Mother Earth Living

Body & Soul: Irish Potato Rinse

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<em>Makes 12 ounces</em>
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This old folk recipe darkens and conditions; it darkens grays and can add gentle highlights to brunette hair. You may apply this rinse several times before noticing any color change.</p>
<p>• 2 cups cold water <br />
• 1 cup fresh potato peelings (from about 4 to 5 potatoes)<br />
• 1 to 2 drops rosemary essential oil</p>
<p>1. Pour water into a medium saucepan. Add potato peelings and heat over medium until mixture boils.<br />
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2. Lower heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let cool completely. Strain mixture into a clean container and add rosemary oil. <br />
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3. To use: After shampooing, massage rinse through your wet hair, into your scalp and through your hair ends. Do not rinse. Save any remaining rinse in the refrigerator.</p>
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<em>Janice Cox recently co-authored a book with her daughter Lauren Cox,</em> EcoBeauty–Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends <em>(Ten Speed Press, 2009). Look for it in bookstores nationwide.</em>
<p>Click here for the main article, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/body-and-soul-herbal-hair-rinses.aspx”>
<strong>Body & Soul: Herbal Hair Rinses</strong>
</a>.</p>

  • Published on Sep 10, 2009
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