Making your own body care products

Recipe: Juniper hair and scalp tonic

Making your own hair tonic is an effective, cheap, non-toxic and much less wasteful as there is no need to throw out a plastic container every couple of months. Try this great alternative!



Blend the following essential oils with 45 ml (3 tablespoons) olive oil or sweet almond oil
10 drops juniper
8 drops rosemary
7 drops cedarwood


  • Massage into the scalp and hair before washing
  • Wrap hair in a warm, clean towel and leave for at least 2 hours
  • Wash with a natural shampoo, taking care to remove all the oil before rinsing

Massage helps to stimulate circulation to the scalp, promoting scalp health, while the tonic moisturizes the hair and scalp.

All ingredients available in-store.


Vanessa Winter

BHSc (CompMed), BEd, Adv.Dip.Herb.Med., Adv.Dip.Nat.

Trained at South Pacific College of Natural Therapies in 2000, Vanessa brings over 15 years natural health care experience to our store. She was appointed manager in 2012 and is the co-founder of Advanced Naturopathics, a Christchurch naturopathic clinic.

A former teacher, Vanessa is a registered Naturopath, Medical herbalist and a Bioresonance practitioner.
Vanessa Winter

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