Made of natural moisturizers and packed with antioxidants, this easy to make a violet face and hair natural wash will keep your face and hair smooth and hydrated.
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Many of us can’t wait for hot summer days to spend more time outdoors, have barbecue and fun with friends, enjoy time on the beach swimming or suntanning. These are all great but not for our face and hair. Hair, as well as skin, suffer when exposed a lot to the sun, chlorine, it gets dry and requires us to spend extra time with a beauty routine. When staying outside make sure to cover your skin with this natural sunscreen and use this natural hair and face wash.
Well balanced face wash will remove impurities, moisturize, protect, refresh and tighten skin. To achieve it facial wash needs to be packed with astringent and moisturising ingredients. Their right selection allows us to create an ideal solution that will protect and moisturize the skin and hair at any time of the year.
Ingredients to make natural face wash
Violet infusion and its benefit for the skin
made by the infusion of violet leaves in boiled water, violet infusion contains mucilage that soothes and moisturizes dry skin and hair. Violet infusion possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help heal and soothe wounds, bruises and rashes and also aid with skin issues such as acne or eczema.
Mucilage that is present in violet infusion soothes and shapes hard to manage hair.
Apple cider vinegar benefits
Made of fermented crushed apples Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries in cooking, natural remedies and skincare.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) contains astringent acetic acids that help to reduce acne-causing bacteria on the skin (1)
It also contains astringent tannin that aids to cleanse the skin, remove excess oils and restore its pH
ACV is also very beneficial for hair. Thanks to its acidic nature ACV is able to wash out grease and grime that has been clumped up in hair for a long time while keeping the hair intact.
Thanks to its astringent activity, ACV removes dead skin cells and restores healthy ph balance of the scalp
Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activity helps your scalp to be bacteria-free.
Aloe vera benefits for skin and hair
In this facial wash, I was using fresh aloe vera gel directly cut from my aloe vera plant. You can also buy aloe vera gel that already contains preservatives. Aloe’s gel healing properties and antibacterial action are well known and used to treat burns and sunburns, scars or wounds. It is good to know that aloe is successfully used in skincare products that are designed to treat acne thanks to its anti-inflamatory activities (2).
If you want to have the perfect skin include this toner with aloe vera in your daily skincare routine.
Aloe vera is easy to absorb and make it, therefore, an ideal moisturizer.
There is clinical evidence that aloe vera helps with dandruff and an itchy scalp. In this study they successfully used aloe vera to treat scalp inflammation. (3)
Aloe vera can also help with stripping off extra sebum from hair follicles without hurting the hair. (4)
Aloe contains several vitamins (A, C, E, B12 and folic acid) that manage to turn the cell into promoting healthy cell growth and keep the hair from falling out.
Using aloe vera is a great way to get hair that looks healthier, shinier, and softer.
Aloe vera also has cooling properties and it might help repair hair from sun exposure. Its ability to increase blood circulation might promote hair growth.
How to make natural hair and face wash
Start with making a violet leaves and flowers infusion.
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over ½ cup of dried violet leaves, cover it and allow the brew to steep at least for 1 hour. Strain the liquid.
Using sharp knife cut one fresh aloe vera leaf. Remove the spine edges on both sides, remove both top and bottom layer off and remove the transparent gel. Wash out any yellow liquid as it is latex that is toxic.
Using a blender, blend the gel till homogenous.
Mix liquid aloe vera gel with violet infusion and apple cider vinegar.
Add essential oil of your choice, I used this lavender essential oil
Pour the mixture into a sterilized spray bottle and keep it in the cold and dry place. Use it within 1 month.
How to use this DIY face and hair wash on your skin
This facial wash moisturizes, protects and refreshes the skin and can be applied to the skin in different ways:
cleanser for face
Use it as a face wash to cleanse the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. To apply use cotton or spray directly on your face. Alternatively apply some gauze that you infuse in toner and place it on your face for several minutes.
face wash for acne
This facial wash contains several ingredients that are effective against acne, helps unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. You can either use it directly on the spots or as a face wash.
cooling antioxidant mist
Aloe vera possesses cooling properties, if you add peppermint essential oil you can use it as a cooling antioxidant mist on your face. It will cool you down during hot summer days if kept in the fridge.
make soothing bath
Add a few tablespoons to your bath to soothe your sunburned skin
Apply this wash on the skin after shaving to prevent unpleasant razor bumps
to strengthen nails
Use this wash to strengthen your nails by soaking your fingers for a few minutes, push the cuticles down and if you repeat several times it should help your nails grow stronger
natural hair rinser
Use it as a hair rinser - spray and coat your hair and scalp well. Use your finger to distribute the toner evenly and allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Rinse your scalp and hair well with cold water.
SPF hair mist
With small adjustments create homemade SPF hair mist - While we are very couscous and protect our skin against the sun with sunscreen, we very often tend to neglect our hair. Hair can be easily damaged by sun exposure here is an easy way to fix. Mix 1 cup of this toner with 20 drops of grapeseed oil that has natural SPF apply over your hair.
How to preserve natural face and hair wash?
Since ACV acts as a natural preservative no need to add additional preservatives to keep the mixture safe from microbes. Keep it refrigerated and it lasts up to 1 months. If you use store-bought aloe vera gel the mixture can last up to 6 months.