- On August 5, 2012
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I love growing herbs, just weeding around them gives you such a shot of aromatherapy. I especially love working with the mints and lemon balm…they’re so uplifting and I love using them in handties as people always comment on the lovely fragrance. Rosemary is another great herb for handling – it stimulates the brain and improves memory, among other things (not to be used during pregnancy or if epileptic).
Rosemary is also well known as a tonic for the hair and I had read online that it’s great for dark coloured hair beginning to go grey! I decided to make a hair “potion” and give it a go……all I can say is wow! My hair is naturally quite frizzy and unruly but when I poured it onto my hair (didn’t rinse it off) brushed it through and blow dried, it was amazing – glossy, full of body and sleek! I tried it on a friend with “hard to manage” hair and it worked really well….you do need to use a hair dryer – the heat must activate the properties but well worth a try (not recommended for blondes as it can allegedly darken your hair).
Rosemary Hair Tonic Recipe
Use 1 part (chopped) rosemary to 2 parts water. Boil the water and then pour over the rosemary.
Leave until the liquid reaches room temperature then strain. A sieve will do but muslin or an old pair of tights is even better as any particles left behind will go mouldy after a while. I keep it in a sports bottle in the shower and pour over my hair after normal washing and conditioning…DON’T RINSE OUT!
Blow dry as normal and ….voila! Happy hair!