Urtica dioica and Rosmarinus officinalis
The nettle is rich in iron and vitamins A and C and has been traditionally used to alleviate various skin and scalp conditions. Herbalists believe it stimulates new hair growth and helps prevent hair loss.
The stinging nettle is part of a genus of about 45 plants and it is widespread worldwide. It is known by the small stinging hairs on its leaves and stem - its Latin name Urtica was given to the plant by the Romans from the word urere, to burn
Rosmarinus officinalis is an aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family is native to the Mediterranean region. Its leaves are rich in volatile oils, flavonoids and phenolic acids, which are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. These properties make rosemary particularly useful for irritated skin and scalps.
Vinegars are a combination of various acids including acetic acid. Rice vinegar is made by fermenting rice. Many people throughout history have attributed health benefits to vinegar. They have been used to wash acne skin, improve scalp health and to brighten the complexion. They also alter the pH value of products' formulae and create an inhospitable environment for bacteria.