INCI (Equisetum arvense). Also called shavegrass. Horsetail got its name from the appearance of the plant; it branches out and is fuzzy like a horsetail. Horsetail contains the following nutrients for the skin: Vitamin C, antioxidants, silica, potassium salts, and a small amount of nicotine. Horsetail has styptic (stops bleeding) properties. Horsetail is used in haircare, nailcare, and skincare products. Horsetail is used for weak and brittle nails. Horsetail contains levels of silica. The silica in horsetail is helpful in shampoo and conditioner formulations because it promotes hair growth, helps reduce hairloss, and helps prevent dandruff.
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Uses in Cosmetics, Soap, Ect.:
1. Horsetail can be added to bath tea recipes.
2. Horsetail can be infused in oil and added to lip balm recipes.
3. Horsetail can be ground and added to facial masks.
4. Horsetail can be infused and added to lotion, cream, and ointment recipes.
5. Horsetail can be ground or infused in oils and added to soap.
6. Horsetail can be infused and added to hair conditioner to promote hair growth, reduce hairloss, and to prevent dandruff.
7. Horsetail can be added to bath bomb recipes.
8. Horsetail can be infused in massage oils.
9. Horsetail can be used in facial toner recipes.
10. Horsetail can be used in products that promote healthy nails.
11. Horsetail can be infused and used in aftershave recipes to stop bleeding after shaving, and to soothe the skin.
12. Horsetail can be ground and used in scrubs.
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