Apple cider vinegar has countless uses. Not only is it delicious in salads but has heaps of other uses and benefits. It is also an ancient folk remedy, claimed to help with all sorts of health problems. It is rich in minerals, like potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and copper, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E, bioflavonoids, and pectin. Moreover, due to its acetic acid content, apple cider vinegar helps your body absorb essential minerals from the foods you eat.
Below are 16 ways to use apple cider vinegar. For best results, use organic, raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
Facial Cleanser & Toner
Since apple cider vinegar has natural antibacterial properties, it is a perfect face cleanser. It will reduce breakouts and normalize pH levels. Dilute the apple cider vinegar with water and apply it to any blemishes.
Say Bye To Bad Breath
Use apple cider vinegar as a mouthwash to remove bad breath. All one has to do is swish it at night before bed and let it work through the night.
The chemicals found in most commercial deodorants are toxic and unsafe for long-term use. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) will help reduce underarm smells and will no longer smell like vinegar once it dries.
Add a cup of ACV to your bathwater to soothe a sunburn.
For smelly feet, apple cider vinegar is a must use. All one has to do it soak his or her feet for about ten minutes and then rinse.
Treating your teeth with one part apple cider vinegar and two parts water will help to remove stains. Also, it will help with bad breath as we mentioned earlier. However, those with sensitive teeth, affected by acids, cannot use vinegar.
Swelling and inflammation from bruises can be easily removed with an application of apple cider vinegar. It will also remove some of the discoloration.
Apple cider vinegar acts as an odor neutralizer. Just put a dish of it near the offensive smell and it will be no more.
Mix ½ gallon apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup salt and 1 teaspoon dish soap. This mixture will kill almost any plant.
Remove painful sore throat bacteria by gargling with apple cider vinegar. You may be astonished to discover your sore throat gone in no time.
Apple cider vinegar consumption is shown to reduce blood sugar levels. Take some before bed and let it work overnight. Some people see as much as a 6% blood sugar drop in the morning.
Sip a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar to clear the sinuses, prevent infection, or stop a cold. It will help anyone to breath a little easier.
If someone is suffering from an upset stomach or fears an upset stomach in the future, all they need to do is sip a combination of water or juice and apple cider vinegar. Digestion requires acids and the acids in apple cider vinegar help.
Apple cider vinegar is an excellent wart remover. Soak a cotton ball in vinegar and hold it in place over the wart with a bandage or medical tape overnight. Continue until the wart falls off.
Fight Off Yeast Infections
Regular apple cider vinegar “shots” can help your body better fight off candida. Combined with its ability to fend off sugar cravings, that’s a win-win in the yeast infection department.
Fruit Fly Trap
Pour a little ACV into a plastic cup with a lid (like the type you get at coffee shops) and fold down one panel of the straw hole. Flies will be attracted to the slightly sweet apple smell—they’ll be able to get in, but they won’t be able to get out.