SUPER-hair-TONIC: Nettle//Rosemary//Vinegar

Good Day January 12th.

It’s on my heart to learn more. To intentionally immerse myself in things promoting growth. New Year’s are great kick starters for motivating one to keep pursuing change and being determined to finish what’s been started.

Resolution: Finish strong what has already begun.

First Herbal Insight and 2012 Recipe is a hair strengthening tonic.  If you want healthy-strong hair with shine and growth, this tonic is the magic and super easy to make.

RECIPE

1 large bunch of nettle leaves, fresh or dried

2 cups (500ml) water

2 cups (500ml) white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar

1tbsp aromatic herbs  or 10 drops of essential oil   ( I used Rosemary) 

   Begin with placing nettles, water and vinegar in a large pot and simmer for 2hours.  After, stir in aromatic herbs or essential oil and allow the mixture to cool.
Strain the matter through a sieve lined with cheesecloth.  If you don’t have cheesecloth, use what’s in your kitchen. Coffee filters, strainers, or tea filters will also do the job. Once you strain the matter, take the rest of the remains and place it in a paper towel to squeeze out any more liquid. Lastly, filter the tonic into bottles or a bottle.
USE: Apply to the scalp every other night as a strengthening tonic, or use as a final hair rinse after shampooing.

S
torage: Keeps for a month.

What’s inside: Herbal Insight

*The first ingredient is Nettle, Urtica dioica.

Nettle is a very nutritious leaf high in vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. When used in the kitchen for culinary dishes, such as soups or pestos, it is proven to give the immune system a super boost.  It’s a useful tonic food and valuable medicine for treating rheumatic disorders and arthritis.

In this Hair tonic, rinsing hair with nettle treats dandruff, improves growth, and brings a healthy, glossy shine.

* Second ingredient is Rosemary, Rosmarinus offlicinalis.

Rosemary is one of the few world wide known herbs for it’s distinctive aroma.  It has traditionally been used for memory strengthening, aiding mental exhaustion, and relieving headaches linked to high blood pressure.  Rosemary also is an antioxidant stimulation digestion, blood flow through the body, and increasing energy.

In this Hair tonic, Rosemary’s leaves acts as a natural hair conditioner, toning the scalp and strengthening the hair.

*Third ingredient is White Wine Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar

White Wine Vinegar and Apple cider vinegar (ACV) have long been used as a natural hair care product to promote healthy hair in both men and woman. Its acidity is close to that of natural hair, it’s a good conditioner and cleaning agentand it’s also an effective germ killer. As a result,  vinegar uses and benefits for the hair include: rinse, dandruff & itchy scalp relief, natural hair loss treatment, and a home remedy for head lice. Click on Apple Cider Vinegar for more info. 

Recipe from: Grow Your Own Drugs

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