The stems and leaves of young plants are used
Aqua, Ethanol, Urtica dioica
Tinctures are used in combination with other herbs for skin problems
Nettle is cleansing, clarifying and emollient and soothes sensitive skin
Nettle Tincture can have a positive effect on dry, sensitive skin but it needs to be carefully balanced with other materials to protect against the alcohol content.
The Tincture has been used often as an alcohol-based Hair Rinse
It works well for treating dandruff and an oily scalp as it stimulates the blood circulation, reducing the secretion of fat and generally drying out the scalp
Its daily use will incidentally colour the hair a dark, red colour
Which products to use it in
In Skin Care, Nettle Tincture can be used in Compresses and in Creams, Lotions and Gels etc for oily skin conditions
Works well in products for dry and sensitive skin
Hair rinses and hair packs
Water or oil-soluble?
Can I add it to ready-made products?
You can add it to all ready made products, like creams, lotions and shampoos but beware that all of them become thinner when you add an alcohol based product to a product based on emulsifiers, detergents and gels
Recommended Dosage/How to use in products
Deodorant sprays you can use up to 80% as a blend of tinctures
In toners and face spritzers for oily skin use up to 30% as a possible blend of tinctures
Toners for other skin types use up to 20% as a possible blend of tinctures
Remember that Nettle Tincture gives a lot of colour to your products
Combine with Myrrh Tincture, Calendula and Chamomile Infusions
Combine Nettle Tincture with Tea Tree Oil in dandruff products
For oily scalp conditions combine with Nettle Herb in hair rinses