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Jasmine & Acai Berry Pomade
Makes about 3 ounces

Ingredients
1/2 ounce Acai Oil
2 ounces Shealoe Butter
1/4 ounce Beeswax
0.05 ounce Jasmine Floral Wax
1/4 ounce Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Jasmine Absolute

Directions
In a double boiler, combine the Beeswax, Floral Wax, and Fractionated Coconut Oil.  Heat these ingredients until they are fully melted.  Next, add the Shealoe Butter and stir until it is just melted.  Quickly remove the mixture from the heat.  Add the Acai Oil and begin to whip the mixture until it cools slightly.  Add 5 drops of Jasmine Absolute and continue to mix the pomade.  After several minutes the mixture should begin to cool and thicken.  After the mixture had thickened up you can transfer it to a jar, and allow it to cool and set completely.

Acai_berries Usage and Packaging
This pomade can be packaged in glass or plastic jars.  Our White Flat Jars make a great choice for this recipe.  The pomade can be applied directly to the hair to add texture, style, and conditioning.  The pomade can also be applied to the ends of hair as a deep conditioning treatment.


Jasmine Photo by David Stern

taken from the natural body workshop

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Another one from the natural body workshop.

Ayurvedic_hair_rinse

 

Ayurvedic Hair Rinse
Makes about 16 ounces

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups Distilled Water
2 tablespoons Haritaki Powder
2 tablespoons Hibiscus Petal Powder
1/2 cup Rosemary Hydrosol
1/2 cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

You Will Also Need
A Cheesecloth or a Large Tea Bag

Directions
Bring 1/2 cups of Distilled Water to a boil, add powdered herbs and stir well.  Reduce heat to low simmer, cover, and allow to gently boil for 30 minutes.  Remove the mixture from heat and allow to cool completely.  After the infusion has cooled completely, strain it through a cheesecloth and into a mixing bowl or pitcher.  The mixture may have to be strained more than once to remove all of the plant material. 

Alternatively, you can add the powdered herbs to a Large Tea Bag to avoid the messy process of straining the herbs.  Using an iron, seal the Hibiscus Petal Powder and Haritaki Powder into a Large Tea Bag prior to beginning this recipe.  Boil the water, add the tea bag, reduce to simmer, and allow the water to gently boil (covered) for thirty minutes.  Allow the mixture to cool completely before removing the tea bag and moving on the next step.

Add the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Rosemary Hydrosol to the mixing bowl or pitcher and stir well.  If you are adding any optional scent to the rinse, do so now.  Pour the mixture into snap or disc cap bottles.

Usage and Packaging
PET or HDPE Plastic Bottles with Snap or Disc Caps make great applicators for herbal hair rinses.  After shampooing, simply douse your hair with the rinse, allowing all of your hair to be saturated.  You may rinse your hair again with water, or leave the mixture in your hair.  While the scent of the vinegar and rosemary will wear off after your hair has dried, the Ayurvedic herbs may leave a slight aroma in your hair if you choose not to rinse 

This recipe comes from the natural beauty workshop ( i love checking out that website, they always have some nice info and recipes)

Imgp8334Ayurvedic Hair Cream
Makes about 4 ounces.

Ingredients
1 ounce Amla Oil*
1 ounces Mahabhringraj Oil*
2 ounces Shealoe Butter

Directions
Gently melt the Shealoe Butter over medium heat in a double boiler.  As soon as the Shealoe Butter has softened into a liquid, remove it from the heat and add the two Ayurvedic Oils.  Whip the mixture until it cools. The cream should thicken slightly as it cools down, but will not become firm.  If desired, add a few drops of your favorite Absolute, Attar, or Essential OilJasmine Absolute would be a great choice.  Transfer the mixture to a clean jar and allow it to cool completely.

Usage and Packaging
This intensely moisturizing hair cream can be used in very small quantities to add targeted moisture, or to help a hair style hold its texture.  Ayurvedic Hair Cream may be especially effective when applied to the ends of the hair, or when it is rubbed into the scalp as an overnight treatment.  Please note that this formula may be too intense for some hair types.  Experiment with a small amount before using a lot of product.  Ayurvedic Hair Cream can be packaged in any 4 ounce jar.

You know that I love hair recipes. So I was browsing courtney’s hair journey, when I came across a post about hair butter recipes. You know that i just had to post it. 🙂

Recipe for hair pomade (Sweetcocoa’s Hair Butter):
 
4 oz of shea butter(unrefined)- melted in microwave…
to which I added the following –
1 tablespoon of amla oil
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of castor oil
1 tablespoon of almond oil
10 drops of rosemary oil
2 tablespoons of aloe vera oil
I put it in the refrigerator to harden. Then take it out and let it come to room temperature. It should be nice and creamy(or if you prefer leave it hardened…works both ways). This is very rich so a little goes a long way. I only apply it to my hair. Works best on damp hair.
 
Cocoa Butter hair crème
 
1oz sweet almond oil
2oz jojoba oil
8oz cocoa butter

Essential oils of your choice
Combine all ingredients, and stir well. Pour into sterilized jars and let sit until it solidifies. It will have the consistency of soft butter at 70 degrees. Melt a small amount in your hands and use on wet or dry hair to keep ends soft and free of splits. A little goes a very long way! Keep in a cool place or it will melt.
 
Shea Butter hair crème
 
1/2 oz sweet almond oil
1oz jojoba oil
8oz cocoa butter I only have 4oz
Essential oils of your choice
Combine all ingredients, and stir well. Pour into sterilized jars and let sit until it solidifies. It will have the consistency of soft butter at 70 degrees. Melt a small amount in your hands and use on wet or dry hair to keep ends soft and free of splits. A little goes a very long way! Keep in a cool place or it will melt.
 
Coconut hair butter
 
8oz melted extra virgin coconut oil
2oz jojoba oil
10 drops vanilla essential oil (optional)
10 drops sandalwood essential oil (optional)
Combine all ingredients, and stir well. Pour into sterilized jars and let sit until it solidifies. It will have the consistency of soft butter at 70 degrees. Melt a small amount in your hands and use on wet or dry hair to keep ends soft and free of splits. A little goes a very long way! Keep in a cool place or it will melt.
 
Hair Oil Recipe
 
Summary:
an oil for moisturizing dry hair
Ingredients:
1 C herb infused olive oil
1 C liquid lecithin
1 T of melted shea butter

A few squirts of jojoba oil

A few drops essential oil for scent
Instructions:
Melt the oils and pour into a bottle. Use only a small amount at a time. I like to infuse my olive oil with conditioning herbs like rosemary, nettle, and chamomile leaves for a special conditioning treat. You can do this by putting the dry herbs in a big jar, then put the jar outside in sun and leave it for a week. Be sure to shake it up everyday. Then strain oil through cheesecloth or a fine strainer to remove herbs. Or, you can put the herbs in a large, plastic measuring cup, pour the oil over the herbs and put the measuring cup inside a large pan filled with water. Simmer over low heat for about and hour, then strain.
 
Creamy Hair Lotion Recipe
 
Summary:
Moisturizing lotion for the hair
Ingredients:
6 oz distilled water
1/2 oz shea butter
1/2 oz cocoa butter
1/2 oz olive oil
1/2 oz avocado oil
1/2 oz jojoba
1/2 oz emulsifying wax
pinch of Vitamin C (optional)
1/2 tsp Vitamin E 1400 IU

Essential oils of choice 30 drops total.
Instructions:
Melt butters and emulsifying wax in a double boiler. When melted completely for 20 minutes at 175 degrees, add oils and Vitamin E. In a separate container add vitamin C to warm previously boiled water and dissolve. When both oils and water are about the same temperature, slowly add water to oils mixng with a stick blender.
Blend 2 minutes, wait 5 minutes. Repeat 3 times. Wait until cool to add essential oils. Blend once more before placing in containers. Store in a cool place or refrigerate if necessary. Use within 1 month.
 
LOC Butter Recipe
 
Summary:
Shea butter recipe for loc care and maintenance
Ingredients:
2 Tbsp shea butter
2 Tbsp mango butter
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp lanolin
1 tsp sweet almond oil
1 tsp jojoba
1 tsp avocado oil
10 drops-ylang-ylang
1/8 tsp vanilla fragrance oil (or fragrance oil of your choice)
Instructions:
Melt ingredients together, pour in container and let cool. Good for hair and skin.
Makes approximately 4 ounces.
 
Hair Oil Treatment Recipe
 
Summary:
A rich moisturizing hot oil treatment.
Ingredients:
1 Cup Macadamia Nut Oil
1 Cup Sunflower Seed Oil
1/4 Cup Hemp seed Oil

1/8 Cup Avocado Oil
1/8 Cup Jojoba Oil
2 TBSP Vitamin E Oil

1/8 Cup Cocoa Butter
1/8 Cup Avocado Butter
1/8 Cup Mango Butter
Instructions:
Add all the ingredients to a double boiler and let them melt. Pour into a jar. When ready to use, heat gently for about 10 minutes in a bowl of boiling water until liquid and warm, but not hot. Apply liberally to hair and scalp, let soak for 15-20 minutes, then shampoo out. A second shampooing may be required. Apply treatment once a week and enjoy the luxurious results
 

When I get the chance I am defiantly  going to make some. I will let you know what I thought of them. If you use any please feel free to let me know how they worked for you.

 

 

What is it Vegetable Glycerin?                  
This is a versatile all natural product with an extended shelf life. It is a carbohydrate made from vegetable oil, often palm or coconut oil. It is water-soluble as well as hypoallergenic. Not only is it safe for use in cosmetics but ingestible as well.

Vegetable Glycerine is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with an incredibly sweet taste having the consistency of thick syrup. It is used as an agent in cosmetics, toothpaste, shampoos, soaps, herbal remedies, pharmaceuticals, and other household items. Because it is soluble in both, water and alcohol, its versatility is a major benefactor in its purported growth and popularity within the manufacturing sector. It is invaluable as a natural source ingredient with emollient like properties which can soften and soothe the skin and it assists the outer epidermis in retaining moisture. This helps to explain why it is one of the most popular cosmetic additives used today.

Most carbohydrates have quite an impact on blood sugars; this is not the case here. In fact, it has proven to have minimal impact and safe for those taking insulin. If you have ever eaten an “energy bar”, you have eaten vegetable glycerin. It helps retain its sweet, moist, chewy flavor. It is in everything from cosmetics, toothpaste, soap, herbals, and other body care products you may find around your home.

The softening and cleansing elements make it perfect to cleanse and moisturize your skin giving you that healthy glow. This is why you will find it in many well-known cosmetics.

Glowing Skin Benefits
Vegetable Glycerin will help your skin by aiding with moisture retention that is so vital to skins health. We damage our skin with nature’s elements, make up, and water everyday. We use cleaners that contain drying agents and synthetics. We dry skin to the point of being visually flaking, peeling and look dull.

The anti-aging properties of vegetable glycerin helps keep that healthy additional moisture locked into the skin. The result is soft, smooth, silky skin that is radiant and younger looking.

Whether it is young, hormonal skin changes or mature skin the advantage of using this all-natural product will be obvious almost immediately.

Battling Acne
The skin being clean and properly moisturized prevents acne. There are commonly adverse effects such as redness or irritation with the common chemicals used in skin products. Vegetable glycerin is hypoallergenic and ideal for all skin types. There is a visible difference in skin when using these acne cleansers and moisturizers.

Preventing Acne:
The antibacterial properties will keep pores clean from clogging debris that causes acne without the inflammation that can occur from using unnatural products.

Healing Acne:
The same antibacterial properties in Vegetable glycerin will aid in the healing of acne after it has surfaced without undesirable or harmful effects.

There are very few products on the market today are not only as affordable but also as adaptable to your skin type as Vegetable glycerin. This acne and anti-aging solution is the answer to many dilemmas over what products are safe and effective for all skin types and ages.

Most glycerin recipes that I come across are

3 parts aloe vera gel

1 part vegetable glycerin

combine the two and mix well, use as a hair moisturizer. I have also used this as a facial moisturizer, it works 🙂 you do need to refrigerate the concoction though ( its the aloe vera)  there are also other variations

such as a natural hair spritzer

8 ounces distilled water
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1-2 drops of vegetable glycerine
1-2 drops essential oil
15 drops grapefruit seed extract

receipe taken from http://www.enviromom.com/2007/09/natural-hair-sp.html 

Jojoba Hot Oil Treament
Ingredients
2 teaspoons jojoba oil
1 teaspoon soybean oil
Directions
Combine ingredients then warm gently on low heat. Test temperature on inside of forearm. Massage mixture into hair.Wrap hair in a hot towel or cover with shower cap or plastic wrap for 15 minutes. Shampoo & rinse out. Reciped may be doubled for very long
hair.

Daily Spritz for Psoriasis
from lrobinsonstone
Makes 8 oz. mister
3 oz. apple cider vinegar
1 oz. carrier oil (sweet almond, jojoba, etc.)
10 drops Lavendar Essential Oil
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
2-5 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil – for fragrance
Bottled water

Ginger Dandruff Treatment
Ingredients
Ginger root
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Directions
Squeeze ginger root through press to obtain one tablespoon of juice. Mix all ingredients. Apply to scalp and let dry before shampooing. Repeat three times a week.

Natural & Simple Shampoo
Ingredients
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
1/2 teaspoon sunflower or other light vegetable oil

Directions
Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle. Use as you would any shampoo, rinse well.

Honey Head Hair Conditioner
Ingredients:
1 tsp honey
2 Tbsps olive oil
1 egg yolk.

Directions: Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Massage on hair in small sections. Wrap head with shower cap for 30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo.
Creme Hair Conditioner

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • 1/2 cup purified water
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients, and mix. After shampooing, massage conditioner through your hair and cover with a plastic shower cap. Leave on for at least 15 to 20 minutes and rinse. Make sure all other creme is out.

Winter Hair Repair Hair oil
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon safflower oil
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1 teaspoon lavender essential oil

Instructions:
Mix all the oils together and apply to dry, dirty hair. Using a blow-dryer, apply steady, warm heat for three to five minutes. Comb oil through hair; pull hair back and let sit for 20 minutes; shampoo and condition as usual
.

 

hair recipes taken from http://www.naturalhairdigest.com/athomehair.htm

Rosemary Honey Hair Conditioner (Not for Loc’d hair)
1/2 cup Honey
1/4 cup warmed Olive oil (2T for normal to oily hair)
4 drops of essential oil of Rosemary
1 tsp. Xanthum gum (available in health food stores)

Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into a clean plastic bottle with a tight fitting stopper or lid.

Apply a small amount at a time to slightly dampened hair. Massage scalp and work mixture through hair until completely coated. Cover hair with a warm towel (towel can be heated in a microwave or dryer) or shower cap; leave on to nourish and condition for 30 minutes. Remove towel or shower cap; shampoo lightly and rinse with cool water. Dry as normal and enjoy shinier, softer and healthier hair the natural way. This recipe is courtesy of www.honey.com ~ National Honey Board

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
This natural remedy is attributed to Pamela Ferrell:
3 ounce of apple cider vinegar
1 quart of distilled water
1 teaspoon of sage oil
Use weekly after shampoo as a final rinse

Sesame-Coconut Protein Conditioner
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons light sesame oil
2 whole eggs
2 tablespoons coconut milk
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions: Mix in bowl, apply to hair before shampoo. Rinse, then shampoo.

Honey Hair Mask
Recipe: 1 part raw natural honey, 1 part olive oil

Directions: Apply to damp hair for about half an hour before washing

Itch Ditcher
from www.rashundatramble.com
50 ml jojoba oil (1.69 fl. oz…you may want to round up to 2 fl oz.)
2 ml lavender essential oil (.07 fl oz)

Directions: Put the lavender eo in the bottle first and then add the jojoba. Shake well. Apply to scalp with eyedropper and massage.

Smoothie conditioning hair mask
Blend 1/2 a banana, 1/4 avocado, 1/4 cantaloupe, 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin E capsule. Leave in hair for 15 minutes.

Egg-tra Simple Shampoo
1 bar basic soap (grated)
4 quarts water
2 slightly beaten eggs
1 tsp. powdered borax
1 oz. bay rum

Instructions:
Dissolve soap in boiling water. Let cool. Add eggs, borax and bay rum. Stir to mix thoroughly. Note: This is not a conditioning shampoo! But, it is great for cleasing the hair.

Chamomile Tea shampoo
4 bags of Chamomile tea (or 1 handful of fresh Chamomile flowers)
4 tablespoons pure soap flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin*

Instructions:
Let the tea bags steep in 1 1/2 cups of boiled water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and with the remaining liquid add the soap flakes. Let stand until the soap softens. Stir in glycerin until mixture is well blended. Pour into a bottle. Keep in a dark, cool place.

recipes taken from http://www.naturalhairdigest.com/athomehair.htm


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