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
There are many reasons why heartburn occurs, but in most cases it is a direct result of the inability of our body to produce sufficient amount of stomach acid. As a matter of fact, alternative medicine practitioners usually recommend taking one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a small amount of raw honey in case you notice early signs of heartburn.
4. Relieves Sunburn
If you need fast relief, make a warm bath and pour two cups of apple cider vinegar in the warm water. Stay in the water for about ten minutes. In this way, you will be able to bring back the normal pH in your skin and you will feel much better.
5. Soothes Burns
Apple cider vinegar works in a similar way when it comes to burns too. This vinegar can aid in cases of first degree burns too. Just put some vinegar on the affected area and you will feel better in a matter of seconds. Keep in mind that you should not use apple cider vinegar on open wounds or both 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
6. Treats Bruises
If you want to speed up the healing process of bruises, take a cup of apple cider vinegar, heat it up a little bit and pour one teaspoon of sea salt in it. Use it on the bruise in the form of hot compress on a daily basis.
7. Cures Fungal Infection
Apple cider vinegar can be very efficient in cases of external infections like athlete’s foot and ringworms. Just apply apple cider vinegar to problematic area with the help of a cotton pad. You can also soak in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water (1:5 ratio) for half an hour on a daily basis.
If you want to get rid of toe fungus, you will need to use a few more 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 Formulas
23. Skin Cleanser
In case you are dealing with oily skin or acne, a small amount of apple cider vinegar is here to restore your natural skin pH.
Just soak a washcloth or cotton bud in a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar (3:1 ratio) and apply it on the face. There is no need to remove this mixture. If you have a sensitive skin, remove it after 10 minutes.
24. Teeth Whitening
Apple cider vinegar should not be used directly on our teeth because it can damage the enamel. So, use 3-4 tablespoons of this vinegar in one glass of water and use it as a natural mouthwash. Once you are done, use plain water to rinse the mouth again.
25. Natural Deodorant
Just wash the problematic area in a regular way and use a towel to dry that area. After that, use diluted or pure (if your skin is not very sensitive) apple cider vinegar and leave it until it gets dry. In this way, you will prevent odor for 24 hours. Apple cider vinegar can also detoxify the armpits from the dangerous substances found in commercial deodorants.
26. Dandruff Remedy
Fungal infections and irritated skin are some of the most common causes of dandruff. On the other hand, apple cider vinegar has strong anti-fungal properties and supports the stabilization of skin’s pH levels.
So, wash your hair in a regular way and spray equal amounts of water and vinegar before you apply the conditioner.
Leave it for about 15 minutes before you start washing it. Perform this procedure on a daily basis until you notice that the dandruff is gone.
27. Prevention of Bad Breath
Dangerous bacteria that dwell in our mouth lead to bad breath. In order to eliminate them, create a mixture of one cup of tap water and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. After that, use this mixture to gargle for 15 seconds. Use water rinse in the end.
28. Natural Aftershave
If you want to avoid skin rashes after shaving and protect yourself from ingrown hair, create a mixture of one tablespoon of water and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and use it on the face. There is no need to rinse it.
29. Detoxification Bath
If you are looking for calming and regenerative bath, pour one cup of organic apple cider vinegar and one cup of Epsom salt in the water. In case the scent is too strong for you, you can pour ten drops of essential tea tree oil or lavender oil. If you need thorough cleansing, pour a quarter a cup of baking soda too.
30. Powerful Hair Conditioner
If you want a healthy, shiny hair, make a mixture of one cup of water, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 5 drops of orange oil. Use this mixture on your shampooed hair and remain like this for about five minutes. After that, rinse the hair and don’t use a commercial 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.
A Valuable Kitchen Product
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.