Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Aloe Vera Peppermint Hair Tonic

Aloe Vera Peppermint Hair Tonic

I'm going to use this post as an opportunity to brag on one of my favorite hair products: Aloe Vera.
Unlike many conditioners (natural oils as well) which leave your hair extremely oily and blah; making you resemble Loki; 

aloe vera leaves your hair feeling ultra moisturized, shiny and soft; without all the oily textures that normally entail from conditioners. So, even if you are going somewhere and need your hair looking it's best, you can still use this easy leave-in conditioner, whilst modeling your favorite hairstyle. 
One of my favorite ways to use aloe vera on my hair is simply apply it to your hair, paying special attention to your scalp and ends; and then braid it while it's still wet and sleep on it. Any time I'm treating my hair to a good conditioning, I braid it afterwards to help lock in all the conditioner; so my hair can access all the nutrients better.  
After it's dried, take it out and you'll have beautiful, lush waves, or you can brush it out.
  I think you'll be amazed at how shiny and soft it leaves your hair.

:Aloe Vera Peppermint Hair Tonic: 

  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup of aloe vera (adjust amount to how much hair you have)
  • 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil
 Mix with finger and apply to hair.

I like to start at the scalp and work my way down. 
Be sure and massage your scalp so that the peppermint oil can penetrate your scalp and help clean out and open up the pores on your head, to help stimulate hair growth.
You may feel a cool sensation on your head when you apply the oil, don't worry; it's normal - the peppermint oil is just working it's magic! 
And if you have any extra tonic, you can apply it to your skin as well, just be careful applying it around your eyes.
Note: Be careful to avoid getting peppermint oil in your eyes, it won't kill you but it will sting.
A list of the beneficial properties of using aloe vera on your mane:

  • Relieves Scalp Itching
  • Reduces Scalp Redness & Inflammation
  • Adds Strength & Luster To Hair
  • pH Balancing
  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Heals Scalps Affected By Psoriasis & Seborrhea
  • Easily Penetrates Hair & Scalp
  • Anti- Fungal Properties Alleviates Dandruff
  • Helps Hair Retain Water & Moisture

    You can see why aloe vera is one of my favorite moisturizers to use on my wild locks; especially during the heat of the summer months, as it's cooling properties mixed with peppermint oil give such a refreshing effect to my hair, and a much needed pick-me-up during the long, dry months.
     I think it will quickly become a favorite with you and your hair, as well.

    So give it a try and see what this wonderful, nutritiously packed plant can do for your hair! Your hair will thank you.

    I hope you enjoyed the first installment of our series of natural hair health; join us again next week to explore more all natural ways to keep your beautiful locks in tip-top shape.

    Love and Rich Blessings - 

    ~ Aspen


    1. With aloe you have to watch the humidity, else you will end up drying out your hair... isnt that weird? lol

      1. Kate, Mmm...that would explain a few things! ;)Thanks for the tip, dearest! :)

        Blessings -

        ~ Aspen