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All-Purpose Antiseptic Hair Rinse Formula

All-Purpose Antiseptic Hair Rinse Formula

This marvelous formula relies on just three all-natural antifungal and antibacterial ingredients that combine to make a marvelously sweet-smelling and effective dandruff treatment. Some of us use it just because we love the way it smells and because it leaves our hair feeling so soft, bouncy, and shining.


8 ounces organic apple cider
2 ounces bay rum
10 drops essential oil of clove

1. In a pint mason jar with a screw lid, combine all the ingredients and shake thoroughly to blend.

2. Use about 1/4 cup per treatment. Apply to hair immediately after shampooing and allow to remain on the scalp and hair for several minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

3. This formula will keep indefinitely.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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6:53AM PDT on May 9, 2011

Thanks for the article.

3:08AM PDT on Aug 7, 2010

Thanks for the info.

10:03AM PDT on Mar 16, 2010

Thanks !!

10:19PM PDT on Oct 2, 2007

Boil a bunch of neem leaves(Margosa) in a litre of water and when it is warm,apply to the hairs and scalp and leave it for few min and rinse.

12:41PM PDT on May 15, 2007

Is bay rum the bay leaf or bay oil mixed with rum and if so is their a non-alcohol apporach to this?

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