*This elixir is FRESH ~ it was created in a limited batch and it has a limited shelf life. Please read through the entire description to know if this product is right for you!*
Inspired by a traditional recipe, Citrus Cream is my attempt at a beloved Thai shampoo made with Makrut Limes. The lusciously aromatic formula, prepared using a traditional method, has long been the preferred way to wash hair in Thailand. The creamy formula soothes the scalp and hydrates the locks for a healthy, gorgeous head of hair.
This fresh elixir is 100% locally sourced with Makrut Limes from Lokoea Farms on Oahu's North Shore. Makrut Limes, which smell akin to sweet Lime but have a peculiar bumpy skin, are revered in Thailand for their ability to encourage healthy hair growth. Not only does this citrus leave the hair soft, smooth and shiny, but it stimulates growth and encourages a moisturized, flake-free scalp.
Citrus Cream can be used in a few different ways, depending on your preference. Try it as a rinse in addition to your usual hair care routine, as a substitute for your normal shampoo or conditioner, or to replace both shampoo and conditioner! You can also mix it 1:1 with your regular shampoo to add some suds (since it won’t suds up on its own). I personally have been loving it as the sole product to wash and condition my hair — it feels so invigorating on the scalp, and has been leaving my locks softer than ever.
Start with a quarter size amount, and work through wet hair while bathing; use more as needed to coat all your strands from root to tip. Give your scalp some extra love by really massaging it in with small circular motions. Once your mane feels thoroughly covered, rinse clean and follow up with your favorite post-shower hair care (for me that consists of coconut oil and Tropical Locks). Work it into your regular washing routine, or incorporate once a week to replenish and help remove buildup from products.
This fresh concoction can generally last up to six months or longer but I recommend storing in the fridge if you’re using it infrequently. Keep an eye out for changes in scent or discolored patches. Make sure to fully breathe in that invigorating citrus aroma ~ as long as it smells just as fresh, Citrus Cream is still at its best!
Oahu Grown Makrut Limes / Cistus hystrix & Manoa Water
Available in a 6 oz square glass jar. Please repurpose or recycle your vessel after you've enjoyed every last bit.
Citrus Cream is only available when the local Limes are in season. Enter your email below to be notified when we brew the next batch ~ expected fall of 2020.