Lavender-Vinegar Hair Rinse
Lavender-vinegar removes hair spray and other hair product build-up, giving the hair a healthy sheen. Only use lavender-vinegar on your hair once a week or less. Caution: Vinegar may lighten color-treated hair. Lavender-vinegar can also be added to bath water to soothe dry, itchy skin.
Materials: Fresh cut lavender sprigs, slender glass jars, vinegar, corks, melted beeswax, raffia
Insert one or two long clippings of fresh lavender into attractive, slender glass bottles. (Old vinegar, maple syrup, or other food grade glass containers work well. If recycling bottles, wash in dishwasher to clean and disinfect, before filling.)
Pour in pure apple cider vinegar to cover. If desired, add several drops of lavender essential oil. Firmly cork each bottle.
Follow the next steps to dress the bottles up for gift giving or craft sales.
Dip the top of each corked bottle into a double boiler of melted beeswax, being sure to coat the entire cork, to seal. Allow the waxed seal to cool completely.
Tie a raffia bow around the neck of the bottle and decorate with a sprig of lavender, if desired.
Allow the contents to age one month before using.
Attach a tag to the bottle, with these instructions: Once a week, dilute 1 to 2 tablespoons of lavender-vinegar in a cup of water. Pour on and gently work through your hair after shampooing to give it a healthy, natural sheen.
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