DIY Natural Shampoo with the Shampoo Ginger Plant
The best part about the Shampoo Ginger plant is it can be used to make natural shampoo and body wash.
I recently discovered several Shampoo Ginger ( Zingiber zerumbet) plants, also known as Pinecone Ginger, in my yard and I've been jumping for joyever since!
This plant is so much fun to work with, not to mention, the aroma of the cone is amazing!
This perennial plant spreads by rhizomes and is pretty generous in producing colorful red pinecones.
Once I discovered this tidbit of information, I couldn't wait to experiment with some recipes for my hair.
There is magick to be found in every single plant! I've made 4 batches so far and my dreadlocks are super happy!
It's quite simple to make!
DIY NATURAL HERBAL SHAMPOO RECIPE
1 Part Rose Petals
1 Part Calendula Flowers
1-2 tbsp of Grapefruit Powder
1 tbsp of Shampoo Ginger Juice OR Pure Castile Soap
5-7 drops of Essential Oil (your choice)
Here are two essential oils I've used so far with this recipe:
First, prepare your herbal infusion by placing 1 part rose petals, 1 part calendula flowers, 1-2 tbsp of grapefruit powder in a sauce pan with 3/4-1 cup water.
On low heat, allow the mixture to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Strain and place in a clean jar. Allow to cool.
Then, add 1 tbsp of Shampoo Ginger or Pure Castile Soap, along with 5-7 drops of your chosen Essential Oil and stir gently.
Suggestion: You can use this shampoo multiple times, by adding small amounts (1/4 of the bottle) to a squirt or spray bottle and diluting it with water.
I usually get about 5-7 applications from each jar. OR Use as a one time application.
Just see what works best for you! You can also use this mixture in the bath, as a natural body wash.
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