Lavender Mud Hair and Scalp Cleanser - our rare, radical completely natural, effective shampoo based on clay (4 oz aluminum bottle)

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clay, organic herbal extracts, organic aloe vera gel, organic essential oils

A radically natural solution for a happy scalp and healthy, glossy hair with incredible volume. No lab-created chemical surfactants that foam - the full ingredients list is clay, a handmade organic mixed herbal extract, organic aloe vera, and organic essential oils - that's it!

Clays have been used to wash the skin and hair for centuries. Nettle and horsetail are traditional nourishing tonic herbs for strong, healthy hair. Aloe vera, cedarwood, and lavender cool and tone the scalp.

This is 'no poo' done right, gentle, delightful to use, and kind to an irritated scalp. Because it doesn't strip your hair of oils, which leads to subsequent oil overproduction, you may find you need to wash your hair less often! Leaves nothing on your hair, so hair has more body, bounce, and volume, and brings out curl for those with curly and wavy hair.


Directions: Shake bottle until the contents sound milkshake-thick. Wet hair and scalp, and pour a small amount of this slippery-textured Mud into your hand, massage into scalp in sections, and rinse (no need to apply to the hair itself). Rinses out easily and leaves hair slippery and easy to comb, as though it's been shampooed and then conditioned! The cleanser will not foam or leave hair “squeaky clean” and overstripped like conventional detergents – but it will leave your scalp clean, exfoliated, and refreshed and your hair voluminous! Follow with an optional diluted vinegar rinse (1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to 1 cup water - I like to add a few drops of essential oil to my bottle of acv first) for extra shine and slip, and rinse out. You truly do not need conditioner when using the Mud! The Cedar Shea Hair Texturizer makes a terrific complement to the Mud if you need smoothing and moisturizing, particularly on the ends of your hair (where everyone needs conditioning most): http://www.etsy.com/listing/53240643/cedar-shea-hair-texturizer-all-natural


4 oz lined aluminum bottle with handmade label and info sheet with full ingredients list. (also available in 8 oz, shown in some of the photos, listed separately: https://www.etsy.com/listing/78952919/lavender-mud-hair-and-scalp-cleanser-a)


Scent: clean, well-rounded lavender and cedarwood, unisex
Texture: milkshake-thick mud, rinses slippery


Ingredients: red clay, water, extract of organic nettle leaf, extract of organic cornflower blossoms, extract of organic horsetail leaf, organic aloe vera gel, and organic essential oils.



HERE'S A SMATTERING OF FEEDBACK:

"I'm very glad I took a chance on this. I wasn't too sure how it would clean my hair since you don't use it on your hair, but just your scalp, but it actually works! My hair is about three feet long, so it's pretty amazing that massaging some red clay into my scalp would actually leave my hair soft, clean and voluminous like advertised. I'm sold!"

"This stuff is miraculous. It cleans my scalp, leaves my hair smelling fresh for days and allows me to totally eliminate ordinary shampoo. I only need to use it once a week, follow with an ACV rinse and voila, awesome hair. Plus it arrived lightning quick with clear instructions and a kind note. You have no idea how thrilled I am, after literally years of trying to go no 'poo while still smelling great, to find this product. <3"

"Smells great. Feels great. Doesn't strip my hair. I don't use this everyday, but I totally love this!"



WANT TO KNOW HOW THE MUD CAME TO BE?

My hair is what got me into making my own products. After I fell ill with fibromyalgia, the synthetic fragrances and other chemicals in the conventional shampoo, conditioner, and glossing serum I'd been using made me feel awful. Over and over again I tried to make the switch to "natural" brands (whose ingredients didn't seem all that natural to me...) but they left my hair looking and feeling worse. Frustrated, I'd go back to my conventional haircare and would suffer through the cloud of chemicals around my head all day.

I decided I wanted to figure out how to make the conventional haircare products I'd been using, but without the "crap" that was giving me trouble -- and just like that my curiosity and passion were ignited, and before long Priya Means Love was born. Right away I realized that the synthetic fragrances in my conventional haircare were just the tip of the iceberg, that there were lots of ingredients I didn't want anything to do with. Why not try to make haircare and bodycare like I'd make food, relying on real, wholesome beautiful ingredients instead of chemically manipulated ones, even if they're supposedly "better" than the worst of the worst ingredients? The search for a clean, effective, all-natural way to care for my hair led me down the "no poo" path. I tried so many ingredients and methods (and had weird hair to prove it!) before I landed on the Mud. I've used only the Mud over the past few years, and I haven't looked back, and my hair is glossier, more voluminous, with better curl and bounce -- and, frankly, my hair is much less of a pain than when I was using my old conventional stuff! And in the process of solving my own personal haircare problem, I learned so much about ingredients and formulating that before long I'd developed the beginnings of a line of all sorts of truly all-natural bodycare, from cream to deodorant to hair product.
A radically natural solution for a happy scalp and healthy, glossy hair with incredible volume. No lab-created chemical surfactants that foam - the full ingredients list is clay, a handmade organic mixed herbal extract, organic aloe vera, and organic essential oils - that's it!

Clays have been used to wash the skin and hair for centuries. Nettle and horsetail are traditional nourishing tonic herbs for strong, healthy hair. Aloe vera, cedarwood, and lavender cool and tone the scalp.

This is 'no poo' done right, gentle, delightful to use, and kind to an irritated scalp. Because it doesn't strip your hair of oils, which leads to subsequent oil overproduction, you may find you need to wash your hair less often! Leaves nothing on your hair, so hair has more body, bounce, and volume, and brings out curl for those with curly and wavy hair.


Directions: Shake bottle until the contents sound milkshake-thick. Wet hair and scalp, and pour a small amount of this slippery-textured Mud into your hand, massage into scalp in sections, and rinse (no need to apply to the hair itself). Rinses out easily and leaves hair slippery and easy to comb, as though it's been shampooed and then conditioned! The cleanser will not foam or leave hair “squeaky clean” and overstripped like conventional detergents – but it will leave your scalp clean, exfoliated, and refreshed and your hair voluminous! Follow with an optional diluted vinegar rinse (1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to 1 cup water - I like to add a few drops of essential oil to my bottle of acv first) for extra shine and slip, and rinse out. You truly do not need conditioner when using the Mud! The Cedar Shea Hair Texturizer makes a terrific complement to the Mud if you need smoothing and moisturizing, particularly on the ends of your hair (where everyone needs conditioning most): http://www.etsy.com/listing/53240643/cedar-shea-hair-texturizer-all-natural


4 oz lined aluminum bottle with handmade label and info sheet with full ingredients list. (also available in 8 oz, shown in some of the photos, listed separately: https://www.etsy.com/listing/78952919/lavender-mud-hair-and-scalp-cleanser-a)


Scent: clean, well-rounded lavender and cedarwood, unisex
Texture: milkshake-thick mud, rinses slippery


Ingredients: red clay, water, extract of organic nettle leaf, extract of organic cornflower blossoms, extract of organic horsetail leaf, organic aloe vera gel, and organic essential oils.



HERE'S A SMATTERING OF FEEDBACK:

"I'm very glad I took a chance on this. I wasn't too sure how it would clean my hair since you don't use it on your hair, but just your scalp, but it actually works! My hair is about three feet long, so it's pretty amazing that massaging some red clay into my scalp would actually leave my hair soft, clean and voluminous like advertised. I'm sold!"

"This stuff is miraculous. It cleans my scalp, leaves my hair smelling fresh for days and allows me to totally eliminate ordinary shampoo. I only need to use it once a week, follow with an ACV rinse and voila, awesome hair. Plus it arrived lightning quick with clear instructions and a kind note. You have no idea how thrilled I am, after literally years of trying to go no 'poo while still smelling great, to find this product. <3"

"Smells great. Feels great. Doesn't strip my hair. I don't use this everyday, but I totally love this!"



WANT TO KNOW HOW THE MUD CAME TO BE?

My hair is what got me into making my own products. After I fell ill with fibromyalgia, the synthetic fragrances and other chemicals in the conventional shampoo, conditioner, and glossing serum I'd been using made me feel awful. Over and over again I tried to make the switch to "natural" brands (whose ingredients didn't seem all that natural to me...) but they left my hair looking and feeling worse. Frustrated, I'd go back to my conventional haircare and would suffer through the cloud of chemicals around my head all day.

I decided I wanted to figure out how to make the conventional haircare products I'd been using, but without the "crap" that was giving me trouble -- and just like that my curiosity and passion were ignited, and before long Priya Means Love was born. Right away I realized that the synthetic fragrances in my conventional haircare were just the tip of the iceberg, that there were lots of ingredients I didn't want anything to do with. Why not try to make haircare and bodycare like I'd make food, relying on real, wholesome beautiful ingredients instead of chemically manipulated ones, even if they're supposedly "better" than the worst of the worst ingredients? The search for a clean, effective, all-natural way to care for my hair led me down the "no poo" path. I tried so many ingredients and methods (and had weird hair to prove it!) before I landed on the Mud. I've used only the Mud over the past few years, and I haven't looked back, and my hair is glossier, more voluminous, with better curl and bounce -- and, frankly, my hair is much less of a pain than when I was using my old conventional stuff! And in the process of solving my own personal haircare problem, I learned so much about ingredients and formulating that before long I'd developed the beginnings of a line of all sorts of truly all-natural bodycare, from cream to deodorant to hair product.

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Meet PriyaMeansLove

Priya Narasimhan

Priya Narasimhan

Baltimore, Maryland

No, never -- this is very important to me. My passion, which became my business, stems from my reverence for natural, minimally processed beautiful materials, and from my own profound chemical sensitivities -- so you can be sure that my none of my products will ever contain these sorts of materials. My products are truly, radically all natural.
That's a tough question to answer in a short space. But, in essence: there's no standard definition for what "all natural" means in the bodycare and cosmetic world.* Different people have different definitions, and I often see products labeled "all natural" that contain dubious ingredients.

What I mean by radically all natural is that every single ingredient I use would fit anyone's notion of what it is to be natural. My products are made from simple, elemental, minimally processed ingredients like herbs, clays, essential oils, oils, and beeswax. Good, clean food, basically!

*In fact "all natural" isn't a regulated term, and any company can call their products natural, even if they contain synthetic fragrances, preservatives, etc.!
Quite a while! Typically 1-3 years. I formulate my products to be enjoyed over time, and each product is labeled with its batch number and with an "enjoy by" date. The shelf life depends on the particular oils in the product -- just as you wouldn't cook with olive oil that's a few years old, so also will the natural oils in bodycare go rancid over time. If you get to the end of the stated shelf life and your product still feels and smell fresh (no gumminess to a balm, no whiff of old oil), feel free to keep using it! I am pretty conservative when stating shelf life, so products typically last months longer than indicated.
Away from sunlight and at consistent room temperature is ideal -- your medicine cabinet or a shady dresser top is perfect. No need to store in the fridge. Think of it like how you'd store dried herbs -- sunlight steals the mojo of these products, and heat can dull the aromatics over time. And repeated fluctuations from very warm to very cold can change the texture of body butters and creams,

A few places to *avoid* storing your goodies: in a car (big temperature swings!), on top of a radiator, on a sunny windowsill.

Because my products are made from natural oils, butters, and waxes, they may become softer in very hot weather or harder in cold weather. These texture variations are normal and won't affect the performance of the product.
My products are rich in botanicals, which speak to our bodies in complex, profound ways. But with plants, allergies are always a possibility. Please read ingredients lists, know your own allergies, and ask questions; when in doubt consult your doctor and/or do a patch test. All the descriptions of my products and ingredients are for educational purposes only.
My products are cruelty free and always will be. I am personally against animal testing, and I will never test my products on animals. To be cruelty-free, a company's ingredients must not be tested on animals either. Part of the reason I use simple, natural ingredients with a long history of human use is that they sidestep the supposed "need" for animal testing, because they're already known to be safe.

My products are all vegetarian (like me!), and many are naturally vegan. The only non-vegan ingredients I use are beeswax from local farmers who use good bee-friendly practices, natural lanolin (extracted from sheared sheep's wool), and powdered milk. Many of my products can be made vegan on request -- feel free to convo me!
I try to avoid bringing more packaging into this world! Most of my glass packaging can be returned to me for a refund of $1 per piece. Unfortunately I'm unable to cover shipping expenses, so I recommend saving up a handful of containers before mailing your glass packaging back to me. Convo me for my shipping address; when I receive your packaging, I'll issue you a refund on a previous order or via PayPal.

I often vend at markets in the Baltimore/DC/Philadelphia area -- if you live in the area, you're welcome to return packaging to me in person!
Quite possibly! Feel free to email me to ask -- you never know!
You can find me at MARKETS in the Baltimore/DC/Philadelphia area -- find my market schedule here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/priyameanslove#local

STOCKISTS -- each carries a different selection of my products, so call ahead if you're looking for a specific product! Here's a partial list:
BALTIMORE area: Hunting Ground, Artifact Coffee, Vita, Rooster & Hen Store, Trohv
DC area: Botanologica, Stitch & Rivet
PHILADELPHIA: Moon + Arrow
NYC: Remedies Herb Shop
Long Island: Codfish Cowboy

WHOLESALE INQUIRIES: Have a beautiful shop where my organic products would fit in? Please contact me at priyameanslove at gmail, or find me on Etsy Wholesale!
All of my products are handmade from scratch by me! I formulate and handmake everything in my Baltimore workshop, using only radically all natural, minimally processed ingredients, most of which are organic or wildharvested. I aim to make my products as from-scratch as possible, starting with herbs, some of which I grow, wildharvest, or source from a nearby farm. My workshop is always brimming with herbs infusing in oils and tinctures brewing, raw materials that will end up in my Deep Radiance Face Cream, Balsam Fir Deodorant, Lavender Mud shampoo -- you name it!

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