Thursday, July 3, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Herbs for Dry Hair:
Burdock root, comfrey, elderflowers, Lavender , marsh mallow, parsley, sage, stinging nettle.
Herbs for Damaged Hair:
sage, rose, calendula, chamomile, burdock, thyme, rosemary
Herbs for Oily Hair:
Calendula, horsetail, lemon juice, lemon balm, lemongrass, lavender, mints, rosemary, southernwood, witch hazel and yarrow.
Herbs to Prevent and Treat Dandruff:
burdock root, chamomile, garlic and onion bulbs (powerful but unpleasantly scented), goosegrass, parsley, rosemary, southernwood, stinging nettle and thyme.
Herbs that Soothe the Scalp:
Catmint (leaves and flowering tops), chamomile, comfrey, lavender, thyme, Yarrow
Herbs for Fine Hair:
chamomile, clary sage, rose, lime blossom, birch
Herbs for Curly Hair:
lemon, burdock, lavender
Herbs to Provide Luster and Body for Thin Hair:
Calendula, goosergrass, horsetail, Licorice, lime flowers, nasturtium, parsley, rosemary, sage, southernwood, stinging nettles and watercress.
Herbs for Hair Shine:
Horsetail, Parsley, Nettles, Rosemary, Sage, Calendula
Herbs for Hair Growth:
Aloe, Arnica, Birch, Burdock, Catmint, catnip, Chamomile, Horsetail, Licorice, Marigold, Nettles, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Southernwood and Stinging nettle
Herbs for Thinning Hair:
Burdock, Catnip, Nettle, Chamomile, Lavender, Rosemary, Saw Palmetto, Thyme, Yucca
Simple Ways How To Make An Herbal Infusion:
Place herbs in a glass container. Pour 2 cups boiled water over the herbs to cover. Cover glass container with a tight fitting lid or a saucer to keep steam from escaping. Allow to cool then strain the herbs.
To use an Herbal Infusion:
Use as a final hair rinse after shampooing and conditioning.
Can be added to homemade shampoo
1.)Place about 1/2 -1 cup roots, herbs or flowers in a teabag or tea ball before adding to 43 cups water.
2.)Simmer or steep in water for 20 minutes. Allow to cool. Drain herbs.
3.) Apply as a final rinse, AFTER shampoo and conditioner.
For a stronger tea, place herbs in a glass jar. Pour boiling water over herbs, cover and let sit for anywhere between 24 hours to a week.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The name of the herb comfrey sounds like comfort for a good reason. Infusions of the dried leaves and roots have been incorporated into soothing lotions, creams and salves since the earliest days of herbalism. A comfrey salve is an easy herbal product for budding herbalists to make and one that is widely useful, especially for protecting and softening gardener’s hands. Since many herbalists are also gardeners, a tin or jar of comfrey salve is as indispensable as a favorite trowel.
1/2 cup dried comfrey leaves
1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup beeswax shavings
1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
Small pan with lid
Fine mesh strainer
Small, heat-proof ladle
Empty tins or jars, with lids
1. Make an oil infusion: Crumble dry comfrey leaves into pan. Add olive oil. Place on stove, cover with lid and heat on lowest setting for 1 hour.
2. Remove from heat. Strain leaves from oil. Place strained oil back in pan over low heat.
3. Add beeswax to oil in pan. Stir until melted. Remove from heat and add lavender essential oil.
4. Pour into tins or jars.
Cap immediately and cool. The salve can take up to 24 hours to set, depending on the room temperature. Store in a cool, dark place for up to one year.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
With this recipe you can add any kind of Essential oil or scent you wish. I a wonderful way to lightly scent your body with your favorite Perfumed oil, you can relieve pain with Peppermint essential oil, or Lemon essential oil is my favorite and is a nice scent on a hot day. Read the notes below before starting
Prep time: 10 Min Serves: 1 jar
1 c coconut oil
1 tsp vitamin e oil
OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS ONLY USE ONE
2-3 drops of any essential oil
2-3 drops of any fragrance oil
2-3 drops any infused flower or herb oil
1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Note: Do not melt the coconut oil first. It will only whip up if it’s solid. Mix on high speed with a wire whisk or beaters for 10 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency. Spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly. Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator if your house is so warm it melts the oil.2. Note: Only use one of the optional choices or none of them. Whip longer if it seems to soft and keep in fridge if house is over 68 degrees.