I want to share another all natural vegan beauty recipe (looks like the food and non-food recipes are neck to neck :) ), this one to add some minty freshness to your hair. You can also use essential oils on your hair, but since my hair is naturally oily, I opted for a spritz instead. I may use a few drops of peppermint (for stimulation), tea tree (for dandruff), or rosemary (good for hair overall) to coconut oil hair massages, but this is better for day to day.
Minty Fresh Herbal Hair Spritz
*Handful of mint leaves (also good for the hair are rosemary or basil)
*Oh wait, there are no more ingredients!
*But some instruments needed are coffee filters, thread, and a colander or strainer, and finally an empty sprayer (found in the cleaning isle of grocery stores)
1) Boil water (enough to just cover the leaves since you want a more concentrated spritz)
2) Remove from heat and get leaves. Since we have a mint plant outside, I used ones from the garden. To make the end spritz cleaner, I stuffed the leaves in coffee filters, wrapped with string to close, and placed in the pot. This way you don’t have mint leaves in your hair! (Not such a bad thing for a nature lover, but I’ll opt for the fragrance rather than the shrubbery).
3) Cover and let steep for a few hours. I left mine overnight.
4) Now line the colander with a coffee filter and strain the spritzer into the sprayer.
5) In the shower, after cleaning your hair, wring out all the water from your hair. Spritz with this herbal potion for a subtle fragrance and herbal stimulation to the scalp (mint stimulates the scalp and thus is healthy for hair growth). I plan to try out rosemary and basil next, though mint has the nicest fragrance. You won’t rinse this spritz from your hair, but leave it on, and towel dry, since your hair will get more saturation that way.