Shikakai – Deep & Protective Hair Cleanse

By: Charmaine Davis
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Shikakai’s botanical name is Acacia Concinna. Shikakai is also known as Soap Pod. Shikakai powder is used extensively to cleanse hair, and is known to promote hair growth and fights dandruff. Shikakai is very much a deep cleansing herb but will not strip hair of its natural oils as it maintains the natural ph balance.

Rose Petal – Gentle, Fragrant Skincare Powder

By: Charmaine Davis
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Rose Petal Powder is made from Damask Rose (Rosa Damascena), a rose hybrid derived from Rosa Gallica. Rose Petal powder is an essential ingredient in many skincare products such as face packs, hair dyes, hair loss treatments and soaps, because of its c …

Reetha – Chemical Free Hair Soap

By: Charmaine Davis
Category: Updates

Reetha’s botanical name is Sapindus Mukorossi. It is also known as Soapnut because it is the fruit of the soapnut tree as well as Indian Soapberry. The pulp of the fruit contains high levels of saponins which produces the natural foam. Reetha is a natu …

Orange Peel Powder – Enriched With Vitamin C

By: Charmaine Davis
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Orange Peel Powder is made from dried orange skins grounded into fine powder and therefore enriched with Vitamin C making it beneficial as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory skincare product. Orange peel is citrus and therefore a natural astringent f …

Neem – Eliminates Skin Problems

By: Charmaine Davis
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Neem’s botanical name is Azadirachta Indica. Neem is also known as Indian Lilac. The Neem leaves (like Tulsi leaves) have anti-bacterial properties and are also antiseptic. Neem is a powerful plant which has so many functions and benefits such as aidin …

Multani Mitti – Natural Clay Mask for Hair & Face

By: Charmaine Davis
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Also known as Fuller’s Earth, Bentonite Clay. Multani Mitti is the Indian word for Fuller’s Earth. Multani being the region it came from and Mitti meaning “mud”.  Quite simply put Multani Mitti is mud on your face or in your hair.  Multani Mitti is nat …

Indigo – Volumising Natural Hair Dye

By: Charmaine Davis
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Also known as True Indigo, Black Henna, Nil, Neel. Indigo’s botanical name is Indigofero Tinctoria. Indigo, like henna, is a 100% natural plant that is safe to use on all types of hair; no PPD in sight to cause allergic reactions. The very blue (true i …

Hibiscus – A Must For Healthy Hair

By: Charmaine Davis
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Also known as China Rose, Rose Mallow, Shoe Flower, Gurhal, Java-Kusum Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis is the botanical name for the Hibiscus flowering plant. It is another herb which has many functions but for our purpose we will deal with hair. Hibiscus is a …

Henna – An Anti-Viral and Therapeutic Wonder

By: Charmaine Davis
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Henna’s botanical name as well as the plant it comes from is Lawsonia Inermis and the red-orange dye which is extracted from it is called lawsone. Henna is also known as Mehandi and Mehndi. Henna is anti-viral as well as therapeutic and will condition …

Cassia Obovata – Tops For Shiny Hair

By: Charmaine Davis
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Cassia Obovata is often called Neutral Henna although they are from different species. Cassia Obovata is also known as Italian Senna, Awal, and Chotatarado. Cassia Obovata has no dye content but contains Chrysophanic acid (a natural antraquinone with a …