Caravan Sonnet: 17 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

6/2/16

17 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Three years ago I wrote a Thursday Health Thoughts Post on the 15 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. (You can find the post by clicking HERE if you would like to read more about the health benefits of this important and simple wellness trick!) One question that I continually get emailed about though is how to use Apple Cider Vinegar to absorb these benefits! So today I thought I would share 17 Ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar! Start incorporating one or a few of them today and see the amazing benefits and helps that you experience! 

1. Drink 1-2 tablespoons mixed in water everyday. 
Everyday I add Apple Cider Vinegar to one of my Smartwater bottles that I drink. The taste is pretty strong so I started off slowly (starting at 1/2 teaspoon) and now drink it this way everyday.  

2. Use Apple Cider Vinegar on Your Hair
There are a number of different ways that this will help your hair including brightening it and making it more shiny and it can even help to remove dandruff if you struggle with this. Just mix up about 1/4 of a cup of apple cider vinegar with 1/4 of a cup of water and spray onto your hair before you shampoo. Leave on for about 15 minutes and then wash your hair like you normally do. Try and use at least once per week and you will love the results!

3. Use to Get Rid of Bad Breath
Do you struggle with bad breath? Mix 1/8 of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup of water and gargle to help!

4. Use as a salad Dressing
Here is a simple salad dressing that you can make to add some more health benefits to your salads:
Mix together 3/4 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 & 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. 

5. Use as a Facial Toner

6. Use in a Detox Bath
Looking to find out more about detox baths or different combinations for a detox bath? Check out how I use Apple Cider Vinegar in my post on detox baths HERE!

7. Prevent Cats from Clawing/Biting & Remove Cat Urine Smell
As I have mentioned in a previous Thursday Health Thought post, there are many benefits to owning pets, but cats can sometimes claw or bite things you don't want them to. Simply put some Apple Cider Vinegar on a cotton ball and gently wipe down the area that you are trying to prevent your cat from clawing or biting. The smell will help distract and deter them! You can also add this to the laundry if your cat has an accident. It will help to eliminate the smell!

8. Help Sooth a Sore Throat

9. Elminate Foot Odor
Do you struggle with embarrassing foot odor? Poor 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar over a paper towel (or a baby wipe) and soak this concoction overnight in the refrigerator. Simply store in a zip-lock bag to use as needed. Simply wipe down your feet (or your shoes) as needed. Don't worry about the smell- it will evaporate as the vinegar dries.

10. Fight Yeast Infections
Simply add 1 & 1/2 cup to a bathtub and soak for at least 20 minutes to help fight a yeast infection. 

11. Brightens Teeth
Apple Cider Vinegar can help whiten your teeth. The vinegar will help to remove stains and fight bacteria. Simply use the gargling recipe in #3 for this benefit!

12. Balance Your Digestive System
Drink Apple Cider Vinegar (in a water solution) before your meals to help balance your digestive system.

13. Smooth Your Skin
Apple Cider Vinegar is wonderful for your skin. Simply apply a washcloth soaked in a diluted solution of Apple Cider Vinegar to your face to help smooth your skin or try putting Apple Cider Vinegar directly on spots of acne, pimples, or scars to reduce their appearance.

14. Heal a Sunburn
Soak in a bath with Apple Cider Vinegar or apply to the burn infected area. (Note: This does sting a little when first applied, but will help after wards!)

15. Use as a Marinade on Veggies or Meat

16. Add to your Morning Smoothie
Don't forget to take into account things I mentioned in #1 as the taste is very strong!

17. Use to Help Ease Leg Cramps
Use a diluted mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water and apply directly to Legs to help ease cramping muscles. 

Do you use Apple Cider Vinegar? In what ways to you use it that you have found helpful?

{Disclaimer: This post was originally posted in 2013 but has remained one of my most read posts and I wanted to take the time to update it for this year! The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her health care provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.}

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