Scalp Tonic-New Formulation!
with Cayenne Pepper & Mustard Greens Extracts
2 Fl. Oz. (60 ml) in amber glass bottle--one bottle is a one month supply for ALL hair types
Good News! In this new 3rd Formulation, We've Now added Ginseng to our Scalp Tonic.
Taken internally, ginseng helps manage stress, thanks to its adaptogenic properties. Less known, but no less important: ginseng's fame for hair regrowth. Ginseng feeds and restores the structure of weakened or damaged hair, improves scalp circulation, nourishes hair follicles, promotes hair growth, and prevents hair loss. Cosmetically, it lends hair elasticity and silkiness.
Medical studies have shown that Panax ginseng, applied topically, stimulates hair growth and helps counter alopecia. One of Ginseng’s active components—Ginsenoside Ro-has been found in a Japanese medical study to help fight androgenetic alopecia.
Applying ginseng root extract to the scalp helps hair follicles recover, resulting in increased depth and width of follicles, and causes a rise, within follicles, of the hair growth factor gene of VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor). For these reasons, ginseng root extract has been added to our Scalp Tonic to help produce thicker, healthier, more dense hair.
Three Exciting New Components We Added to the Scalp Tonic in our 2nd Formulation:
Apple Stem Cell Extract…Not the same thing as human or animal stem cells, and not just any apple will do. These are derived from apples of the Uttwiler Spatlauber variety, known for their especially long-living tissue stem cells. Researchers wanted to see what would be the effect on the skin of the extract of such long-living stem cells. One reason for thinning hair and hair loss is senescence—the natural process where every cell eventually stops dividing. Studies indicate signs of decreased senescence in hair follicles—cells actually living longer—when the scalp is treated with this apple stem cell extract.
The McIntosh or Delicious apples you’ll find in your supermarket or even your health food store won’t deliver the right stuff. They’ve been bred for flavour and sweetness. But the Uttwiler Spatlauber, developed in 18th century Germany delivers remarkable longevity. Contrast apples which last for days or a couple of weeks, with the months-long shelf life of the Uttwiler. There are still some groves of the Uttwiler in Switzerland, and it’s from these that grew the modern Uttwilers we use to garner our extract of these extraordinarily long-living, all-natural plant tissues. There’s definitely something going on there…and we’ve captured it!
Rooibos…The rooibos tea plant grows only in the Cederberg mountains of South Africa. Why have we gone to the ends of the earth to include the Rooibos in our new formula? Because of its amazing antioxidant properties. Containing 37 distinct antioxidant substances, and rich in minerals, this remarkable plant has become popular throughout the world. A recent study has demonstrated marked improvement in hair quality and thickness as well as hair regrowth when applied topically to skin and hair.
Olive Leaf Extract…Studies have revealed that the extract of the olive leaf creates an important soothing effect which aids in preventing hair damage. This ingredient plays an important role in protecting hair structure, with a potent conditioning and restructuring effect. Scroll down for a full list and explanation of the ingredients of our Scalp Tonic!
Hair grows from cells at the base of the hair follicle. Hair follicles continuously cycle through growth, rest, and re-growth phases. In people experiencing hair loss, however, follicles have ceased to cycle naturally, with increasing numbers of abnormal follicles entering longer resting phases and producing only tiny invisible hairs. We've gone a long way to acquire these extraordinary ingredients. And we believe our new Tonic will go a long way to help you!
Why do we Need a Scalp Tonic?
Hair - its quality, fullness, luster and health - is one of prime markers of youthfulness or lack of it. The rate of aging rises exponentially after age 40. As we approach 50, and then pass that milestone, Mr. Aging starts knocking. He knocks on our head - our hair, to be more precise. Hair loss around the temples and a receding hairline belie our age like nothing else.
Switching to raw foods is another reason you need to take care of your scalp daily. Every time you change your diet, your hair will change. The raw food diet does work miracles, as most of you already know. It can alleviate or eliminate various health problems, and can make you fit and beautiful. But switching to 100 percent raw, may at first cause temporary hair loss as the body cleanses itself of old toxins and builds stronger healthier follicles. You will have the best hair possible once your body is free of all toxins. But to get to this kind of hair, you will have to wait until all the hair you had grown while on your cooked food diet has been replaced. It s during this period when your hair is changing is when your scalp needs extra stimulation to speed new hair growth.
Scalp Tonics: Tinctures vs. Oils
When I asked my mom to research Russian sources for scalp treatments, she sent me several recipes - homemade hair treatments. The most popular were solutions based on vodka, tinctures of red pepper, nettles St. John's Wort, suspended in a vodka solution. I never drink alcohol. So I wrinkled my nose at the very idea. After doing my research, I discovered that in many cultures, Mexican and Russian among these, scalp solutions based on vodka have been the most popular for centuries.
Here is one example: Tincture of Nettles
Add a teaspoon of nettles and a teaspoon of rosemary to a glass of vodka. Store in a warm, dark place in a dark glass bottle. Stir several times per day. In two weeks your tincture will be ready. Filter the liquid through gauze, pour into a small bottle, and close with a stopper. Twice a week, apply at night, using an old, soft toothbrush moistened with this tincture, then massage the scalp.
Admittedly, this tonic takes quite a bit of time and work to prepare. But there is another issue to consider. Alcohol causes dryness. That's the reason the recipe calls for using the tonic only twice per week.
I wanted to develop a scalp tonic that I could use every day. For that reason, I wanted it to contain a beneficial hair growth-stimulating oil. I was faced with the dilemma of finding the best possible combination: the right balance of oil to counteract the alcohol's dryness yet avoid oiliness, thereby allowing you to use the treatment twice or even three times a day if you wish, without the necessity of washing your hair after each application. Jojoba oil became my choice.
I thought long and hard before including alcohol. Since I was the one deciding on the final formula, I could have used any ingredient in my scalp tonic. For a time, I was trying to find something suitable other than alcohol, just to save me from having to explain my seeming diversion from my “no alcohol” rule. But whatever I used, it had to work great since my face and hair were going on the box cover.
I've tried various solutions over the years, and essential oils (in combinations or by themselves) as a scalp treatment just didn't work so well. Plus they would sit on my bathroom counter for months, even years without being completely used up. Oil scalp treatments are just too involved for my busy schedule. You can't go out, and you can't go to bed right after the application. You always have to wash your hair after the procedure. Since you have to dedicate up to half a day or at least a couple of hours to oil scalp treatments, most people simply do not use them often enough to make a difference. But even the time consuming aspect would not stop me from using only oils in my scalp formula.
But I had to admit that scalp treatments based on vodka (alcohol) were several times more effective than oil only scalp solutions because alcohol can deliver invigorating nutrients directly into your scalp better than any other product I've found. The active ingredients are all natural: Cayenne pepper, mustard greens, sage, lemon, stinging nettle, jojoba oil, and aloe vera.
But after developing this new formula, I tested it on myself, my family members and everyone who would volunteer. I use it every day, and I'm extremely happy with the results. We all noticed new hair growth at the forehead and temples area after 30 to 40 days. One of the many elated comments from others was: "When I run my fingers through my hair, I can feel a fullness that had began to elude me in recent years."
Skin vs. Scalp Exfoliation
Exfoliation is extremely important for your skin and scalp. Your scalp comprises five layers of skin and connective tissue, with an abundance of capillaries and blood vessels running through them to supply your hair with the nutrients it needs to grow and remain strong and healthy. The scalp is rich in sebaceous glands which secrete an oily substance - sebum - which surrounds the hair follicles, giving them moisture and protection.
As we age, scalp cells tend to thicken, compromising hair follicles, leading to thinning. Hair products containing DHT (dihydrotestosterone) can create a buildup on the scalp, clogging follicles and interfering with hair growth. DHT buildup constricts the blood supply, oxygen and nutrient uptake, causing the follicles and hair shafts to die. This buildup on the scalp and around hair follicles needs to be removed by regular exfoliation.
Facial and body skin are easily exfoliated by the regular use of a dry skin brush, but not so for the well-protected scalp. For facial exfoliation, I recommend a dry brush. For scalp exfoliation, your next best choice are natural fruit acids. There are five main types of fruit acids, the most well known are glycolic and lactic acids, followed by malic acid, citric acid and tartaric acid. The most effective combination available has been included in the new scalp tonic for the best exfoliating effect. Fruit acids effectively ‘unglue’ stuck-on dead skin cells, allowing new cells to come to the surface. They also reduce dry skin and flakiness.
To Grow Beautiful Hair: Care for the Scalp and Feed the Roots
The scalp is slightly different from the skin on the rest of your body, but requires care and upkeep just the same. The blood vessels in the scalp come from three different regions. Scalp follicles are created for long hair, as opposed to the short body hairs found on the rest of the skin. The abundance of capillaries and blood vessels in the scalp make it extra important to have good circulation in this area to provide our hair with the nutrients it needs to grow and remain strong and healthy.
Hair thins and loses luster or becomes thin due to many factors - less than adequate nutrition, stress, poor circulation, and environmental factors. Due to the scalp’s sensitive nature, imbalances in the body can show up easily as irritation, dandruff, eczema, and unhealthy or thinning hair. The condition of the hair is directly reflected by the condition of the scalp and the bloodstream; both work in tandem to promote hair growth. This is only one reason why the best possible nutrition is so vitally important. Products that provide nutrients, increase circulation and prevent buildup are necessary for optimum results.
Your best looks, your best health, your best hair... at any age! I achieved my best after age 50. My secret: I eat only raw foods and take care of my skin and scalp daily.
So please take a look at my new arrow in our quiver against Mr. Aging - my Your Right to be Beautiful Scalp Tonic with Cayenne Pepper and Mustard Greens Extracts.
· Cleanse your hair follicles and shed unnecessary dead cells from the scalp with organic fruit acids that allow new cells to emerge to the surface.
· Nourish the blood and stimulate circulation with extracts of Cayenne pepper and mustard greens, the most effective circulation stimulants known. By increasing blood flow, they act as catalysts to deliver the beneficial effects of other herbs, and of substances in the blood, to the scalp.
· Strengthen your hair and scalp by promoting tissue regeneration with chamomile and sage extracts with their antioxidant, emollient, and anti-inflammatory properties.
· Moisturizing Jojoba oil also has excellent antimicrobial and fungicidal properties. Invigorating and pleasant scented peppermint oil has analgesic and anesthetic effects.
All our ingredients stimulate circulation and have antiseptic, soothing, and comforting qualities, and most have cell renewing and antioxidant benefits.
Directions for Use: Apply a full dropper directly onto your scalp, avoiding the eyes, face and neck. Gently massage into your scalp for TWO MINUTES with your fingertips, using a gentle rotating motion. Use twice daily for best results! The tonic will work even better if you practice Beauty is as Beauty eats! Learn about beautifying powers of raw foods in my books
How it Works:
When you rub the tonic into your scalp, you will notice a tingling sensation for a few minutes, as the root-stimulating herbs penetrate. After the first application, if a little bit of redness occurs on the scalp, don't be concerned. It will disappear within minutes. Observe your hair. After 30 to 40 days for most people (for a few up to 60 days), you will notice new hair growth. You'll achieve optimal results by using the scalp tonic after using your Violet Ray or the Rolling Bed of Pins.
The difference between neglected skin and skin well cared for is night and day. The same holds true for the scalp. I have twice as much hair volume when I take care of my scalp than when I don't. The key is simple: dedication. I am confident you will see new hair growth, and later a visible improvement in the fullness of your hair!
If after using my tonic daily for at least 30 days, you are not satisfied, return the unused portion to us and send us an email for a prompt refund of the scalp tonic cost. I want everyone to be completely satisfied!
Dear Tonya, thank you for the prompt service. Our hair tonic arrived today. Love the comb and the feel of it on the scalp. My scalp certainly felt stimulated and awakened after using the tonic today. I did not experience any burning just a nice tingling and awakening sensation. Many thanks and take care. - S.
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Thank you for that amazingly fast service. Is it possible to see results after just one use? I swear my hair is already more lustrous and shiny after just one combing with your beautiful floral comb! Thank you for providing such beautiful products to make us all more beautiful. I feel that each and every one of your products is beautiful and well-thought out. I sincerely hope you come out with more soon! - R.
I am in love with the scalp tonic! Not only is it super easy to do, but it feels wonderful and I get a lovely aromatherapy boost all throughout my day. I smell lightly minty and fresh. I really hope the smell comes out even more when I'm sweating during hot yoga, that would be a plus. - K.
I received my scalp tonic yesterday and I only applied it once last night, it gave volume to my hair and I really liked it, it also helps to hold hair in shape (I used to spray in addition as well). A few people today commented that my hair looked good.
Thank you very much for your work! I look forward to your new products, books and photos in future and hope you will come to London one day. - M.
Scalp Tonic Active Ingredients (Panax Ginseng, Apple Stem Cells, Rooibos and Olive Leaf are discussed at the top of the page):
Chamomile extract (Matricaria recutita). From the Greek for ‘earth apple,’ this plant's sweet scent gives it its name. Chamomile is an annual of the daisy family, used widely in cosmetics because it contains an astounding array of beneficial properties, which have been scientifically confirmed. Flavonoids, along with lipophilic compounds, help strengthen and reduce enlarged capillaries, combating redness. Azulene reduces swelling, cleansing pores of impurities. Phenolic derivatives relieve skin congestion and offer antiseptic properties. Chamomile oil contains alpha-bisabolol, which promotes tissue regeneration. These, along with Chamomile's antioxidant, emollient and anti-inflammatory properties, make it one of the most versatile herbal ingredients ever to be used in hair and skin care products.
Salvia (sage) extract (Salvia officinalis). The Latin name Salvia means ‘to heal.’ This Mediterranean evergreen shrub, related to the mint family, has been favored since ancient times for its healing properties. We now know that sage possesses extraordinary anti-aging benefits when used topically, as its extract prevents oxidative stress. Rosmarinic acid, found in sage, has been clinically shown to prevent oxidative damage to cells along with serving as an anti-inflammatory. Sage extract is astringent, with impressive antiseptic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and antiviral qualities. Sage helps fighting acne and eczema, and protects against H2O2 induced DNA damage. Sage extract helps condition your dry scalp, and is popular for topical applications for dermatitis, acne, canker sores and mild inflammation. Sage oil contains thujone, borneol, camphor and cineole, which combine to give it antimicrobial properties. Sage's fresh, camphor-like aroma will invigorate your senses.
Cayenne extract (Capsicum frutescens). Cayenne, made from the dried pods of chili peppers, has been used medicinally across the world for hundreds of years. It is thought to have originated in the French Guiana region known, appropriately, as Cayenne. Cayenne contains capsaicin, the source of its medicinal properties. Usually, the hotter cayenne pepper is, the more capsaicin it contains. Capsaicin helps relieve pain and reduce stickiness of platelets. Medical herbalist Dr. Richard Schultze places cayenne at the top of his list of most essential herbs “because it will make the other 9 work better.” Cayenne pepper is the most effective stimulant of blood circulation there is. It works immediately to increase blood flow, acting as a catalyst to carry the beneficial effects of other herbs and substances in the blood to the area of application. Applied topically, cayenne is often used as a remedy for rheumatic and arthritic pain, due to its counterirritant effect. It also contains an impressive amount of Vitamin C.
Mustard Greens extract (Brassica juncea). The ancient Greeks thought mustard was a gift from Asclepious, the god of healing. Mustard greens actually originate in the Himalayan region. They are one of the most nutritious foods available, high in the antioxidant vitamins E, C and A. Vitamins A and E are lipid-soluble, while Vitamin C is water-soluble. Vitamin C works to break down histamine, the chemical responsible for allergic reactions in the body. Mustard is also valued for its circulation-enhancing benefits, and mustard poultices have long been a popular folk remedy. In Ayurvedic medicine, mustard extract has been used since ancient times to treat alopecia areata (patchy baldness), and is a common element in Ayurvedic practices promoting hair growth.
Peppermint (Mentha × piperita). Peppermint is one of the most popular herbs used today, with a wide range of attractive benefits. It is a hybrid plant, a cross between watermint and spearmint, having ancient origins in Europe. It is high in menthol, which gives a cooling effect on the skin and a refreshing aroma. Mmenthol is appreciated for its calming and soothing properties while at the same time increasing circulation. Peppermint extract relieves skin irritation and itching, due to its analgesic and anesthetic effects. Other therapeutic virtues include antiseptic, astringent, circulatory stimulant and vasoconstrictor properties. Peppermint can be used to combat skin inflammations as well as acne, as long as not in too strong a concentration, which could irritate mucous membranes. Peppermint is believed to help regulate production of oil in the scalp when applied regularly, and its stimulating properties have been likened to getting a scalp massage.
Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium myrtillus). Also known as whortleberry extract, this relative of the cranberry, blueberry, and huckleberry is used as a miscellaneous skin-conditioning agent. It is a natural source of AHA and is an astringent, cooling herb that tones the skin. Bilberry contains large amounts of tannins, which act as an astringent and anti-inflammatory and help stop bleeding. The flavonoids it contains help improve circulation and prevent platelets from clumping together. Laboratory experiments have shown extract of bilberry inhibits enzymes that can cause collagen degradation. The anthocyanosides it contains also strengthen capillaries and aid in forming healthy connective tissue. Bilberry extract serves as a moisturizer and exfoliant, and offers anti-oxidant properties.
Sugar Cane Extract (Saccharum officinarum). A source of lactic acid with the capacity to leave the skin feeling smooth due to its moisturization and mild exfoliation properties. It safely and gently removes damaged, dead and dry skin cells. Glycolic acid from the sugar cane has the smallest molecular structure of all the AHAs, which supposedly allows for deeper skin penetration.
Sugar Maple Extract (Acer saccharum). This extract works as a natural source of AHA, namely glycolic acid. Sugar Maple extract is a keratolytic, which means that when the epidermis produces excess skin, this extract helps remove it, as well as warts and other lesions. It causes the outer layer of the skin to loosen and shed. Keratolytics also work to soften keratin, a major part of our skin, which in turn helps to improve its moisture binding capabilities.
Orange Extract (Citrus aurantium amara). This extract of the fruit of the orange, is a miscellaneous skin-conditioning agent. Used cosmetically, orange oil extract reduces puffiness and wrinkled skin. Both the oil and the peel are used for stimulating circulation, clearing up blemishes, and increasing perspiration, which assists in releasing toxins from skin and scalp. Orange peel is used as a natural exfoliator and provides a fresh, uplifting scent. Orange extract offers both astringent and exfoliating properties. The citric acid in orange extract can help stimulate collagen synthesis. Extract from the skin of oranges has astringent qualities and helps combat skin fragility. It contains d-limonene, sometimes used in industry as a fragrance and also as a solvent.
Lemon Extract (Citrus medica limonum) is refreshing and purifying to the skin. It’s astringent properties help eliminate dead skin cells without disrupting the pH balance or stripping skin of natural oils. It also acts as a mild antiseptic. Lemon extract is beneficial for an oily skin condition. It is a natural purifier, cleanser, astringent, decongestant and tonic and has a refreshing scent. It also helps balance the fluid in the cells.
Purified water, SD-40 alcohol, panthenol (vitamin B5), glycolic acid, matricaria recutita (chamomile) extract, panax ginseng root extract, salvia officinalis (sage) extract, capsicum frutescens (Cayenne pepper) extract, polysorbate 80, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, malus domestica fruit cell culture (apple stem cell) extract, aspalathus linearis (rooibos) extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) extract,vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) extract, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, citrus aurantium amara (orange) extract, brassica juncea (mustard greens) extract, urtica dioica (stinging nettle) extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, methyl nicotinate, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil
SD-40 - Dissolving agent
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose - plant derived thickener
Panthenol -Thickens hair and moisturizes and soothes scalp
Polysorbate 80 - Emulsifier which helps desolve sebum from clogged hair follicles
Glycolic acid, malic acid Alpha Hydroxy acids which exfoliate cells from the scalp speeding up the natural process
Methyl Nicotinate - Vitamin B derivative which warms and increases microcirculation