APPLE CIDER VINEGAR REMEDIES FOR HOUSEHOLD USE
Apple cider vinegar remedies can disinfect your home, improve your health and even be used in home beauty treatments!
Distilled white vinegar is the best choice for non-toxic cleaning as it will not stain. On the contrary it has the ability to remove stains and even hard water build up. A good rule of thumb is to use white vinegar on anything except yourself, use distilled apple cider vinegar externally on your body and use organic apple cider vinegar for medicinal internal purposes.
Vinegar is 5% acetic acid which gives it great antiseptic properties. Oraganic apple cider vinegar has many minerals (especially potassium), vitamins, enzymes, fiber and antioxidants. It's also low in fat and sodium.
OK, let's learn some environmentally friendly apple cider vinegar remedies!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR REMEDIES FOR CLEANING
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER - Mix 2 parts water with one part vinegar in a spray bottle then add a couple drops of liquid dish detergent. Shake it up and use for cleaning stainless steel, countertops, sinks and even windows!
CUTTING BOARDS - Use full strength to disinfect cutting boards.
VINEGAR FABRIC SOFTENER - Add 1 cup vinegar to the final rinse cycle in your washing machine. This will not only soften your clothes but reduce static, make your whites brighter and even disinfect! Don't worry about the smell it'll be gone by the time your clothes are dry.
CLOGGED SHOWERHEAD - Find a bag to fit around your showerhead, fill it with vinegar and use twist ties to hold it over the head. Let it soak in the vinegar overnight and by morning your shower will be like new!
STINKY OR SLOW DRAINS - Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda in the drain then add 1/2 to 1 cup of vinegar. Let it work its magic and when it stops fizzing flush with hot water. Get for garbage disposals too!
FRUIT FLY HOME REMEDY - Use a small jar (canning jar is great) and poke some holes in the lid. Fill 1/4 the jar with vinegar and leave on your counter. Nearly an instant trap!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR REMEDIES FOR MEDICINAL USE
If you suffer from a medical condition always talk to your doctor before taking any supplements
Always use organic apple cider vinegar for internal use! There's two reasons for this. One is that apples are normaly heavily sprayed with pesticides and two is that most organic apple cider vinegars contain 'the mother'. The mother is what is usually filtered out of distilled vinegars and contains many healthy enzymes. It's not very pretty as it sits in the bottom of the bottle looking like pond slime but it is not going to hurt you so let's get started!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR REMEDY FOR ARTHRITIS - Mix 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (acv) and 1 teaspoon honey in a little warm water and take 3 times a day. This will dissolve the crystal deposits of uric acid that form between joints. Great for muscle pain also!
VINEGAR FOR ATHLETES FOOT & TOE NAIL FUNGUS - Can vinegar help cure toenail fungus? Yes! The key here is persistence. You can use any vinegar for this remedy. Mix 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water, soak your feet for 15 minutes 3 times a day. Also soak your socks in the same dilution before washing. If you can make the time to do this it will work faster than any expensive prescription!
VINEGAR FOR BURNS & BUG BITES - Soak a cotton ball or paper towel (depending on size of burn or bite) in vinegar. Hold over burn as long as possible. Use a band aid or first aid tape to hold in place.
BRUISES - Soak a paper towel or piece of cotton and use as a compress for 30 minutes. This will help relieve pain and the bruise will heal faster.
CORNS & CALLUSES - Soak a cotton ball in acv and hold in place with a band aid. Change cotton ball daily.
VINEGAR FOR ECZEMA - Apply to affected area several times a day.
HEADACHES & MIGRANES - Soak a paper towel or piece of cotton in acv and place on forehead. Wring it out well and be careful of eyes! Lie down, relax and breathe deeply.
INDIGESTION & HEARTBURN - Mix 1 tablespoon acv in a room temperature glass of water. It's a magic vinegar cure!
VINEGAR AND HONEY FOR INSOMNIA - Trouble sleeping? Mix 2 tablespoons vinegar with 1 cup of honey. Take 2 tablespoons of the mix anytime you need a sleep aid remedy.
VINEGAR RINGWORM HOME REMEDY- Apply to area often.
More reasons apple cider vinegar benefits health:
Scientists have measured ninety different substances in apple cider vinegar!
Minerals and trace elements in apple cider vinegar include Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Chlorine, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Iron, Silicon, Fluorine.
Vitamins in apple cider vinegar include: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Provitamin beta-carotene, Vitamin P (bioflavinoids).
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR REMEDIES FOR BEAUTY
Remember to use organic apple cider vinegar for internal use! Distilled apple cider vinegar can be used externally. It's cheaper than organic and available by the gallon.
Always be very careful when using vinegar around the eyes!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR REMEDY FOR YOUR FACE - Mix 1 teapsoon acv and 1 teaspoon water. Dab on face with a cotton ball and let dry. This will balance your skins ph and help heal any blemishes or acne.
BODY - Add 2 cups acv to your bathwater and soak 10 to 20 minutes. This will again restore ph levels and soften your skin.
DANDRUFF - Massage vinegar into your scalp and wait a few minutes before shampooing. 2 to 3 times a week should do the trick. Be careful of your eyes!
HAIR - Use equal parts water and apple cider vinegar as a final rinse. Rinse again with cool water. This leaves your hair soft and shiney.
HEALTH & BEAUTY TONIC
Mix 2-3 teaspoons organic apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water. Drink daily to receive all the healthy benefits of vinegar!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR REMEDIES FOR PETS
VINEGAR REMEDY TO REPEL CATS - Cats hate the smell of vinegar so to discourage them from certain areas simply spray with vinegar.
REPEL FLEAS & TICKS - Spray your dogs coat with equal parts water and vinegar. Rub it in well. It's great for their skin and fur too. Try this same formula on hot spots!
HEALTH TONIC FOR PETS - Add acv to your pets water so they can reap the same benefits as you! You may want to start out with smaller doses until they get adjusted to it but here's the formula.
1 tsp (5 ml) for cats and small dogs (up to 14 lb)
2 tsp (10 ml) for medium dogs (15 to 34 lb)
1 tbsp (15 ml) for large dogs (35 to 84 lb)
LIVESTOCK - Adding apple cider vinegar to your livestocks food can not only make them healthier but more productive too! Once a week I add a few tablespoons ACV to my chickens feed (called a sour mash). The chickens love it!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR REMEDIES FOR GARDEN & YARD
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR REMEDY AS A NON TOXIC WEED KILLER - Spray acv full strength onto the leaves & the stem at ground level to kill those pesty weeds. This works best in spring when they are just beginning to grow.
DEER & RABBIT REPELLENT - Soak some rags in white vinegar and put on stakes around the garden. Most wild critters avoid the smell even when it's dried but you'll probably have to resoak the rags after a week or so.
NON TOXIC INSECT REPELLENT - Plan on spending some time outdoors? Maybe going camping? About 3 days before you leave start taking 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 3 times a day. Continue on your trip and you might avoid getting bitten at all! Bring a spray bottle of acv and spray your boat and camping area too!
DEODORIZE YOUR COOLER - Does your cooler have that musty smell? Wash it out as normal. After it's dry place a small bowl of vinegar inside and shut the lid. Let it sit overnight and your cooler will be fresh and clean.
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