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Personal Care FAQs

Where can I find supplies for making my own personal care products?

Some suggested sources:

  • Amazon
  • SoapGoods offers an abundance of personal care supplies
  • Mountain Rose Herbs has a wide selection of herbs, oils, rhassoul clay, and more
  • Vitacost offers an excellent variety of products, with one low shipping price for any size order
  • Check your area for organic buying clubs such as Frontier Natural Products Co-op
  • Whole Foods and other health food stores carry organic apple cider vinegar, essential oils, and herbs

Can I use rhassoul clay every day?

There is no buildup with rhassoul clay, and it is effective yet gentle. Use as often as you like.

The rhassoul clay doesn't seem to wash out of my hair. Am I doing something wrong?

Mix in enough water for it to be a creamy consistency. After applying be sure to comb through. Let the clay sit for a few minutes (which is a great chance to use it on your face). Rinse through and comb again. The second combing makes a big difference. For added benefit, rinse with raw apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to restore your hair's normal pH of approximately 5.6.

Expect a cumulative effect with rhassoul clay. The clay is restoring your hair, so it can take a couple of months to receive the full benefit.

Can I mix rhassoul clay ahead of time and store it for future use?

Yes, mix up a batch and store in a glass jar or other airtight container. It can be kept at room temperature.

Do I need to be concerned about our drains when using rhassoul clay?

Rhassoul is a very fine clay and liquefies well. You should have no trouble.

Is rhassoul clay beneficial for African-American hair needs?

The clay comes highly recommended on a number of websites specific to African-Americans. Here is one example.

My kids don’t like the smell of apple cider vinegar. Is there another rinse you can suggest?

If you make the Queen of Hungary Water with extra rose petals and combine with rose water, the smell is lessened. Lemon juice also makes an excellent rinse.

What are your suggestions for a natural hand lotion?

Great question! Check out the new Hand Lotion section in our All-Natural Personal Care article—we've added some suggestions we think you'll enjoy.

How much essential oil should I add to the cream kefir moisturizer? Will I need to refrigerate it?

A few drops of essential oil go a long way. Lavender is a popular choice, but feel free to add whatever you like. The cream kefir should be refrigerated and will keep for several months.

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