*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. This lusciously aromatic formula, prepared using the classic method, has long been the preferred way to wash hair in Thailand ~ it invigorates and soothes the scalp and hydrates and smooths the locks for a healthy, gorgeous head of hair.
Crafted with only two ingredients, this fresh elixir is 100% locally sourced! Both botanicals were grown on Oahu's North Shore: the Makrut Limes are from Lokoea Farms and the Butterfly Pea Flowers grew nearby at Petal to the Mettle Farm.
Makrut Limes, which smell akin to sweet lime but have a peculiar bumpy skin, have long been 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 works as a great remedy for dandruff. Many classic versions of the shampoo also infuse Butterfly Pea Flower, a brilliant blue-purple bloom that releases a gorgeous indigo color when soaked in water. This Butterfly Pea Flower infusion encourages circulation where applied, helping to strengthen your locks and prevent & reduce hair loss.
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 cover 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 concoction can last up to six months, but I recommend storing in the fridge if you’re using it infrequently. Make sure to fully breathe in that invigorating citrus aroma — as long as it smells just as fresh, Kaffir Cream is still at its best!
Crafted in Mānoa | O'ahu | Hawai'i with love + plants:
*Makrut Limes / Cistus hystrix, Water, *Butterfly Pea Flowers / Clitoria ternatea
*Hawaii Grown Botanicals
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