Money saving natural remedies – for your hair


Here are some great little natural remedies that will save you money by using products around your home, and are also kind to the environment.

I found this amazing old little book that used to belong to my mother, published in 1978. It has some great little recipes for saving money by using products you have around the home. Some might be a little out of date but there are still a great couple of recipes I wanted to share.


I also had the conversation with my sister (the natropath) about washing your hair with bicarb soda and rinsing with vinegar and this is the science behind it. Its all about balancing the ph levels

1. Bicarb soda is the washing agent – and help open the follicles of our hair.
2. Vinegar is the rinsing agent and will close the follicles and balance the ph levels of the hair and stop the “frizz”

So on to some other remedies to look after your hair

Take 1 or 2 tablespoons of oil of almonds, depending on the length of your hair, and rub well into the scalp. Do no remove the oil for at least 2 hours. Wear an old shower cap to ensure extra penetration. Shampoo the hair in the usual manner.

Put 1 cup of cooled water into a small saucepan and add 1 teaspoon of linseed seeds. Bring to the boil gently and simmer for 4 minutes. Strain and leave to cool. This leaves the hair beautifully shiny when used as a hair rinse. Linseed seed can be purchased from health food shops.

A really delightful hair rinse is made by gently simmering a handful of rosemary shoots in a cupful of water for 10 minutes of so. When cool strain., add 1 teaspoon of glycerine (get natural form) and shake thoroughly. Rinse through the hair after you have washed it. Do not re-rinse.

To emphasise the natural colour of the hair and to give it a glossy finish, add the juice of half a lemon to the final rinsing water when washing the hair.


  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Beat the egg and then beat in the honey. After shampooing the hair, rub the mixture well into the scalp and hair. Rinse. Add the lemon juice to the last rinsing water to give hair a shine.

by Ruth GOE

July 27, 2014


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