Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been a popular natural remedy for many years. Of course, it is delicious in salad dressing, but it can do so much more. Some people take a few shots during the day for a quick burst of energy. ACV is helpful to your skin, your hair, even your home and your pets.
Here are some of the ways to use ACV:
1. ACV can detoxify your home.
ACV is made from apple juice and fermented to hard apple cider, then fermented a second time to become apple cider vinegar. By replacing other products with vinegar, we instantly decrease the consumption of man-made chemicals in our homes.
2. It can make your hair shine.
Rinse your hair with ACV after each shampoo, for increased body and shine. Just taken an old shampoo bottle, fill it with half a teaspoon of the vinegar and a cup of cold water, and pour the solution through your hair. Do that several times a week, and see great results.
3. Natural ACV regulates the pH of your skin.
Dilute ACV with two parts water, and dab it on your face with a cotton ball to replace other toners. Left on overnight, it fades age spots and scars. It is even effective against warts.
4. It removes stains from teeth.
Rub your teeth with apple cider vinegar, and rinse with water.
5. It soothes sunburned skin.
To eliminate pain from sunburn, add a cup of ACV to your bath and soak for ten minutes.
6. ACV can be used as a natural aftershave.
Mix ACV half and half with water, and apply after shaving.
7. It’s an all-natural massage treatment.
Rub apple cider vinegar on your hands and feet to refresh them and relieve tiredness.
8. ACV can aid in weight loss.
According to a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, subjects who consumed acetic acid (a main ingredient in ACV) over a 12 week period showed a significant decline in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference, and triglycerides.
Just add 2 teaspoons of ACV to 16 ounces of water, and sip the mixture throughout the day.
9. ACV will balance your entire inner body system.
ACV helps your body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level, vital for energy and avoiding inflammation that underlies many diseases.
10. It can help you detox.
By supporting detoxification, ACV supports cardiovascular circulation and helps clean the liver.
11. ACV is great for your lymphatic system.
ACV breaks up mucus throughout the body and cleanses the lymph nodes.
12. It can help your body get rid of candida.
The natural enzymes in ACV can help rid your body of yeasts that are attributed to thrush in humans.
13. ACV can help you reduce heartburn.
If you suffer from heartburn not attributable to an ulcer, experts suggest you take a teaspoon of ACV followed by a glass of water.
14. ACV is effective in repelling fleas on your pets.
Spray one part vinegar and one part water on your pets’ fur and rub generously into the skin. Saturate the entire coat, and continue the process for a week to get rid of fleas.
15. It’s an all-natural room freshener.
Clean your toilets with ACV and your bathroom will smell like apples! Pour vinegar into your toilet ad let it sit overnight. You can also use it in dishwaters in place of detergent; just mix half a cup of ACV with a cup of water. The same solution cleans microwaves, windows, glass and mirrors.