Recently Mary House, an organization where some of our Domestic Volunteers help out on Wednesdays, hosted a workshop on natural hair and skin care.  Try some of these tips we learned and go natural with things you can easily find in your kitchen!

Photo taken by Sarah Cady via Flickr

Hair Care Tips

  • Apple Cider vinegar can make your hair shine
  • Chamomile tea or lemon juice lightens hair
  • Black tea darkens hair
  • Rooibos tea reddens hair
  • Castor oil can be used for dark, thick, long hair
  • Warm honey in hair can heal split ends and dry scalp
  • Honey added to conditioner can also enhance the conditionin

Skin Care Tips

  • Warm lemon and honey as a mask can help mosturize your skin
  • Baking soda + milk = a natural exfoliant

Essential Oils
Essential oils add additional healing benefits as well as good-smelling scents.  You can find them at WalMart very cheap, but you can also make your own with oil (olive oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil) and herbs, fruit, or vegetables. This oil has a six-month shelf life.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Boil water in pot
2. Put another bowl on top of pot with oil
3. Low heat (don’t cook it)
4. Let it simmer (45 minutes to one hour)
5. Put in a bottle and leave it in a dark room

Tips were shared by Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps member Sarah Negas.