While studying herbal correspondents to the four elements, I noticed that my four lists each included a herb I already knew to be fabulous for use in hair care. That night I mixed one part of one each and let this new blend infuse into cold water overnight for use a hair rinse the next morning. The results were fantastic, and gave me a tangible example of herbal balance in action.
This blend features:
- Slippery elm - earth - detangles while promoting smooth texture and shine
- Lavender - air - contributes volume
- Rosemary - fire - stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, which can contribute to hair growth, while also moisturizing scalp and adding shine
- Catnip - water - moisturizes and conditions
Directions for use can be found below... but in case you're curious, no, your cat will not likely be attracted to this blend because the catnip is mixed with so many other things. Mine wasn't, at least ;-)
Please note, this product is probably not suitable for chemically lightened hair as rosemary could potentially cause it to darken.
This preservative-free product lasts longer when exposure to the air, humidity, sunlight, etc. is kept to a minimum. Please store in a cool, dark place and keep tightly sealed between uses. Use within 12 months.
ulmus fulva (slippery elm/orme rouge) powder*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) petals*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary/rosmarin) leaf °, nepeta cataria (catnip/cataire) leaf and flower*
*USDA Organic + EcoCert Canada
° organic garden grown
Place 2 tsp herbs into 1/2 cup cool water and let infuse for minimum 4 hours (i.e. overnight is ideal). Use a strainer to separate herbs from liquid. Place liquid in a small bowl. After washing hair, squeeze excess water from hair then place ends of hair into bowl and let absorb liquid for approx 1 minute. Gently pour remaining liquid over head/scalp. Allow liquid to absorb for approx 1 minute. Gently comb fingers through hair to detangle and condition. Rinse and style hair as usual.
Store in a cool, dark place. Use within 12 months.
Each reusable glass jar contains 25 g / 0.88 oz of herbal rinse blend providing 8 - 10 applications