Mixed powders, blend together well and store in sealed glass jar:
4 parts aritha
2 parts shikakai
2 parts brinjaj
1 parts brahmi
1 parts amla
1 parts neemTo make the infusion:
1. Add two ounces of powder to a 4-tasse Bodum French coffee press (2 US cups)
2. Add boiling water to fill the press.
3. Stir, then place the top on the press.
4. Let steep until cool, then press down, and pour off the infusion (some sediment will pour off with the infusion--no biggie).
5. Add 1/4 tsp. (or more) of natural soap (e.g. Miracle II soap, castile soap, etc.), and stir in well.
6. As this contains no preservatives, store the majority of the final product in the fridge until ready to use.To use the infusion to wash one's hair:
1. Shake bottle well and wet your hair.
2. Squirt the infusion generously over your scalp, being very careful not to allow any runoff into your eyes (it burns like a bitch!).
3. Massage into scalp gently. Allow infusion to sit on scalp for a couple of minutes.
4. Rinse well. Condition if desired.Alternate Use: a cleansing hair treatment mask:
1. Mix the powders with enough hot water to make a paste about the consistency of stirred yogurt.
2. Plaster the paste all over your scalp and hair.
3. Pin up any lengths of hair and cover with plastic wrap, a shower cap, and/or a hot towel turban. Allow mask to sit on head for anywhere from 15-60 minutes (or more).
4. Rinse very, very well. A couple generous handfuls of conditioner can assist in removing all the mud from your hair.
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