Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Olive Soap Shampoo Bars - Remedy for Dandruff
As discussed in the previous post, for most families in Greece and in other areas of the world, Olive soap was and is the only cleanser needed for a household. It is used to bathe, wash the hair, the laundry, the dishes and anything else that requires cleaning around the house. Olive soap, however, is not only a super efficient powerhouse of a cleaner but its natural beneficial properties are unparalleled. Known to be the mildest soap around, Olive soap can be used by anyone and all skin/hair types can benefit from its gentle moisturizing properties. It is also known to be a mild anti-inflammatory as it calms and soothes the skin, an anti-oxidant as natural olive oil contains Polyphenols and Vitamins A&E, and improves elasticity.
Taking what I learned from the elders and incorporating some other medicinal herbs and oils I decided to spice up the family soap recipe and make it even more beneficial as a shampoo bar. As I have long hair myself now, no more chopped crop for me, I needed to develop something for breakage, dry scalp, dandruff, and something to tone and strengthen the roots of my heavy hair. The following herbs were incorporated with the olive bar adding to its already long list of beneficial properties:
Rosemary - Conditions, stimulates hair growth, strengthens hair root, clarifies the scalp and eliminates dandruff
Bay Leaf - Restores life and shine, stimulates hair growth, promotes scalp health
Sage - Stimulates hair growth, darkens grey hair, restores shine
Cedarwood - Tones the scalp, eliminates dandruff
The results were great for this shampoo bar so we've gone into production and will be posting them up on www.kallisteshop.com soon. Please contact us if you would like to pre-order or have a special order request!