10 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar is one of those great multitasker foods. You can eat it, clean with it, and even wash your hair with it. Here are 10 different ways you can incorporate apple cider vinegar into your daily life.

  1. Cleaning

ACV is a great non-toxic cleaner. It’s odor absorbing, antibacterial, and a great alternative to using harsh chemicals like bleach. Mix one part ACV with one part water and pour into a spray bottle.

  1. Weeds

You can use ACV as a fertilizer for plants that love acids, such as azaleas and blueberry bushes. ACV will also kill off the weeds growing in your garden. You can pour it directly on weeds to kill them. For fertilizer, mix 10 ounces of ACV with 10 gallons of water.

  1. Pets

Have a furry little animal that has fleas? Turn to apple cider vinegar for help! Dilute the solution with one part ACV and one part water. Rub mixture directly into your animals skin. Make sure to check with your vet to make sure it’s safe for your animal.

  1. Dandruff

Apple cider vinegar can actually change the PH balance of your scalp. This halts the growth of yeast, which is one of the main culprits of dandruff. ACV will also get rid of greasiness, itchiness, and irritation. Combine a quarter cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup of water. Spray mixture onto hair and leave for about an hour then rinse.


  1. Body Odor

ACV is a non-toxic cleaner and also a great odor fighter! Just swipe some ACV under your armpits and let it do its magic. The vinegar smell evaporates so you don’t have to worry about it smelling.

  1. Warts

When you notice a wart forming try using some apple cider vinegar to get rid of the wart. Douse a cotton ball in vinegar and secure it to the affected area overnight.

  1. Teeth

Want whiter teeth? Rinsing regularly with ACV can brighten up your smile. Use two parts water to one part ACV and swish in your mouth.

  1. Cooking

Apple cider vinegar is great for cooking with. You can add it to vinaigrettes, sauces, marinades, or just pour some on your salad.

  1. Upset Stomach

Having stomach upset such as constipation, food poisoning, or feeling bloated? Try drinking some ACV. Due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties ACV can get your stomach back to normal.

  1. Sore Throat

If your throat is hurting try using apple cider vinegar. ACV is a natural germ fighter and can stop icky cold causing germs from thriving in your throat. Mix a quarter cup of ACV with a quarter cup water and gargle. This will create an acidic environment where germs cannot thrive.

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Erin is a full-time student studying Environmental Science, a part-time blogger, and has a full-time job. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and Celiac disease four years ago. After her diagnosis and countless doctors who continually pushed pharmaceuticals, she sought a more natural approach. She took counsel with a Naturopathic doctor, who accurately diagnosed her illness, and together they made changes to her diet which has brought her back to life! She wants to encourage others with food allergies to enjoy food and live a healthy life. In her free time she loves hiking, doing yoga, and cooking delicious all natural food!

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