**May substitute Green Tea for chamomile flowers (1 tea bag is enough)
- Bring water to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and add flaxseeds, chamomile, and lavender flowers.
- Simmer for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
- Add aloe vera juice and reduce heat to low. Simmer tea for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add essential oil.
- Strain leaves and flowers from the tea and allow it to cool.
- Pour into container or 16 ounce bottle.
- Apply after wash and condition as a leave-in hair rinse.
Chamomile Flower Facts:
- they smell awesome
- stimulate hair growth
- prevent hair loss
- soften skin
Lavender flowers are naturally hydrating and nourishing to the skin. According to WebMD, these flowers are a “possibly effective” treatment for alopecia areata (hair loss).
If you’re making a large juicy batch of tea, consider preserving your extras. I’ve been using optiphen for my handmade goodies for about 2 years.
Optiphen is a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative. It keeps the microbial growth from bacteria and yeast from ruining your creams, gels, and juicy hair tonics. It also works well in both oil-based creams and lotions, as well as water-based shampoos and conditioners.
It doesn’t change the feel or texture of your handmade delight. It will extend the life of things like homemade gels, conditioners, lotions, bubble baths and delicious hair teas.
As with all products, especially handmade, research all ingredients and test this product on your skin prior to use.
Where To Buy Ingredients
I ordered my lavender buds and chamomile flowers from The Sage. This is the same place Martha Stewart buys her lavender from and it smells amazing! I purchased my optiphen from The Herbarie.
Luscious Hair Tea Recipe
1 tbsp chamomile flowers (or 1 tea bag of chamomile tea)
1 tbsp dried lavender flowers
3 cups purified water
1 tbsp flaxseeds
1/4 cup aloe vera juice
6 drops rose essential oil
*1/8 tsp optiphen
Speak your power thoughts into existence this week! Every morning place your hand on your throat, and declare and decree – out loud – at least one of the affirmations below.
Be aware of how good you feel as your day evolves, and how much faster your hair grows from week to week :D