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Ana Sofia Knauf is a Grist fellow. Follow her on Twitter.

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Hey, pretty people: It’s time to make your beauty routine a little lighter on the Earth, your body, and your bank account.

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Instead of slathering on deodorants with estrogen-mimicking parabens, face washes chock full of lake-polluting microbeads, or facial treatments with potentially problematic antibacterials, why not try something easy and homemade?

Yes, some of the concoctions in the video above might look like we fished them out of the nearest swamp — but we have a hunch that if you give one of these ugly pastes a chance, it might make it into your regular beauty regimen.

Remember: Skin is sensitive, and different for everyone. If these products cause any problems for you, don’t keep using them!

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