Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar

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This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair’s natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it’s wonderful for all hair types.

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair's natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it's wonderful for all hair types.

Why Yerba Mate & Apple Cider Vinegar?

Raw apple cider vinegar is traditionally used in hair rinses for a variety of reasons. Not only does raw apple cider vinegar contain beneficial nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin C and potassium that benefit hair, but the natural acidity of apple cider vinegar helps to restore hair’s natural PH balance. What this means for you is smoother, shinier hair that’s less prone to snagging and tangling. In addition, the alpha-hydroxy acid found in vinegar helps to exfoliate both your scalp and hair to remove dead skin cells, sweat and product buildup and residue.

In short, the regular use of an apple cider vinegar rinse leads to healthier hair with increased body and shine, decreased frizz and improvement to issues such as itchy scalp or dandruff. Treated hair will also have increased clarity and your scalp will have fewer clogged hair follicles means reduced shedding and hair loss.

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair's natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it's wonderful for all hair types.

Yerba Mate tea, like apple cider vinegar, is also packed with natural vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen hair follicles to reduce hair loss and improve volume. It’s also believed that yerba mate helps to restore hair’s natural luster and color.

Both yerba mate and apple cider vinegar shouldn’t be reserved just for your hair though. Both of these natural products have benefits for your body when consumed. Raw apple cider vinegar not only contains beneficial probiotics but it can also help you maintain a healthy weight. (I love my turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar tonic recipe for this.)

Uses for Yerba Mate tea other than just drinking it!

Yerba Mate, on the other hand, gives you that amazing caffeine kick that coffee normally would but without the jittery feeling that can come with it. It also helps to promote healthy weight loss and stimulates the immune system in addition to a variety of other health benefits. (Discover other benefits Yerba Mate has to offer here.) Plus it just tastes delicious!

You can add one Tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar to 16 oz. of Yerba Mate tea with a touch of your fave sweetener to get the best of both Yerba Mate and apple cider vinegar in a healthful daily drink!

Got it? Great! Check out my yerba mate hair rinse recipe below to get started!

Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar! This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair's natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it's wonderful for all hair types.

Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

16 oz. filtered water
4 teaspoons Yerba Mate
12 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops rosemary essential oil
12 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair's natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it's wonderful for all hair types.

You’ll begin my making the yerba mate tea for your yerba mate hair rinse.

Yerba Mate tea, like apple cider vinegar, is also packed with natural vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen hair follicles which reduces hair loss and improves volume. It's also believed that yerba mate helps to restore hair's natural luster and color.

To do this, bring 16 fluid ounces of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 4 teaspoons of Yerba Mate Tea. Steep 5-10 minutes.

I used the Shade-Grown Yerba Mate from Adagio Teas. (I’ve been a customer of theirs for years and am never disappointed.)

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair's natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it's wonderful for all hair types.

Strain the tea from the water and add to a glass pitcher. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature as too much heat will kill the beneficial bacteria found in raw apple cider vinegar.

Once cool, mix in four tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar.

I used Bragg’s apple cider vinegar that I purchased from Thrive Market. However, you can also purchase Bragg’s ACV at Amazon as well as find it at your local grocer. It’s typically in the organic section.

Add the essential oils if desired – they are optional but are wonderful for scalp health as well – and mix. Alternately you can also use your own favorite essential oil blend for hair.

I used essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs for their trusted quality. You can purchase all their Classic Essential Oil Kit if you’re just getting started which contains all three essential oils used in my yerba mate hair rinse recipe as well as five other common essential oils.

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair's natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it's wonderful for all hair types.

After shampooing hair using your preferred method – whether that’s shampoo, a cleansing conditioner or a shampoo bar – either pour over hair or spritz onto scalp using a spray bottle and massage into scalp, then rinse. Use up to two times a week if you have oily hair or as little as once a month for dry hair.

Want more natural hair care recipes? Be sure to check out my hair mask recipe for hair growth with neem oil and castor oil, my winter mint moisturizing hair mask recipe and my leave in coffee hair conditioner and shine spray recipe.

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Leave In Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipes

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Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skin care as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Like fractionated coconut oil, camellia seed oil is liquid at room temperature and has a long shelf life – two years! One of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic and hair care industry, this carrier oil has been shown to improve the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging. It’s a highly hydrating oil, however, it’s quickly and easily absorbed by the skin – much in the same way fractionated coconut oil is – and leaves skin feeling silky smooth, not greasy. In addition, it’s been traditionally used as both a hair conditioner as well as a treatment to strengthen brittle nails for centuries.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Camellia seed oil won’t dry out skin or clog pores, yet it contains more oleic acid than olive oil. It also contains vitamins, A, B, and E, various minerals and Squalene. As it’s been shown that a deficiency of squalene can lead to dry skin and premature aging, this constituent makes camellia seed oil a valuable ingredient in anti-aging skin care recipes. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this oil soothes and calms easily irritated skin and helps to smooth dry, flaky skin. Regular use of camellia oil can help to protect skin from age spots as well as soften wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes and mouth. It also offers some protection from UV rays.

Babassu oil also has similar properties to regular coconut oil. It is a semi-solid at room temperature with a melting point around body temperature – slightly higher than coconut oil’s 76°F. It’s increasingly being used as a substitute for coconut oil and is liked for it’s benefits for both oily and dry skin. It won’t leave skin feeling oily or greasy when used in skin and hair care products and it’s a gentle natural moisturizer that won’t strip hair’s natural oils.

In addition babassu oil contains a high amount of skin beneficial fatty acids including lauric, stearic, myristic, palmitic and oleic acid. It’s also rich in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s great for an itchy scalp, dry skin and hair. In hair care, it conditions and helps restore hair’s elasticity and health. The shelf life for babassu oil, properly stored, is also two years.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Got it? Awesome! So I know everyone has their own preferences for the hair and skin care products they make, so I created two versions of my leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray. One contains cyclomethicone – a popular synthetic silicone used in hair and skin care products to make them sprayable as well as to improve oil absorption – and one does not. Cyclomethicone is often used in skin care formulations so they feel smooth and silky whereas without this ingredient they may feel greasy.

The alternate recipe is slightly different. It doesn’t contain cyclomethicone, so it’s completely natural, but does contain a slightly different ratio of ingredients so it will still work in a spray bottle if desired. Alternately, you can also use the non-cyclomethicone version in a glass amber bottle with a dropper. Ready to get started? Just pick your favorite leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipe below.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Leave in Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipe (with Cyclomethicone)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. babassu oil
.75 oz. camellia seed oil
.35 oz. jojoba oil
.15 oz. castor oil
.5 oz. Cyclomethicone
24 drops coffee essential oil

Instructions:

If necessary, place your container of babassu oil into a bowl of hot water to melt.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the oils and cyclomethicone and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Add 24 drops of coffee essential oil (or less if desired) and mix well.

Use a small funnel to pour into a 2 oz. bottle. I used a 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer. You can find the same bottles with sprayers that I used at SKS Bottle & Packaging.

Add a label if desired – you can download and print the “coffee hair conditioner & shine spray” labels I used here – and print onto a full page label sheet. (I got my labels in bulk from WorldLabel. They have great prices!) Then simply cut out the labels and apply to your container(s.)

To use lightly spray one or two pumps of your leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray onto wet hair depending on length and massage into hair, scalp, and ends. Alternately you can spray one or two pumps into your palm and apply to hair, ends first, working your up.

To add shine to a completed style, lightly mist onto dry, styled hair.

This product will hydrate dry hair, add shine and smooth frizz for healthy looking hair.

If your hair isn’t dry or damaged and you instead want to control light frizz or add shine, I recommend storing this conditioner in a bottle with a dropper instead. Rub one to two drops onto the palms of your hands then scrunch the ends of your hair before then lightly smoothing your hands over the rest of your hair.

And, yes! Your hair will smell like coffee. If you want to smell less like coffee – which increases circulation and therefore believed to stimulate hair growth – then use less coffee essential oil. Alternately try combining 12 drops of coffee essential oil with 6-12 drops of cocoa absolute or even a cocoa vanilla absolute blend for a little bit of heaven.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Leave in Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Serum Recipe (without Cyclomethicone)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. babassu oil
1.3 oz. camellia seed oil
.35 oz. jojoba oil
.1 oz. castor oil
24 drops coffee essential oil

Instructions:

If necessary, place your container of babassu oil into a bowl of hot water to melt.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the oils and and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Add 24 drops of coffee essential oil (or less if desired) and mix well.

Use a small funnel to pour into a 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer.

Add a label if desired – you can download and print the “coffee hair conditioner & shine serum” labels I used here – and print onto a full page label sheet. Then simply cut out the labels and apply to your container(s.)

Follow the same useage guidelines as the above recipe. And, also be sure to try this as a body oil as well! It’s to die for!

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Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth with Neem Oil and Castor Oil

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Make this easy hair mask recipe for hair growth with natural ingredients that encourage hair growth like neem oil and castor oil. This hair mask recipe will also help repair dry hair and split ends, leaving your hair feeling soft and bouncy.

Make this easy, all natural hair mask recipe for hair growth! This hair mask recipe contains natural neem oil and castor oil as key ingredients that help to encourage hair growth. In addition it also contains coconut oil and sal butter to help moisturize and repair hair and a blend of essential oils for scalp health. You can use this hair mask recipe for hair growth daily or weekly depending on your needs.

To use for hair growth, massage this natural hair mask into your wet hair and scalp. Leave on 5-15 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual. For hair that’s also dry and damaged, you can use this hair mask recipe for hair growth as a conditioner after shampooing. Simply wash your hair as usual – I highly recommend using a cleansing conditioner over traditional shampoo to keep from stripping essential oils from your hair and scalp – then apply the mask. Wait 5-10 minutes, then rinse as usual. It’s normal to feel like you still have product in your hair after rinsing, however, once your hair dries, it will be soft, shiny and bouncy, not heavy or greasy.

The neem oil and essential oils in this natural hair mask recipe are also helpful if you have dandruff and other itchy scalp conditions!

Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 oz. neem oil
1 oz. coconut oil
.75 oz. castor oil
1 oz. sal butter or refined shea butter
.25 oz. carrier oil
1 oz. emulsifying wax
1 mL rosemary essential oil
1.5 mL peppermint essential oil
1 mL lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the emulsifying wax and sal (or shea) butter into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Once melted, weigh out the coconut oil and stir into the melted butter and wax until it melts. If needed, you can reheat the mixture slightly.

Now weigh the castor oil and carrier oil and stir into the melted hair mask ingredients. I used grapeseed oil for my hair mask recipe which, like castor and neem oil, help to encourage hair growth. However other options include sesame oil, evening primrose oil, and jojoba oil. For additional moisture, softness and shine, you may want to try argan oil.

Now that these ingredients are combined, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the essential oils. Using a fresh pipette for each essential oil, add the essential oils to your hair mask and mix well.

Spoon or pour, depending on the solidity of your hair mask, your mask into a 200 mL glass wide mouth cosmetic jar. (The jar I used is from Infinity Jars and features deep violet glass that prevents damaging visible light rays from entering and accelerating product deterioration.)

Allow your hair mask to cool before screwing on the lid. You can then place your hair mask in the refrigerator if desired to allow it to finish solidifying. In particularly warm months this can take up to two days depending on your climate. My home has a/c and it took several hours in the fridge to reach its final consistency.

Once you hair mask has set up, it’s ready for use!

Love your locks with ten fantastic natural hair care recipes! This collection of natural hair care recipes from hair oil and hair masks to dry shampoo and shine sprays are just what your hair ordered.

I hope you enjoy my hair mask recipe for hair growth as much as I do! For more natural hair care recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here. You’ll discover ten fantastic hair care recipes including other hair care mask recipes, shine spray recipes, shampoo bar and dry shampoo recipes and more.

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Natural Hair Care Recipes

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Love your locks with ten fantastic natural hair care recipes! This collection of natural hair care recipes from hair oil and hair masks to dry shampoo and shine sprays are just what your hair ordered.

Natural Hair Care Recipes

Love your locks with ten fantastic natural hair care recipes! This collection of natural hair care recipes from hair oil and hair masks to dry shampoo and shine sprays are just what your hair ordered.

1. Homemade Hair Oil Recipe for Dry Hair – Dry, damaged or frizzy hair? These natural hair care recipes are just what your hair ordered! Learn how to make your own super effective hair oil recipe for dry hair suitable for daily use as well as a homemade hair mask recipe for intense conditioning weekly or monthly based on your hair’s needs. Both of these natural hair care recipes are made using ingredients prized for their beneficial properties in hair care including coconut oil, hemp seed oil, and neem oil.

2. Easy Two-Ingredient Shine Spray Recipe for Hair – Has winter left your locks looking dull and lifeless? Give your hair a boost with this easy two-ingredients shine spray recipe for hair! The key ingredient in this shine spray recipe is argan oil. Argan oil is a luxurious oil obtained from the fruit kernels of the Moroccan argan tree. It’s naturally rich in tocopherols (vitamin E) and phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids. Because of this, its is commonly used in skin, nail, and hair treatments to deliver deep hydration as well as to strengthen brittle hair and nails.

3. DIY Shine Spray & Leave In Conditioner Recipe for Dry, Damaged Hair – Are your locks dry, damaged and lacking luster? Give your hair new life with this intense Argan & Agave DIY Shine Spray and Leave In Conditioner Recipe. All it takes is a light misting all over or on damaged ends and your parched strands will once again feel moisturized and boast a healthy shine! It’s also great for taming frizz or using prior to all over summer festival hair braids to keep shorter strands in place.

4. Rose Scented DIY Sea Salt Spray for Hair – This fabulous rose scented DIY sea salt spray for hair gives your hair volume and texture any time you need it! Simply spray it on then scrunch for sexy tousled beach waves.

Don't have a lot of money to invest in soapmaking ingredients but still want your homemade soaps to feel expensive? Adding ripe fruit and/or yogurt to your homemade soap recipes will give your homemade soaps a luxurious, silky feel as well as extra skin conditioning properties! This natural yogurt and avocado homemade soap recipe does just that and is made using a small, ripe avocado and real Greek yogurt!

5. Ginger and Lime Homemade Shampoo Bar Recipe with Silk – This homemade shampoo bar recipe is formulated with ingredients hair loves like argan, babassu and jojoba oils, cocoa and shea butters and even silk! It’s then scented with a ginger and lime fragrance oil to give your sunny summer mornings a bit of extra lift. Don’t feel restricted to just using this homemade shampoo bar on your hair and scalp though. It’s also great for your face and skin with ingredients that also include rosehip oil and apricot kernel oil both praised for their moisturizing and healing properties. Plus this homemade shampoo bar recipe is palm free for the eco-conscious.

6. Natural Rosemary Mint Shampoo Recipe – Looking to kick your commercial shampoo that contains sulfates and parabens? Then you’ll love my natural rosemary mint shampoo recipe. This all natural homemade shampoo recipe is suited for dry to normal hair and is an excellent alternative if you suffer from Seborrheic Dermatitis or other stubborn skin and scalp ailments. Unlike traditional shampoos, this natural shampoo is a cream shampoo and a small amount will go a long way. Use it as often as you like and share some with your favorite pooch too!

This winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe is made with natural ingredients and delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter's elements.

7. Winter Mint Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe – Winter can wreak havoc on even the healthiest of hair leaving you struggling to find new shampoos and conditioners to alleviate your dry tresses. Instead of switching up shampoo and conditioners this time around I decided instead to create a winter mint homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe to help counteract the effects of winter. Made using natural ingredients this homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe delivers intense moisture to hair ravaged by winter’s elements along with the fresh scent of spearmint and peppermint.

Natural Hair Mask Recipe

8. Natural Hair Mask Recipe – Summer can really do a number on your hair. Whether you’re fighting off the frizz from high humidity, need to combat the damage from sun or the drying effects of pool chlorine, this homemade natural hair mask recipe will rejuvenate your tresses in no time with it’s combination of certified organic oils and shea butter. It works great in the winter too!

9. Best Ever Natural Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe – I’ve tried some different versions of a homemade dry shampoo recipe, including ones that called for using spices like nutmeg or cinnamon for a darker shampoo, but the strong food fragrance put me off and I didn’t want to attract insects when spending time outdoors. Instead of food products, this homemade dry shampoo recipe is formulated with arrowroot powder, rice flour, baking soda, colloidal oatmeal, cosmetic clays, essential oils and herbs. Not only does it work beautifully, but it also adds volume and a lovely lavender fragrance.

10. Natural Homemade Neem Oil Soap Recipe – This natural neem oil cold process soap recipe is perfect for those with skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and even seborrheic dermatitis. It’s one of my favorite homemade soap recipes since it works so well as multi-task bar that can be used for both hair and skin!

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Neem Oil’s Uses for Skin and Hair Care

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Neem Oil's Uses for Skin and Hair plus natural hair and skin care recipes that use neem oil as an ingredient!

Neem Oil’s Uses for Skin and Hair Care

Since I first learned about neem oil two years ago, I’ve been thrilled with the discovery. Neem oil is a carrier oil that I’ve found to have significant healing properties and many applications for use in both skin care and hair care products. Used both medicinally and cosmetically for hundreds of years, neem oil is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal and possesses moisturizing and regenerative properties. In addition it also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) properties and contains both vitamin E and essential fatty acids.

First used in India in 2000-4000BC, neem oil is a key herb used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. Neem oil is commonly used topically to treat rheumatism, eczema, ringworm, athlete’s foot, cold sores, psoriasis, warts, chronic syphilitic sores, infected burn wounds, and slow-healing skin ulcers. It has also been show to help control various skin infections including scabies and candida. Following is my collection of homemade skin and hair care recipes that contain neem oil so you can discover and create your own favorite neem oil recipes.

DIY Homemade Lanolin Salve Recipe with Calendula, Neem Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil - Excellent for Dry or Cracked Skin, Eczema and Psoriasis

Neem Oil Salve & Cream Recipes

Non-greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe – This non-greasy lavender body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes a wonderful homemade gift idea. A touch of natural neem oil is added for it’s anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Natural Heal & Protect Lanolin Foot Salve Recipe – Treat your feet with my all natural rosemary and neem oil foot salve recipe. It’s perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toe nails.

Neem Oil & Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe – This natural neem oil and bee pollen skin cream recipe combines the healing power of neem oil with the skin soothing, anti-inflammatory properties of bee pollen.

Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe – If your feet are damaged or it toenail fungus or even athlete’s foot seems to be an ongoing problem for you then this natural foot repair salve recipe is just what your feet need!

Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for Eczema and Psoriasis – Use this all natural, organic neem cream recipe on cold sores for faster healing time as well as on feet to help clear up and prevent athlete’s foot. You can also use it all over as needed for dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe – As neem oil is such a great natural carrier oil, I chose to make a natural neem salve recipe that highlights neem’s skin soothing and healing properties.

This Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin combines ingredients known for their acne fighting properties to help skin acne free!

Neem Oil Body Scrub & Soap Recipes

Natural Homemade Neem Oil Soap Recipe – This homemade neem oil soap recipe is formulated specifically for those with eczema and psoriasis as well as scalp conditions like dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe – This natural neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe helps keep feet looking and feeling great year round! Natural salts and fine ground pumice exfoliate dead skin cells and rough calluses while gentle kaolin clay helps to detox skin. In addition, naturally anti-fungal neem oil and tea tea tree oil work together in this neem oil & tea tree foot scrub recipe to help keep feet fungus free or to aid in clearing up any existing conditions like toe nail fungus or athlete’s foot!

Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin – This coconut oil facial soap recipe for acne prone skin combines ingredients known for their acne fighting properties to help keep skin acne free!

Men’s Body Wash Recipe for Dry or Sensitive Skin – This men’s body wash recipe is perfectly suited for men who aren’t a fan of traditional bar soap or want a more moisturizing product that won’t leave their skin feeling stripped and tight.

Natural Homemade Rosemary Mint Cream Shampoo Recipe

Neem Oil Shampoo & Hair Care Recipes

Natural Cream Rosemary Mint Shampoo Recipe – This all natural homemade shampoo recipe is suited for dry to normal hair and is an excellent alternative if you suffer from Seborrheic Dermatitis or other stubborn skin and scalp ailments.

Eyebrow Shaper Wax Recipe – This DIY eyebrow shaper wax provides hold without being sticky or leaving clumps behind like other eyebrow shaper wax pencils can. It also won’t pull out eyebrow hair with use as I found was sometimes an issue.

Natural Flea Repelling Dry Dog Shampoo Recipe – This homemade dry dog shampoo recipe is made with all natural ingredients that deodorize your dog’s coat while also helping to repel fleas. Natural clays and botanicals gently deodorize dog’s coat while absorbing excess oil and dirt while neem oil works to repel fleas. This natural dry dog shampoo recipe is super effective and super easy to make!

Homemade Hair Oil Recipe for Dry Hair – This natural hair oil recipe is perfect for dry or damage hair! Learn how to make your own super effective hair oil recipe for dry hair suitable for daily use as well as a homemade hair mask recipe for intense conditioning weekly or monthly based on your hair’s needs.

Natural Homemade Dog Shampoo Recipe with Neem Oil – This natural dog shampoo recipe helps to keep your dog’s coat feeling soft and healthy while also tackling pesky skin issues common in some breeds.

Handmade DIY Natural Cold Sore Therapy Lip Balm Recipe

Neem Oil Home Remedy Recipes

Natural Anti-Fungal Toenail Fungus Treatment Recipe – This toenail fungus treatment recipe is simple to make and has a long shelf life. Simply apply to affected toenails twice per day until condition clears completely and healthy nails have grown back in.

Fresh Breath Gel for Dogs Recipe – This recipe is based off the ingredients of commercial fresh breath gels but without the grain alcohol.

Natural Cold Sore Therapy Lip Balm Recipe – Get rid of cold sores fast with this natural homemade cold sore therapy lip balm recipe. Made with naturally anti-viral neem oil and tea tree oil, this lip balm helps to prevent cold sores if applied at the first sign of a tingle or zaps them practically overnight when applied to affected area several times a day.

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