Coconut oil in combination with lemon is commonly used in our homes for many different purposes. We cannot deny their efficiency, but many experts state that there is something even better – Apple Cider Vinegar.
You can use the apple cider vinegar for many things and in many places, so always have some in your home, kitchen and even in your purse as an emergency help. What’s even better is that it is 100% safe, natural and has no chemicals.
Here are 40 different uses of apple cider vinegar. If you decide to use it for health purposes and beauty purposes, it is recommended to use unprocessed, organic raw apple cider vinegar.
1. Relieves the symptoms of sore throat
Apple cider vinegar contains powerful antibacterial properties and thus it is able to destroy the harmful microorganisms and bacteria which are the reason for many issues and pain in your throat.
Combining it together with raw honey – which has potent anti-inflammatory properties and it is antiviral compound, it gives amazing results.
To prepare this amazing remedy, you will need one glass of lukewarm water, one teaspoon f cayenne pepper, 3 teaspoons of organic, raw honey and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Cayenne pepper is beneficial in relieving the remaining pain.
2. Relieves Bloating and Constipation
Apple cider vinegar is an acidic ingredient similar to hydrochloric acid. This type of acid is produced in the stomach and its function is to help the food processing.
Mix some warm tea with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and consume it before lunch.
3. Relieves Heartburn
Heartburn can happen due to many different reasons, but the most common reason is insufficient amount of stomach acid produced by the body. It is actually highly recommended in alternative medicine to consume some raw honey with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar when you start to experience the starting symptoms of heartburn.
4. Eases sunburn
In case of sunburn, you can prepare a warm bath and add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar. Then relax in the bath for 10 minutes. The bath will help you to regulate the pH balance on your skin and your sunburn will be better.
5. Eases burns
Apple cider vinegar is also very efficient in soothing burns. It is also beneficial in soothing first degree burns.
All you need to do is just apply some vinegar on the burn and it will calm your pain quickly. But remember that you mustn’t apply vinegar on 2nd and 3rd degree burns and on open wounds.
6. Treats bruises
Apple cider vinegar has the ability to accelerate the process of healing of bruises, just heat up 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and add 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Make a hot compress and apply it on the bruised area every day.
7. Treats fungal infection
ACV is highly beneficial in treating external infection such as ringworms and athlete’s foot. Use a cotton pad to put some ACV on the affected area. Or you can put your feet in water with apple cider vinegar in ratio 5:1 for 30 minutes every day.
In case of toe fungus, you must add more products.
8. Treats sore muscles
If you have been physically active during the day, like a difficult day at work or working out, you should have 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water or you can apply some topically on the painful area. If your whole body is in pain, relax in a warm bath with 2 cups of ACV and relax in 20 minutes.
9. Calms an annoying itch
There are some annoying itches that won’t pass on their own. There is a natural remedy for this problem, instead of using polysporin. Just take a cotton ball and apply it on the affected skin.
10. Reduces insulin sensitivity
Apple cider vinegar is also beneficial in controlling the levels of blood sugar and helps the body to regulate the glucose metabolism. Just add some ACV in warm water and take it before your meals.
11. Cleanses the sinuses
Clean the mucus and ease stuffiness, with the help of apple cider vinegar mixed in warm water.
12. Improves the lymph flow
You can improve the blood and lymph flow by just mixing ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with some lemon water.
13. Boosts energy
Boost your energy during the day with a mixture of little apple cider vinegar and water or your tea.
14. Relieves stomach pain
Stomach aches or upset stomach can be a result of many different factors. The best natural remedy to help in this condition is the apple cider vinegar, and it can also treat nausea besides the stomach pain.
Prepare a paste with 1 tablespoon of grated ginger, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. You can improve its taste with some raw honey.
15. Workout fatigue
When you finish you workout drink a mixture of 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and it will fight lactic acid and also alkalize the body systems. It can reduce fatigue and regenerate muscles due to its content of amino acids.
16. Helps with yeast infection
Yeast infections are very common for women who take antibiotics. To reduce the infection, you need to prepare a warm bath with 1 ½ cups of apple cider vinegar and relax for twenty minutes.
17. Reduces allergy reaction
We have mentioned previously that apple cider vinegar is beneficial in treating sore throat and helps congestion. And it can also reduce the symptoms and signs of allergy. Make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of organic, raw honey and one glass of water, and consume it.
18. Eases muscle cramp
This natural remedy has been used for many centuries in order to reduce the intensity and the pain from muscle cramps.
19. Helps in weight loss
Apple cider vinegar can provide you with a feeling of satiety due to its content of acetic acid and fiber. Just mix some warm water with ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every day and drink it to lower your appetite before every meal.
20. Detoxifies your liver
Drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed in 8 ounces of warm water before breakfast, will significantly improve your liver by cleansing it from the accumulated toxins.
21. Fights Candida
This kind of yeast is the main culprit for most fungal infections in men and women. There exist over 15 different types of Candida that affect people. Apple cider vinegar can help you in this case, but you should mix it with water if you have sensitive skin.
22. Eases Gout
The most commonly used natural remedy in case of inflammation is the apple cider vinegar. It is very powerful in breaking down the uric acid that has buildup in the joints, which is the reason for gout.
Just drink one glass of water with 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 3 times a day. After you take this remedy, you should wash your mouth with water in order to prevent damage to your teeth. Stainless steel straw can be beneficial in this case, not to make any contact with your teeth.
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23. Cleans the skin
Apple cider vinegar has the ability to bring back the natural pH balance of the skin, in case you have oily skin or acne.
Just apply a mixture of apple cider vinegar with water in ration 1:3, using a washcloth or a cotton ball. You do not have to wash this mixture. Or you can wash it after ten minutes if your skin is sensitive.
24. Whitens the teeth
The enamel of your teeth might get damaged if it is in contact with apple cider vinegar. So you need to make a mixture of water wit 3-4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and rinse your mouth with it. After that, wash your mouth with clean water.
25. Natural deodorant
First wash the place where you want to add apple cider vinegar for this purpose and then apply a mixture of water with apple cider vinegar, or you can use pure ACV and let it dry out. It will hinder bad odor for the next 24 hours. It is also powerful in cleansing the armpits from all the harmful substances from the usual deodorants.
26. Dandruff remedy
Dandruff can appear for many different reasons, and the most common are irritated skin and fungal infection. It can also regulate the pH levels of the skin due to its powerful anti-fungal properties.
First wash your hair with a shampoo and then apply apple cider vinegar and water in equal amount before you put on the usual conditioner.
Let it act for 15 minutes and then wash it off. You can do this every day until the dandruff is removed.
27. Hinders bad breath
Bad breath is usually caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth. You can solve this problem with a simple remedy of 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with one cup of water. Put it in your mouth and gargle for 15 seconds. When you finish wash your mouth with clean water.
28. Natural aftershave
Apple cider vinegar is highly beneficial as an aftershave, because it can prevent skin rashes from shaving and also prevent ingrown hair. Just prepare a mixture of 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon of water and apply it on your skin. You do not need to wash it off.
29. Detoxification Bath
Apple cider vinegar can offer regenerative and calming effects. Just prepare a warm bath with one cup of Epsom salt and one cup of apple cider vinegar. To improve the scent, you can also add 10 drops of lavender or tea tree oil. For better cleansing benefits, use ¼ cup of baking soda in the bath.
30. Strong hair conditioner
To make your hair look shinier and healthier, you can make a mixture of 5 drops of orange oil, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one cup of water. Apply this mixture on the shampooed hair and leave it for 5 minutes to act. Then wash the hair, but do not use any conditioner.
31. Facial toner
Mix water and apple cider vinegar in equal amounts and then apply this mixture on your face, but first clean it well. You can dilute the apple cider vinegar with more water if you have a sensitive skin.
Do not wash the apple cider vinegar, until it gets dry and then add coconut oil. You can apply this mixture every day.
32. All-round cleaner
In order to make disinfections in your house, make a mixture with apple cider vinegar and water in equal amounts and spray around the house using a spray bottle. To ameliorate the scent, you can also add 5-10 drops of any essential oil.
This clean is more efficient that the usual cleaning products.
33. Removes bad odors
Apple cider vinegar is powerful in removing odor by destroying bacteria or fungi that are responsible for the bad odor. Just mix ½ cup of water and ½ cup of apple cider vinegar and then use a spray bottle to spray around the house. The vinegar will be scented for about 1 hour and then it will disappear, and your home will be fresh.
34. Weed eliminator
The best natural way to destroy the entire weed in the lawn is the apple cider vinegar. Just make a mixture with little of dish soap, but use natural without any toxins, one cup of salt, and a bottle of apple cider vinegar.
First put the salt in the bottle and then add the ACV. Do not fill to the top, leave about 2 inches. Then stir the mixture using a big spoon until the salt is dissolved. Then add 1 tablespoon of dish soap, close the bottle and shake it.
It is recommended to use this on a dry, sunny weather. You should notice the results in several days.
35. Natural repellent for flea
Pet fleas are very common for homes that have cat or dogs walking around inside and that go outside often. There are also many flea repellents you can buy at the supermarket, but they can cause irritated and dry skin in pets. Instead, you can use apple cider vinegar topically on your cat or dog, using a bottle spray. Spray some of it, on the place where your dog sleeps, as well.
36. Remove Stains
Apple cider vinegar can wash stains from your clothes as well, just add ½ cup of ACV together with the washing detergent and put them in the washing machine.
37. Hinder chewing in pets
Most animals do not like the flavor and scent of apple cider vinegar and they will not come near it. So in order to prevent your pets to chew all the furniture and the electrical cords, you can put some apple cider vinegar on them every 3-4 days. You can also use some vinegar on the place where your digs usually urinated, for him to know the place for that.
38. Helps catching flies
If you are sick of having flies in your homes, apple cider vinegar can help you with this problem. Just make a mixture of 5 drops dish soap with some apple cider vinegar. Leave this mixture in a bowl, close to your fruit and the flies will not get closer.
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39. Dish cleaner
Just add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in your dish detergent. It is very powerful in eliminating the grease and it will remove all the stains from the glasses.
40. Condiment Booster
You can also use apple cider vinegar in order to spice your meals. You can add it in sauces, dressing and marinades, to ameliorate their taste.
It can be added in smoothies, soups and broths.
41. Vegetable wash
There are many chemical and pesticides on the fruit and vegetables that we buy and use. But, luckily apple cider vinegar can wash them out.
Make a mixture of equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water and spray your fruit and vegetables. When you do this, wash them with clean water.
42. Balance Spices
If you think that there is too much cayenne pepper in your meal, and you do not like the taste, just add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to improve its taste.