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    The batch I prepare each time is 1 level tsp cut and sifted catnip to 275 ml of boiled water.

    I do not use the full amount on my hair - I keep some aside to use on my skin.

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    Has anyone thought of mixing hibiscus and catnip together for a scalp treatment? Mine has been dried and flaky for several months now, despite me not actually using shampoo on my scalp (only the lengths), and I've read that hibiscus may help. But perhaps catnip and hibiscus together? Anyone up for a try? My catnip pot hasn't put up any shoots for me to try it yet....

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    I have a catnip plant and a catmint plant. They look different, so assume that I should make sure I use catnip?
    Would it make a difference using fresh leaves?

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    I use the catnip for colour as well as conditioning - to get light blonde.

    I use a mix of the leaves and flowers - dried - I have no access to fresh catnip - the flowers have more oils in them than the leaves.

    Hibiscus might be nice to blend - I cannot say how that would work, mixed with catnip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    Nynaeve

    The batch I prepare each time is 1 level tsp cut and sifted catnip to 275 ml of boiled water.

    I do not use the full amount on my hair - I keep some aside to use on my skin.
    Ahh, thanks for that, I thought I remembered you saying that I just didn't when I got in the shower
    Especially since my solution somehow got cold waiting on my shower.
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    I keep mine in the fridge until use - then let it warm up to room temperature before I use it - I never heat it and rarely use it warm - I usually make it in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    I keep mine in the fridge until use - then let it warm up to room temperature before I use it - I never heat it and rarely use it warm - I usually make it in advance.
    Thats what I did. I made it about a week in advance. Then I let it sit out for hours until it was room temp. I took it into a hot shower, but then it was cold by the time I started using it.
    Not a good surprise. haha
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    You should see my typos before I correct them, LOL.

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    I have used catnip that has been older than a week in the fridge but I recommend using it well before that time.

    While I have never had catnip go bad on me - it still has water in the brewed tea and there is always the possibility that it could go "off".

    Just a precaution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    Nynaeve

    I have used catnip that has been older than a week in the fridge but I recommend using it well before that time.

    While I have never had catnip go bad on me - it still has water in the brewed tea and there is always the possibility that it could go "off".

    Just a precaution.
    Kk. Thanks

    Our shower wasn't working for a while, so I had to extend the time it was in the shower, but thanks for the precaution mention, I'll make sure to use it before it stays too long next time.
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