Wooden Body Brush - Dry Brushing
Our natural dry body brush is a wooden bath brush made with natural semi-sift bristles to stimulate the body's circulation, lymphatic system and invigorate the skin. Dry brushing helps unclog pores and excrete toxins, exfoliates skin, removes dead skin cells, boosts circulation and promotes smoother and softer skin. This soft bristle brush is recommended for normal and sensitive skin.
We recommend dry brushing for a few minutes before a morning shower. Brush in circular motions; start at your feet and move over the entire body. Always brush toward your heart with light pressure. Gradually increase pressure as you build your daily routine.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR DRY BRUSH:
Dry brushing, as the term suggests, does not require the use of water. It’s done using a completely dry brush on dry skin.
To prolong the life of your brush it is recommended that you store your dry brush in a place free from water and dampness and clean it on a regular basis.
Keep in mind that, when cleaning your dry brush, the wooden base and handle should not come into contact with water. This is because water weakens the wood and may cause it to crack and rot.
There are several methods of cleaning a brush made with natural fiber bristles, and they include the following.
- Fill a bowl with water. The water level should be lower than the length of the bristles, preferably halfway.
- Add three drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is an essential oil with disinfectant properties. It will help get rid of any bacteria on the bristles of the brush.
- Remove the brush handle, then place the brush in the bowl, bristles facing downwards.
- Move the brush around. The movement frees dead cells and dirt in the bristles. Swishing the water around also helps in the even distribution of tea tree oil in the bristles. Be gentle to avoid wetting the wooden base.
- After five minutes, lift the brush, then replace the solution with clean water. Rinse the brush in the freshwater by moving it in the same way you did in step 4.
- Shake the brush then place it on a dry towel, bristles down. Secure it with safety pins then put it in the dryer with your clothes on a low setting. Wait for twenty minutes. During the cycle, the towel absorbs all the moisture from the brush, leaving it completely dry.
This method is also like the first one. The only difference is the drying process. Method three will come in handy when you're in a hurry. All you need to do is blow your brush with a hairdryer for a couple of minutes to dry it.
The fourth method involves swirling the bristles in soapy water instead of using a solution containing essential oil. The best soap to use for a dry brush is liquid soap, preferably baby shampoo. You can use alcohol as a disinfectant. However, alcohol should not be used frequently as it can damage the bristles with time.
Whichever method you use, ensure that, at the end, both the base and the bristles are completely dry. Keeping the brush wet can encourage bacteria and mold growth.
Wooden Body Brush - Dry Brushing
Are your products vegan/cruelty-free?
All of our products are 100% vegan with exception to our Comfrey + Yarrow Foot Balm, Lip Balms, both the Hibiscus Honey Mask and the Cacao Mousse Mask and our Vitamin C Cleansing Grains. These items are made with natural wildcrafted honey, which are made by our bee friends! We also do not participate in animal testing whatsoever. We are in the process of being Leaping Bunny Certified and we do not purchase from suppliers who are unable to prove that they are also cruelty-free. We love animals, and it is very important for us to stay cruelty-free. We test every product on family, friends, and employees. Never on animals.
Is everything that you make really natural?
Yes! All of our products are created with the finest natural ingredients we can find. This includes premium, primarily organic plant based oils, essential oils, herbs, butters, clays and sea salts. They are void of any parabens, synthetic fragrances, dyes, fillers or artificial preservatives and are phthalate and cruelty free.
Can I try before I buy?
If you are new to our skincare, we highly recommend starting with our travel sizes to make sure our line is a good fit for you. These travel size products are ideal to test for skin compatibility and preference. If you're wondering if our products are right for you, be sure to read our product pages. We've outlined key ingredients and their benefits. We also include samples in every order.
When can I expect my order?
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