Shampoo Ginger Plant: How to Make Natural Shampoo


Written by Feather GardenBelle

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!

Shampoo Ginger Plant: How to Make Natural Shampoo

 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!

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DIY NATURAL HERBAL SHAMPOO RECIPE

Ingredients

Here are two essential oils I've used so far with this recipe:

1. Lavender Essential Oil- helps with dry, itchy, flaky, dandruff type scalp.
2. Rosemary Essential Oil - promotes and nourishes hair growth, maintains natural hair oils.

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Instructions

Shampoo Ginger Plant: How to Make Natural Shampoo

 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.

Here's a DIY Tutorial, from the garden to the kitchen, how to make this shampoo.

 

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7 comments


  • admin

    You’re very welcome! Enjoy!


  • admin

    I would ask your physician to see what he/she says. Thank you very much!!!


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