Charcoal is a valuable and unexpected by-product that Snowbird (AKA Birdie) and Rain use on the next edition of Alaskan Bush People.
In TV Shows Ace exclusive clip, we see the sisters, ages 26 and 18, create some eyeliner and minty toothpaste out of charcoal embers and burnt wood.
Except Birdie gets a bit too much charcoal in her eye.
Alaskan Bush People and their charcoal uses
The girls are having a chat in the clip below. Birdie notes that they were taught to use what they had on hand growing up, even if it was a piece of burnt wood.
She says: “No matter what that is or how it was given to you, and so when the good Lord gives you a wildfire, you have to use the charcoal.”
Rain is excited for her DIY beauty project: Homemade eyeliner.
She says: “I’ve wanted to make my own eyeliner. It has to be a very fine powder.”
As she pulverizes the charcoal, Birdie gets a little too excited and puts a lump of charcoal too near her eye and gets some in it. Then, she says: ” Oh, that’s in the eye, that was a little much.”
Rain shares that she wanted to make charcoal eyeliner forever and read up on some old plant books for a failsafe recipe.
She says she wanted some makeup that could handle their spartan lives. “It’s hard to wear makeup in the bush so you want something that you have to use gasoline to get it off of your face so it stays there all day that looks good.”
Birdie tells her that the liner is working and has a nice smoky look.
The next DIY beauty project is toothpaste. The two make a mint-infused charcoal cleaner, and the results are not as beautiful. Birdie gets in trouble as she spits on Rain’s “living room” outdoor floor, and Rain is less than pleased with her sister’s manners.
The new season
The Brown family is dedicating this season to their beloved patriarch, Billy Brown. He was a trailblazer, and the family will strive to keep his dreams and sense of adventure alive for generations to come.
Following a devastating wildfire that swept through North Star Ranch last year, the Browns are weighing decisions to rebuild in the wake of the death of their father.
He inspired big, new adventures to keep the dream alive, including the hunt for gold and an epic voyage back to Alaska. But he died unexpectedly, which left the family picking up the pieces after losing their patriarch.
In the weeks prior to the wildfire, the Brown family discovers gold mine entrances on unexplored land areas, leading siblings, Bird, Rain, and Bear, to explore more than 70 feet below ground. Then, following the wildfire that swept through the mountain, the Wolfpack returns to their homestead to assess the damage and decide if the dream they’ve been building in Washington is worth carrying on.
Creatives for the series
Alaskan Bush People is produced for Discovery Channel by Park Slope Productions. For Park Slope, executive producers are Paul Reitano, Terrence Sacchi, Jordan Schneider, OG Schoonover, with Mathew Shadle serving as co-executive producers. For Discovery Channel, the executive producer is John Slaughter, and the associate producer is Paola Espinosa.
Alaskan Bush People premieres Sunday, September 19 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery and streaming on discovery+.
In addition to watching the series on Discovery, viewers can stream past seasons on discovery+. Additionally, viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #AlaskanBushPeople.