If you want to use nettles in any way I recommend to leave the beatten track (keeping the numerous dogs in mind…). Try to find a forlorn spot and only pick the very top part of this prickly synantrophe plant – best with garden gloves.
It’s not only a wonderful (and healthy) replacement for spinach but also good for skin and hair.
This due to it’s high content in silica; additionally to the flavonoids and tanning agents which have an astringent effect on our skin.
The high percentage of nettles in this recipe makes this soap look exactly the same as the showering soap “green” (which also contains a lot of dried and powdered nettles).
Not everybody get’s the hang on hair soap.
Sometimes it takes a bit of patience and endurance.
Washing your hair with soap is a tiny bit different than using normal shampoo.
It takes the scalp approx. two weeks to renew itself – and that’s about the time it takes to get the hang on washing your hair with natural soap.
What makes this hair soap additionally attractive is, that the recipe contains citric acid, so that no additional sour rinse is needed – in order to achieve shiny, glossy and untangled hair.
Oily hair: is the result of tallow glands overdoing the sebum production.
Often this is triggered and boosted by frequent hair washing.
By increasing the intervals between hair washings and NOT using a cleaning agent for oily hair helps a lot.
Dandruff: in most cases this is an indicator for dry scalp.
In other words: the scalp needs moisture and oil.
Most dandruff shampoos contain silicone or similar substances. These have been put into the recipe simply to keep the dandruff where it is: on the scalp. BUT the dandruff as such is still there and so is the dryness of the scalp.
In short: the cause for the dandruff is not tackled by dandruff shampoos.
Weaning off dandruff shampoos immediately leads to dandruff again.
If you want to get rid of dandruff on the long run, your scalp needs more moisture and oil.
Type of hair/scalp
Depleted & dry / hair
Compostable, untreated paper
Minimum 95 g
9 to 10 (alkaline)
Perhaps your would rather use a liquid version of this hair soap ?
Then my so-called “liquid” version of this Mödeli could be of interest to you: click
Fit for travel ?
Because I don’t use palm oil in my soap it tends to be a wee softer than others.
Therefore I have categorized my soaps from 1 (hard) to 5 (very soft).
Traveling in a soap box they tend to soften anyways as they most often have little time to dry properly.
This soap I classify as 1.