Chestnuts! Maybe they are still there? Maybe you’ve already collected a lot and have a stach in your house for decoration, or for the children to play with? But did you know that you can do a lot more with chestnuts? You can also use chestnuts to wash your hair in a natural and very cheap way! And by this I don’t mean you have to take 2 chestnuts in your hand and rub it over your scalp and hair. No, you have to let the soapnuts soak in water and you can use that water to wash your hair! The same way you wash your hair when you use soap nuts. Just like soap nuts, chestnuts contain saponins. Saponin is a natural cleansing ingredient. And it is definitely a little different from those strongly cleansing, chemically shampoo’s from the store… (So, now you also know what my opinion is about shampoo is..)
Just like all the other no-poo products and recipes, I also recommend this recipe to just give it a try!
- A good blender! Because the chestnuts are hard.
- Chestnuts! The White (wild) horse chestnuts work te best. You can’t eat these, you can eat the sweet chestnuts.
- Approximately 240 ml of hot water.
The water will change into a soapy substance and is immediately ready for use! You can now wash your hair!!
Just wet your hair, divide the soapy water over your scalp and your hair. Let it soak for like 10 minutes and then rinse again!
(Tip: I always like to use a sport bottle to distribute my no-poo mixers that are a little watery)
You can also use this soapy substance to wash your clothes or for personal use in the shower or as a hand soap. Have you ever washed your hair with chestnut soap? Let me know what your experience is.
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