DRY SHAMPOO || FAT AND THE MOON
Fat and the Moon admits to having a slight preoccupation with dry shampoos. They are really, really cool. It ain’t great for the health of your hair and scalp to wash your hair every day, dry shampoo absorbs oil and add body so ‘no shower day’ can be ‘awesome hair day’. Yet upon inspection of the dry shampoos out there on the shelf, even the products deeming themselves ‘natural’ are loaded with aluminum. Applying aluminum to your armpits is bad, but to your head- where your brain lives, is just stupid. And breathing aluminum powder in? Faa-get about it. Any powder you are applying that close to your grill should damn well be edible. I’ve been experimenting with just the right proportions of starch to cocoa to clay for months. The cocoa adds a yum smell and adds a little color so your hair doesn’t look dull and powdery, and the starch and clay absorb oil. The light brown color will work with all hair shades. A little lavender essential oil promotes a healthy scalp. Beware, the combination of lavender and chocolate may send you on a expensive chocolate bar binge.
To use, dip a make up brush into the powder and tap off the excess. Part your hair at its oiliest sections and apply the powder using the brush. You may want to wrap a towel around your shoulders as not to get powders on you threads. Once you’ve applied the powder to your satisfaction, turn your head upside down and brush through. Viola! You are now a chocolate crowned goddess/god! 2 oz will last you a long time, even with regular use.
Ingredients: cocoa powder*, arrowroot starch*, kaolin clay, lavender essential oil*
|| ABOUT FAT & THE MOON ||
Continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking a natural alternative to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovative and simple products that are good for the body and the earth. Fat and the Moon started as an alternative to the toxic, mass production body care industry aiming to provide nourishing ingredients and nourishing messages of self love, and self care.
And if you were wondering why 'Fat and the Moon'....
Fat as the first word in the name of my business has gotten me in some interesting discussions. People ask me about the name all the time because they can hardly believe I would use a word that has such negative connotations, especially when it is used within ‘beauty care’.
In part, I use the word ‘fat’ to be provocative; I don’t believe fat is a dirty word. But most of the fat in Fat and the Moon comes from my love of the material- oil is the medium of external herbal medicine. Fat in the form of oil, is the gift of the seed. Fat, both in plants and animals, is where energy is stored. The richness we taste in food, and the suppleness we feel on our skin after a good slather of bath oil, is our bodies recognition of and pleasure in that vital energy. Oil from plants, in and of itself, is medicinal. I feel honored as a medicine maker to indulge in the play of fat and herbs, especially under the influence of the moon.