A Karesuando home remedy

This is one of the home remedies that we learnt about while in Karesuando.  It is a hair tonic and shampoo made from Birch leaves and when used regularly, it treats scalp conditions, promotes hair-growth and generally conditions the hair.

It is very easy to make.
You collect Birch leaves in August in Karesuando (so maybe during September in the UK) put them in a jar with an air-tight top.

You then add warm (NOT HOT) water and leave to cool for about 8 hours, shaking periodically.  After 8 hours you remove the leaves and it’s finished.

You only require a small amount in your hand when you wash your hair, but it does not lather!!


5 thoughts on “A Karesuando home remedy

  1. Wow! This is great! Really like to try it. But living in the Netherlands, I think I have to wait for one more month, too…

    • Hi Cammie,

      They need to be taken when they are green, but close to the time when they will begin to change colour. I have no idea why!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! I made a vat of it yesterday. Probably I waited too long, as my leaves were starting to turn gold.

    • Our Birch leaves are falling from the trees now so we will have to wait until next year to make more.

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