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Nettle-Peppermint Shampoo

It is also easy to make a lovely shampoo from the self made piece of soap. Peppermint-nettle shampoo cleans not only the impurities but also the mind and acts as a wonderful stimulant for the day.

You can find manufacturing instruction to self-made Nettle-Peppermint soap from the previous article. Prepare the soap first and then make the shampoo when the soap is finished. This article is available here: https://gaarna.fi/nokkos-piparminttu-saippua/

If you are not accustomed to natural cosmetics, your hair will take a moment to fit into this new organic alternative. It may be that your hair feels greasy for up to several weeks, and it also looks like it’s worth doing for example on vacation.

However, switching is getting better and you should wait for good. Hair accustomed to a natural detergent will feel thick and clean for a long time. It may even happen that chemically-made soaps no longer feel like you have come to the taste of the new soap.

You will need a razor, a food trowel, a funnel, a kettle, oven tops and a one-liter glass bottle with a tight closure.

Neck Peppermint Shampoo Instructions:
– 75g grated nettle-peppermint soap
– Water

Grate the soap with a small grater and measure the right amount with scale. Add the grate to a clean glass bottle using the plastic funnel. Boil water in a kettle and pour water into the bottle over soap. Do not fill the bottle with the pan. The bottle is now hot, so use the oven tips to shake the sealed bottle.

Stir the mixture for one week once a day.

If desired, move to an empty clean shampoo bottle and use the mixture within three months. Because there are no additives in the shampoo, it will not last forever. Of course, that’s just a wonderful thing. Natural, fresh and fresh.

If you want more cleansing version, you can add a tablespoon of soda to your shampoo bottle. Soda cleans the scalp well, leaving a clean feeling. With self-made shampoo, washing your hair will leave your hair feeling different from the shampoos that smooth out the trade. However, the lack of additive and genuine materials make the washing experience so pleasant and the mind so good that after a while you don’t pay attention.

There are also many natural agents you can add to your shampoo to make them more like the the shampoos in store. However, the simple style works also, but there are options to go further with the structure.

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Nettle-peppermint soap

Self made soap is one of the most wonderful things on earth. Composition, fragrance, nourishment and feeling after use – pure love. Aaaah.

When you add natural ingredients that contain minerals and vitamins to the soap, the end result is luxury. High-quality, precisely appealing ingredients make soap an art.

The nose has a lot of iron and vitamin C, and A, B, E and K vitamins. In history, people have used it in a variety of ways to cure various ailments. In particular, the nettle is renowned for its disinfectant and renal function. Noodle also has an anti-inflammatory effect. By drying at low temperatures, the nettle retains its best characteristics. The dried nettle is also no longer burning.

Fresh ethereal peppermint oil also contains several health benefits and together with the nettle, these are the right duo. Peppermint helps both physical and mental well-being. Physically, it improves immune defense and speeds up healing. Mentally it has been helpful to even burn out. Peppermint scent enhances concentration, brightens thoughts and makes decision making easier.

The Himalayan Rose Salt contains up to 84 important minerals and otherwise makes the mild soap a delicate peel. The beautiful pink color also gives a sweet tint to the soap.

Nettle-Peppermint Soap instructions:
– 7.5 dl of olive oil
– 90 g of lye
– 300 ml of water
– 50 g of Himalayan rose salt
– 30g of dried nettle
– 5ml essential peppermint oil

Add the nettle powder to the water and simmer until the water is green. Strain the nettle crush from the water completely with a sieve and leave the mixture to cool. Save the crushes for later.

When the nettle water is about 37 degrees, carefully dip the liy into the water.

Pay close attention to the adding order and remember that the lye is a corrosive substance. If it splashes on your skin, use vinegar to neutralize the effect. So remember the good protective equipment. When the lye begins to react with water, it is caused by the unpleasant vapor that does not heal. Soap making outdoors, or in a well-ventilated kitchen is desirable.

Stir until the lye is dissolved and the mixture is transparent. Heat the oil in another kettle to about 37 degrees. Pour the olive oil into the liy-water. Continue mixing until the mixture is thick.

Add peppermint oil, salt and nettle crush to the mixture. Stir in the soap in molds and let it solidify. Remove the soap from the molds to dry after about 36 hours. Place the soaps in a cardboard box. Close the cardboard box and store it in a dark and dry place for 4-6 weeks.

Soap is now ready. You can wash it with this lovely whole body, including your hair, or use it as a hand soap.

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Beeswax soap

Beeswax, or honey, is a delightful skin care product. It is antiseptic and moisturizing to fit many skin.

One article in the Anna magazine listed 9 health effects of honey, from which 5 are also suitable for describing the benefits of honey soap:

Honey…
1. Is a Natural Antibiotic
2. Improves wounds
3. Relax and promote sleep
4. Prevents illness
5. Brightens the skin

Source: https://anna.fi/hyvinvointi/terveys/hunaja-terveellisyity-lahes-hmaine-9-the effective effect on health

The soap from this recipe is toned of salmon and harder in composition than vegetable based soaps.

Instructions: 
– 7.5dl of olive oil
– 90 g of lye
– 300 ml of water
– 50 g of Himalayan rose salt
– 30 g of cosmetic beeswax
– 5g orange Mica powder
– 5 ml essential orange oil

Carefully add the lye to about 37 C° water.

Observe the manufacturing order carefully and remember that the lye is a corrosive substance. If it splashes on your skin, use vinegar to neutralize the effect. So remember the good protective equipment. When the lye begins to react with water, it is caused by the unpleasant vapor that does not heal. Soap making outdoors, or in a well-ventilated kitchen is desirable.

Stir until the lye is dissolved and the mixture is transparent. Heat the oil in another cattle to about 37 degrees. Pour the warm oil into the liy-water. Continue mixing until the mixture is thick.

Melt the beeswax in a separate saucepan. Add molten beeswax, orange oil, salt and mica powder to the mixture. Stir for a moment. Pour the soap into molds and let it solidify.

Undo the soap from the molds to dry after about 36 hours. If necessary, cut into soap and place in the appropriate pieces and place in a cardboard box. Close the cardboard box and keep it in a dark and dry place for 4-6 weeks. Soap is now ready.

Pleasant washing moments <3

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Natural hair care

Natural hair care

When the hair is washed with a piece of soap and a rinse is used to rinse, it is important that the washing be done a little more cautiously. In order for the soap not to leave a sticky surface on the hair, it should be applied well from the root to the top.

Particularly in long hair, sapling is often overlooked. In this case, the hair may be wonderfully coarse at the root, where the hair is healthy and sticky from the top, where the hair is worn. Soap washing requires careful saponification of the entire hair. Although the foam itself does not increase the cleaning efficiency, it helps to identify when the soap is enough in the hair.

Why to use vinegar rinse?

The acidic rinse after soap washing makes the hair shiny and removes soap residues. Failure to use the vinegar rinse may result in poor experience of soap washing and leave a sticky feeling on the hair. The vinegar rinse should be strong enough, it should be carefully applied to the entire hair and allowed to affect the hair for a few minutes before rinsing. If necessary, the rinse can be repeated.

Soap washing and vinegar rinsing are more demanding than synthetic tensides washing, which are specifically designed to tear the soap deficiencies. However, picking organic is worth this little extra stroke, and not more demanding than washing a little more thoroughly with synthetic washing. Fresh and natural feeling rewards the user afterwards.

Synthetic surfactants used in industrial detergents effectively remove dirt and grease from the hair and are often gentle. However, from the environmental point of view, organic soap is a better option, as synthetic surfactants are less biodegradable than soaps.

Hair structure

The hair consists mainly of keratin, a cornea that is a group of fibrous, filamentous, and water-insoluble proteins. The hair structure is divided into three parts, a top layer, a fiber layer and a core. Hair home care can affect the surface and fiber layer.

The top layer is a thin layer of fat that protects the hair. The good surface layer protects the fiber layer, regulates the water content of the hair fiber and gives the hair a gloss and feel. Treatments, including washing, consume the surface layer, making the hair more water-sensitive and negatively charged.

The soap is alkaline and when used for washing the hair, the hair swells, the porosity increases, and the surface layer flakes open. A gentler soap shampoo with a pH close to the skin, that is, between 3.5 and 5.5 does not make the hair a corresponding change.

Herbal treatments and massage increase hair well-being. The scalp should not be overlooked as the scalp circulation affects the strength of the hair roots, which in turn affects the condition of the hair. The acid, pH between 1-4.5, in turn condenses and hardens the hair. It causes the cells in the surface layer to settle tightly against each other, reducing porosity and increasing gloss. This is exactly what the vinegar rinse does, while removing soap residues. Too acid or alkaline dissolves the hair completely.

Natural herbs in hair care

Natural herbs can be used in a variety of ways to enhance hair well-being. Various effects are obtained by varying herbs.

Listed below are three herb tips for exacting hair problems:

  • Birch and lavender prevent and slow hair loss
  • Nettle and red clover work against dandruff and nourish the scalp
  • Mint and lemon balm are ideal for oily hair