DIY Beauty: Castile Soap Shampoo + Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

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When it comes to green beauty, this combo is pretty much as crunchy as it gets! And, while it’s not exactly my cup of tea – lots of green beauties swear by it + have never looked back!

Castile Soap

Castile soap is a vegetable soap usually made from 100% pure olive oil, that is used to clean everything from you teeth, to your kitchen floor! Just as Eminem. It’s believed to have originated from a region in Spain historically called Castile, hence the name, Castile Soap. If you’re in the market for one, here are a few cult-faves to try…

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps 18-in-1 Pure Castile Liquid Soap

Kiss My Face Peace Soap

Dr. Wood’s Castile Slap

Acure Organics Argan Oil Castile Soap

Vermont Soap Organics

Apple Cider Vinegar

Otherwise known on the street as, ACV. apple cider vinegar is an age-old beauty ritual used for restoring bounce + shine to dull, dreary hair – by balancing the pH. An ACV rinse is also the perfect complimentary, natural “conditioner” to the infamous tree-hugging, hippie-loving… castile soap, when used as shampoo.

What You’ll Need:

Castile Soap (found online or in the organic section of your local grocery store)

Empty Plastic Bottle


Raw, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (found online or in the organic section of your local grocery store)



If you have any scratches cuts or stings on your scalp or body, this may sting a bit! You best bet is to try if first, over the sink. If it still stings, dilute it with more water. Also, keep it away from your eyes.

The vinegary-smell will fade away as your hair dries.

Over time, this can give dark hair natural, red, copper or brassy highlights.

Aside from using the rinse with castile soap, you can also use it with many of the shampoo bars that are currently out there.

Always use the highest quality of fresh, organic ingredients when possible.


1. Using a 1:1 ratio, mix the ACV + water together in your bottle.

2. Put the cap on + shake to mix.

3. Shampoo your hair with castile soap.

4. Spray, squirt or pour the ACV rinse onto you’re your hair – beginning at your roots + combing it through with wide-toothed comb to avoid any breakage.

5. Rinse + dry hair as usual.

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