Apple Cider Vinegar has so many uses; everything from beauty hacks to your pets. Lets not forget about the health benefits. It can also be used for your garden as a weed killer as well. The options are almost endless. While some uses are more well known than others, it seems like the number of uses for Apple Cider Vinegar are growing almost daily. Here I will share with you some of my favorite uses in several different categories:
Apple Cider Vinegar much like regular vinegar acts like a natural disinfectant making it a great multipurpose cleaner. You can also use Apple Cider Vinegar as a deodorizer or scent eliminator (for all those random smells you have no idea where they came from). Mixed with a gentle liquid dishwashing soap, it is also a fantastic cleaner for hardwood floors.
Apple Cider Vinegar can also clean your carpeting, there are various Apple Cider Vinegar mixtures that you can mix up to remove some stains. The best stain remover mixture really depends on the type of stain that you are trying to clean up.
We all have stubborn grease spots, whether it is on the stove or the counters, they are there. Apple Cider Vinegar will take care off all of those stubborn grease stains. The microwave is another place Apple Cider Vinegar can be used.
Fruit flies seem to come out of nowhere, Apple Cider Vinegar will help you catch those pesky fruit flies. Just put some in a disposable cup, place a couple drops of dish soap in there and cover with plastic wrap. Make sure to leave a small opening for them to get into. The sweet smell of the vinegar will attract them while the dish soap will trap them. Hard water spots on your dishes? Add Apple Cider Vinegar to your dishwasher and it will help to minimize or even eliminate the hard water spots.
If mildew in your bathtub or shower is an issue, Apple Cider Vinegar should be your go to cleaner. Clogged shower head? No problem! Soak it in a bowl (or bag) of Apple Cider Vinegar. Those pesky rings stains in the toilet that show up no matter how much you scrub? Dump some Apple Cider Vinegar in and leave it overnight to clean the build up off.
Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful natural acne treatment plus, it acts as a facial toning treatment. Apple Cider Vinegar will help remove any body odor but, doesn’t work for deodorant. If you rinse your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar in the shower it will help to eliminate dandruff. If smelly feet are an issue, you can soak them in an Apple Cider Vinegar mixture (a vinegar and water mixture) and the odor will be eliminated. Eczema and psoriasis are also something you can use Apple Cider Vinegar to help make these common ailments feel better. Fingernail and toenail fungus can be remedied by using Apple Cider Vinegar as well.
Cooking with Apple Cider Vinegar is probably the most common use. You can use Apple Cider Vinegar to marinate your steaks and chicken. You can make homemade delicious dressings, sauces and glazes as well. Did you know that even some soups have Apple Cider Vinegar in them?
One of the more common use for Apple Cider Vinegar (and regular vinegar) in the kitchen is pickling things. You can choose to make homemade pickles (yum) or pickle other foods (like beets). Apple Cider Vinegar is also used to make teas and detox drinks. One of my all time favorite uses however, is using Apple Cider Vinegar is clean my fruits and veggies by soaking them in a mixture of water and Apple Cider Vinegar.
Apple Cider Vinegar is also well known for its health benefits like soothing heartburn, sore throats, sunburns and upset stomachs. Apple Cider Vinegar will help reduce inflammation due to injuries or even arthritis. It will also aids in relieving migraines if you struggle with those. Apple Cider Vinegar helps to stabilize blood sugars for diabetics too. Some people even use it to aid in their weight loss.
Apple Cider Vinegar can be added to your bath water along with epsom salt for a relaxing detox bath.
Apple Cider Vinegar works as an immune booster for your body, helps to relieve constipation. It can also be a natural energy booster. Plus, fights lactic acid build up after working out.
You can also count on Apple Cider Vinegar to help alleviate allergy symptoms, get rid of bad breath, and clear out a stuffy nose. It also aids in digestion of food and can help to balance your body’s PH levels.
If you have skin tags, soak it in apple cider vinegar. The acid helps break it down and have them fall off!
For women, it can help fight yeast infections too. Apple Cider Vinegar (among a few other ingredients) can help to soothe Poison Ivy too.
If you are much like me, you don’t like all the additives in mouthwash. I have good news! Apple Cider Vinegar can replace your mouthwash as well because of its antibacterial properties.
Dip a washcloth into a bowl of apple cider vinegar, wring it out, and press it against your sunburn. You can also take a bath with diluted vinegar to help take the sting and pain away.
If your pet happens to get fleas or ticks, Apple Cider Vinegar is a great way to get rid of them. Just use it during their bath. Using Apple Cider Vinegar as flea and tick control will help to eliminate the fleas and ticks (and prevent new fleas). Plus, it also helps to keep your animals coat soft and shiny.
Apple Cider Vinegar can help control any odor your pet may have (even if they were sprayed by a skunk!).
If your cats that like to chew on wires (why do they do this?!?) you can also rub the Apple Cider Vinegar on the wires and it will work as a deterrent so your cat will no longer chew on the wires.
Apple Cider Vinegar has more uses than just in the home. Apple Cider Vinegar works as a natural weed killer and pest repellent. It can be sprayed outside the home or in the garden. It even repels ants!
Apple Cider Vinegar (when mixed with citronella oil and witch hazel) can also act as an insect repellent.
Apple Cider Vinegar is definitely most versatile item you could have in your pantry. With everything from helping your pets to keeping ants away, it does everything for you in a natural way. The tips that I have shared with you today are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apple Cider Vinegar and it’s uses. Pick some up today and you can get to exploring all of it’s wonderful benefits too!