We found an unusual plant growing in our butterfly garden. My plant ID app identified it as Mullein. After a little research, I found an abundance of uses for it. Mullein is not only known for antiseptic qualities and to treat upper respiratory ailments, but its leaves have been used as wicks for torches and band aids for thousands of years.
Natural Hair Rinse
Start by taking 2 tbsp of fresh mullein and marigold flowers. Or 1 tbsp of dried mullein and marigold.
Once that’s done pour 2 cups of boiling water over the flowers and cover, letting it steep for 1/2 hour.
After the flowers are done steeping, you need to strain flowers out of the hair rinse.
You should be left with a deep yellow liquid.
Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice right before use.
The recipe said the more you use the hair rinse, the deeper the blonde. My hair is brighter, shinier and much easier to manage. It feels amazing after the first
The second treatment, brought more of my natural red out and my hair felt soft and manageable.
Disclaimer this Mullein should not be ingested or applied to any part of your body if you are suffering from Diabetes. It’s known to lessen the effect of medications used in the treatment of diabetes.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and see that some weeds have more going on than you would suspect. I plan on exploring more plants, focusing on their healing abilities and
their other uses and hope to tell you more about them.