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What Vinegar Has to Do With Cosmetics
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I've never had vinegar work as a hair rinse, it leaves my hair like straw. Ditto for a few of my friends.
September 16, 2018 at 5:37 PM
Hi Lisa! I use vinegar to rinse my hair and it makes them soft and shiny. There's the Queen of Hungary's Water too and I found a formula I want to prepare and probably adapt. Maybe it could be a good ingredient for a toner.
September 16, 2018 at 7:07 PM
Hi NaturalBathandBeauty - oh interesting! Thanks for sharing this. I don’t believe I’ve heard anyone say it didn’t work for them. I now have a zillion questions and am wondering about your hair type and cleansing routine. If you are willing I’d live to hear a bit more in detail about how you tried it.
Hi Ilhem - I am going to have to check out Queen of Hungary’s water! Thanks for the inspiration!
September 16, 2018 at 10:35 PM
You thrill me, woman! :D
Vinegar and hibiscus! This is toooo interesting can't wait to see what's coming!
I have used vinegar on my hair as well as on my daughter's. I have the SADDEST history of hair (and SADDEST present too) but vinegar worked nicely for me. Makes me wonder why i didn't continue :o
September 29, 2018 at 12:08 AM
Hi Wish - Vinegar is really a multipurpose ingredient for cosmetics - more so than one might imagine.- Stick around, there are a few fun uses of vinegar in cosmetics coming up! :)
October 1, 2018 at 1:27 PM
Sarah J. Sequins said…
For the commentator whose hair is dry after using vinegar... this happened to me at first! It was because I was using vinegar straight and not diluting it with water.
Now that I worked that kink out for myself, I've been using vinegar to clean my hair for almost a year. I like to mix essential oils with it, and I also like combining it with things like hibiscus, horsetail/shave grass, aloe powder, slippery elm, and marshmallow root. And sometimes, honey or glycerin. It makes my hair clean and shiny, but one thing it doesn't do... is encourage the ringlets. But I'm working on an emulsion of coconut oil and e-waxes that I can dissolve, a little at a time, into my rinses at the time of use for just a little more moisture.
December 12, 2018 at 8:11 AM
Hi Sarah - Thanks for sharing this. Forgetting to dilute the vinegar could indeed be a mistake some people make. Your blend of herbs and vinegar sounds lovely! I hope you achieve your perfect blend with the conditioning project. It sounds like it could be a winner.
December 12, 2018 at 11:10 AM
Vinegar infusions intreague me. I’ve made a blueberry and a pomegranate coconut vinegar infusion. I want to use them in May lotion formula and adjusting the pH in the end. Have you tried replacing all the water in a lotion with a vinegar infusion? Can that be done? With the emulsifier still emulsify? It’s not water and it wouldn’t need a preservative, right?? Any thoughts on that?
February 6, 2019 at 7:32 PM
Hi Febe - You ask great questions! I have not used entirely vinegar as the water phase of an emulsion so that one just made my 'to do' list. You would in all likelihood still need a preservative if you did that because vinegar has water content, but you could always try and make a small experimental batch for observation and testing to see how it behaves. :)
February 8, 2019 at 11:18 AM
That video was killer, thank you so much for sharing. I had a basic question in making herb infused vinegar.If I want to infuse dried nettle in vinegar, should i be leaving it sunlight for infusion like infusing herbs in oil.
May 20, 2019 at 8:42 AM
Hi twisttoskin - I have never used any heat with my vinegar infusions (but have admittedly had a few standing in a sunny room) so your question is a good one! I normally leave at normal room temp and more often than not my vinegar infusions take place in a cupboard. Hope this helps!
May 20, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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