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Coriander

This herb and sometimes spice is also known as Cilantro.  It’s great for your skin and it’s great for your scalp.  If you have skin issues that also affect your scalp, then doing an herbal rinse with herb could be beneficial for you.  Some of the benefits include: contains Vitamin A and C it has anti-septic properties helps fight reoccurring acne issues helps soothe psoriasis and other skin issues helps even your skin complexion can help soothe allergic reactions has anti-inflammatory properties Those are just a few of the overall benefits of Coriander.  I bolded the bit about allergic reactions because at some point you may try a skin or hair product that causes a reaction.  It’s good to know natural fixes outside of the ones that can be bought in store.  It also may save you a trip too. Coriander DidYouKnow, Herbs, Spices Zinc Oxide DidYouKnow, DIYextras Baobab Oil DIYextras, Herbs Unsulphured Molasses DidYouKnow
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Zinc Oxide

Ok so I’m not going to go too in depth, but there are some things you may want to know before using this particular ingredient for a DIY. It can be used to treat skin conditions It’s used to prevent and treat baby rashes hello baby powder It can be found in dandruff shampoos It’s in calamine creams It can be found in anti septic ointments You shouldn’t inhale it, use a facial mask when handling it It’s not for internal use Keep it away from children When used on skin, it creates a protective barrier for external element So I’m not going to go deeper into Zinc Oxide, because it would involve a Chem 101 class for those who are interested.  These are just the quick and dirty details.  For more information, look up scholarly articles on Zinc Oxide.  There are a lot of resources and it’s used for all kinds of medical treatments. Coriander DidYouKnow, Herbs, Spices Zinc Oxide DidYouKnow, DIYextras Baobab Oil DIYextras, Herbs Unsulphured Molasses DidYouKnow
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Unsulphured Molasses

Blackstrap Unsulphured Molasses is sweet and sticky just like honey.  Ok maybe not as sweet as honey, but is still sweetish.  The benefits for your hair and scalp from molasses vary from those of honey.  If you noticed, I was very particular in the type of molasses.  The organic unsulphured version of molasses is closer to the raw plant properties of raw cane sugar that it is a by product of.  This is important because of the minerals and nutrients that are not destroyed when it is processed.  Here are the key properties that make blackstrap a great addition to your deep conditioner. high in key minerals: selenium manganese zinc potassium smoothes and softens your hair helps fight grey hair by increasing melanin levels it can stimulate hair growth over time helps your hair become thicker over time contains follic acid and B vitamins removes toxins Coriander DidYouKnow, Herbs, Spices Zinc Oxide DidYouKnow, DIYextras Baobab Oil DIYextras, Herbs Unsulphured Molasses DidYouKnow
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Sweet Almond Oil

Please be careful when applying this to your scalp.  This oil is rich with many vitamins and antioxidants, but as they say too much of a good could kill you.  I’m not trying to sound morbid, but you should use caution when applying almond oil to your scalp.  It’s great for your hair strands.  In fact here’s why you should apply it to your hair: Smoothes the hair shaft and tames frizz Helps enhance you hair’s natural body Temporarily mends split ends Strengthens your hair It can aid in fighting dandruff Has anti-inflammatory properties Has anti-oxidant properties However, the reason I say use caution with this oil is when applying it to your scalp is because there are mixed reviews and experience where it is concerned.  Some sources say it encourages hair growth.  Some say it slows down hair growth until it stops.  There is credence to Sweet Almond Oil (SAO) stopping hair growth over time.  I actually tested it out over a period of 6 weeks.  After shaving under my arms, I applied SAO.  I applied SAO every other day until it was time to shave again.  After my 3rd shave, I began to realize it was taking longer […]
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Emu Oil

This oil is best known for helping with skin problems like inflammation and scar tissue.  Yes, it does come from the fat of the Emu, but this stuff works.  Here are the reasons why it works so well. one of the easiest oils for your skin to absorb quickly reduces inflammation stimulates cell regeneration contains vitamin A contains oleic acid contains sapogens has high levels of antiseptics and antioxidants can soften and moisturize the scalp and hair can soothe itchy scalp that is caused by dandruff protects your scalp and hair from free radicals Emu Oil works fast, I’ve tried it, and it smells nice.  Just a warning though, if you do choose to purchase Emu Oil be sure to purchase it from a reputable company.  Quick side that seems completely unrelated.  Once upon a time I purchased Neem Oil online.  The seller advertised the Neem Oil as pure Neem.  So I bought it.  When I received it the bottle said it only had 5% Neem and the other 95% was Sesame Oil.  I paid a pretty penny for that oil, but because they had a no return policy I was stuck with it!  The best part was when I called to complain […]
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Cocoa Butter

This stuff works miracles on uneven skin.  Honestly, it’s not often that the properties of Cocoa Butter are talked about outside of its healing and moisturizing properties.  So let’s take a look at the benefits of this butter.  It’s smells like chocolate by the way.  Yum! high levels of antioxidants protects your skin from free radicals moisturizes skin high in fatty acids soothes sensitive skin issues caused by eczema and etc. can rejuvenate severely dry skin contain vitamins: E K contains minerals: iron zinc potassium copper calcium has dopamine ( get happy! ) contains caffeine All DidYouKnow DIYextras Fruits Herbs Spices Coriander DidYouKnow, Herbs, Spices Zinc Oxide DidYouKnow, DIYextras Baobab Oil DIYextras, Herbs Unsulphured Molasses DidYouKnow 12345678910
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Shea Butter

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Shea Butter is used in many popular products on the market.  From hair products to bath and body products, Shea Butter has become a popular ingredient.  It has a solid wet clay like feeling, but it looks a lot like ice cream.  Or maybe that’s just me…  Something to note is that Shea Butter is not just for one type of hair.  It can be used in a multitude of ways just like Coconut Oil.  Anyways here are the benefits of Shea Butter: contains vitamins: A E D anti inflammatory provides protection from free radicals can help with eczema, dermatitis, and other skin/scalp issues can soothe mild irritation caused by psoriasis helps seal moisture into hair softens hair contains good fatty acids Coriander DidYouKnow, Herbs, Spices Zinc Oxide DidYouKnow, DIYextras Baobab Oil DIYextras, Herbs Unsulphured Molasses DidYouKnow
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Beeswax

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Beeswax to some people is seen as taboo. However, beeswax has many benefits when used on your hair and scalp. Beeswax is a natural byproduct produced by bees. It is what forms the honeycomb of a beehive. There are no toxic byproducts or other pollutants contained in beeswax. It is an excellent humectant for the skin and hair. It protects the skin and hair again irritants. It has anti-inflammatory properties, antiviral properties, and antibacterial properties. Pure beeswax does allow the skin and hair to breath. In its pure form it is solid and it takes a lot of heat to melt it. Contrary to popular belief it does not clog the pores. It does a great job of sealing in moisture, and is often used in many products in the cosmetic industry as well as in hair products. Only beeswax that has petroleum or other ingredients aside from pure oils can cause beeswax to clog and coat your hair and scalp. But if you still find this questionable think about this: If beeswax is taboo for your hair, skin, and scalp, then why isn’t the honey that comes from the very same beehive? Just a little food for thought. Benefits: […]
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Honey

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Honey is a sweet sticky substance that we love to eat…until it gets on our clothes, on our hands, and in our hair unintentionally.  As messy as honey can be, it does great things for our bodies and hair.  So if you don’t like the idea of honey in your hair, here are some benefits that will hopefully change your mind. contains the minerals:    iron    calcium    phosphorus    magnesium contain vitamins A, B, and C anti bacterial properties high in antioxidants anti septic properties it’s a natural humectant it softens and smooths hair moisturizes hair protects hair from free radicals conditions hair prevents hair loss can help with eczema Coriander DidYouKnow, Herbs, Spices Zinc Oxide DidYouKnow, DIYextras Baobab Oil DIYextras, Herbs Unsulphured Molasses DidYouKnow
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White Vinegar

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I understand that this is a cleaning agent, but it’s not only for cleaning your house or other things.  Vinegar is all natural believe it or not.  As such we included it in our repertoire of ingredients.  White Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar, which will be posted later, have the ability to cleanse the scalp of build up that shampoos and/or conditioners leave behind. With consistent use of vinegar, the need for sulfate based shampoos becomes unnecessary, and it balances the pH levels of your scalp.  Also vinegar is not damaging to hair when diluted with water. Benefits: softens hair makes hair shiny by closing cuticles gives hair more body balances scalp oil production Coriander DidYouKnow, Herbs, Spices Zinc Oxide DidYouKnow, DIYextras Baobab Oil DIYextras, Herbs Unsulphured Molasses DidYouKnow
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