Apple cider vinegar is ingredient that has wide range of uses, starting from kitchen, at home for cleansing and even in first aid kit. ACV is completely natural ingredient that is non-toxic and it does not contain chemicals.
Below we are going to present you a list of 42 uses of apple cider vinegar.
Note: always utilize raw, organic, unprocessed apple cider vinegar, particularly if you use it for beauty or health purposes.
COMPLETELY NATURAL REMEDIES
1. EASES THE SYMPTOMS OF SORE THROAT
ACV possesses strong antibacterial properties and has the ability to eliminate dangerous bacteria and microorganisms that may cause pain and issues in the throat.
Raw honey is strong natural anti-inflammatory and antiviral compound, and in combination with ACV you will get even better results.
In a glass of lukewarm water mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 3 teaspoons of raw, organic honey and one teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper will ease the remaining pain.
2. SOOTHES CONSTIPATION AND BLOATING
ACV has an acidity level that is close to hydrochloric acid. This is acid that is created in the stomach and assists the processing of food. Take 1 tablespoon ACV before your main meal or add it in any drink or warm tea.
3. EASES HEARTBURN
When the body is not able to produce enough amount of stomach acid, heartburn occurs. For patients who are experiencing heartburn, doctors recommend taking 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a bit of raw honey.
4. RELIEVES SUNBURN
In case you need to relief and relax your skin our advice is to try hot bath with 2 cups of apple cider vinegar. In just 10 minutes you can bring back your normal pH and start feeling better.
5. SOOTHES BURNS
ACV works great for burns, as well. In fact, this ingredient can aid even in cases of first degree burns. Simply put some vinegar on the affected area and in few seconds you will feel much better. But, when it comes to open wounds or both 2nd and 3rd degree burns you should not use ACV.
6. TREATS BRUISES
Heat up a cup of ACV and add 1 teaspoon of sea salt. This combo will speed up the healing process of bruises on your body. Utilize it regularly, on daily basis.
7. CURES FUNGAL INFECTION
ACV is very beneficial for healing external infections. Take a cotton pad and apply the apple cider vinegar. Treat the area for about 30 minutes, every day.
8. EASES SORE MUSCLES
After long and hard day at work or an intense gym session, take 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar along with water or simply apply the mixture externally on the problematic area. In case you are experiencing pain all over the body, make a hot bath, add 2 cups of ACV and stay in the water for about 20 minutes.
9. SOOTHE AN ANNOYING ITCH
If you have issue with itches and you don’t want to use polysporin, soak a cotton swab in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the itch.
10. FIGHT INSULIN SENSITIVITY
ACV aids your body’s efforts to manage glucose metabolism and regulate blood sugar levels. You can control your diabetes by consuming some vinegar in lukewarm water after meals.
11. KEEPS SINUSES CLEAN
In a glass of warm water dissolve one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and thus break down the mucus and soothe stuffiness.
12. FLOWS LYMPH
Experts advice you to take ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water enriched with lemon and thus support the flow of blood and lymph.
13. IMPROVES ENERGY
By adding small amount of ACV in your water you will boost your energy levels.
14. TREATS STOMACH ACHE
There are many causes of stomach aches and upset stomach. According to many doctors, ACV is one of the most efficient natural remedies that are great for soothing nausea and stomach ache.
Combine 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of grated ginger and make a paste. For better taste you can add some raw honey.
15. WORKOUT FATIGUE
In a cup of tap water add 1 tablespoon ACV and drink it after exercising in order to alkalize your bodily systems and combat lactic acid. Additionally, this mixture contains amino acids that are perfect for regeneration of muscles and battle fatigue.
16. TREATS YEAST INFECTION
After taking antibiotics, many women are suffering from yeast infections. You can treat this unpleasant issue with ACV. Simply soak your body in warm bath and add 1 ½ cups of apple cider vinegar. Relax in the water for 20 minutes.
17. ALLERGY REMEDY
ACV is efficient natural allergy remedy. In order to remove congestions and soothe a sore throat simply take 1 glass of water, 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
18. MUSCLE CRAMP RELIEF
Many people utilize folk medicine recipes for treatment of various health conditions. One of them is massaging muscle cramps with apple cider vinegar. This significantly will reduce the pain and intensity.
19. SUPPORTS WEIGHT LOSS
ACV has the ability to help people who feel sated. Before each meal take ½ tablespoon of this vinegar in lukewarm water and thus suppress appetite.
20. LIVER DETOXIFICATION
In order to cleanse the liver, take 2 teaspoons ACV along with 8 ounces of hot water before breakfast. Additionally eat healthy food and increase water intake.
21. COMBATS CANDIDA
Experts explain that there are more than 15 types of Candida yeasts that attack people. Most of the fungal infections in men and women are caused by this type of yeast.
22. SOOTHES GOUT
When it comes to inflammation, ACV is one of the best natural remedies. This ingredient breaks down uric acid that accumulates in the joints and leads to gout. Glass of water and 3 tablespoons, three times will make big difference health.
NATURAL BEAUTY FORMULAS
23. SKIN CLEANSER
ACV has the ability to restore your natural skin pH and thus solve the issue with oily skin and acne. The procedure is very simple: soak a washcloth or cotton bud in a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar and apply it on your face. Individuals who have sensitive skin should remove it after 10 minutes.
24. TEETH WHITENING
You should never use ACV directly on your teeth as it mat damage the enamel. Instead, add 3-4 tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water and use it as a natural mouthwash. After that, rinse your mouth once again using plain water.
25. NATURAL DEODORANT
All you should do is to wash the problematic area as you usually do and use a towel to dry that area. Then, add diluted or pure (if your skin is not very sensitive) ACV and let it until it gets dry. This simple method will prevent odor for 24 hours. Moreover, the ACV will detoxify the armpits from the dangerous substances contained in commercial deodorants.
26. DANDRUFF REMEDY
Some of the most common causes of dandruff are fungal infections and irritated skin. The apple cider vinegar possesses strong anti-fungal properties and due to that supports the stabilization of skin’s pH levels.
It is advisable to wash your hair as usual and then spray it with equal amounts of water and vinegar. Let it act 15 minutes and wash it. Finally, apply conditioner.
Use this treatment every day until you notice that the dandruff is gone.
27. PREVENTION OF BAD BREATH
Many people have dangerous bacterium that dwells in their mouth and causes breath bad. Well, the ACV is perfect solution. You can eliminate the bacteria by mixing 1 cup of tap water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Gargle with this mixture for 15 seconds. Finally, use water and rinse again.
28. NATURAL AFTERSHAVE
In order to avoid skin rashes after shaving and prevent appearance of ingrown hair, prepare a mixture of 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of ACV and apply it on the face.
29. DETOXIFICATION BATH
Our suggestion for calming and regenerative bath is to pour 1 cup of organic apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of Epsom salt in the water. If the scent is too strong for you, you can add ten drops of essential tea tree oil or lavender oil, by your choice. By adding ¼ cup of baking soda you will get thorough cleansing.
30. POWERFUL HAIR CONDITIONER
You can have perfectly healthy and shiny hair by mixing 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and by your choice you can add orange oil. Apply this combo on your hair after shampooing and let it act 5 minutes. Then, wash your hair and don’t use a commercial conditioner.
31. FACIAL TONER
Mix 1 teaspoon of ACV and equal amount of water and apply the resulted mixture on your thoroughly cleaned face with cotton ball. If you have sensitive skin, you need to dilute the mixture.
Let it act until it gets dry and apply coconut oil. For best results use this natural facial toner on a daily basis.
32. ALL-ROUND CLEANER
ACV is perfect for disinfection of your home. Take a spray bottle and fill it with equal amounts of warm water and ACV. You can add 5-10 drops of some essential oil for scent.
This natural cleaner will work even better than the commercial cleaners that contain chemicals.
33. ODOR REMOVAL
With the help of ACV you can eliminate odor by eliminating fungi or bacteria that cause the odor. Combine ½ cup of apple cider vinegar and ½ cup of water and spray the resulted mixture in every room. Don’t worry as the strong smell of vinegar will remain for 1 hour and after that you will feel the freshness of the air in your home.
34. WEED ELIMINATOR
If you notice weeds in the lawn, ACV is the solution you need. This vinegar has the ability to remove weeds in a natural way. Take a bottle of ACV, add 1 cup of salt and a small amount of dish soap (without toxic elements).
Start by adding salt into the spray bottle and pour vinegar over it. Make sure to leave space for two inches. Then, take a spoon with a long handle and mix everything well before the salt gets dissolved. Finally, pour 1 tablespoon of dish soap, seal the bottle and shake well.
You can use this product when the weather is warm and dry in order to wrap the weeds. You will notice the results in several days.
35. NATURAL FLEA REPELLENT FOR PETS
If you have dog or cat that spends most of the day out of home, probably you have issues with pet fleas. One of the options is to utilize flea repellents from the local store, but these products often lead to dry and irritated skin in pets. Instead, utilize apple cider vinegar externally on the pet with the help of a bottle spray. Apply some on the area where your pet sleeps, as well.
36. REMOVE STAINS
When it comes to heavily stained clothes or sheets, it is advisable to pour ½ cup of vinegar in your washing machine along with the detergent that you usually use.
37. PREVENTS CHEWING IN PETS
The vast majority of animals cannot stand the smell and taste of vinegar and they try to stay away from it. So, in order to protect your furniture and electrical cords from your pet it is advisable to use some vinegar on these areas 1-2 times a week. Moreover, you can pour some on the areas where your pet urinated and thus mark the territory.
38. A TRAP FOR CATCHING FLIES
In order to get rid of the fruit flies, put some apple cider vinegar in a bowl and pour 5 drops of dish soap. Simply place the bowl next to the fruits and the flies will disappear.
A VALUABLE KITCHEN PRODUCT
39. DISH CLEANER
In your dish detergent add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. This combo will help you to remove grease easily and get rid of stains on glasses.
40. CONDIMENT BOOSTER
The ACV can act as salt to spice up the plate. You can utilize it in marinades, dressing and sauces and make them better. Also, you can add it in broths, soups and even smoothies.
41. VEGETABLE WASH
Most of the vegetables and fruits have chemicals and pesticides from the outside and with the help of ACV you can remove these harmful compounds.
Mix equal amount of water and apple cider vinegar and with the help of a bottle sprayer spray on fresh fruits and veggies. Rinse them before consummation.
42. BALANCE SPICES
If you consider that your dish doesn’t taste good due to significant amount of cayenne powder in it, simply pour 1 teaspoon ACV and the taste will be much better.