Thursday, January 13, 2011

Recipes of Yesteryear - For Hair and Teeth

More old recipes from bygone years...

For Hair

Hair Strengthener - Divide hair in sections and with a small brush apply olive oil directly to the scalp. To get good penetration wrap the head for one hour in hot towels, rinsing and reheating as needed.

For Oily Hair - Beat two eggs along with a small glass of rum, apply to hair and allow to sit for a good 15 minutes. Rinse.

For Shiny Hair - After shampooing, rinse using a small amount of white vinegar with water.

For Soft Shiny Hair - Blend an egg yolk in a bowl and then massage into the scalp and hair. Leave it on for a minute and then rinse without using shampoo.

To Prevent Dandruff - Rub a tea made from the leaves and bark of a willow into your scalp. Rinse the area with marshmallow tea.

For Teeth

Teeth Whitener - After squeezing the juice of a lemon, use the left over rind to rub on your teeth and gums to whiten and strengthen them. This is also a good skin cleanser and softener; simply rub the rind over the facial areas desired, let stand for 5 minutes and rinse with tepid water. Eating an apple with the skin has the same effect of disinfecting the tooth and massages the gum.
The Bonnie Bath Co.
Natural, handmade bath and body

1 comment:

  1. Some great tips there Erica, thank you, my hair could really do with some help:)


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