25 Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar That Will Surprise You
By Mary Williams
Updated October 15th, 2015
Modern medicine and science is constantly coming up with new products to make our lives easier, but newer isn’t always better. For a great example of an everyday product where there is more than meets the eye, one only has to look at apple cider vinegar. It is a staple item in any good kitchen, but its usefulness is not only limited to salad dressings and vinaigrettes.
Around The House
Flea Repellent – If your pets are suffering from flea bites, use apple cider vinegar, diluted with water on the fur and skin of the pet to get rid of the pests.
Protect Cords – Cats can wreak havoc on electrical cords in the house, but rubbing a dab of ACV on the cords every few days will prevent cats from chewing them.
Neutralize Odors – Instead of air freshener, place a dish of ACV anywhere in your house where odors are causing a problem, and the smell will be neutralized quickly.
Disinfect Your House – one part ACV mixed with one part water in a spray bottle is all you need to clean your house in a natural, odor-absorbing and non-toxic manner.
Kill Weeds – Thanks to ACV there is no need for pesticides. Apply it directly to weeds in the garden to get rid of them.
Dandruff Removal – Add equal parts water and ACV to a spray bottle, spray it on your hair after shampooing and then rinse after fifteen minutes to say goodbye to dandruff.
Shaving Relief – Dilute one part ACV with one part water to soothe the skin after shaving.
Treat Foot Odor – Get rid of the bad foot odors by wiping down your toes with baby wipes or paper towels soaked in a bit of ACV.
Treat Breakouts – Dab a cotton ball in some ACV that has been diluted with water and clean your face to let the antibacterial properties work their magic.
Get Rid of Bad Breath – Bacteria cause bad breath, but instead of mouthwash, simply gargle with ACV to get rid of the odor and the bacteria.
Fade Bruises – Don’t let bruises leave their mark on you. Just apply some ACV on the bruise and let its anti-inflammatory properties do the rest.
Teeth Whitening – Although not something that should be done regularly, ACV applied directly to the teeth and then rinsed off can get rid of stubborn stains.
Remove Warts – For a natural way to get rid of warts, apply some ACV to a cotton ball and cover the wart overnight.
Natural Deodorant – Applying some ACV to your underarm areas will get rid of odor-causing bacteria, and since the vinegar smell quickly evaporates, you are left feeling clean and fresh.
Sore Throat Relief – ACV has antibacterial properties, so mix it with honey and some cayenne pepper in a glass of warm water to soothe the pain.
Help With Digestion – A tablespoon of ACV taken with a cup of water or tea before meals can help reduce indigestion and also safeguard against constipation.
Sooth Sunburn – A cup or two of ACV added to your bath will help neutralize the burn, as it helps to restore the natural pH levels of your skin.
Beat Yeast Infections – Even if you don’t have sunburn, soaking in a bath of water where you added about 1 ½ cups of ACV can help treat yeast infections as well.
Unclog Sinuses – By sipping a mixture of water and ACV you clear out sinuses and nip a cold or sinus infection in the bud as well.
Boost Your Energy – For a natural alternative to unhealthy energy drinks simply drink some water mixed with ACV. The ACV contains amino acids that can combat the build-up of lactic acid.
Salad Dressings – The most obvious use of ACV is as a salad dressing by mixing it together with olive oil and other ingredients such as mustard or honey.
Soup Ingredient – Using ACV as an ingredient in your favorite soups can enhance the flavor and you won’t be left with a vinegar taste.
Juice Component – For a tasty and refreshing drink that comes with added health benefits mix the ACV with ingredients such as honey or grape juice.
Better Baking – Since it can enhance the flavor of certain ingredients and add some lift to batters, ACV works well as a secret ingredient in baking.
Spruce Up Sauces – If condiments are too thick or you want to add some extra flavor to your sauces, ACV might be just what you are looking for.
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By Mary Williams
As a child development expert and behavior specialist, I understand how challenging those early years can be. I am to provide parents with the confidence and skills they need to negotiate the parenting pathway and the challenges it presents with ease. In addition to my consultation work, I have also founded and directed school programs and also have years of experience in pregnancy and supporting parents with multiple births.
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