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Hair Care Herbs. Natural herbal rinses are gentle and nourishing for the scalp.

Hair Care Herbs

They rely upon botanicals, to promote healthy hair and scalp, rather than the synthetic ingredients and chemicals that can damage hair and cause build-up. Herbal infusions have been used for centuries to naturally soften hair, increase manageability, and restore luster, body and bounce. Herbal hair rinses can provide a deep cleansing, lighten, darken or enrich your natural hair color, soothe irritation, prevent dandruff or stimulate the scalp to increase growth. Read about our Herbal Hair Tea Rinses *Scalp conditions: inflammation, dandruff, irritated or sensitive skin, itchiness, dermatitis Visit our Vinegar Rinse page for recipes using Hair Care Herbs!

Please see our line of Organic Herbal Hair Tea Rinses Please Note: The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Minimalist Beauty. From Soap Nuts to Liquid : Natural, Nontoxic Cleaning. Turn your soapnuts to liquid - easily.

From Soap Nuts to Liquid : Natural, Nontoxic Cleaning

There’s more than one way to skin a soapnut. While you can use the nuts directly in your washing machine to clean your laundry, you can also glean the magical nectar from inside the soap nut by turning it into a tea-type liquid. With this liquid, you’ll be able to do many things. You can use it as liquid laundry detergent. You can use it as dishwasher detergent. (I think it might even do your taxes for you.)

Really, the list goes on and on. Specific recipes and ideas are coming tomorrow. But, today, let’s talk a little bit more about what soapnuts are and then learn how to make the base liquid that you can use for so many other things. Soapnuts are actually fruit. So a little on the deets of soapnuts. First of all, regardless of the nutbag references, soap nuts are not nuts. They are a fruit. In fact, they’re a fruit that’s closely related to the lychee family. But still, don’t eat them. You wouldn’t want to, anyway.

Soap nut pits and boiled flesh. Simple DIY Herbal Shampoo / conditioner that kicks no poo's butt. I tried no-pooing with baking soda and then Castile soap and wasn’t thrilled with the results (see why here).

Simple DIY Herbal Shampoo / conditioner that kicks no poo's butt

So I experimented further and created the herbal hair wash I’m going to share with you today. But first find out why you should ditch commercial shampoo here. Why I don't no poo with baking soda or castile soap anymore. Here’s Part 2 in my “No-Poo” series.

Why I don't no poo with baking soda or castile soap anymore

In Part 1, I told you why it’s worth avoiding commercial shampoos and going the diy route. In this article, find out why I no longer use either baking soda or castile soap to wash my hair. Plus the one reason it may not work for you and what you should consider before going that route. Going shampoo-free reduces your exposure to chemicals, is cheaper, and uses less products. I used baking soda for a few weeks and would not go back to it because I felt like it wasn’t good for my hair. In the next post in this series, I’ll give you the simple recipe for the herbal hair rinse I’m currently in love with and that (in my opinion) blows “no-poo” out of the water (metaphorically). Baking Soda and Vinegar: the gold standard Washing with baking soda and rinsing with apple cider vinegar is the gold standard of crunchy “no-poo” hair care.

I tried this for a little while, figuring my hair would eventually balance out. Liquid Castile Soap: the gentler alternative. DIY Herbal Goddess Soapnuts Shampoo - TheHippyHomemaker. When I first learned about making my own shampoo with soapnuts, I was very excited.

DIY Herbal Goddess Soapnuts Shampoo - TheHippyHomemaker

I have been on a journey this year to learn the many ways that I can no-poo my hair and soapnuts was on the list to try out. After I first made this shampoo, I haven’t turned back. My hair is super soft after using this shampoo, and didn’t cause me to have to detox again with my no-poo regime. This has been my favorite herbal shampoo to date! My hair is still growing like a weed, something that it used to never do before I went hippy. Soapnuts are gentle on hair and no-poo safe As we learned in my last post on The Many Uses of Soapnuts, soapnuts are a very gentle and effective option for those who have allergies to the chemicals in synthetic detergent soaps.

Herbal Goddess Soapnuts Shampoo 2 cups distilled water (I love to replace the water in this recipe with hydrosol, coconut milk, or aloe Vera juice when I have them on hand!) Combine distilled water, soap nuts, and marshmallow root in a small pan. Shampoo Bar Soap Recipe. I begin my journey into soap making almost 2 years ago.

Shampoo Bar Soap Recipe

It all started when I read this post and began to understand how easy and cost-effective making my own really is! I am by no means a soap making expert. I usually stick to pretty basic recipes and I haven’t experimented much with scents or creative designs. Hot processed soap is the way to go for me.