not absorbing enough from our food or if we have certain health issues. And when our biotin levels drop, our bodies can start showing some signs, like hair loss, fatigue, or even depression. You definitely want to catch it before that happens!

So, how do we make sure we’re getting enough biotin? Well, we can start by loading up on foods that are rich in it. Think liver, eggs, salmon, and sweet potatoes – yum! But if you want to KNOW you’re always getting enough, there are always supplements, like micelle liposomal biotin, that can deliver biotin straight to your bloodstream for maximum absorption.

Before you commit to adding biotin to your supplement regimen, though, you may be wondering what kinds of benefits you can expect. After all, you want to know how to tell that the biotin is working. Well, that’s what this blog is all about! The many benefits of biotin. 

So, without further ado, let’s talk about the perks of having enough biotin in our lives. 

1. Energizes Your Metabolism

Biotin plays a crucial role in converting carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy that our body can use. It acts as a coenzyme in several metabolic reactions, helping enzymes break down macronutrients into usable forms of energy. Without enough biotin, these metabolic processes can slow down, leaving you feeling sluggish.

2. Heart Health Booster

Biotin helps regulate cholesterol levels by increasing the production of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol while decreasing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol. By improving the lipid profile, biotin supports healthy blood flow, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes.

3. Brain Power Potion

Biotin is essential for the synthesis of myelin, a protective sheath that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Myelin ensures efficient transmission of nerve impulses, which is critical for cognitive function, memory, and overall brain health. Biotin also supports neurotransmitter synthesis, facilitating communication between brain cells.

4. Immune System MVP

Biotin plays a role in the production and maturation of white blood cells, including T cells, B cells, and natural killer cells, which are key players in the immune response. By enhancing the immune system’s ability to recognize and eliminate pathogens, biotin helps defend against infections and illness.

5. Blood Sugar Stabilizer

Biotin assists in the metabolism of glucose by enhancing the activity of enzymes involved in glucose utilization and insulin production. By improving insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake by cells, biotin helps regulate blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes.

6. Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Biotin is crucial during pregnancy and lactation for fetal development and maternal health. It supports embryonic growth, neural tube formation, and placental function. Biotin deficiency during pregnancy can lead to birth defects and complications, making adequate intake essential for both mom and baby.

7. Inflammation Fighter

Biotin possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help alleviate inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. By inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines and promoting the production of anti-inflammatory molecules, biotin can reduce swelling, pain, and tissue damage associated with inflammatory conditions.

8. Tissue & Muscle Repairer

Biotin promotes tissue regeneration and repair by facilitating cell proliferation, collagen synthesis, and wound healing. It also supports muscle function and recovery by enhancing protein metabolism and energy production within muscle cells.

9. Multiple Sclerosis Tamer

Biotin’s anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects make it a potential therapeutic agent for managing multiple sclerosis (MS). By reducing inflammation and promoting myelin repair, biotin may help alleviate symptoms and slow disease progression in individuals with MS.

10. Weight Loss Wingman

Biotin aids weight loss by boosting metabolism, increasing fat metabolism, and promoting satiety. By enhancing energy production and regulating appetite hormones, biotin can support weight loss efforts and help maintain a healthy body composition.

11. Skin & Nail Savior

Biotin is essential for the synthesis of fatty acids, which are vital for maintaining healthy skin and nails. It supports keratin production, the protein that forms the structural basis of skin, hair, and nails, promoting strength, elasticity, and hydration.

12. Hair Health Hero

Last but certainly not least, biotin enhances hair growth and quality by supporting keratin production, improving follicle function, and increasing blood flow to the scalp. It also helps prevent hair loss, dryness, and brittleness by nourishing hair follicles and promoting a healthy scalp environment.

How to get yourself these benefits (and more)

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Whether you’re looking to boost your energy, protect your heart, or just give your hair a little extra love, biotin has got you covered. But you need to make sure it’s actually getting absorbed and used by your body. 

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7 Ways Amla Berries Boost Your Health

Amla berries, also known as Indian gooseberries – or scientifically as Phyllanthus emblica and Emblica Officinalis – is a fruit tree native to parts of Asia, most prominently India. It’s rich in nutrients and has several uses in herbal medicine. 

Amla berries grow on small trees, are about the size of a golf ball, and are yellow-green in color. They taste sour, bitter, and acidic. 

In today’s blog, I will share with you the many benefits of amla berries, along with the studies to back it all up!

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1. They’re anti-aging

Thanks to amla berries’ high antioxidant content, including vitamin C, the fruit offers some incredible anti-aging benefits. Antioxidants like vitamin C help prevent cellular damage, slowing your body’s natural aging process. [1]

This and other factors allow amla berries to benefit your health and beauty in a few ways…

For your skin, amla berries help prevent the breakdown of collagen, which is the main protein that forms your skin. When collagen breaks down, your skin becomes thin, wrinkly, and vulnerable to blemishes and other skin conditions. [2, 3]

For your hair, extracts of these berries are actually commonly used to promote hair growth due to their ability to inhibit an enzyme that can cause hair loss. [4]

For your eyes, compounds with amla berries have been shown to protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – one of the biggest causes of blindness in older adults – by improving the mitochondrial health of the eyes. [5]

2. They support heart health

Amla berries can help your heart stay strong and healthy in several ways. 

First has to do with its antioxidant effects. Several animal studies have found that amla berry extracts can help protect against the oxidative damage that’s associated with heart injury. [6, 7, 8]

It’s also been shown to help improve endothelial function. The endothelium is a thin membrane that lines the inside of the heart and blood vessels and its health is very important to the well-being of your heart. One study even found that taking amla berry extract had the same impact on improving endothelial function as a drug prescribed for this purpose. [9, 10]

Inflammation is one of the main factors in the development of heart disease, and thankfully, amla berries have been shown to significantly reduce inflammation in humans. [9, 11, 12]

Additionally, several human studies have shown that amla berries allow for healthy blood fat levels. Research has found that consuming amla berries reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol, increases HDL (good) cholesterol, and lowers triglyceride levels. This helps to keep your heart healthy and clear of build-up. [9, 11, 13, 14]

High blood pressure is another thing that can harm your heart. But, studies have shown that amla berries help widen the blood vessels for easier blood flow and lower pressure. [12, 15]

And if all of this wasn’t enough, amla berries also have an anti-platelet effect, meaning they help prevent the formation of blood clots, which can cause a heart attack or stroke if they block an artery. [12]

3. May have anti-cancer effects

While there hasn’t been any research into how well amla berries can fight cancer in humans, there have been some very interesting test-tube and animal studies on the subject. 

In these types of studies, amla berry extracts have killed certain types of cancer cells, including breast, cervical, ovarian, and lung cancers. [16]

Researchers believe this has to do with the high level of tannins and flavonoids within these berries, along with the concentration of vitamin C and other antioxidants. 

4. Balances blood sugar levels

Amla berries are showing some promise to those with blood sugar conditions such as type 2 diabetes due to how it affects blood sugar levels in early studies. 

Several animal studies have shown that taking these berries helps lower blood sugar levels. [17, 18, 19]

And one human study found that those taking amla berry powder daily for 21 days saw a significant drop in blood sugar levels following fasting and meals when compared to a control group. [14]

5. Helps protect against liver damage

Rat studies have found that, when given diets containing liver-harming compounds, amla berry extract protects against liver damage. Researchers believe that this is due to the berry’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. [20, 21, 22]

6. Helps reduce heartburn

A high-quality study done in humans was carried out in 2018 with the aim of seeing how amla berries helped those with frequent heartburn. Researchers saw that 1,000 mg daily of amla fruit tablets reduced the frequency and severity of heartburn and vomiting than those in the placebo group. [23]

7. Bolsters immunity

Amla berries have immune-boosting effects thanks to their high vitamin C content. 

Vitamin C helps increase the power of your immune system in many ways, including enhancing antioxidant support, managing the inflammatory response, producing specialized immune cells, and helping your body create protective antibodies. [24, 25]

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Biotin For Brittle Nails

If you do a Google search of “what should I take to help my nails?” the first thing that will pop up is biotin

When it comes to supporting your nails through nutrition, biotin is always the first go-to, and this is no secret. In fact, one of the top signs of a biotin deficiency is brittle nails.

But that may have you wondering how biotin helps you grow strong, healthy nails. 

Before we get into that, I want to talk more about nail care. It’s true that talking about nail health without biotin is like talking about how to stay hydrated without mentioning drinking water. But there are other variables that may decrease the health of your nails, and there are other things you can do for your nails, even if you are taking in high levels of biotin.

Let’s start with things that can cause brittle nails that don’t have to do with biotin… 

Other causes for brittle nails

If you’re lacking in biotin, your nails are most certainly going to pay the price. But there are some other factors that can make your nails brittle as well. 

These include:

Age – Unfortunately, as we age, our nails are prone to change. Our toenails commonly get thicker and harder, while our fingernails become thinner and more brittle. However, maintaining proper nutrition can help mitigate this occurrence. 

Iron deficiency – While low biotin levels cause your nails to become brittle, low levels of iron can as well. This is because iron deficiency leads to low red blood cell levels, which makes it harder for oxygen to reach your nails.

Hypothyroidism – Low thyroid levels can cause brittle nails, along with other conditions like hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, and depression. Thankfully, my biotin supplement – Complete Biotin Plus – also contains selenium, a mineral that has been found to significantly increase thyroid levels, naturally. [1]

How to help brittle nails

Outside of ensuring you have enough biotin, what can you be doing on the outside to ensure your nails are as healthy and beautiful as possible?

Well, there are several ways for you to care for your nails, including:

✔️ Using a moisturizer, especially after washing your hands, and making a point to get the lotion on and around your nails.

✔️ Wearing gloves while cleaning with chemicals, especially harsh cleaners.

✔️ Putting on gloves outside when the weather is cold and dry.

✔️ Keeping your nails short so that there’s less surface area to absorb harmful substances.

✔️ Using a fine emery board to file your nails to help eliminate irregularities and avoid breakage and splitting.

✔️ Not picking or biting at your nails or cuticles.

✔️ Use nail polish removers that don’t include acetone. 

Biotin for brittle nails

Now that you know some other causes of brittle nails, plus how to better care for your nails (imagine how amazing your nails can look if you do all the above and have healthy biotin levels), how exactly does biotin do so much for the nails?

It comes down to one word: keratin

Your body cannot produce keratin if it doesn’t have biotin. And if your body only has a little bit of biotin, it will have to pick and choose what to use it for, possibly deciding not to make keratin at all. 

Why would this be bad news for your nails?

Because your nails are made almost entirely of keratin. 

It’s the main structure of your nails. So, if you were to be without it, all of the nail care in the world wouldn’t make a difference. 

On top of this, biotin can help produce skin-nourishing fatty acids that bolster the health of your skin around the nail plate.

If you’re worried that your nails may be suffering, and it seems that no matter what you do, they’re thin and brittle, I’ve got you covered. 

Complete Biotin Plus is designed to be FULLY absorbed into your bloodstream so that your body can make all of the keratin it needs to build you strong and healthy nails. 

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Two-Ingredient Dry Shampoo Recipe

If you’re ever in a rush and don’t have time to do a full hair wash but still want to freshen up, dry shampoo can be the perfect solution. Work it into your hair and be amazed as it absorbs oils and eliminates dirt without a single drop of water! Though you should still keep washing with water in your routine for proper cleansing of your scalp, it’s amazing how much dry shampoo can help!

But, unfortunately, like most store-bought cosmetics, many dry shampoos can contain harmful ingredients you don’t want to be putting into your hair, even if it is only occasionally and when you’re in a rush.

In today’s post, I have a super-simple and natural dry shampoo recipe for you. But before I get into that, take a look at why avoiding store-bought dry shampoos may be in your best interest… 

Dangerous chemicals in store-bought dry shampoos

Independent lab finds ‘troubling’ levels of cancer-causing chemical in more types of dry shampoo products, report alleges

The above was a CNN article headline from 2022. According to the report cited, several dry shampoo brands contained 10 times more than the FDA’s limit for certain ingredients.

See, most dry shampoos come in the form of an aerosol can. These require a propellant to bring the formula out, and these are often dangerous chemicals, including isobutane, propane, and butane. 

This article came out just following a recall on several dry shampoo brands that I won’t name but you’ve definitely heard of, having to recall their products due to the presence of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical. 

Not exactly ingredients that come to mind when you think of health and beauty products. 

But thankfully, making a dry shampoo yourself at home isn’t as hard as it sounds. In fact, it couldn’t really be any easier!

DIY dry shampoo recipe

Say goodbye to harmful aerosol sprays and hello to an easy and clean dry shampoo formula that you can make at home – likely with ingredients you already have!

This dry shampoo recipe…

  • Only contains two ingredients
  • Comes in a powder form
  • Is easy to make and use
  • Is cost-effective
  • Removes oils out of your hair 
  • Smells amazing

Everyone I’ve shared this dry shampoo recipe LOVES it, and I’m so excited to now share it with you. 

I’ve provided three different versions, each one dependent on your hair color – light, medium, or dark.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 small Mason jar
  • 1 powder makeup brush (optional)

For light/blonde hair:

  • 3 ½ tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder 
  • ½ tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder

For medium/brown hair:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder 
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder

For dark hair:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder 
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Like I said, this recipe couldn’t be easier.

Once you’ve decided how much to use based on your hair color (feel free to experiment if you feel your hair is somewhere in between!), then simply add it all to your Mason jar, put on the lid, and shake it all together!

If the mixture comes out too light or dark compared to your hair, simply add more cornstarch/arrowroot to lighten it or more cacao powder to darken it.

When you have it all mixed together, use your makeup brush to add it to the oily parts of your hair (you can also just sprinkle it in). Work the powder into your roots with your finger, wait a few minutes, then brush your hair like normal!

Treating your hair from the inside

And there you have it – an easy-to-make and easy-to-use dry shampoo to keep your hair looking clean and fresh on even the busiest days. 

But that’s not the only trick you can have up your sleeve… 

While ensuring you only use clean, beneficial ingredients for your hair on the outside is important, it’s equally as crucial that you give your hair what it needs on the INSIDE. Otherwise, your hair will struggle to thrive no matter what you do on the outside. 

Complete Biotin Plus can help with this.

This hair-boosting formula contains FIVE ingredients that have been proven to benefit the health of your hair, allowing it to not only grow thicker and faster but to be strong and healthy, too! 

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