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Homemade Neem Hair Tonic

Easy to make yourself! Try it!

For many years, I bought neem hair tonic in the drugstore. Then I discovered the neem leaves and I found out that this hair tonic is simple to make yourself.

You need:
1 handful of dried neem leaves
2 tablespoons alcohol
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
Essential oils

You boil half a litre water with the dried neem leaves in a saucepan. When the water boils, take the pot from the stove. Allow to infuse for 20 minutes and then let it cool down.  When cooled, pass the liquid through a sieve. Then you add the alcohol, the vinegar and the essential oils and fill the liquid into glass bottles. I use this hair tonic after washing my hair. Please do not rinse. Massage it well into your scalp.

Good to know:
The neem tree belongs to the mahogany family. It is particularly insensitive to drought and can grow up to 40 meters high and get up to 200 years old.

Originally, it comes from the Indian subcontinent, where it has been revered to for thousands of years as a health-giver for plants, animals and human beings.

In the 20th century, the tree reached Africa, the south of the USA and Central and South America.

In India, however, various medicines are made from the fruits and the pulp of the tree. It is also common to eat one or two neem seeds after meals to activate digestion and to kill harmful bacteria in the mouth. It is one of the most important medicinal plants in the Ayurveda medicine and sometimes it is called the “village pharmacy”.

First and foremost the seeds are used to produce the coveted neem oil.

I only use the leaves for the neem hair tonic. In this case, it should help against hair loss and dandruff and give your hair shine. I made good experiences with it.

You can order the leaves from various sources in the internet.

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