Organic Shampoo – natural-hair

Organic Shampoo – natural-hair

Turns out, even with all the reduced packaging, organic haircare product ingredients and sustainable sourcing, a big ol’ whopping 93% of the carbon footprint of hair wash products comes from us, the hair washers. How’s that happen?

Well, according to a research project by Boots, the carbon is used by heating the water, using water, and hair straighteners. So what’s a body to do?

1. Take cooler showers. Of course, we understand if a cold shower isn’t your cup o’ tea. But know that if your skin turns red when you shower, you’re showering too hot and could be hurting your delicate dermis. Consider cranking the temperature down a notch or two. You won’t notice too much of a difference, but your skin will, and your carbon footprint could, too.

2. Take shorter showers. I speak from experience when I say that, if you put your mind to it (and your Green Bean needs to get to school and you need to start work and it’s already, like, a-thousand o’clock), you can indeed shower in five minutes or less. I have done it. More than once. So even if you’re not up for lowering the temperature, try lessening the time. (Plus, if you follow #1 and make the water cooler, you’ll spend less time in there, right?)

3. Turn your hair straightener on later. A lot of us who use hair irons (me included) are used to flipping it on and letting it heat up while we finish drying our hair and putting on makeup. Yet if you check your hair iron, you’ll find it heats up pretty fast. Rather than leaving it on, try heating it only when you’re ready to run it through your hair. When you’re done, turn it off. ‘Nuff said!

Of course one other way to reduce your carbon footprint is to use organic shampoo. Less chemicals means less carbon footprint, and we can all feel good about that.



Well, according to a research project by Boots, the carbon is used by heating the water, using water, and hair straighteners. So what’s a body to do?

1. Take cooler showers. Of course, we understand if a cold shower isn’t your cup o’ tea. But know that if your skin turns red when you shower, you’re showering too hot and could be hurting your delicate dermis. Consider cranking the temperature down a notch or two. You won’t notice too much of a difference, but your skin will, and your carbon footprint could, too.

2. Take shorter showers. I speak from experience when I say that, if you put your mind to it (and your Green Bean needs to get to school and you need to start work and it’s already, like, a-thousand o’clock), you can indeed shower in five minutes or less. I have done it. More than once. So even if you’re not up for lowering the temperature, try lessening the time. (Plus, if you follow #1 and make the water cooler, you’ll spend less time in there, right?)

3. Turn your hair straightener on later. A lot of us who use hair irons (me included) are used to flipping it on and letting it heat up while we finish drying our hair and putting on makeup. Yet if you check your hair iron, you’ll find it heats up pretty fast. Rather than leaving it on, try heating it only when you’re ready to run it through your hair. When you’re done, turn it off. ‘Nuff said!

Of course one other way to reduce your carbon footprint is to use organic shampoo. Less chemicals means less carbon footprint, and we can all feel good about that.

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Natural Head Lice Treatments

Natural Head Lice Treatments

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: your child comes home from school or day care scratching his head. The instant feeling of being “dirty” creeps into your thoughts, but even the cleanest of children get head lice. There are the traditional chemical kits that one can get at the corner drugstore to kill lice, but many come with risks to the health and well-being of your child. There can be dangers if the products are left on too long or used too often. The good news is there are natural remedies available that can do the job just as well.

Mayonnaise

An unrefrigerated, new jar of mayonnaise is one natural remedy for head lice. One handful, or more if your child has long hair, should be worked in thoroughly. It is important to be sure to cover every inch, including the nape of the neck and behind the ears. Cover the head with a plastic shower cap. The mayonnaise should be left on for two hours. It will smother the lice and developed eggs. After removing the shower cap, throw it away and wash your hands. Shampoo the child’s hair thoroughly. You may need to repeat shampooing twice or more to thoroughly clean the hair.

Vaseline

Vaseline is a great substitute if you don’t have a new jar of Mayonnaise available. Once again, handfuls should be worked into the scalp and cover every inch of hair. It is best to leave the Vaseline on, covered with a shower cap overnight. Vaseline is a little more difficult to get out and the process is a bit longer. You will need to begin by covering the head in baby oil, then squeeze out as much as possible. You will need to wash your child’s hair up to three times. It is recommended that Dawn dish soap be used in place of a regular shampoo along with hot water. Be sure the temperature of the water remains safe and does not the burn the child. With each wash, leave the dish soap on a few minutes to allow it to work properly.

Natural Lice Shampoo

You can create your own natural lice shampoo that will safely remove lice and nits. Begin with Pure Olive Carrier Oil, usually about five teaspoons. Tea Tree Oil, Rosemary Oil, Lavender Oil, Peppermint Oil, and Eucalyptus can all be added. It is best to use about five drops each. Pure Coconut Carrier Oil can be substituted for the Olive Oil. Adding a few drops of regular shampoo, work your natural lice shampoo into the hair and leave on for about an hour. It’s best, again, to use a shower cap to avoid oily dripping. A nit comb, which you can purchase at your local drugstore, is much easier to use on the oily hair.

Nancy Rainey is a head lice expert. For more information on head lice treatments,visit http://www.theheadlicesolution.com.

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Making your Own Herbal Hair Shampoo

Making your Own Herbal Hair Shampoo

In 1990 I decided not to use the commercially made shampoos after reading Aubrey Hampton’s book, “Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care.” In this book Aubrey tells you how to read the label on any product that you put on your skin or hair.

Manufacturers are constantly using toxic chemicals in their skin and hair products and disregard their toxic effects on your body. This is easily seen in the list of chemicals that they use. Here are a few of these chemicals found in many product labels:

* propylene glycol or glycol– a petrochemical used because it is cheap

* cetearyl alcohol – emulsifier that can be synthetic or natural

* methylparaben or propylparaben – typical synthetic preservatives

* distearate – this is polyethylene glycol or polypropylene glycol which are petrochemicals

* isopropyl alcohol – used as a cheap solvent to carry synthetic oils.

Here is a natural shampoo that you can make. This formulation is something that I have been using for many years. First collect the following items:

4 oz of castile soap with any scent is that available – plain, peppermint, eucalyptus.

½ oz of rosemary – stimulates the hair follicles and helps to prevent premature baldness

½ oz of sage – has antioxidants and keeps things from spoiling and is antibacterial

½ oz of nettles – acts as a blood purifier, blood stimulator, contains a large source of nutrients for hair growth

½ of lavender – controls the production of sebaceous gland oil and reduces itchy and flaky scalp conditions

2000 mg of MSM – provides organic sulfur to your scalp, which improves the health and strength of your hair. It also helps to drive herbal nutrient into the skin and follicles where they can do the most good.

one empty 8 oz plastic bottle, or any other empty shampoo or soap bottle.

Mix the herbs in a mason jar, which has a lid. Boil 2 cups of distilled water. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of the mixed herbs into the boiling water. Pull the boiling water and herbs off the stove. Let the herb mixture sit for 30 – 40 minutes. Put the 2000mg of MSM into the herb mixture after 30 minutes of cooling. After 40 minutes and the MSM is melted, strain the herbal mixture into a bowl.

Pour 2 to 2 1/2 oz of strained herbal tea into the 8 oz plastic bottle. Now, pour the 4 oz of castile soap into the 8 oz plastic bottle. Cap the bottle and shake to mix the ingredients.

The shampoo is now finished and ready for use. Use this as a base for all of the shampoos you make. You can add different herbs as you learn what these herbs do and how they help your hair. You can vary the ingredients according to your taste. But now you have a shampoo that has no additives that can harm you.

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