Apple Cider Vinegar has countless uses that you probably haven’t imagined. Everything from cleaning your home, remedying what ails you internally and externally, to tasty and delicious recipes. There are countless amazing uses for apple cider vinegar and below are 20 nifty suggestions.
1. Reboot Your Liver
After a too many margaritas and draft beers, your liver might be begging for a reset button. Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water or with your tea first thing in the morning to unleash the vinegar’s liver cleansing effects.
2. Kill Your Pet’s Fleas.
Who knew that a little apple cider vinegar could ward off pesky fleas? And you can use it from the inside out. Slip a tablespoon into their water or food and rub onto your pet’s skin. You can also use it to repel the fleas from furniture and rugs in your home. Just add combine a 50/50 ratio of apple cider vinegar with water 50 percent with water in an empty spray bottle and lightly spray onto your furniture.
3. Soften Your Laundry
Forgo drier sheets and dodge the chemicals they tend to have by simply using a 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in your wash to help soften your clothes.
4. Make Maple Thyme Muffins
Bake up this recipe and enjoy all the health benefits of apple cider vinegar by consuming delicious and healthy muffins!
5. Do Away With Dandruff
You can help reduce dandruff by diluting two parts water to one part apple cider vinegar and use it to rinse your hair and scalp. Your hair will come out shiny and flake free!
6. De-Stink Your Hands
If you peeled garlic or cut up some fish, your hands may be extra smelly. Get rid of those strong odors by pour a tablespoon or two on your hands as you wash them with some water.
7. Fight Off Fruit Flies
Get rid of annoying fruit flies once and for all! Pour some apple cider vinegar into a plastic container, punch a few holes, and leave it on your kitchen counter (or wherever your fruit flies like to hang out). Now all you have to do is watch those pesky flies drown (even though that may be boring, but you get the idea)!
8. Scare Off Hiccups
There’s all sorts of myths on how to get rid of hiccups. However one that actually works is just by simply swallowing a spoonful of apple cider vinegar.
9. Tone Your Skin
Apple cider vinegar is an excellent facial toner. Just moisten a cotton ball with some of the cider vinegar and dab all over your face to tone your skin.
10. Make Apple Cider Caramels
Enjoy these sweet and slightly spicy creamy caramels by making this amazing recipe.
11. Soothe a Sunburn
Relieve sun scorched skin by adding a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath and soak your skin for at least 10 minutes.
12. Get Your Pearly Whites
Make your teeth a few shades whiter. Simply gargle some apple cider vinegar after you brush your teeth. Bonus: the acid can help break up plaque and kill bacteria in your mouth that cause bad breath too!
13. Clean and Deodorize Your Toilet
Pour some apple cider vinegar in your toilet and let it sit with seat down overnight. Just scrub and flush the next day! (Bonus: also gets rid of foul odors!)
14. Zap Away Warts
No need to look like a witch. Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place directly over the wart. Cover with a bandage or medical tape and leave it on overnight. Repeat this process daily until the wart falls off and then continue for a couple more days to make sure it doesn’t come back.
15. Clear and Open Up Your Sinuses
Apple cider vinegar may help treat a sinus infection. For sinus relief, add a little to your humidifier so you can breathe it in and the trick is to try breathing it in through your nose if you can.
16. Deodorize Your Armpits
Although it’s not an anti-antiperspirant, apple cider vinegar will help your armpits from stinking up without the use of harsh and possibly toxic chemicals found in conventional deodorants. Just apply some to your underarms with a cotton ball. Don’t be discouraged by the strong scent at first, it’ll go away fast and you’ll be stink free!
17. Make Tangy BBQ Sauce
Try out this tangy and tasty recipe that uses a good amount of apple cider vinegar and fire up the grill!
18. Ease Heartburn
If you’re eating a lot of acid and heartburn inducing foods, apple cider vinegar can be use to actually neutralize the acids in your stomach!
19. Rev Your Internal Engine
One of the most useful uses for apple cider is a natural energy booster. Perfect to get you through an afternoon slump or through your spin class.
20. Clean Almost Anything!
Apple cider vinegar is probably one of the best and non-toxic all purpose cleaner. The antibacterial properties in apple cider vinegar make for a great natural disinfectant. Just mix ½ cup apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water in a spray bottle. Go to town and clean countertops, floors, stoves, refrigerators, sinks, bathtubs and even your body!
There’s even countless more uses for apple cider vinegar! So go on and get a bottle to keep on hand.
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