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finehair
02-18-2005, 04:35 PM
Which herbs do you think are best for the hair?

The ones I know of:
Horsetail
Chamomile
Burdock Root

Any others?
Thanks :)

shulta
02-18-2005, 04:58 PM
Top herbs for hair stimulation
Fenugreek
Thyme
Sage
Ivy Burdock
Horsetail -great for falling hair

Taken from:
http://www.alternative-beauty.com/hairstimulation.htm

The dried herbs I have and use are:
Rosemary
Blue Malva (Mallow)
Irish Moss
Echinecia (sp?)
Hibiscus (sp?)
Peppermint

Others include:

Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica): Helps stimulate the skin and improves circulation and aids with arthritis. Can be used in hair preparations to aid in stimulating hair growth and improves the condition of the scalp. Rich in minerals and plant hormones.

Basil: Weak nervous conditions, mental fatigue, depression, tension, stress, muscular spasm, concentration, physical and mental fatigue and to overcome emotional negativity. Uplifting, aids in memory recall and stimulates blood circulation. Helps with headaches, sinus congestion, migraines, nausea, sore muscles, herpes and shingles.
Pain reliever, decongestant of the veins, congested prostate,
rheumatoid arthritis. Stimulates hair growth and conditions hair.

Cedarwood: Cleansing, reduces anxiety, antiseptic, tonic, antifungal, arthritis, rheumatism, regenerative and reduces sinus congestion.
Dries oily or blemished skin, natural astringent, used in acne
treatments. Relieves eczema, psoriasis, skin inflammation, dandruff, bug bites, hair lose, dry or oily hair, soften skin. Lymphatic tonic, aids in the removal of body fat. Indicated for retention of fluid in the tissue and cellulite. Circulatory and lymphatic stimulate.
Stress, tension and nervous disorders. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent:
Soft, sweet, warm, woody, fruity, middle note. Source: Wood

Chamomile, Roman and German: There is an extremely large list of uses for chamomile including all skin conditions, severely infected skin, and cellulite. Anti-inflammatory effect, relieves cramps and spasms and helps in cases of shock. Used for menstrual disorders, skin problems, hypersensitive skin, broken veins, puffiness, strengthens tissues. Pain relieving, used for children's ailments, sedative, anti-depressant and nervousness. Relaxes the mind and body when stressed, anxious, depressed or can't sleep. Helpful with PMS, menopause, headaches, hyperactivity, eczema, skin rashes, acne, excessive acne,
rosacea, allergic reactions. Increases production of white blood
cells. Brightens and brings out highlights of hair when used in a
shampoo. Analgesic action eases arthritis, low back pain and muscle pain, rheumatism, sprains, and inflamed joints. Gives patience and peace. Sedative to Central Nervous System. Scent: Sweet, herbaceous, fresh and fruity, middle note. Source: Flowering Herb


Clary Sage: Menstrual problems, PMS, fertility, exhaustion, insomnia, menopausal problems, calming, stress, depression, cramps, excessive perspiration and destroys odor-causing bacteria. Antiseptic, calmative, tonic, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, nerve tonic, estrogen like, reduces hot flashes. Causes light euphoria and giddiness. Eases muscle and nervous tension, pain and indigestion.
Rejuvenates tired adrenal glands, which are responsible for
controlling anxiety levels in the body. Good for blemished, mature, wrinkled or inflamed skin, acne, boils, puffy skin, cell regenerator, oily skin and hair. Lowers high blood pressure and high cholesterol, aids arterial circulation. Stimulates digestion and metabolic rate.
Lack of menstrual cycle or scanty menstrual cycle, stimulates
hormones, aids labor and childbirth. Stimulates development of sex hormones and reproductive cells. Impotence, frigidity, increases peristalsis in smooth muscles of reproductive organs. Excellent for
elderly, said to reduce number of epileptic attacks. Do not use
during pregnancy or any hormone, reproductive organ cancer. Scent:
Nutty, heady, herbaceous, peppery, base note. Source: Flowering Tops


Grapefruit: Muscle fatigue, stiffness, acne, mental exhaustion, fluid retention, athletes foot, tones congested skin, tightens skin, antiseptic, disinfectant, detoxification and anti-infectious.
Astringent for oily congested skin and hair, aids hair growth.
Reduces cellulite, depression and headaches. Disinfects airborne
germs. Increases circulation, stimulates lymphatic system
detoxification, regulates body weight with regular use. Aids jet lag, PMS, alcohol and drug withdrawals. Do not use in sun products,
increases sun sensitivity. Scent: Warm, sweet and fresh citrus, top
note. Source: Fresh Peels


Juniper: Fluid retention, obesity, mental exhaustion, infections,
nervous tension, toxicity, overindulgence of food, premenstrual
bloating. Antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, anti-parasitic and has
tonic effect. Treats pain and inflammation of arthritis and
rheumatism, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Increases circulation and
reduces fluid retention. Pick-me-up and counters tiredness and
reduces anxiety. Used for acne, eczema, dermatitis, greasy hair, hair
loss, dandruff and decongest the venial system. Good airborne
disinfectant. Heart tonic, circulatory stimulant, cleans blood and
aids in toxin accumulation, especially uric acid. Useful in diabetes,
eases menstruation, poor memory, jet lag, uplifts. Scent: Fresh,
fruity, woody, spicy and herbaceous, middle note. Source: Fruit


Lavender: Rheumatism, dermatitis, eczema, sunburn, insect bites,
headaches, migraine, insomnia, infections, arthritis, anxiety,
tension, panic, hysteria, fatigue, rashes, nervous conditions, spasm,
balancing and relieves pain. Effective in treating infected hair
follicles and other minor skin conditions, pimples, black heads and
light forms of acne. Antiseptic, analgesic, antispasmodic, tonic,
anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-infectious, antitoxin, anti-
parasitic, restorative, antidepressant, calmative, sedative. Good for
all skin types, balances sebum. Good for burns, psoriasis, scars,
thread veins, all problems concerning splitting of dermis and
epidermis, soothes and regenerates cells. Stimulates cleansing and
detoxifying. Helpful with dermatitis, eczema, sunburn, calmative,
sedative, hot flashes and restorative. Cardiac tonic, lowers or
balances high blood pressure, blood thinner, increases capillary
circulation, aids in lymphatic detoxification. Raises blood sugar,
eases digestion. Helpful and soothing in the birthing room, aids
childbirth pain and speeds delivery. Brain and Central Nervous System
sedative, nervous tension, manic depression, mood swings. Excellent
children's remedy. Scent: Fresh, floral, light, powdery, and sweet,
middle to top note. Source: Flowers


Lemon: General tonic, infections, detoxification, general fatigue,
obesity, balances sebum, acne, boils, warts. Increases shine and
growth of hair and nails. Reduces physical exhaustion, digestion,
rheumatism, arthritis, colds, flu and all respiratory disorders.
Antibiotic, sedative, astringent, stimulates immune system,
antidepressant, antiseptic, and calmative. Perhaps the most effective
oil in a room spray for disinfecting the room air. Promotes weight
loss, reduces cellulite, useful for oily complexions, hair and skin
blemishes. Strengthens epidermis function, aids epidermal
circulation, gland stimulant and purification. Stimulates connective
tissue, elastin and collagen. Lightens skin pigment. Raises blood
pressure, reduces hypertensive and diabetic accidents, reduces blood
sugar. Balances stomach acidity, endocrine stimulant. Induces labor
when overdue. Stimulant to brain, all sense organs and
Parasympathetic Nervous System Used in Japan to increase workers
productivity and concentration. Some value found in reducing
nightmares. Do not use in sun products. Scent: Light citrus scent,
clean, sweet, sugary, top note. Source: Peel


Lemongrass: Infections, acne, general tonic, nervous conditions,
cellulite and skin care. Astringent, calmative, antiseptic, anti-
infectious and anti-parasitic and antifungal. Good for hair, face and
body, improves muscle tone. Enlarged pores, tissue toner, stimulates
hydration and lymphatic detoxification, aids weak connective tissue
and tightens elastin weakness. Acts as an insect repellent and fights
ringworm. Supports Thymus Gland, activates resistance cells and
supports spleen action. Induces menstruation and increases milk in
nursing mothers. According to researchers, it is more effective
against staph infections than either penicillin or streptomycin.
Reduces headaches, rheumatism and nervousness. Excellent in skin care
preparations, athletes foot, excessive sweat, for scabies and to tone
all the tissue. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent: Citrus, herbaceous and
smoky, top note. Source: Herb Grass


Petitgrain: Calming, nervous conditions, acne, insomnia, depression,
general debility, anxiety, stress related conditions, skin care and
has sedative effect. Antispasmodic, stimulant, tonic, calmative, anti-
infectious, antiseptic. Balances the Autonomic Nervous System.
Balances Central Nervous System, useful in cases of excessive acne,
reduces perspiration and dry hair and skin. Scent: Floral, fresh and
revitalizing with a hint of orange. Source: Orange Tree Leafs


Rose Absolute: Infertility, female reproduction problems, depression,
anxiety, headaches, nerve tonic, insomnia, nervous tension,
circulation, emotional crisis, scarring, general tonic and uplifting.
Anti-infectious, antiseptic, astringent, antiviral, tonic, stimulant,
aphrodisiac and an emollient. A cell rejuvenator, radiation burns.
Stimulates brain waves to keep the mind focused and alert. Cleaning,
regulating and cooling. A powerful effect on female and male sex
organs, reduces frigidity, sterility and is useful in cases of
psychological impotence, also increases semen count. Used for all
skin types especially mature, dry and sensitive skin and acts as a
tonic astringent. Poor circulation, lowers high blood pressure,
lowers cholesterol level, immune stimulant, hangovers, nausea,
postpartum depression. Excellent for Babies and Children. Scent:
Intense, sweet, fruity and floral, top note. Source: Fresh Flower
Rosemary: Muscular pain, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular weakness,
helps eliminate toxins, memory enhancement, overwork, general
debility, infections, overindulgence, acne, exhaustion, poor
circulation, cellulite, skin care, hair care, migraines, headaches,
sinus problems, general tonic and relieves tension. Especially good
for muscles and nerves. Antiseptic, stimulant, analgesic,
antidepressant and anti-toxic. Helps wake you up. Scent: Fresh,
powerful, sharp, middle note. Source: Flowering Top, Leaves and
Twigs.

Sandalwood: Fluid retention, scarring, acne, skin care, aphrodisiac, relaxing, stress, tension, nausea, nervous exhaustion and chronic
illness. Antiseptic, antidepressant, tonic, astringent, emollient,
calmative, anti-infectious. Sedates the nervous system, subduing
nervousness, anxiety and insomnia, reduces nerve pain and relaxes
brainwaves. Encourages new cell growth. Good for dry and oily hair.
Acne, dry, aged, chapped skin, good aftershave moisturizer, useful as
hair dressing, increases water retention of collagen. Heart tonic,
cardiac fatigue, increases circulation. Increases fat metabolism,
aids digestion. Stimulates development of sex hormones and
reproductive cells, pelvic and prostrate decongestant. Possible male pheromone-like, testosterone stimulant. Scent: Warm, rich, sweet, woody, light, base note. Source: Wood


Ylang Ylang: Nervousness, physical exhaustion, stress, skin care,
balances sebum, nervous tension, irritability, anxiety, PMS,
regulates circulation, uterine tonic, hair growth promoting and is
relaxing. Sedative, antiseptic, antidepressant and calmative. Has a narcotic scent. One of the most relaxing fragrances to mind and body.
Relaxes Central Nervous System. Balance the entire system,
aphrodisiac, impotence, frigidity, and breast firming. Scent: Sweet,
intense, floral, tropical, middle to base note.

finehair
02-18-2005, 05:17 PM
Shulta . . . you are the best!!! :)

shulta
02-18-2005, 10:17 PM
Oh you're too kind :wub:

jambrit24
02-18-2005, 10:28 PM
i am product junky already now i see myself becoming a herb and oil junky

honeychild
02-19-2005, 01:05 AM
here i come to drop my little off-the-top-of-the-head list, but shulta totally beat me to it with the exhaustive annotated research!! ;)

what kind of carrier do yall prefer? infused in oils, steeped in water, mixed into a cream or as a final rinse? i've done all but i think the rinse-with-tea action is simplest.

Ariana K
02-19-2005, 01:57 AM
Ya know, with all these herbs, why do people even bother with side-effect-inducing drugs? Those things only mask/eliminate symptoms anyway.

And I'm kinda curious about this stuff myself. How do you mix hair herbs/oils and stuff?

Blackstar
02-24-2005, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by honeychild@Feb 19 2005, 02:05 AM
here i come to drop my little off-the-top-of-the-head list, but shulta totally beat me to it with* the exhaustive annotated research!! ;)

what kind of carrier do yall prefer? infused in oils, steeped in water, mixed into a cream or as a final rinse? i've done all but i think the rinse-with-tea action is simplest.

724399

herbal teas are easier to make. oil infusions take so long, what with all that simmering in a double boiler and you need to use a lot of herbs to infuse a carrier oil. at least that's what i think.

Blackstar
02-24-2005, 11:26 AM
choosing the right herbs (http://www.soapnaturally.org/naturalskincare/herbchart.html#chart)

and

herbs, infusions, teas (http://www.soapnaturally.org/naturalskincare/infusedoils.html)

shulta
02-24-2005, 01:03 PM
can't remember if this one got posted?
http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/4266/gloss.html

mom_is_queen
02-24-2005, 01:37 PM
I like the ayurvedic herbs myself, I have used shampoo only once in the last 1 1/2 months because I love the way the herbs cleanse my scalp and hair.
Shikakai
Amla
Brahmi
Aritha
Neem
Bhringraj
Hibiscus Petal (added to my ACV rinse)

These are all in powder form.

jorjeni
02-24-2005, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by mom_is_queen@Feb 24 2005, 01:37 PM
I like the ayurvedic herbs myself, I have used shampoo only once in the last 1 1/2 months because I love the way the herbs cleanse my scalp and hair.
Shikakai
Amla
Brahmi
Aritha
Neem
Bhringraj
Hibiscus Petal (added to my ACV rinse)

These are all in powder form.

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I have been looking into these to clean my hair and scalp do you get them from a certian place?? or have any internet sites with information?

TIA
Jennifer

jorjeni
02-24-2005, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by honeychild@Feb 19 2005, 01:05 AM
here i come to drop my little off-the-top-of-the-head list, but shulta totally beat me to it with* the exhaustive annotated research!! ;)

what kind of carrier do yall prefer? infused in oils, steeped in water, mixed into a cream or as a final rinse? i've done all but i think the rinse-with-tea action is simplest.

724399




I usually make the tea. I really strong herbal tea I boil my water then add the herbs and cover with a lid and let sit either a few hours or overnight. I have only made one infused oil. A olive Calendula I tried the cold infusion I am not happy with it. I will try a hot infusion next.

finehair
02-24-2005, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by honeychild@Feb 19 2005, 11:05 AM
here i come to drop my little off-the-top-of-the-head list, but shulta totally beat me to it with* the exhaustive annotated research!! ;)

what kind of carrier do yall prefer? infused in oils, steeped in water, mixed into a cream or as a final rinse? i've done all but i think the rinse-with-tea action is simplest.

724399



Well, I would like to infuse herbs and add them to my hair cream that I make. Any ideas?
I just went to the health store and bought some herbal teas- horsetail and chamomile and I was just going to use them together as a final rinse.
The herb tea cannot be kept more than a week- right?

mom_is_queen
02-24-2005, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by jorjeni@Feb 24 2005, 08:57 AM
I have been looking into these to clean my hair and scalp do you get them from a certian place?? or have any internet sites with information?

TIA
Jennifer

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I ordered them from From Nature with Love.

ByHis Grace
02-25-2005, 02:24 AM
QUOTE(jorjeni @ Feb 24 2005, 08:57 AM)
I have been looking into these to clean my hair and scalp do you get them from a certian place?? or have any internet sites with information?

TIA
Jennifer





I get my powdered herbs from a local Indian Grocery store.

I am growing my own rosemary & lemon grass & sage and other herbs too.

I am very pleased with my hair herbs...

I do also infuse oils... I have been infusing Rosemary in Olive oil about 10 months now..

I probably could either use it in my hair or cook with it!! LOL!!

Qhem
02-25-2005, 03:18 AM
BASIL EXTRACT BLOND HIGHLIGHTS -
BROOM FLOWER EXTRACT BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
CALENDULA EXTRACT (Marigold) * BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
CHAMOMILE EXTRACT * BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
DULSE EXTRACT BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
GOLDENSEAL EXTRACT BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
GRAPEFRUIT EXTRACT * BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
IRISH MOSS EXTRACT BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
KELP EXTRACT BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
LEMONGRASS EXTRACT * BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
LEMON PEEL EXTRACT * BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
MULLEIN FLOWERS EXTRACT BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
QUASSIA EXTRACT BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
SAMBUCUS (ELDER) EXTRACT BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
SOUTHERNWOOD EXTRACT BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS -
ALMOND EXTRACT * CLEANSING CLEANSING, MOISTURIZING
APPLE EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
AVOCADO EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING, NOURISHING
BURDOCK ROOT EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
CACTUS EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
CALENDULA EXTRACT (Marigold) * CLEANSING CLEANSING
CHAMOMILE EXTRACT * CLEANSING CLEANSING
CHINA BARK EXTRACT (Soap Bark) CLEANSING CLEANSING
CLARY SAGE EXTRACT * CLEANSING CLEANSING
CLEAVERS EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
DANDELION EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
HAWAIIAN WHITE GINGER EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
HORSETAIL EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
KIWI EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
LAVENDER EXTRACT * CLEANSING CLEANSING
LEMONGRASS EXTRACT * CLEANSING CLEANSING
LEMON PEEL EXTRACT * CLEANSING CLEANSING
LINDEN FLOWER EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
MADDER ROOT EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
OAKMOSS EXTRACT * CLEANSING CLEANSING
ORANGE FLOWER EXTRACT * CLEANSING CLEANSING
PAPAYA EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
PINEAPPLE EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
PRIMROSE EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
QUASSIA EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
RASPBERRY EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
ROSE BUD EXTRACT * CLEANSING CLEANSING
SOAPWORT EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
WALNUT EXTRACT (BLACK) CLEANSING CLEANSING
WILD PANSY EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
YUCCA EXTRACT CLEANSING CLEANSING
ALOE EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
BASIL EXTRACT * CONDITIONING CLEANSING, NOURISHING
BLACK MALVA EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
BLACK TEA EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
CHAMOMILE EXTRACT * CONDITIONING EMOLLIENT
CHIA EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
CLOVER BLOSSOM EXTRACT * CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
DULSE EXTRACT CONDITIONING CLEANSING, MOISTURIZING
FENUGREEK EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
GERANIUM EXTRACT * CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
HENNA EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
IRISH MOSS EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
KELP EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
NETTLE EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
RASPBERRY EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
ROSE BUD EXTRACT * CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
ROSEMARY EXTRACT * CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
SAGE EXTRACT * CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
SAMBUCUS (ELDER) EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
SANDALWOOD EXTRACT * CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
THYME EXTRACT * CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
VIOLET EXTRACT CONDITIONING MOISTURIZING
ALMOND EXTRACT * DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING, MOISTURIZING
ARNICA EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
BURDOCK ROOT EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
CATNIP EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
CHAMOMILE EXTRACT * DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
CHAPARRAL EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
CLEAVERS EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
CLOVER BLOSSOM EXTRACT * DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
LEMONGRASS EXTRACT * DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
NETTLE EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
ORANGE PEEL EXTRACT * DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
QUASSIA EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
ROSEMARY EXTRACT * DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
SAMBUCUS (ELDER) EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
SOUTHERNWOOD EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
THYME EXTRACT * DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
WHITE BIRCH EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
WHITE WILLOW BARK EXTRACT DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT * DANDRUFF CONTROL CLEANSING
BLACK TEA EXTRACT DARK SHEEN -
CHAPARRAL EXTRACT DARK SHEEN -
HENNA EXTRACT DARK SHEEN -
JABORANDI EXTRACT DARK SHEEN -
NETTLE EXTRACT DARK SHEEN -
RASPBERRY EXTRACT DARK SHEEN -
ROSEMARY EXTRACT * DARK SHEEN -
SAGE EXTRACT * DARK SHEEN -
SOUTHERNWOOD EXTRACT DARK SHEEN -
THYME EXTRACT * DARK SHEEN -
WALNUT EXTRACT (BLACK) DARK SHEEN -
ALMOND EXTRACT * DRY HAIR CLEANSING, MOISTURIZING
CHAMOMILE EXTRACT * DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
CLOVER BLOSSOM EXTRACT * DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
COMFREY ROOT EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
DANDELION EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
DULSE EXTRACT DRY HAIR -
FENUGREEK EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
HOPS EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
IRISH MOSS EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
KELP EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
MELILOT EXTRACT (Hayflower) DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
ORANGE FLOWER EXTRACT * DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
PEACH EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
QUINCE SEED EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
ROSEMARY EXTRACT * DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
SAGE EXTRACT * DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
SAMBUCUS (ELDER) EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
SOUTHERNWOOD EXTRACT DRY HAIR MOISTURIZING
ALFALFA EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
ANISE SEED EXTRACT * HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
ARNICA EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
AVOCADO EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
BAY EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
BURDOCK ROOT EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
CALENDULA EXTRACT (Marigold) * HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
CATNIP EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
CLOVE EXTRACT * HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
DRAGON BLOOD (TREE) EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
DULSE EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
ECHINACEA FLOWER EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
GINKGO BILOBA EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
HENNA EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
HONEY EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
HORSERADISH EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
HORSETAIL EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
IRISH MOSS EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
JABORANDI EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
MEADOW SWEET EXTRACT (May Flower) HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
MULLEIN LEAVES EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
NEEM EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
NETTLE EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
QUASSIA EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
QUILLALIA EXTRACT (Panama Bark) HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
SAGE EXTRACT * HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
SOUTHERNWOOD EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
WHEAT GERM EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
WHITE BIRCH EXTRACT * HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
WHITE WILLOW BARK EXTRACT HAIR GROWTH NOURISHING
HORSETAIL EXTRACT OILY HAIR CLEANSING
BEET ROOT EXTRACT * RED HAIR -
CALENDULA EXTRACT (Marigold) RED HAIR -
CHAMOMILE EXTRACT * RED HAIR -
HIBISCUS EXTRACT RED HAIR -
MADDER ROOT EXTRACT RED HAIR -
RED HENNA EXTRACT RED HAIR -
BASIL EXTRACT * SPLIT ENDS CLEANSING, NOURISHING
COMFREY EXTRACT SPLIT ENDS EMOLLIENT, NOURISHING
ECHINACEA FLOWER EXTRACT SPLIT ENDS NOURISHING
FENUGREEK EXTRACT SPLIT ENDS MOISTURIZING
HORSETAIL EXTRACT SPLIT ENDS MOISTURIZING, NOURISHING
OLIVE EXTRACT SPLIT ENDS MOISTURIZING, NOURISHING
QUINCE SEED EXTRACT SPLIT ENDS MOISTURIZING
ROSEMARY EXTRACT * SPLIT ENDS NOURISHING
HONEY EXTRACT THICKENING STRENGTHENING

finehair
02-25-2005, 02:05 PM
Qhem . . . Thanks so much. Now all I have to do is find the ones I need to stay away from considering I have history of high blood pressure.

Thanks :)

jorjeni
02-25-2005, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by mom_is_queen@Feb 24 2005, 02:52 PM
I ordered them from From Nature with Love.

731969



Ok that is one of the places I have notice that has those. I don't believe shampoo is what we should be using on our hair even my poo bar which I love but herbs and roots they didn't have poo bars back in the garden you know :D

mom_is_queen
02-25-2005, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by jorjeni@Feb 25 2005, 10:00 AM
Ok that is one of the places I have notice that has those.* I don't believe shampoo is what we should be using on our hair* even my poo bar which I love but herbs and roots they didn't have poo bars back in the garden you know* :D

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I really do like them for cleansing better then shampoo. My hair feels so soft and it doesn't get all tangled up like with the shampoo. It makes the conditioning process even better.

shulta
02-25-2005, 03:51 PM
Wow Qhem - that is brilliant - cheers me dear for sharing!

makeba
02-25-2005, 06:27 PM
i have noticed a big difference in the texture of my hair since using herbal rinses in my hair. i lately have picked up some of the ayurvedic herbs mom is queen spoke on and i like these a lot

mom_is_queen
02-25-2005, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by makeba@Feb 25 2005, 01:27 PM
i have noticed a big difference in the texture of my hair since using herbal rinses in my hair. i lately have picked up some of the ayurvedic herbs mom is queen spoke on and i like these a lot

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spiral
02-26-2005, 01:17 AM
Is it possible to infuse Apple Cider Vinegar with herbs? Has anyone ever tried it?

mom_is_queen
02-26-2005, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by spiral@Feb 25 2005, 08:17 PM
Is it possible to infuse Apple Cider Vinegar with herbs? Has anyone ever tried it?

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I put Hibiscus petal powder in a coffee filter and place it into an old coffeemaker. I run the amount of water for my ACV rinse (usually 1part ACV and 3 parts water) through the coffeemaker with the herbs and then add the herb infused water to the ACV to use as my final rinse.

This is from From Nature With Love:
Hibiscus petals, also known as jaswand, were used in Ayurvedic medicine to stimulate thicker hair growth and to prevent premature graying, hair loss and scalp disorders. The petals act as a natural, emollient hair conditioner. They can be used in Ayurvedic hair washes, oil infusion treatments and vinegar rinses for the hair.

spiral
02-26-2005, 04:53 AM
Mom-is-queen, that is a great idea! I'll try it next time I ACV rinse.

mom_is_queen
02-26-2005, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by spiral@Feb 25 2005, 11:53 PM
Mom-is-queen, that is a great idea! I'll try it next time I ACV rinse.

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Cinnamon42
02-27-2005, 01:27 AM
Help fam,

How do you prepare the herb or tea rinses? Just boil and let sit or what

mom_is_queen
02-27-2005, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by Cinnamon42@Feb 26 2005, 08:27 PM
Help fam,

How do you prepare the herb or tea rinses?* Just boil and let sit or what

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Check out post #9 by Blackstar on this thread for links that should be able to help you out.

HTH

Qhem
02-27-2005, 01:52 AM
NP Shulta. :)

shulta
03-19-2005, 02:37 PM
Apologies if theres a little repetition - I got this from another forum - I was actually looking for something else and stumbled upon the following:


A semi-comprehensive list of herbs and plants for haircare
Well here it is at last - a list of herbs, plants, and other ingredients to make your own haircare.

Aloe (aloe barbadensis) conditioning moisturizes and creates smooth shine, good for smoothing whispies

Amla (emblica officinalis) cleansing conditioning color enhancer/dye cleansing agent, imparts luster and protects against infection and dandruff, helps prevent and control greying of hair, high in vitamin C, prevents hair loss and stimulates hair growth. darkening

Aritha (sapindus laurifolia) cleansing strong cleanser, sometimes drying

B5(Panthenol) conditioning rapid penetrating humectant. Long lasting moisturizer which protects against brittleness and breakage. Conditions, reduces formation of split ends. Adds strength by filling in cracks in hair shaft. Sources for B5: Meat, whole grains, wheat germ, bran, kidney, liver, heart, green vegetables, brewer's yeast, nuts, crude molasses, avocados, bananas, poultry, egg yolks, lobster, whole grains, soybeans, oranges, blue cheese, and dark green leafy vegetables. See this for more information. source.

Basil (ocymum minumum) conditioning effective hair conditioner and detangler, said to be a hair growth stimulant

Bay Leaf (laurus nobilis) soothing and stimulating with a warming quality

Benzoin Gum (styrax benzoin) high in antioxidants, a skin protector and a natural preservative.

Bhringraj (eclipta alba) color enhancer/dye medicating treats hair loss, premature greying, skin allergies and devitalized skin and hair. darkening

Bilberry powder (vaccinium myrtillus) medicating an astringent and an antiseptic, contains AHA, removes dead skin cells, an exfoliator.

Blue Green Algae (cyanobacteria) medicating clears scalp problems, relieves symptoms of psoriasis and seborrhea. As a conditioning treatment softens and moisturizes hair, adds body and shine. Reported to slow down hair fall out.

Brahmi (bacopa monniera) medicating good for scalp and follicle health, treats hair loss and skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Strengthens hair roots and relieves itchy scalp and dandruff.

Burdock root (arctium lappa) medicating helps healing skin disorders (eczema), good for dry skin. Burdock also helps with hair loss.

Calendula (calendula officinalis) medicating a superb healing agent. see also Marigold

Cayenne (capsicum minimum)The "greatest of all herbs", the benefits just go on and on and on, here and here are good sites about cayenne

Chamomile (anthemis nobilis) color enhancer/dye conditioning soothing, blonde/golden highlights, soothing and moisturizing for skin and hair.

Chandan/Sandalwood (santalum album) color enhancer/dye darkening

Coconut Milk (cocos nucifera) medicating Nourishes hair and promotes hair growth. Antifungal and yeast (including Candida and ringworm). Natural antioxidant. Wound healer. Especially effective on scars.

Coltsfoot (tussilago farfara) medicating very high in sulfur, silicic acid and amino acid, helps healing dandruff, scalp buildup and reduces hair loss. Also helps to regulate overproduction of scalp oil.

Comfrey root (symphytum officinale) medicating conditioning anti-inflammatory, healing and moisturizing, high content of mucopolysacchrides, substance that binds water.

Evening Primrose (cenothera biennis) conditioning usually used in a form of oil. Heals just about everything, good for dry scalp, eczema, and psoriasis. Has moisturizing effect on skin and hair, helps with itching and removes scalp flakes and scales.

Fennel (foeniculum vulgare) medicating antibacterial, rich in essential fatty acids.

Fenugreek (foenum graecum) conditioning medicating (trigonella foenumgraecum) protein/mineral rich, follicle/scalp health, mucilage, antifungal, Treatment for dandruff, falling hair, thinning of hair, baldness, and split hair. Helps hair grow, preserves natural color and keeps hair silky. Rich in vitamins A and D, also protein(including lecithin) and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and iron. Use seeds or powder from seeds. Powdered fenugreek is powdered fenugreek seeds. Absolutely get the powdered stuff if it's available. Otherwise you must boil the seeds for a long time and have a very lumpy conditioner that is very hard to wash out.

Ginger power (zingiber officinale) medicating (also available as ginger oil) stimulant and anti-irritant, has strong antimicrobial properties, antioxidant.

Green tea a strong antioxidant (20 times stronger than Vitamin E), also helps to reduce skin irritation.

Henna (lawsonia inermis) conditioning excellent source of protein. Conditions, loosens scalp buildup, and prevents flaking. I've read often on these boards that henna is a protein treatment, but I don't think that is actually true. The confusion arises I think from the logona brand (which is what Madeleine uses), which *does* have protein added to it (hydrolyzed wheat protein). As far as I know, there are two 'active ingredients' in henna: lawsone and chrysophanic acid. Lawsone is the dye (orange, oxidizes to brownish /purplish red), and chrysophanic acid is actually also a dye (light yellow). My understanding is that these molecules are responsible for the conditioning effect of henna, by invading the keratin layer and binding with it. This thickens the hair and makes the surface smoother hence shinier. A picture illustrating how the invasion works is here. Chrysophanic acid doesn't look like a protein to me; a picture of the chemical structure is here. Lawsone looks like this. Also not a protein. Oh, and henna also kills lice, and ringworm, and it helps against dandruff. source

Hibiscus (rosa sinensis) color enhancer/dye emollient, reddish/copper highlights

Honey conditioning moisture and shine

Horse Chestnut (Æsculus hippocastanum) skin clearing and ant irritant properties. Good for both dry scaly skin and skin with a tendency for greasiness, normalizing.

Horsetail (equisetum arvense) conditioning silica/minerals, very high in sulfur, silicic acid and amino acid, helps healing dandruff, scalp buildup and reduces hair loss. Horsetail, coltsfoot and nettle are known as hair care trio.

Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) color enhancer/dye darkening

Juniper (juniperus communis) color enhancer/dye darkening

Kelp (macrocystis pyrifera) conditioning mucilage, scalp/follicle health, protein and minerals for hair shafts

Lavender (lavandula vera) medicating cleansing cleansing and astringent qualities and useful as a cellular regenerator for the skin

Lemongrass (cymbopogon flexuosus, cymbopogon citratus) enhances fullness, body, and shine - effective as an oil regulator

Licorice root (glycyrrhiza glabra) medicating soothing and detoxifying on scalp.

Marigold (calendula officinalis) color enhancer/dye medicating soothing, blond/golden highlights, a superb healing agent.

Marshmallow root (althaea officinalis) conditioning medicating mucilage, slip, soothing, Contains vitamins A and C. Soothes inflamed skin. Emollient for skin irritations and wounds.

Mehndi see Henna

Mint (spearmint mentha viridis, peppermint mentha piperita) medicating creates a cooling, soothing, stimulating effect

Neem (azadirachta indica) medicating antibacterial, antifungal, helps with dandruff, itchiness, germicide, Strengthens hair and nails, controls stubborn cases of dandruff and other scalp disorders. Particularly beneficial when combined with rosemary and sage oils.

Nettle see Stinging Nettles

Oregano (origanum vulgare) medicating cleansing hair detangler and softener - stimulating, antiseptic and astringent with good cleansing properties

Panthenol See B5

Parsley (carum petroselinum) medicating conditioning supposed to stimulate hair growth - antimicrobial and tonic, healing, cleansing, and soothing - high in fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Psyllium Husk powder (plantago psyllium)cleansing a mild cleanser.

Rose Hip Seed oil (rosa mosqueta) conditioning medicating (another oil worth mentioning) high concentration of essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic), beneficial for skin regeneration. Ultra moisturizing, soothes flakes and irritation. Is not recommended for skin prone to acne.

Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) color enhancer/dye medicating possibly darkening(?), good hair and skin tonic and has cleansing properties. Promotes circulation to scalp. Is said to renew activity in dormant hair follicles and promote hair growth.

Rhubarb (rheum palmatum, rheum rhaponticum) color enhancer/dye contains so much of chrysophanic acid that it is used as a yellowish dye

Sage (salvia officinalis)cleansing color enhancer/dye medicating darkening, healing for skin, has strong antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Mild enough for sensitive skin. A good astringent and cleanser.

Seabuckthorn oil (hippophae rhamnoides) medicating Seabuckthorn is an extraordinary plant that has been recognized for centuries in Eurasia for its exceptional medicinal and nutritional benefits. The berries of seabuckthorn are so rich in vitamins and nutrients that it has been speculated that the plant must have been cultivated by ancient plant breeders. The oil of seabuckthorn has general nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative action. It can be used for acne, dermatitis, irritated, dry, itching skin, sore skin, eczema, skin ulcers, postpartum pigmentation, burns, scalds, cuts, and tissue regeneration. The stimulation of tissue regeneration is helpful in the treatment of burns, bedsores and poorly healing wounds. It helps reduce the damaging effects of sun radiation. Seabuckthorn oil effectively combats wrinkles, dryness and other symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin and is utilized in anti aging skin creams and lotions. Great in hair preparations. The berries appear to be an unsurpassed natural source of vitamins A and E, carotenes and flavonoids. Seabuckthorn berries are second only to Rose hips and Acerola in vitamin C content. They are also rich in several other vitamins, including B1, B2, K and P as well as in more than two dozen microelements. The restorative action of seabuckthorn oil may be in part due to its high content of essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols and phytosterols, which are all important for the maintenance of healthy skin. The EFA content in the seabuckthorn oil is 80 95%. Major EFAs are oleic and linoleic. Others are pentadecenoic, palmitoleic, heptadecenoic, linolenic, eicosenoic, eicosadienoic, erucic and nervonic. Among the carotenes found in Seabuckthorn are alfa- and betacarotenes, lycopene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, taraxanthin and phytofluin. Tocopherols are mostly vitamin E and gammatocopherol. Phytosterols of sea buckthorn include betasitosterol, betaamirol and erithrodiol. Taken internally, it can help prevent gums from bleeding, recuperate mucous membranes, heal peptic and duodenal ulcers, urinary tract and cervical erosion, solar and cancer radiation injuries and is a source of carotenes, phytosterols, and EFAs.

Senna (cassia obovata) conditioning also called neutral henna, conditioning

Sesame (sesamum indicum) color enhancer/dye (Til) darkening

Shikakai (acacia concinna) cleansing color enhancer/dye excellent cleanser, Mild pH. Gently cleans the hair without stripping oils. For sensitive scalps and to control dandruff. Promotes hair growth and strengthens hair roots. darkening

Soapwort (saponaria officinalis) cleansing (saponaria officinalis)

Spikenard (aralia racemosa, aralia Californica, inula conyza) believed to promote growth

St. John's Wort (hypericum perforatum) skin softener, beneficial for rough damaged skin and problem scalp. Is used for extremely sensitive and allergy prone skin. (St. John's Wort is bad for people taking mood stabilizers, and can react with other medications. I don't know if enough would be absorbed through the hair and skin to be a big problem though.)

Stinging Nettles (urtica dioica) conditioning medicating silica/minerals, shine promoter, encourage hair growth, good for itchy skin/scalp, good cleanser, high silica and sulfur content, promotes circulation to scalps poorly supplied with blood, stimulates hair growth.

Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca alternifolia) medicating Tea Tree Oil is a natural antiseptic, germicide, antibacterial, fungicide. Many people use tea tree oil for: dandruff, athletes foot, cold and flu, oral thrush, cold sores & canker sores, tooth ache & gum infections, ringworm, candida, head lice or louse, cleanser additive, gum problems, mosquito bites, bug repellent, cockroaches, deter flees, mouth ulcers, herpes, cuts, abrasions, after shave, sunburn, yeast infections, unwanted body odors, acne, toe nail infections, and many other uses. From here. Other good information here.

Thyme (thymus vulgaris) medicating has an equalizing effect on oily skin; stimulating, antimicrobial, and antiseptic

Tofu (soy bean product) a source of protein, a good nutrient for hair, scalp and skin. Has a great absorption rate. Can be used in cream and conditioner preparations.

Triphala Powder Triphala means "three fruits," and is a blend of haritaki, amla and bibitaki. This blend of herbs is a traditional gentle, detoxifier that nourishes as it removes toxins from the body. It is said to balance the three constitutional elements of human life: the nervous system, the metabolic processes, and the body?s structural integrity. When used in masks and skin treatments, Triphala is said to rejuvenate, balance, tone and nourish the skin at the cellular level. Add it to facials, body treatments and wraps. Is said to have antiseptic properties due to the inclusion of haritaki. Triphala can also be added to Ayurvedic soaps and washbags. INCI Nomenclature: (terminalia chebula) Haritake Fruit Powder, (emblica Officinalis) Amla Fruit Powder, (terminalia belerica) Bibitake

Tulsi powder (ocimum sanctum) medicating antiseptic, germicidal

White Camellia oil (camellia japonica) (another often forgotten oil) soothing and moisturizing. Good for hair conditioning, adds shine.

White Willow Bark (salix alba) medicating antiseptic, for dandruff, contains aspirin and zaps headaches

Willow herb (epilobium angustifolium, epilobium hirsutum) medicating anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, good for itching, flaking and irritated skin and scalp, is used for psoriasis and eczema relief

Yellow Sandalwood (santalum album) medicating antiseptic, used to treat skin diseases, dry skin, premature wrinkling, acne, and external infections

Yucca powder (yucca schidigera) cleansing medicating an excellent skin and hair cleanser. Contains saponins that foam in water to create a mild natural detergent. Supposedly good for dandruff. Obviously the fresh root works best, I remember a field trip when I was in elementary school (in so. California) when we went out to somewhere in the Mojave desert and were shown how to pound up fresh yucca root and lather it like soap. It really did lather like soap and was white and foamy. I vividly remember being very impressed by this as a young girl, to think that herbs and plants could actually be used in real life. So the dried powdered yucca root just isn't as sudsy, but boiling it into a decoction seems to work.

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Some combinations:

Chamomile flowers + calendula flowers + fenugreek seed + marshmallow root infusion makes a nice rinse for blond hair

Black walnut hull + sage + comfrey root + rosemary infusion makes a nice rinse for dark hair

Mugwort + oregano + calendula + thyme + burdock root infusion is good for itchy scalp, dandruff and flakes

Comfrey root + violet leaf + marshmallow root + plantain leaf good infusion for dry, damaged hair and irritated scalp.

Peace
Love
&
:afro: ness!

Blackstar
03-19-2005, 07:50 PM
hi, i saw tofu on the list. how would one use it in a recipe? i've alwasy thought that tofu was hard and cheese like.

shulta
03-19-2005, 08:10 PM
You can purchase Tofu Powder and use a teeny weeny bit in butters.
OR
Soak the powder in spring water overnight and use the Tofu water in spritzs.
That is how I used it before must try this again.... ohh the lab is getting over-run with ingredients and to order more....
Anyway, you can order it from http://www.mountfuji.co.uk/acatalog/Mount_...___Tofu_19.html (http://www.mountfuji.co.uk/acatalog/Mount_Fuji_Miso__soy_bean_paste____Tofu_19.html)
but Tofu is made from Soya Bean so any Soya Bean powder would do as well... or Soya Bean Oil even does the trick.

BUT if you are not an oily napptural I would get some Soya Bean Powder..
HTH

apb1172
10-19-2007, 04:47 AM
Well I finally got around to doing a search on herbal rinses and this thread is AWSOME for information so I thought I would give it a bump because I need to look at it more indepth after I get home from work. I have an herb shop downstairs from my apt and want to go shopping. It has been a few weeks since my last spree afterall! LOL Thanks to everyone for all the great information.

EmpressRi
10-24-2007, 10:45 AM
so happy for this thread *does a little dance*

Alastri
10-24-2007, 10:52 AM
^^ bump

newmoe1
10-27-2007, 02:54 PM
bump this is some good reading here

AngelDoll
10-27-2007, 03:53 PM
bump this is some good reading here
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EmpressRi
10-27-2007, 04:26 PM
yall dont even know, i was print crazy at work a few days ago printing out as much stuff as i could. i found a lot of herbs that are good for hair as well as health, a nice alternative to many medicines they pass off.

butterflydreams
10-31-2007, 08:39 PM
Wow! This is a very informative thread. Thank you.

Applishus
11-03-2007, 02:04 PM
Hello everyone !!!
I don't know where to begin in using herbs to clense and condition my hair. Can someone please give me the "how to" so I can start my journey...
Thanks

knharde
12-22-2007, 10:14 AM
@Kinkytress: research some of the herbs mentioned in this thread, and buy small amounts of few to try out (check a healthfood store, Trader Joe's, or Sun Harvest). You cam PM anyone for more specific info, or post here any specific concerns or things you want to address (dryness? dandruff? an entire regimen of natural herbs?)

I love soaking my hair in an herbal infusion of blue malva, marshmallow root, rose buds, and honey--it is so moisturizing. I'm thinking of making a Cassia/Amla treatment w/ that infusion.

redecouverte
01-18-2008, 07:34 PM
so much great information!
I've just done a herbal rinse with rosebuds and hibiscus...
oh my god!! :wub: :wub: :wub:
My hair is incredibly softer!! this combo is a keeper...
i might add marshmallow root next time...

Soulsista934
02-24-2008, 07:50 AM
bump

S.Supreme
02-24-2008, 10:39 AM
My absolute favorite herb for hair is Irish moss. It leaves my hair incredibly soft, moisturized and is very inexpensive.

Soulsista934
07-17-2008, 10:51 PM
bump

Cerendipity
09-09-2008, 03:23 PM
BUMP BUMP BUMP


Nettle

Burdock

Marshmallow root

Irish Moss

Horsetail


I combined all of that , brewed it , stewed it and POURED it all over my freshly cowashed hair. THEN followd it up with some ACV that had the same herbs sitting in it for over a week. DO you want to talk about soft curly moist HAIR????

I'm buying HERBS till my toes **** up :wub:


:icon_heartpump: :icon_heartpump: :icon_heartpump: Im going to get some blue malva from anita cause I cant find that locally BUT sugah honey pie I'm so happy with my hair

rlcarson
09-09-2008, 03:38 PM
Below is a list I compiled for the book "Natural Hair Care and Braiding" by Diane Carol Bailey.

Herbs/oils for hair growth

Aloe Vera - promotes new growth of living cells
Avocado - stimulates hair growth
Basil - stimulates hair growth
Calendula (Marigold) - softens hair and scalp and rejevunates skin cells
Chamomile - moisturizes and softens hair
Coltsfoot - helps prevent hair loss; renews and stimulates growth
Castor oil - moisturizes and nourishes hair and scalp; can be used as an emulsifier
soothes scalp and retards hair loss
Dandelion - promotes circulation
Echinacea - regenerates skin cells
Evening Primrose Oil - moisturizes and softens
Garlic - stimulates cell growth; strengthens hair strands, and repairs damaged hair follicles
Ginseng strengthens and repairs protein bonds in hair
Hibicus - emollient; moisturizes and softens hair
Horsetail - stimulates hair growth and repair
Jaborandi - stimulates hair growth
Jojoba - promotes hair growth
Lavender - stimulates the scalp
Neroli Oil - promotes the new growth of skin cells
Nettle - promotes hair growth
Olive Oil - moisturizes and softens dry hair
Peppermint (avoid if pregnant) - improves dry and lifeless hair
Rose Hip - nourishes scalp
Rose Hip Seed Oil - Restores elasticity and strength to the hair; helps prevent hair loss and balding
Rosemary - stimulates hair growth
Shea Butter - moisturizer and softens skin and hair; protects and coats hair strands
Tea Tree Oil - stimulates and irrigates the scalp
Ylang-Ylang - helps blood circulation in the scalp; emollient

MissNic
09-19-2008, 11:44 AM
Just had to extend thanks for the amazing info here. :wub: I recently did a herbal infusion with just White Willow Bark and it really cleared up my dry itchy scalp. Im defintely gonna do my research and try a few more combos!

shulta
09-19-2008, 01:50 PM
@Cerendipity
I'm expecting my Organic Blue Malva to be in next week.
Blue Malva is very seasonal - must crack on with work.

Here's another list for you that I posted in this forum a while back:
Herbs:
Herbal Extracts and Infusions

Chamomile Flowers (Matricaria recutita) A member of the daisy family.
Used to treat dermatitis, minor skin irritations, and inhibits
inflammation. In one study it was found that chamomile was 60% as
active as a topical corticosteroid cream. Another study using
patients with atopic dermatitis, it was found to be nearly as
effective as hydrocortisone. German herbalist called it alles zutraut
which means "capable of anything".

Chickweed Herb (Stellaria media) Chickweed is useful for sores,
abscesses, skin irritations and rashes. Chickweed contains saponins,
which exert an anti-inflammatory action similar to cortisone.

Comfrey Root (Symphytum officinale) One of the most useful and
valuable plants in cosmetics and medicine. The Physician's Desk
Reference (1970 p. 956) states that "allantoin (comfrey's active
ingredient) has been reported to liquefy pus and necrotic protein
thus accelerating debridement of lesions and denuded areas." It is
said to regenerate aging tissues.

Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis) From the leaves of the plants
dried, cured and extracted into ethyl alcohol. Used in cosmetics to
reduce the puffiness around the eyes. Has astringent properties due
to tannic acid content. Green tea contains compounds that have an
antioxidant effect. It is thought that it has anticancerous effects
which have been determined by test tube but not proven in human
disease prevention yet. It is thought that the active antioxidants
may be able to inhibit the cancer process initiated by the sun's
ultraviolet B radiation. AT Case Western Reserve University topical
administration of green tea resulted in a reduction of tumors that
occurred following UVB radiation.

Kelp Norway Extract (Asco phyllium nodosom) When added to the bath it
smoothes the skin. The Indians of Sitka, Alaska to treat earaches and
poultices for bruises and cuts. Seaweed was the original source of
iodine.

Marshmallow Root Extract (Althea officinalis) Marshmallow root is
emollient, softening and soothing. It has been used for
inflammations, sore skin, blemishes, bruises, strains and sprains. It
has been used for hundreds of years to heal wounds.

Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica) Helps stimulate the skin and improves
circulation and aids with arthritis. Can be used in hair preparations
to aid in stimulating hair growth and improves the condition of the
scalp. Rich in minerals and plant hormones.
Oatstraw Extract (Avena sativa) Soothing and softening effects on the
skin.

Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) Has a quieting and soothing
effect as well as cleansing properties. Indians used it for swellings
and sore eyes.

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) Extracted from the bark of the North
American elm. Good for skin eruptions and cutaneous diseases. Is
emollient and has a slightly astringent property.

Wild Yam Root (Dioscorea villosa) Wild Yam root was first discovered
by Japanese researchers in 1936. They found that several Mexican yam
species produced the steroid diosgenin. Progesterone is produced from
these steroid drugs. Mexican women had used wild yam as a
contraceptive for centuries. Today the most popular and widely used
birth control pill in the world is derived from wild yam. American
herbalist have used wild yam for decades for painful menstruation,
ovarian pain, cramps and problems with child birth. Wild yam root has
also been used for gallbladder pain, to lower cholesterol and blood
pressure.

Essential Oil Properties

Allspice: Congestion, sinusitis, arthritis, fatigue, muscle cramps,
rheumatism, multiple sclerosis support, circulation stimulant, viral
infections, stomach ache, nausea. Impotence, frigidity, depression,
exhaustion, tensions. Herpes, shingles and acne. Anesthetic,
analgesic, antioxidant, anti-infectious, powerful anti-bacterial with
large spectrum of actions, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-fungal,
aphrodisiac, muscle relaxant, tonic to body. Avoid during Pregnancy.
Scent: Warm clove like sweet spicy fragrance, middle note. Source:

Pimento Berry
Angelica: Nervous system sedative, carminative, anxiety and nervous
fatigue. Related to a Chinese herb dong quai, a popular women's
tonic. Regulates menstrual cycle, relieves menopausal symptoms. For
dull irritated, inflamed congested skin. Psoriasis, fungal
infections, general skin tonic. Chronic coughs, asthma, shortness of
breath, smoker's cough and restores sense of smell. Arthritis and
rheumatism. Blood thinner, circulation stimulant, cleanses toxins,
aids white blood cell formation. Stimulates lymphatic system,
especially good after an illness. Aids anemia, anorexia, stimulates
appetite, aids uric acid, favors pepsin and hydrochloric acid
production. Water retention, encourages estrogen, maybe useful for
infertility. Exhaustion, migraine, insomnia, headaches, promotes
feeling of balance, causes distaste for alcohol, gives incentive
during difficulties and heartache. Avoid during pregnancy or with
Diabetes. Scent: Sharp, similar to green stems just broken, base
note. Source: Roots and Rhizomes

Anise: Antispasmodic, sedative, stabilizing, aphrodisiac, frigidity,
impotence, estrogen like, has a calming effect on the nervous system,
minimizes over excitement. Increases milk secretion, induces
menstruation, helpful during menopause. Lice, infectious skin
diseases, respiratory tonic, breathing difficulties due to
nervousness, muscle spasms and aches. Cardiac stimulant, circulatory
tonic, eases palpitations, colds and flu. Nervous stomach, hangovers,
indigestion. Vertigo, migraines, invigorates tired mind, promotes
sweet dreams. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent: licorice, warm and
sweet, top to middle note. Source: Seed

Basil: Weak nervous conditions, mental fatigue, depression, tension,
stress, muscular spasm, concentration, physical and mental fatigue
and to overcome emotional negativity. Uplifting, aids in memory
recall and stimulates blood circulation. Helps with headaches, sinus
congestion, migraines, nausea, sore muscles, herpes and shingles.
Pain reliever, decongestant of the veins, congested prostate,
rheumatoid arthritis. Stimulates hair growth and conditions hair.
Restorative, general stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic,
anti-infectious, antibiotic. Insect repellant, acne, skin tonic.
Stimulates blood flow, decongests veins and pulmonary arteries,
hypertension, varicose veins, stimulates pancreatic enzymes, adrenal
cortex stimulant. May aid conception, eases breast engorgement. Do
not use if pregnant. Scent: Sweet, spicy, warm and fiery, top note.
Source: Flowering tops and leafs

Bergamot: Refreshes, relaxes, and helps relieve insomnia. Increases
the production of white blood cells. Eczema, herpes, acne, psoriasis,
skin infections, cold sores, blisters, shingles, and chicken pox.
Aroma relaxes brain waves, very calming, balancing, antidepressant,
reduces tension and hysteria, sedative, reduces fear, balancing,
decreases Sympathetic Nervous System action. Painful digestion,
colitis and loss of appetite. Tonic action on uterus. Antiseptic,
antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory,
calmative. Do not use in sun products. Scent: Sweet, citrus, and
refreshing, spicy floral undertone, top note. Source: Fruit Peel

Black Pepper: Analgesic, anti-microbial, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac,
bactericidal, carminative, tonic, bruises, chronic bronchitis, warms,
arthritis, muscle aches, pain, poor muscle tone, stiffness,
rheumatism, good for before and after sports. Increases circulation,
dilates local blood flow, lowers temperatures, anemia, burns fat,
heartburn, nausea. Reduces frigidity, impotence, aids in
detoxification, mental stimulant, aids alertness, increases stamina.
Scent: Pungent, spicy, warm, peppery aroma, middle note. Source:
Unripe Fruit Berry

Calendula Absolute: Anti-hemorrhage, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic,
antispasmodic, astringent, fungicidal. Useful for burns, cuts,
eczema, oily greasy skin, bruises, soothes skin, inflammations,
insect bites, rashes, wounds, cracked dry skin, varicose veins.
Stretch marks, diaper rash, regulates menstrual cycle, immune
boosting, fluid retention, anti viral. Said to effect dreams and
sleep. Shown in laboratory test to induce granulation, which is an
integral part of the heal process for wounds. Avoid during pregnancy.
Scent: Herbaceous, pungent, strong, base note. Source: Marigold
Flowers

Cardamom: Eases coughs, congestion, bronchitis, chills, aids all
pulmonary infections. Muscle spasms, sinus headaches, fatigue. Useful
in cases of anorexia, colic, cramps, heartburn, indigestion, nausea,
vomiting. Aphrodisiac, used to ease pregnancy and travel nausea.
Mental fatigue, nervous strain, warming, uplifting, refreshing and
invigorating. Scent: Fresh, sweet, green, spicy, balsamic, top note.
Source: Seeds

Cedarwood: Cleansing, reduces anxiety, antiseptic, tonic, antifungal,
arthritis, rheumatism, regenerative and reduces sinus congestion.
Dries oily or blemished skin, natural astringent, used in acne
treatments. Relieves eczema, psoriasis, skin inflammation, dandruff,
bug bites, hair lose, dry or oily hair, soften skin. Lymphatic tonic,
aids in the removal of body fat. Indicated for retention of fluid in
the tissue and cellulite. Circulatory and lymphatic stimulate.
Stress, tension and nervous disorders. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent:
Soft, sweet, warm, woody, fruity, middle note. Source: Wood

Chamomile, Roman and German: There is an extremely large list of uses
for chamomile including all skin conditions, severely infected skin,
and cellulite. Anti-inflammatory effect, relieves cramps and spasms
and helps in cases of shock. Used for menstrual disorders, skin
problems, hypersensitive skin, broken veins, puffiness, strengthens
tissues. Pain relieving, used for children's ailments, sedative, anti-
depressant and nervousness. Relaxes the mind and body when stressed,
anxious, depressed or can't sleep. Helpful with PMS, menopause,
headaches, hyperactivity, eczema, skin rashes, acne, excessive acne,
rosacea, allergic reactions. Increases production of white blood
cells. Brightens and brings out highlights of hair when used in a
shampoo. Analgesic action eases arthritis, low back pain and muscle
pain, rheumatism, sprains, and inflamed joints. Gives patience and
peace. Sedative to Central Nervous System. Scent: Sweet, herbaceous,
fresh and fruity, middle note. Source: Flowering Herb

Cinnamon: Infections, aches, pains, stimulant, antiseptic,
antibiotic, arthritis, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic and boost the
immune system. Physical and emotional stimulant. Known as an
aphrodisiac and antidepressant. Reduces drowsiness, irritability and
the pain and frequency of headaches. Relaxes tight muscles, eases
painful joints, increases circulation. Warts, respiratory infections,
sore throats, colds, anorexia, impotence, induces menstruation,
reduces frigidity. Avoid during pregnancy and with children. Scent: A
sweet, spicy hot fragrance, smoky, warm, base note. Source: Leaf

Citronella: Insect repellant, keeps away mosquitoes, ticks, fleas an
other pesky insects. Scent is very relaxing and helps relieve
insomnia. Antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. Used for pelvic pain,
rheumatism and arthritis. Scent: Grassy, fruity, herbaceous with a
citrus undertone, top note. Source: Grass

Clary Sage: Menstrual problems, PMS, fertility, exhaustion, insomnia,
menopausal problems, calming, stress, depression, cramps, excessive
perspiration and destroys odor-causing bacteria. Antiseptic,
calmative, tonic, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, nerve
tonic, estrogen like, reduces hot flashes. Causes light euphoria and
giddiness. Eases muscle and nervous tension, pain and indigestion.
Rejuvenates tired adrenal glands, which are responsible for
controlling anxiety levels in the body. Good for blemished, mature,
wrinkled or inflamed skin, acne, boils, puffy skin, cell regenerator,
oily skin and hair. Lowers high blood pressure and high cholesterol,
aids arterial circulation. Stimulates digestion and metabolic rate.
Lack of menstrual cycle or scanty menstrual cycle, stimulates
hormones, aids labor and childbirth. Stimulates development of sex
hormones and reproductive cells. Impotence, frigidity, increases
peristalsis in smooth muscles of reproductive organs. Excellent for
elderly, said to reduce number of epileptic attacks. Do not use
during pregnancy or any hormone, reproductive organ cancer. Scent:
Nutty, heady, herbaceous, peppery, base note. Source: Flowering Tops

Cypress: Increases circulation, varicose veins, hemorrhoids,
menopausal problems, menstrual problems, fluid retention, cellulite,
rheumatism, arthritis, tension, nervousness and sinus congestion.
Astringent, antispasmodic, restorative, calmative, antibiotic.
Reduces excess sweating and overly oily complexions. Mature, oily
skin, acne, stimulates cell regeneration. Immune stimulant, may
increase pancreatic stimulant, can act as female hormone stimulant.
Induces menstruation, eases all hormone imbalances, decongest
prostate. Antidepressant, increases mental energy and attentiveness
by reducing drowsiness and irritability. The fragrance is comforting
and is said to aid in smoothing transitions, especially the loss of a
loved one and the ending of relationships. Scent: Fresh, woody,
clear, light, a clean scent, middle to base note. Source: Branches

Eucalyptus: Colds, flu, fever, muscular aches and pains, headaches,
sluggishness, mental exhaustion, rheumatism, insect bites and rashes.
Antiseptic, expectorant, antibiotic, antifungal, anti-infectious and
anti-parasitic. Affects dermis layer, increases respiratory
metabolism of skin cells, oxygenates skin. Asthma, regenerative
affect on pulmonary tissue, coughs, lung infections, colds, and
flues. Immune stimulant, increases the gamma and beta globulin's.
Aids hypoglycemia, raises blood sugar level. Aids concentration. Do
not use with very small children or with high blood pressure or
epilepsy. Scent: Pungent, sharp, strong and camphor-like, top note.
Source: Leaves

Everlasting: Used for pain relief, bruising, general tonic,
circulatory disorders, rheumatism and arthritis. Antispasmodic,
analgesic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and cell regenerating. Used
to treat skin conditions, acne, scar tissue, mature skin, stretch
marks, spots, warts, old scars, dermatitis, broken veins and burns.
Antibacterial, boosts immune system, lessens muscle pain, arthritis,
plantar facia and enlarged veins. Helps relieve depression, nervous
exhaustion, and stress. Stimulates cells, regulates cholesterol,
detoxifying and can be used for withdrawals. Regulates blood
pressure, increases circulation, liver congestion or fatigue. Scent:
Strong, spicy sweet with herbaceous notes, base note. Source:
Flowering Heads

Fennel: Abdominal pains or cramps, menstrual problems, PMS,
menopausal problems, hot flashes, fertility, obesity, cellulite,
nausea, and fluid retention. Estrogen like, stimulant, increases
sexual response, regenerative, antiseptic. All types of stomach and
intestinal disorders. Inhaled during childbirth because it is
estrogen like and augments lactation. Good for women from menstrual
problems from the onset of menses to menopause. Good for watery,
dull, mature skin, wrinkles. Asthma, congestion, neuromuscular
spasms. Detoxification from nicotine, drugs, alcohol, toxic
hangovers. Do not use while pregnant or with epilepsy. Scent: Sweet
honey, very licorice-like, and warm, top to middle note. Source:
Seeds

Frankincense: For dry, mature, aging skin, acne, pimples, scars,
smoothes out wrinkles, balances out oily skin, tonic to all skin
types. Deepens breathing, aids asthmatic coughs, rheumatism, uterine
tonic, breast inflammation. Anxiety, nervous exhaustion, stress,
nightmares, calming sedative effect. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic,
antidepressant, astringent, immunostimulant, sedative, uterine tonic,
digestive calmative, diuretic. Scent: Soft, balsamic, heady
fragrance, warm, middle to base note. Source: Gum Resin

Geranium: Female reproductive disorders, fertility, circulatory
disorders, antidepressant, menopause, hot flashes, bruising,
hemorrhoids, nervous fatigue and emotional balance. Astringent,
antiseptic, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-infectious,
antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and regenerative. Good tonic
astringent for skin. All conditions of the female reproductive system
and the nervous system. Scent: Flowery rose, sweet, dry citrus
undertone, middle note. Source: Leaves and Stalks

Ginger: Rheumatism, arthritis, numbness, muscle fatigue, digestive
problems, nausea, nervous exhaustion, sexual tonic and seasickness.
Antiseptic, stimulant, analgesic, aphrodisiac and fortifying. Reduces
inflammation, headaches, sinusitis, stimulates appetite and aids in
circulation. Powerful tonic for entire digestive system. Varicose
veins, poor circulation, eases angina, aids lower back pain, sprains
and injury. Aids impotence, frigidity, regulates menstruation. Scent:
Peppery, fresh, sharp, pungent, earthy, warm, top note. Source:
Rhizome

Grapefruit: Muscle fatigue, stiffness, acne, mental exhaustion, fluid
retention, athletes foot, tones congested skin, tightens skin,
antiseptic, disinfectant, detoxification and anti-infectious.
Astringent for oily congested skin and hair, aids hair growth.
Reduces cellulite, depression and headaches. Disinfects airborne
germs. Increases circulation, stimulates lymphatic system
detoxification, regulates body weight with regular use. Aids jet lag,
PMS, alcohol and drug withdrawals. Do not use in sun products,
increases sun sensitivity. Scent: Warm, sweet and fresh citrus, top
note. Source: Fresh Peels

Hyssop: Regulates fat metabolism, aids digestion of fats, tonic to
digestion. Acne, bruises, cuts, wounds, dermatitis, eczema,
inflammations, scars, cell regeneration. Asthma, aids in liquefying
and eliminating mucus, emphysema, sore throats, coughs. Traumas,
contusions, rheumatism, arthritis, support for Multiple sclerosis,
normalizes low blood pressure. Stimulates menstrual flow, useful in
puberty ovarian problems. Anxiety, fatigue, nervous tension, stress
related problems, clears head, aids deep concentration and focus,
creativity, stimulates medulia oblongata. Avoid in pregnancy,
children, elderly and epilepsy. Scent: Woody, earthy, sweet and warm,
middle note. Source: Flowering Plant

Jasmine Absolute: Aphrodisiac, fertility, nervous tension, stress-
related conditions, antiseptic and skin care. Sedates the nervous
system, headaches and insomnia. Used for sensitive, mature, aging
skin, stretch marks. Stimulates brain waves and sharpens mental
awareness. Adds smoothness and elegance to perfumes. Good for dry,
greasy, irritated skin. Helpful for any type of menstrual problems.
Balance a woman's hormones to create a regular menstrual cycle. Great
help in labor. Scent: Distinctively rich, warm, floral, and sweetly
exotic, top note. Source: Flowers

Juniper: Fluid retention, obesity, mental exhaustion, infections,
nervous tension, toxicity, overindulgence of food, premenstrual
bloating. Antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, anti-parasitic and has
tonic effect. Treats pain and inflammation of arthritis and
rheumatism, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Increases circulation and
reduces fluid retention. Pick-me-up and counters tiredness and
reduces anxiety. Used for acne, eczema, dermatitis, greasy hair, hair
loss, dandruff and decongest the venial system. Good airborne
disinfectant. Heart tonic, circulatory stimulant, cleans blood and
aids in toxin accumulation, especially uric acid. Useful in diabetes,
eases menstruation, poor memory, jet lag, uplifts. Scent: Fresh,
fruity, woody, spicy and herbaceous, middle note. Source: Fruit

Lavender: Rheumatism, dermatitis, eczema, sunburn, insect bites,
headaches, migraine, insomnia, infections, arthritis, anxiety,
tension, panic, hysteria, fatigue, rashes, nervous conditions, spasm,
balancing and relieves pain. Effective in treating infected hair
follicles and other minor skin conditions, pimples, black heads and
light forms of acne. Antiseptic, analgesic, antispasmodic, tonic,
anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-infectious, antitoxin, anti-
parasitic, restorative, antidepressant, calmative, sedative. Good for
all skin types, balances sebum. Good for burns, psoriasis, scars,
thread veins, all problems concerning splitting of dermis and
epidermis, soothes and regenerates cells. Stimulates cleansing and
detoxifying. Helpful with dermatitis, eczema, sunburn, calmative,
sedative, hot flashes and restorative. Cardiac tonic, lowers or
balances high blood pressure, blood thinner, increases capillary
circulation, aids in lymphatic detoxification. Raises blood sugar,
eases digestion. Helpful and soothing in the birthing room, aids
childbirth pain and speeds delivery. Brain and Central Nervous System
sedative, nervous tension, manic depression, mood swings. Excellent
children's remedy. Scent: Fresh, floral, light, powdery, and sweet,
middle to top note. Source: Flowers

Lemon: General tonic, infections, detoxification, general fatigue,
obesity, balances sebum, acne, boils, warts. Increases shine and
growth of hair and nails. Reduces physical exhaustion, digestion,
rheumatism, arthritis, colds, flu and all respiratory disorders.
Antibiotic, sedative, astringent, stimulates immune system,
antidepressant, antiseptic, and calmative. Perhaps the most effective
oil in a room spray for disinfecting the room air. Promotes weight
loss, reduces cellulite, useful for oily complexions, hair and skin
blemishes. Strengthens epidermis function, aids epidermal
circulation, gland stimulant and purification. Stimulates connective
tissue, elastin and collagen. Lightens skin pigment. Raises blood
pressure, reduces hypertensive and diabetic accidents, reduces blood
sugar. Balances stomach acidity, endocrine stimulant. Induces labor
when overdue. Stimulant to brain, all sense organs and
Parasympathetic Nervous System Used in Japan to increase workers
productivity and concentration. Some value found in reducing
nightmares. Do not use in sun products. Scent: Light citrus scent,
clean, sweet, sugary, top note. Source: Peel

Lemongrass: Infections, acne, general tonic, nervous conditions,
cellulite and skin care. Astringent, calmative, antiseptic, anti-
infectious and anti-parasitic and antifungal. Good for hair, face and
body, improves muscle tone. Enlarged pores, tissue toner, stimulates
hydration and lymphatic detoxification, aids weak connective tissue
and tightens elastin weakness. Acts as an insect repellent and fights
ringworm. Supports Thymus Gland, activates resistance cells and
supports spleen action. Induces menstruation and increases milk in
nursing mothers. According to researchers, it is more effective
against staph infections than either penicillin or streptomycin.
Reduces headaches, rheumatism and nervousness. Excellent in skin care
preparations, athletes foot, excessive sweat, for scabies and to tone
all the tissue. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent: Citrus, herbaceous and
smoky, top note. Source: Herb Grass

Lime: Antispasmodic, sedative, insomnia and anxiety. Useful in men's
fragrances. Deodorant, astringent, eases inflammations. Good for
coughs, colds and congestion. Aids cardio-vascular disease, anti-
coagulant. Useful in cases of apathy, anxiety, nervousness,
depression, listlessness, exhaustion, uplifting, cheering, and useful
in cases of alcoholism. Do not use in sun products. Scent: Fresh,
citrus scent, sweet and candy like, top note. Source: Peel

Mandarin: Convalescence, digestive problems, exhaustion, nervous
tension, irritability, cellulite, skin care, relieves anxiety, tonic,
calmative and antiseptic. Highly sedative, hypnotic, useful with
overexcited children, insomnia and mental distress. Safe and
effective to be used for children. Skin toner, acne, congested and
oily skin, softens dry skin. Cardio-vascular tonic, stimulates
appetite, PMS. Powerful sedative. Scent: Warm, light citrus, and
fruity with floral overtones, top note. Source: Peel

Myrrh: Inflamed skin, boils, athlete's foot, chapped skin, mature
skin, wrinkles and ringworm. Sore throat, lost voice, asthma, cough,
colds, aid in degenerative diseases, stimulates white blood cells.
Ulcers, gas, loss of appetite, diarrhea and gas. Stimulant to
thyroid, hyperthyroidism, aids in production and balance of thyroxin.
May balance reproductive systems and hormones, may induce
menstruation, balances sexual appetite. Calming, good for weak
emotional states, coldness apathy, lack of incentive. Avoid during
pregnancy. Scent: Warm, smoky, slightly musty and earthy, base note.
Source: Gum Resin

Neroli: Nervousness, calming, insomnia, scar tissue, improves
elasticity, increases muscle tone, tension, PMS, palpitations, fear,
shock, relieves anxiety and stretch marks. Sedative, antidepressant,
anti-infectious, antibiotic, tonic, calmative and an aphrodisiac.
Stimulates brain waves and relaxes the body. Facial softener, great
overall skin care benefits, regenerates skin cells and tones mature,
dry, sensitive skin. Appropriate for all skin types. Cardiac
circulatory and arterial tonic, balances blood pressure, poor
circulation, immunostimulant, infant colic. Aphrodisiac, relieves
depression, PMS, aids in labor and delivery. Tranquilizes Sympathetic
Nervous System. Scent: Floral, powdery, spicy, sweet with highly
radiant fragrance. Source: Orange Tree Flowers0020

Niaouli, Nerolidol Type: For men only! According to the Aromatherapy
Practitioner Reference Manual this is not recommended for females due
to it's testosterone-like quality, which has a powerful effect on the
testicles and pituitary gland. Adrenal stimulant, asthenia,
impotence, viral hepatitis, aids arterial hypertension, aids muscle
tone, rheumatoid arthritis, serious skin diseases, eczema.
Aphrodisiac, hormone like properties, anti-inflammatory, anti-
hypertension, balances sympathetic nervous system. Not for use for
any females or children. Scent: Sweet, fresh camphoraceous odor,
middle note. Source: Leaves

Sweet Orange: Diuretic, constipation, helps eliminate toxins,
overindulgence, antiseptic, nervous anxiety, disinfectant and general
body tonic. Calmative, sedative and antibiotic. Overall, skin care,
obesity and water retention. Dull, oily, puffy skin, wrinkles,
strengthens epidermis, increases circulation, cell hydration,
supports cell regeneration. Wonderful air disinfectant. Increases
fluid circulation, aids digestive process. Adrenal stimulant,
energizes, nervousness, tension, stress reducing. Do not use in sun
products. Scent: Fresh, fruity, tangy, sweet lively, top note.
Source: Zest

Palmarosa: Physical exhaustion, stress related problems,
convalescence, acne, scarring, skin care, nervousness, anorexia,
athlete's foot and other fungal infections. Eczema, general fatigue
and uterine tonic. Antibiotic, antiviral, anti-infectious,
antiseptic, emollient and stimulant. Great in birthing room.
Regeneration of skin cells and aids in regulating oil production of
the skin. Cellulite, hydrolipid retention, tonifying, blackheads,
astringent, cleansing. Tones muscles, circulatory stimulant, cardiac
fatigue, dilates vessel, normalizes thyroid. Wonderful for teenagers
to elderly skin. Scent: Sweet, rosy, floral, herbaceous, top note.
Source: Grass Herb

Patchouli: Uterine tonic, stress related disorders, dermatitis,
athlete's foot, ringworm, parasites and helps eliminate toxins.
Tonic, anti-infectious, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, astringent,
enlarged pores and calmative. Rejuvenates skin cells, used on aging,
mature and dry skin prone, scars to acne problems. Antiseptic,
antifungal, antibacterial, eczema and inflamed dry cracked skin.
Reduces appetite and relieves headaches. Eliminates dandruff, repels
bugs, and relieves insect bites. Cellulite, slows breathing, eases
menopausal sweats, impotence, frigidity. Valuable in perfuming, gives
an alluring and lasting quality to any perfume. Scent: Earthy, musty,
penetrating, persistently strong, base note. Source: Leaves and
Flowers

Peppermint: Headaches, migraines, nausea, fatigue, apathy, coughs,
digestive problems, muscular pain, nerve pain, sinus congestion,
shock, faintness, travel sickness, mental tiredness, poor
circulation, stimulating, and strengthening. Antiseptic, antibiotic,
anti-infectious, stimulant, tonic, anti-parasitic, antiviral,
analgesic and decongestant. Aphrodisiac, cooling, tonic and stimulant
to heart rate and brainwaves. Disinfects the air. Ringworm,
detoxification, cellulite. Asthma, sinusitis, heart tonic, cardiac
fatigue, constricts capillaries. Menstrual cramps, discourages milk
flow, balances Sympathetic Nervous System, calms mental racing and
depression. Scent: Minty fresh, slightly camphor-like, candy-like,
top note. Source: Leaf and Flowering Tops

Petitgrain: Calming, nervous conditions, acne, insomnia, depression,
general debility, anxiety, stress related conditions, skin care and
has sedative effect. Antispasmodic, stimulant, tonic, calmative, anti-
infectious, antiseptic. Balances the Autonomic Nervous System.
Balances Central Nervous System, useful in cases of excessive acne,
reduces perspiration and dry hair and skin. Scent: Floral, fresh and
revitalizing with a hint of orange. Source: Orange Tree Leafs

Ravensara: Cold sores, muscular pain and fatigue, general tonic,
insomnia, overall immune stimulant, detoxification, raises overall
energy and creates optimistic mood. Antiseptic, antiviral, antitoxin,
antibiotic, anti-infectious and expectorant. Herpes, asthma,
allergies, neuromuscular problems, eases joint pain. Chronic fatigue
syndrome, shingles, mononucleosis, and insomnia. Rub on tired
muscles. Estrogen like properties, wonderful during labor and
augments milk secretion. Can be stupefying and is a strong analgesic.
Useful for excessive or lack of menstrual cycle. Good from onset of
menes to menopause. Regulates skin disorders especially those due to
hormone disorders. Scent: Spicy, herbaceous, clear, sweet, licorice-
like, middle note. Source: Leaves and Branches

Rose Absolute: Infertility, female reproduction problems, depression,
anxiety, headaches, nerve tonic, insomnia, nervous tension,
circulation, emotional crisis, scarring, general tonic and uplifting.
Anti-infectious, antiseptic, astringent, antiviral, tonic, stimulant,
aphrodisiac and an emollient. A cell rejuvenator, radiation burns.
Stimulates brain waves to keep the mind focused and alert. Cleaning,
regulating and cooling. A powerful effect on female and male sex
organs, reduces frigidity, sterility and is useful in cases of
psychological impotence, also increases semen count. Used for all
skin types especially mature, dry and sensitive skin and acts as a
tonic astringent. Poor circulation, lowers high blood pressure,
lowers cholesterol level, immune stimulant, hangovers, nausea,
postpartum depression. Excellent for Babies and Children. Scent:
Intense, sweet, fruity and floral, top note. Source: Fresh Flower
Rosemary: Muscular pain, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular weakness,
helps eliminate toxins, memory enhancement, overwork, general
debility, infections, overindulgence, acne, exhaustion, poor
circulation, cellulite, skin care, hair care, migraines, headaches,
sinus problems, general tonic and relieves tension. Especially good
for muscles and nerves. Antiseptic, stimulant, analgesic,
antidepressant and anti-toxic. Helps wake you up. Scent: Fresh,
powerful, sharp, middle note. Source: Flowering Top, Leaves and
Twigs.

Rosewood: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal and tonic
stimulant. Candida, depression, debility, overwork, sedative,
antiseptic. Acne, dry, sensitive, inflamed dermatitis, scars,
combination skin, wrinkles, cell stimulant and tissue regenerator.
Immune stimulant, headache, nausea, aphrodisiac, relaxant, stabilizes
and balances the Central Nervous System, jet lag. Scent: Sweet,
woody, powdery soft, underlying rose scent, middle note. Source: Wood

Sandalwood: Fluid retention, scarring, acne, skin care, aphrodisiac,
relaxing, stress, tension, nausea, nervous exhaustion and chronic
illness. Antiseptic, antidepressant, tonic, astringent, emollient,
calmative, anti-infectious. Sedates the nervous system, subduing
nervousness, anxiety and insomnia, reduces nerve pain and relaxes
brainwaves. Encourages new cell growth. Good for dry and oily hair.
Acne, dry, aged, chapped skin, good aftershave moisturizer, useful as
hair dressing, increases water retention of collagen. Heart tonic,
cardiac fatigue, increases circulation. Increases fat metabolism,
aids digestion. Stimulates development of sex hormones and
reproductive cells, pelvic and prostrate decongestant. Possible male
pheromone-like, testosterone stimulant. Scent: Warm, rich, sweet,
woody, light, base note. Source: Wood

Spearmint: Anti-inflammatory, calming, nervous stress, tension and
tonic for the digestive system. Wonderful ability to create feeling
of joy, happiness and child-like lightness. Very refreshing to the
skin, asthma, all respiratory problems, refreshing to muscles and
headache pain. Appetite stimulant, menstrual complaints, eases labor,
reduces milk secretion. Considered very good for children in low
dosages. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent: Minty, cool, candy-like,
fresh, top note. Source: Flowering Tops

Tangerine: Relaxant, sedative, inspires and hypnotic. Useful for
overexcited children, insomnia, and mental distress. Smoothes out
stretch marks, helps break down cellulite fat pockets, tired aching
limbs. Vascular system tonic, increases lymphatic drainage. Aids with
PMS and menstrual cramps. Excellent children and elderly remedy. Do
not use in sun products. Scent: Sweet, sparkling fresh citrus, top
note. Source: Peel

Tea Tree: Rashes, insect bites, nail fungus, dermatitis, ringworm,
thrush, head lice, sore throats, boils, congestion, arthritis, cold
sores, fatigue, useful for a wide spectrum of infections. Anti-
infectious, antibiotic, balsamic, antifungal, antiviral, anti-
parasitic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, stimulates immune system,
analgesic and antiseptic. Hastens healing of wounds, diaper rash,
acne, ringworm and insect bites. Protects skin during radiation
treatment. Encourages regeneration of scar tissue and reduces
swelling. Acts as an oil-controlling agent. High germicidal value.
Has the property to penetrate pus and by mixing with it, the pus
liquefies which causes it to slough off, leaving a healthy surface.
Asthma, coughs, throat infections, stimulates blood circulation and
lymphatic circulation. Scent: Sharp, spicy, warm with medicinal
tones, top note. Source: Branches

Vanilla Absolute: According to researchers the scent is most similar
to mother's milk than any other fragrance. Calming, soothing recalls
warm memories. Commonly used in perfume industry. Induces
menstruation, nervous sedative, calms emotions, eases tensions,
anger, frustration. Do not use during pregnancy. Scent: Sweet, honey-
like, distinctive scent, base note. Source: Beans

Vetiver: Acne, cuts, mature skin, oily skin and dry skin. Infections,
inflammations, cell regenerator, eases masculine aging signs, works
on the dermis layer, atrophic and slack skin, increases adipose base,
softens and hydrates, detoxifies connective tissue and epidermis by
stimulating capillaries. Arthritis, muscle aches, pains, sprains,
stiffness, circulation, activates blood supply, detoxifies connective
tissue and lymphatic system. Fortifies red blood cells, increases
oxygen, cools fevers, stimulates and aids depressed immune system.
May aid diabetes, pancreatic stimulant. Aids impotence, frigidity,
induces menstruation, eases postpartum depression. Debility,
depression, insomnia, nervous tension, mental and physical
exhaustion, balances Central Nervous System. Scent: Earthy, musty
with softness, woody, base note. Source: Roots

Ylang Ylang: Nervousness, physical exhaustion, stress, skin care,
balances sebum, nervous tension, irritability, anxiety, PMS,
regulates circulation, uterine tonic, hair growth promoting and is
relaxing. Sedative, antiseptic, antidepressant and calmative. Has a
narcotic scent. One of the most relaxing fragrances to mind and body.
Relaxes Central Nervous System. Balance the entire system,
aphrodisiac, impotence, frigidity, and breast firming. Scent: Sweet,
intense, floral, tropical, middle to base note.

Source: Tree Flowers
Fioravanti Custom Products, LLC., P.O. Box 33761, Portland, OR 97292

nrages
09-21-2008, 04:54 AM
:pop:

Lockolatte
10-11-2008, 12:47 AM
bump!

aunaptural
11-02-2008, 06:05 PM
Bump!

shulta
11-02-2008, 08:13 PM
Bump!
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As a guide this is my personal synopsis:
* To condition and detangle dry, coarse naturally curly Afro hair use: Organic Burdock Root, Organic Marshmallow Root, Organic Nettle Leaf Herb, Organic Blue Malva Herb, Organic Chamomile Flower, Organic Hibiscus Flower, Irish Moss, Organic Coltsfoot

* To condition thin, greasy, naturally curly Afro hair use: Organic Horsetail Herb, Organic Lavender Flower, Organic Rose Buds, Irish Moss, Organic Coltsfoot

* To naturally prevent dandruff use: Organic Horsetail Herb, Organic Burdock Root, Organic Chamomile Flower, Organic White Willow Bark, Organic Coltsfoot

* To naturally soothe scalp irritation use: Organic Nettle Leaf Herb, Organic Chamomile Flower, Organic White Willow Bark, Irish Moss

* Naturally curly Afro hair tonic (for body, sheen and lustre) use: Organic Burdock Root, Organic Rose Buds, Organic Horsetail Herb, Organic Nettle Leaf Herb, Organic Coltsfoot, Organic White Willow Bark, Irish Moss

* To promote healthy natural hair growth and prevent / repair split ends use: Single use Organic Burdock Root, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Nettle Leaf Herb - or - Herb Combos of Organic Nettle Leaf with Organic Coltsfoot and Organic Horsetail.

* To prevent breakage of dry, coarse, naturally curly Afro hair use: Organic Hibiscus Flower, Organic Blue Malva Herb

Source:
Organic Herb Section from <a href=\"https://anitagrant.com\" target=\"_blank\">https://anitagrant.com (https://anitagrant.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=5&option=com_phpshop&Itemid=41)</a>

HTH
:wub:

EvilAngelfish
11-02-2008, 10:04 PM
Wow, Shulta, your guide extensive list upthread are really informative. Have you got a similar list of/guide for butters?

shulta
11-03-2008, 06:26 AM
Wow, Shulta, your guide extensive list upthread are really informative. Have you got a similar list of/guide for butters?
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Only the info. on my website under our ingredients page. (https://anitagrant.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=36)
HTH
:wub:

breezybaby
11-03-2008, 03:46 PM
Shulta, you are the bomb!

shulta
12-24-2008, 02:44 PM
@breezybaby
Cheers me dear!
Glad to be of help.
I&#39;ll be introducing a couple more organic herbs in 2009.

mcbeam
12-24-2008, 06:04 PM
@breezybaby
Cheers me dear!
Glad to be of help.
I&#39;ll be introducing a couple more organic herbs in 2009.
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Thank you for all that you know! You are a very caring person who is willing to share her knowledge with others that need help to understand. I just subscribed to your newsletter. Oh and another thing, BUMP! :D

Cerendipity
01-02-2009, 01:52 PM
bump :)

larry3344
01-03-2009, 08:29 PM
bump :)
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this great info can someon make a list and get more info on butters all i can seem to find is mango butter, shea butter and cocoa butters, avocado butter (but that is hydrogenated, so it doesn&#39;t count)

ChiChiKinks
01-05-2009, 06:00 AM
Have you checked from nature with love site?

jeniece
01-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Bump!

I just went down to the co-op yesterday and picked up a ton of herbs…welll not a ton but a whole heck of a lot. Here’s just SOME of what I got:

Fenugreek

Nettle

Rosehips

Burdock

Peppermint

Rosemary

Henna (neutral)

Kelp

That’s all I can think of at the moment but I’m sure I got a whole bunch more!

KinkyCoils
03-03-2009, 04:09 AM
I just bought some herbs today (lavender, nettle, burdock root, rosemary, chamomile, rosehips, & sweet basil). I plan on making my own final herbal rinse while I have these kinky twists in. I&#39;m thinking about doing a nettle, horsetail, coltsfoot, & chamomile. Does anyone think that&#39;s a good combination? I was also told not to use the coltsfoots for more than a month. Anyone know anything about that?

Cerendipity
03-03-2009, 06:15 PM
Internal use of coltsfoot root is not recommended due to the potential liver toxicity ... but Ive been using it on and off for awhile in my herbal rinses

toto4174
03-03-2009, 06:36 PM
I love to do a herbal rinse consisting of coltsfoot, sage, nettle, burdock root, acv, and horsetail.
My hair loves it!

olympia621
03-03-2009, 09:08 PM
After the herbal rinse do you rinse with water?

Sykee
03-03-2009, 10:59 PM
im considering making a nourishing and conditioning rinse as a replacement for my beloved Honeysuckle rose conditioner after a minor success with marshmallow rinse. I want to use kelp, marshmallow root and nettle/chamomile, with the latter probably in tea form. and infuse it all in hot water for a while before straining. Does anybody have any suggestions for proportions or anything else I could add?

pshumate
03-04-2009, 12:26 AM
After the herbal rinse do you rinse with water?
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No, I normally do a herbal rinse as a last rinse.

Alastri
03-20-2009, 07:08 PM
bump!

joannacs09
03-20-2009, 09:02 PM
My question is...are the herbal powders just as effective as herbs in their whole form???

Thanks. :)

Alastri
03-23-2009, 04:32 AM
bump

Dreamyb
03-26-2009, 12:47 AM
im considering making a nourishing and conditioning rinse as a replacement for my beloved Honeysuckle rose conditioner after a minor success with marshmallow rinse. I want to use kelp, marshmallow root and nettle/chamomile, with the latter probably in tea form. and infuse it all in hot water for a while before straining. Does anybody have any suggestions for proportions or anything else I could add?
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bumping because i&#39;m interested in the above combination as well (sans kelp, though)!

Blaqdiamond4t
03-26-2009, 10:03 AM
great info!


BUMP

jaimuziq
03-30-2009, 10:02 PM
I was in Zhara&#39;s fotki over the weekend and she has a section of her album dedicated to herbal rinses, sista is about being healthy inside and out which is what I&#39;m trying to do(better late than never). I have saved a basket on Mountain Rose Herbs site and I&#39;ll be ordering on payday. I&#39;ve been wanting to try herbal rinses for awhile and I pray that I&#39;m consistent. ^_^

Alastri
03-30-2009, 10:23 PM
I was in Zhara&#39;s fotki over the weekend and she has a section of her album dedicated to herbal rinses, sista is about being healthy inside and out which is what I&#39;m trying to do(better late than never). I have saved a basket on Mountain Rose Herbs site and I&#39;ll be ordering on payday. I&#39;ve been wanting to try herbal rinses for awhile and I pray that I&#39;m consistent. ^_^
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Herbal rinses are awesome! You&#39;ll love them!

jaimuziq
03-31-2009, 10:28 PM
^^^ I&#39;m sure I will, I can&#39;t wait to get started. :) I contacted Zhara and she gave me the ok to post the link to her herbal rinse album I hope it&#39;s helpful to all who are interested. :D If you go to her album, pace yourself cuz you will be caught up with all the great info. :)

Zhara&#39;s Organic Herbal Hair Rinse (http://public.fotki.com/Zhara/naturalapproachtoha/organic-herbal-hair/)

Hairsational (http://public.fotki.com/Zhara/naturalapproachtoha/hairsational-organi/)

kmacbaje
05-07-2009, 02:40 PM
After the herbal rinse do you rinse with water?
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I slightly rinse with water-i think only because i use hibiscus and i don&#39;t want red water dripping everywhere but i&#39;m trying to keep as much goodness in as possible so i&#39;ll probably not rinse at all in the future




I was in Zhara&#39;s fotki over the weekend and she has a section of her album dedicated to herbal rinses, sista is about being healthy inside and out which is what I&#39;m trying to do(better late than never). I have saved a basket on Mountain Rose Herbs site and I&#39;ll be ordering on payday. I&#39;ve been wanting to try herbal rinses for awhile and I pray that I&#39;m consistent. ^_^
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I&#39;ve been stalking mountain rose herbs :blush: . I&#39;m trying to be practical as the herbs i have now came from a local health food store and work but i can&#39;t help but think that MRH would work much better :D


I&#39;ve been using a mix of chamomile, hibiscus (lurves it), burdock root and lavender. It makes my hair smooth and soft and i think i&#39;ve seen a few highlights of some sort. I may add marshmallow root for the mucilangious properties but i think burdock root and hibiscus both do that and some roses but i will always use hibiscus (did i mention how much i :wub: it).

kmac


kmac

NowIamnappy
06-17-2009, 04:04 PM
Bumping because I want to do an herbal rinse this weekend. I have Some horsetail, hibiscus powder, alma, and haritaki powder.

afroknots11412
06-17-2009, 05:12 PM
I do a rinse every week using catnip and its really been helping my hair. catnip is suppose to be really good for keeping split ends at bay. I shampoo, catnip rinse, deep condition, detangle, rinse out, and style.

the other herbs I am using are for my new moe grow scalp oil. I have a new batch infusing which consists of horsetail, nettle, burdock, sage, rosemary, and hibiscus. can&#39;t wait to use it. I&#39;m almost done using my first infusion I did (that was minus the rosemary and hibiscus). scalp is much healthier since I have been using these herbs.

csmooth
07-09-2009, 11:54 PM
SHULTA & QUEM....DO I MIX THESE SOME HOW OR EAT THESE?....I REALLY DONT KNOW....C SMOOTH

csmooth
07-10-2009, 12:52 AM
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THESE OILS N HERBS THAT R SPOKEN OF N THESE FORUMS

qpdoll
08-31-2009, 02:46 AM
Should I use dried or fresh herbs?

CocoMT219
10-13-2009, 11:33 PM
BUMP
This is really interesting

pucelle
10-15-2009, 08:11 PM
To the moderators can we make this a sticky or should we consolidate it and then make it a sticky?

Muzikal203
10-15-2009, 09:59 PM
Is there some sort of website you can go to where you can click what properties you want in your cream/spray/whatever and then it will tell you which ones to use? Maybe that's something Nappturality should think of doing. Because I read the oil list today, and this herb list, and it's just too much for me to process. LOL

pucelle
10-15-2009, 10:04 PM
hehe I'm in the process of doing that for myself :-P I just keep getting side tracked with life.... it'd be so sweet if there was that ability though.

Ms-gg
11-04-2009, 02:26 AM
BUMP! I second the motion for this to be a sticky! This thread is awesome!

Babylon
11-11-2009, 07:28 AM
Please, please be carefull using herbs!! Especially horsetail. I used this with a suggested conction, forgot to strain the herb out of the oil and develop a head rash that I am just getting rid of a year and a half later.

I was wondering what was causing my head rash until I noticed my scalp started inching and breaking out when I used the oil with the horsetail herb in it.

I tried using it strained but my scalp developed a resistance to it. So be carefull.

SoulofLady
11-13-2009, 03:47 AM
:D OK this is some very good info. My brain is trying to process it all. -------> on way to MRH site to purchase me some herbs

NappyNelle
04-01-2011, 04:45 PM
BUMP......

Moderator Q
04-01-2011, 05:59 PM
NappyNelle, go ahead and start a new thread for 2011 at least. This is an old thread, and it's at 10 pages. :)