Soapwalla Chef Rachel’s Morning Routine… Exposed!
Ayo! The series continues with a very exciting entry: Soapwalla’s very own Rachel has shared her routine with you guys…because you asked. Isn’t it cool, how that works? You asked us, so we asked her, and she said yes! Soapwalla is a brand that needs no introduction around these parts: We love her deodorant and her body oil, we love her vibe, we love that she sells her stuff on Etsy with a profile pic of her playing a violin, and we love that she makes her stuff by hand in Brooklyn. She’s just good peoples. Here’s how she starts her day. Not surprisingly, she gets crafty in her kitchen…
Current weather: Humid & 80s with a side of natural disaster.
Hair: Wavy, fine and often uncooperative
Skin: Insanely sensitive. Tends toward dry. My trademark lupus butterfly rash is almost always present at some level.
Before the shower…
I dry brush
my skin daily. It really wakes me up and makes my skin feel fantastic!
In the shower…
I’m like Siobhan
— I don’t wash my face in the mornings. I oscillate between a toning tea
I’m making (which I’m SUPER excited about! It’s in the final stages of perfection) and pure rose water
, which gently remove any nighttime oiliness without causing tightness or redness, but other than that I gently splash water on my face and air dry. Twice a week, I apply a mask
(one of several I’m researching for Soapwalla), the bases of which are either clay or oat powder. Sometimes I’ll add in mashed-up fruit
— papaya and avocado are favorites — but that depends on what I have in the fridge. I shampoo and condition only every third day — my scalp gets way too unhappy if I shampoo more frequently. Since I often have blisters on my scalp (thanks to the lupus), I have to be very careful about what I use. I currently switch up John Masters Zinc and Sage shampoo/conditioner
with my own concoctions. I’m also interested in trying Yarok
haircare products but haven’t yet.
Outside the shower…
I add a smidge of argan
oil to my damp hair and apply a volumizing sea salt-based spray
I’ve been working on. And I apply my luxurious body oil
and restorative face serum
before my skin is fully dry — I LOVE applying oil to slightly damp skin. I must admit that I rarely use sunscreen on my face. I have yet to find a natural one that doesn’t make my skin feel funky, although the closest I’ve found is Vive Sana
. A quick application of Soapwalla’s deodorant cream
, and a dab of one of the million lip balm samples I have spread around the apartment, and I’m ready to go!
After a quick spritz of an essential oil combination I created, I’m done. I rarely wear make-up — only if I have to. On occasions where I do need a little something, I swear by RMS living luminizer and Zuzu mascara.
More to come soon, people! Get excited, and feel free to comment on her awesome routine in below.