Friday, January 23, 2015

Naturally Lighten Your Hair - NO TOXINS!

So many people are realizing how bad their beauty regimen is, including lotions, perfumes, makeup, haircare products, etc. One of the most toxic things we can do to our bodies is coloring our hair. At least for those looking at the darker shades, there are some good henna products out there. But it is almost impossible to find a product that will lighten hair that is non toxic.

But my beautiful friend, Kathleen, who lived in the same town I did in El Valle, Panama, told me her secret! She is one of the people I miss the most, now that I moved back to the states, but she is planning a trip out here in the Spring, so I am excited!

Anyway, I want to show you her before and after pictures, and then I will tell you the recipe she uses. The difference between the before and after is only one week of using this recipe.

Here is the recipe courtesy of Kathleen:
1/2 cup dried chamomile flowers or 4 chamomile tea bags
1 cup boiling water to pour over chamomile flowers or tea bags
steep until mixture is cool
discard flowers or bags
Put tea in a 2 cup+ spray bottle

1/2 cup (3%) hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup distilled or spring water
40 drops of lemon essential oil

Add everything together and put in a spray bottle and spritz on your hair every day, especially as you go out in the sun.

Lemon EO is photosensitive so take care to remove any from your skin before going into the sun. Drying your hair in the sun will speed the lightening process.

You don't need to spray everyday once you have lightened your hair enough. For your hair, spray on the roots and condition the ends of your hair with coconut/rosemary EO - 3% dilution should be perfect!

Kathleen added for our benefit:
"I used it everyday for 7 days. I did not intentionally go out in the sun, I just did my morning chores in and out of the house. I always let the formula dry on my hair. Of course, sun speeds the lightening process but it is the skin that suffers from sunburn if the lemon is on the skin. The ears forehead and back of neck are especially susceptible. Also, I think if the user's hair is mid length or longer combing gently with a wide tooth comb to ensure even application is a good idea. Lemon & peroxide can be drying so I use organic Argan oil with rosemary EO at a 2% dilution for leave-in conditioning." 

And a lemon essential oil that I recommend for this recipe and for other uses including cleaning, diffusing and using in beauty care products is this one from Majestic Pure. It is 100% Natural and can be used for many purposes, including lightening your hair naturally!

It has a powerful and energizing scent, that uplifts and revitalizes. It can be used as an antiseptic and disinfectant for cleaning. I use it in a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and water.

It can be used as an air freshener -- it surely smells delightful when you diffuse it in your home.

About Me: Hi! I am Rebecca :) I am the owner of Purify Your Body Detox Foot Pads. I love natural health and wellness, and I love to eat real food. :) 

I love my family, and my pets. I actually love all animals -- they are much nicer than most humans! I don't watch TV and haven't watched a movie in the theater for more than 9 months. I would much rather read a book!

I love to garden and make homemade products -- body butter, toothpaste, perfume, cheese, yogurt, etc. It tastes better when it's made from scratch!  Contact me here:

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