I love to rinse my hair with diluted apple cider vinegar after I’ve shampooed—it helps balance the pH and smooth out my hair. I’m not alone in this; apple cider vinegar rinses are very popular in the natural haircare community. Anyhow, I got to thinking about how awesome the rinses are, and how I could probably make them more awesome with some added essential oils. Plus, Courtney asked me for solutions for greasy hair, so I thought I’d try and lend a hand.


I read up on essential oils that are said to help with greasy hair, and I settled on rosemary and tea tree essential oils. You could also try sage, mint, lemon balm, thyme, parsley, spearmint, cedarwood, burdock, lemon, cypress, ylang-ylang and/or lavender, according to the internet. I just happen to quite like rosemary and tea tree, and I had them on hand.


All you need beyond the essential oils, water, and apple cider vinegar is solubilizer, though even that’s optional (you will just need to do quite a bit of shaking before each use and work quickly).


Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for Greasy Hair

20 drops solubilizer
10 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1½ cups water

Pour the solubilizer and essential oils into the bottom of a 500mL squeeze bottle. Shake to mix together.

Add a bit of water and shake to combine. Top off with the rest of the water and the vinegar, and shake.

To use, pour ~½ cup cup of the rinse over your hair after shampooing. Rinse your hair with water, and continue as usual.

Did you enjoy this post? Take a second to support Humblebee & Me on Patreon!

Want more awesome recipes?

Sign up for the Humblebee & Me newsletter to get more recipes and exclusive email content delivered straight to your inbox!

Thanks so much—you're on the list! Watch for your first email next Monday or Thursday :)

Help support Humblebee & Me

Many of you have asked if there's a way to help support Humblebee & Me, so I signed up for Patreon. If you love what I do, have learned from me, sell anything made from my recipes, and want to see Humblebee & Me continue to grow and expand, I'd be thrilled if you'd consider becoming a patron. It works by making monthly donations—you can donate $3 a month if you'd like—and then I can use that money to continue to expand Humblebee & Me. I'd love to get into producing high quality video content (I've got an empty YouTube channel set up), which is something many readers have requested, and this would help fund that. There's so much I'd love to do, and you can help make it happen :) Learn More

Subscribe to Humblebee & Me!

Like my blog? Subscribe to my newsletter to receive an email every time I post something new (every Monday and Thursday) plus other awesome email-only exclusives!

Thanks so much—you're on the list! Watch for your first email next Monday or Thursday :)

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This