5 Practical Applications of Apple Cider Vinegar

Applications of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

By A. Page

Apple Cider Vinegar is famed for its numerous health uses. It lowers glucose levels, aids those looking to lose weight, and encourages healthy bacteria in your gut to keep growing.  Apple Cider Vinegar is even a beloved dressing, as it is easily mixed with flax oil, lemon, or orange juice for a healthy alternative to dressings high in fat. But what about outside the dinner plate? You’d be surprised how far that bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar can go!


Applications of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • As a non-toxic cleaning spray, Apple Cider Vinegar keeps us with the name brand cleaning supplies but cuts out all the harsh chemicals. It has many antibacterial properties to it. Though it can’t replace every cleaner in your closet, its great for surfaces. Mix one part Apple Cider Vinegar with one part water and fill up a spray bottle. Lightly mist your cabinets, counter tops, bathroom tiles and hardwood floors. Then pick up a rag and wipe away!
  • Using Apple Cider Vinegar as a way to cleanse and care for your hair can also cut out a lot of name brand supplies. It has a balanced pH which helps seal the cuticles of your hair and and smooths it out. It’ll also help take out all the hair products and grease build up that often leads to irritation of the scalp. Just mix a tablespoon with a glass of water and rinse your hair at the end of the bathing process.
  • It can relieve sunburn by soothing your skin and aiding in the healing process. Though you should always try to avoid sun damage to your skin, we’ve all had a time where that just wasn’t possible.  Add a dab to a hot bath, or dilute it and pat on the affected areas.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural alternative to deodorant. Commercial deodorants are antiperspirants and block your skins ability to sweat and thus, block your ability to detoxify. Beyond the initial bodily harm, most deodorants and antiperspirants have a slew of harmful chemicals and synthetic fragrances, not to mention aluminum. Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural deodorant and absorbs most smells. By rubbing a little under your arms in the morning you’re saving yourself money and bodily harm.
  • Wart removal, is another unexpected use of Apple Cider Vinegar. The pH level of ACV can cut those seeds at the base and will starve the wart of all the air it needs to survive. Using a clean gauze pad or cotton ball, hold non-diluted Apple Cider Vinegar to your wart. After a few applications, you should begin to see the wart turning white or grey and eventually, falling off.

Now, its easy to guess what most are thinking. Doesn’t Apple Cider Vinegar smell? At first, yes it does. However, after a few minutes the smell of Apple Cider Vinegar dissipates and you’re left with the finished product!