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SHAMPOO FOR OILY HAIR
(For 8 oz.)
Mix equal parts of liquid castile soap to equal parts of an herbal infusion.
Add I drop each of Rosemary and Lavender EO
Used alone or combine herbs for preference and strength of desired infusion, depending on your needs:
I usually choose 2-3 herbs using 1 tbl. each.
You prepare an infusion same as you’d do for tea, but steeping the herbs longer,15+ mins. To extract the healing properties of the herbs, I leave mine to infuse for several hours, tho you don’t have to. Wait till infusion is cooled before mixing. You don’t want to expose the EO’s to heat and destroy it’s benefits and potency.
Add 1 tbl. vegetable glycerin
Gently mix and pour into bottle. Then refrigerate.
HAIR RINSE FOR OILY HAIR
(For 8 oz.)
Mix I part Apple Cider Vinegar to 3 parts Herbal Infusion or plain water, using the same herbs as the shampoo.
Add 1-3 drops each of Rosemary and Lavender EO
Shake well and refrigerate.
After applying, I don’t rinse it out. Others may instruct you to do so, but leaving the rinse in works well for me. The vinegar smell will quickly dissipate.
ALWAYS SHAKE THESE PRODUCTS BEFORE EACH USE!
Please keep in mind that this is my most recent experimental batch. I have very short and thin hair so I don’t need much, a little goes a long way for me. I’ve varied the amounts on the measurements of soap base, ACV, infusions, and EO’s. I’ve also made and use a scalp/hair tonic before shampooing every couple days for hair loss, nourishment, and deep conditioning, using the above EO’s in a base of Hemp, EVCoconut and Castor oils.
D and M, mahalo nui loa for the support and info. Aloha No~Mapuana
Aloha, yes M, EO=Essential oils, ACV= apple cider vinegar(Bragg’s) Since I’m a chocoholic, one of the first ingredients I experimented with in transitioning was raw cacao, yummm. I am currently experimenting w/carob in making treats, umm ono!, I look forward to trying the Truffles, mahalo.
Please research and use caution when trying out EO’s or any new oils, recipe or concoction for that matter. One never knows what you’re allergic to. The EO’s are very potent. Do the skin patch test before using. When making soap, be extra careful as the lye is caustic. I’m moving in the direction of Hand Milled/Rebatch/Remilled soaps. They are more nutrient dense. The nutritive healing oils you later add in are no longer exposed to the lye saponification process and will keep more of the healing nutrients and benefits in tact.
You are blessed D, having a friend that shares her produce. Wow, the 3 of us using Honey on our face is incredible, another common thread.
I’ve been manifesting growing my own fruits, veggies and herbs. 2 weeks ago I ran into and had dinner with a hanai/adopted uncle who I’ve studied Ho’opono pono with. He has a farm here in Hilo about 10 mins from where I live. He’s just started growing hydroponic veggies and invited me over to spend some time with his ohana, and check out his operation. His property (Hwn. Home Lands) is covered with guava trees. Last time I was there (2 years ago) I remember seeing a bunch of Avo trees. They also grow taro and make their own poi and invited me to come pick some up. In anciet times, the Hwns. main staple and fermented food was Poi. In the beginning of my transition, I experimented with fermented poi. The locals now eat denatured white rice as poi is very expensive for most, and consumed only on occasion. Monsanto has been working to infect and taint the taro with GMO’s but the public outcry and No GMO Taro movement on all islands won that case in court in 08. Monsanto continues to do their Franken Foods experimenting and poisoning here, like every where else, but people are fighting to put a stop to it. The Papaya disaster of infecting all the papaya now grown in Hawaii left people more aware and vigilant. The University of Hawaii’s AG dept. experiments with all sorts of Franken Crops being that the Big Island is one of the major agriculture islands. Last week I heard they’re growing GMO marijuana on Maui, go figure!
Yesterday at the library I ran into my old Olelo Hawaii ( hwn. language) kumu/teacher. She’s now teaching organic gardening at the Hilo senior center. I shared my interest of learning to garden and she invited me to come and garden with her at her farm. She lives in the Hilo area up In Kaiwiki where several organic farms are located. She has a donkey, chickens, ducks and goats. She’s Hanai Po’e ( adopted white person, no insult intended), from South Africa and is teaching the Hwn. language to the locals!!! Very awesome!
Still learning and no expert, I consider all of my body care recipes to be experiments as I try to tweak them to my personal preference and specific needs. In some, I don’t use exact measurements, just eye ball them. If it’s ok, I’d be happy to share, but please use your own discretion if trying one out. Please do the research before making your own. When transitioning to natural, organic, chemical and toxic free shampoos and hair rinses. Your hair will go thru a cleansing, regenerative transition period which may leave your hair texture sorta weird. After years of chemical abuse (50 + years), like your body, it’ll go thru a detox process, but don’t give up! Once the detox process is over, you’ll find your real hair happier, healthier and shinier. My experience wasn’t bad at all, just a little mushy and my hair detox lasted about 3 weeks. We’re all unique and different so time will vary. When you google recipes for natural organic DIY homemade shampoo’s and hair rinses, be specific. It’ll show the herbs fresh or dried, and EO’s that goes with your hair type and needs. At this time, I find “Dr. Bronners Liquid Castile Soap Made w/Organic Oils” used as a soap base to be the safest and most organic on the market. You won’t have all the toxic chemicals, fillers and tons of suds using this recipe, so it may feel strange at first. I make small batches of shampoo and hair rinse using dried herbs and EO’s, then store them in bottles in the fridge. With no chemical preservatives used, when using the various herbal infusions(tea), you want to refrigerate them making small fresh batches at a time. The EO’s and refrigeration will help as a preservative. When needed, I’ll put some in plastic squeeze bottles for in the shower.
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