In the recent period, many websites have shared information about the versatile uses for coconut oil and lemon in our homes. There is no doubt that they are useful, but according to many experts apple cider vinegar is even better!
You should keep this useful vinegar in your kitchen, around your home, in your purse and even in your first aid kit. On top of that, this compound is not toxic, doesn’t contain chemicals and it is completely natural.
The following is a list of 40 uses of apple cider vinegar. If you are using apple cider vinegar for beauty or health purposes, use raw, organic, unprocessed apple cider vinegar.
Completely Natural Remedies
1. Eases The Symptoms of Sore Throat
Apple cider vinegar comes with strong antibacterial properties which means that it can eliminate dangerous bacteria and microorganisms that lead to the pain and problems in the throat.
If you use it in a combination with raw honey, a strong natural anti-inflammatory and antiviral compound, you can expect to get better results.
So, take one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 3 teaspoons of raw, organic honey and one teaspoon of cayenne pepper and mix them in a glass of lukewarm water. Cayenne pepper is here to ease remaining pain.
2. Soothes Constipation and Bloating
Apple cider vinegar comes with an acidity level close to hydrochloric acid. This acid is created in the stomach in order to assist the processing of food.
Use one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in any warm tea and drink before your main meal.
3. Eases Heartburn
When our body is not able to produce enough amount of hydrochloric acid, it suffers from heartburn. In case you notice some symptoms of heartburn, your doctor is going to recommend you 1 tablespoon of apple cedar vinegar with a raw honey.
4. Relieves sunburn
In case you need to relax and relieve your skin, you should have a warm bath. Put 2 cups of apple cedar vinegar in your bath water. Bath for about 10 minutes, and soon you and your skin will feel better, and your pH will be back to normal.
5. Relieves burns
Apple cedar vinegar has the same soothing properties when sunburns are concerned, too. Also, it can help in cases of first degree burns. Only, put apple cedar vinegar on the affected skin areas and soon you will be better. You have to be careful not to put apple cedar vinegar on second and third degree open burns.
6. Heals bruises
In case you have bruises, put one teaspoon of sea salt in a heated cup of apple cedar vinegar. It is going to heal the bruises on the body more quickly. You should use this treatment on a daily basis.
7. Treats fungal infections
If you suffer from severe fungal infection, you should use apple cedar vinegar. Apply apple cedar vinegar on a cotton pad, and touch the affected skin areas for about half an hour daily.
In case you need to treat toe fungus, you have to mix apple cedar vinegar with several other products.
8. Eases Sore Muscles
Once you are finished with a hard day at work or an intense gym session, take one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with water or just use this mixture externally on the problematic area. If you feel pain all over the body, make a hot bath, pour two cups of apple cider vinegar and stay in the water for 20 minutes.
9. Soothe An Annoying Itch
It seems that there are itches that look like they are not going away, ever. If you want to avoid using polysporin, soak a cotton swab in apple cider vinegar and use it on the itch. Don’t be afraid if you feel a
10. Fight Insulin Sensitivity
Apple cider vinegar aids the body’s efforts to manage glucose metabolism and regulate blood sugar levels. Use some of this vinegar in lukewarm water after and before meals in case you want to control your diabetes.
11. Keeps Sinuses Clean
By taking one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar dissolved in a glass of warm water, you will break down the mucus and soothe stuffiness.
12. Flows Lymph
Experts recommend half a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water enriched with lemon in order to support the flow of blood and lymph.
13. Improves Energy
Just add a small amount of this vinegar in your water or morning tea and you will improve energy level.
14. Treats Stomach Ache
There are many reasons that lead to stomach aches and upset stomach. It turns out that apple cider vinegar is one of the most efficient natural remedies to soothe nausea and stomach ache.
Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of ginger (grated) to make a paste. You can add some raw honey to make it taste better.
15. Workout Fatigue
Take one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of tap water when you are done exercising in order to alkalize the bodily systems and combat lactic acid. In addition, this mixture comes with amino acids that can regenerate muscles and battle fatigue.
16. Treats Yeast Infection
Women who use antibiotics often experience yeast infections. But, this unpleasant situation can be easily treated if they soak their bodies in a warm bath that includes one and half cups of apple cider vinegar. Stay in the water for about twenty minutes.
17. Allergy Remedy
As we have already said, apple cider vinegar can remove congestion and soothe a sore throat. This means that it can also handle allergy signs and symptoms. Just drink one glass of water with one tablespoon of raw, organic honey and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
18. Muscle Cramp Relief
People who are using folk medicine claim that massage with apple cider vinegar on muscle cramps can significantly lower the pain and intensity.
19. Supports Weight Loss
Organic apple cider vinegar comes with fiber and acetic acid that can help people feel sated. Use half a tablespoon of this vinegar in lukewarm water on a daily basis before each meal in order to suppress appetite.
20. Liver Detoxification
If you want to cleanse the liver, use two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in eight ounces of hot water before breakfast. Eat healthy food and increase water intake.
21. Combats Candida
The vast majority of fungal infections in men and women are caused by this type of yeast. The CDC says that there are more than 15 types of Candida yeasts that attack humans. Apple cider vinegar can be used externally on problematic areas even though you should use water to dilute it in case your skin is sensitive.
22. Soothes Gout
When it comes to inflammation, vinegar is one of the most frequently used natural remedies. It is believed that apple cider vinegar has the ability to break down uric acid that accumulates in the joints and leads to gout.
In order to feel the benefits, use three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, three times a day. Of you want to protect your teeth, use water to rinse the mouth once you take this remedy. You can also use a stainless steel straw to avoid contact.
NATURAL BEAUTY TREATMENTS
23. Skin purifier
In case you have acne or oily skin, use apple cedar vinegar in order to return your Ph level at a normal. Just soak apple cedar vinegar and water on a cotton bud or washcloths and then apply it on your face. In you have delicate skin, keep it only for 10 minutes.
24. Teeth whitening
Be careful not to use apple cedar vinegar directly onto your teeth, since it can lead to a damage of your enamel. In a glass of water put 3 to 4 tablespoons of this apple cedar vinegar and after that use it as mouth cleaner. When you clean your mouth with apple cedar vinegar, rinse your mouth with plain water.
25. Natural Deodorant
First, wash the affected area in a usual way and then dry it with a towel. After that, you can use either diluted or pure apple cedar vinegar (in case you have no delicate skin) and wait until it is dry. With this type of treatment, you will stop bad odor for about 24 hours. Apple cedar vinegar is also useful for the detoxification of the armpits from dangerous compounds which can be found in some deodorants.
26. Dandruff solution
Some of the frequent reasons that can cause dandruff are irritation of the skin and fungal infections. However, apple cedar vinegar has strong anti-fungal properties that support the control of the Ph level of the skin.
To add, first wash your hair as usually, and then, before you apply the hair conditioner, spray same amounts of apple cedar vinegar and water. Wait for about 15 minutes and then wash your hair. You can do this treatment daily, until the dandruff disappears.
27. Prevents bad breath
Apple cedar vinegar is one of the best solutions for a mouth bacteria or bad breath. If you want to eliminate both the bacteria and the bad breath, mix 1 tablespoon of apple cedar vinegar and 1 tap of water. Then, you can gargle this mixture for about 15 minutes. Finally, rinse your mouth with water.
28. Natural Aftershave
In case you want to protect your skin from rashes and also to prevent ingrown hair, make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of apple cedar vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water. Then, apply it on your face. You do not have to rinse your face after that.
29. Detoxification Bath
In case you are searching for regenerative and relaxing bath, put 1 cup of apple cedar vinegar and 1 cup of Epsom salt in your bath water. If you notice that the scent of the water is to powerful, then you can put 10 drops of lavender oil or tea tree oil. In case you have a need to clean your body completely, you can also add baking soda in the bath water.
30. Strong hair conditioner
In case you want your hair to be shiny and healthy, mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of apple cedar vinegar and also add orange oil to the mixture. Use it on a shampooed hair for about 5 minutes, and then wash your hair, without using any conditioner.
31. Facial Toner
Use one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in equal amount of water and use this mixture on your thoroughly cleaned face with the help of a cotton ball. In case you have very sensitive skin, you should dilute the mixture a little bit more.
Leave it like that until it gets dry and use coconut oil on top of it. You can use this natural facial toner on a daily basis.
32. All-Round Cleaner
If you want to disinfect the home, take a spray bottle and fill it with equal amounts of warm water and apple cider vinegar. In addition, feel free to add 5-10 drops of some essential oil in order to improve the scent.
This cleaner will work much better to commercial cleaners rich in chemicals.
33. Odor Removal
Apple cider vinegar has the ability to eliminate odor by eliminating fungi or bacteria that lead to this odor. So, make a combination of half a cup of apple cider vinegar and half a cup of water and spray this mixture in every room. The strong smell of vinegar will remain for an hour and after that you will feel the freshness of the air in your home.
34. Weed Eliminator
In case you notice weeds in the lawn, you can rely on vinegar because it can remove weeds in a natural way. Take a bottle of apple cider vinegar, one cup of salt and a small amount of dish soap (without toxic elements).
Begin by adding salt into the spray bottle and pour vinegar over it. Leave space for two inches. Take a spoon with a long handle to mix everything well before the salt gets dissolved. After that, pour one tablespoon of dish soap, seal the bottle and shake it well.
You can use this product when the weather is warm and dry in order to wrap the weeds. The results should come after a few days.
35. Natural Flea Repellent For Pets
In case you have a dog or cat that spends most of the day out of your home, it is very likely that your pet has fleas. Obviously, you can use flea repellents from the local store, but they often lead to dry and irritated skin in pets. So, use apple cider vinegar externally on the pet with the help of a bottle spray. Use some on the area where your pet sleeps too.
36. Remove Stains
If you have heavily stained clothes or sheets, pour half a cup of vinegar in your washing machine together with the detergent that you usually use.
37. Prevents Chewing in Pets
The vast majority of animals dislike the smell and taste of vinegar and they try to stay away from it. If you want to protect your furniture and electrical cords from your pet (and of course, if you want to protect your pets), use some vinegar on these areas 1-2 times a week. It is a good idea to pour some on the areas where your pet urinated in order to mark the territory.
38. A Trap for Catching Flies
If you have had enough of fruit flies, put some apple cider vinegar in a bowl and pour 5 drops of dish soap. Put this bowl next to the fruits and the flies will be gone.
EFFECTIVE KITCHEN PRODUCTS
39. Dish Cleaner
Take your dish detergent and pour two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in it. This mixture will help you remove grease easily and get rid of stains on glasses.
40. Condiment Booster
Apple cider vinegar can act as salt to spice up the plate. Use it in marinades, dressing and sauces in order to make them better.
Feel free to use it in broths, soups and even in smoothies.
41. Vegetable Wash
Vegetables and fruits are usually packed with chemicals and pesticides from the outside and vinegar is able to remove these compounds.
Use equal amount of water and apple cider vinegar (with the help of a bottle sprayer) on fresh fruits and veggies and after that use water to rinse them.
42. Balance Spices
In case you believe that your meal doesn’t taste good because there is significant amount of cayenne powder in it, just pour one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and the taste should be better.