Nettles grow wild in Scottish Highland woods. Spring is the time to collect the tender tops before they flower. They can then be dried for later use, or make fresh oil or vinegar infusions, tinctures, hair tonics, herbal drinks, etc. Nettles have been used for centuries in medicines, skin care and teas, and they’re also one of the most nutrient-rich edible wild greens available (like spinach). Nettle extract has been used to treat arthritis, anaemia, hay fever, kidney problems, and pain.
Nettle is used in hair shampoo to control dandruff, and is said to make hair more glossy; which is why some farmers include a handful of nettles with cattle feed. We combine extracts of Rosemary and Nettle in our shampoo formulas to promote strong hair and a healthy scalp.