15 Incredible Ways You Can Use Apple Cider Vinegar That’ll Change Your Life
June 2, 2018
We don’t know about you, but when we experience a
bad breakout on our skin, or feel any sort of pain in our joints, the first thing we do is head over to the pharmacy to purchase expensive products that promise results. Unfortunately, it seems like over and over we are left disappointed. What if we told you, however, that there’s actually a product that’s probably already in your cabinet at home that can treat these problems and even more?
That’s right, everyone! We know it’s hard to believe, but apple cider vinegar, like
baking soda, is one of the most useful household products. Plus, it has a ton of healing properties, which means it can be used to treat all sorts of ailments. Ready to find out all of the apple vinegar hacks that will totally change your life? Keep scrollin’.
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It can help you lose weight.
You may not know this, but apple cider vinegar is really useful for people who are trying to shed a few pounds! If that sounds like you, all you have to do is make this morning detox tea and drink it when you wake up before you put anything else in your stomach.
The tea is actually pretty simple to make, as well, with just a few easy ingredients like lemon juice, raw honey, cinnamon, cayenne, water and, of course, apple cider vinegar. Ready to shed a few without drastically changing your diet or exercise routine? Try this! After all, what do you have to lose besides, ya know, a couple of pounds?
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It can get rid of moles, warts and skin tags.
We all have ~imperfections~ on our skin, but our options regarding what to do about 'em are limited. We can either have them removed by a dermatologist, or, if they're not threatening to our health in any way, we can just learn to live with 'em. If neither of those options work for you, though, there
is something else you can try: apple cider vinegar.
That's right! Apparently, if you put raw apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and then put the cotton ball on the mole, wart or skin tag and secure it with a bandage, you could be on your way to getting rid of it entirely! Leave it on for "up to 8 consecutive hours each day" as needed and you'll be super impressed with the results!
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It get get rid of cellulite.
Although cellulite affects 90% of women, that doesn't mean everyone is totally comfortable having it. ACV can treat your cellulite both orally and topically. If you mix it with honey and water and either drink it or use it as an ointment and apply it on the affected areas, you'll see great results.
If used daily, "this remedy should lessen the amount of fat tissue which gives your skin the aspect of orange peel." You can also combine the vinegar with some massage oil and massage it onto your skin, too.
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It makes an amazing toner.
As you can already tell, apple cider vinegar is a very useful item to have laying around the house, but something we never knew about the product is that it actually does wonders for your skin. Apparently, ACV has a lot of potassium, which is usually what's lacking for people who have dry patches. It's also exfoliating, balances the skin's pH and has a ton of other benefits, too!
So, do you want to try the toner out for yourself? All you need to do is pour one part organic raw apple cider vinegar into a glass jar, add 2 parts distilled or filtered water, shake well, then apply to clean skin using a cotton ball. Could it get any easier than that?
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It can get rid of toenail fungus.
Toenail fungus, though not pretty, is a very common problem. Those who have it often feel like they're on an endless search for a remedy that actually works. Luckily, we've found another one that you should definitely try.
All you have to do is take a half cup of apple cider vinegar and combine it with a half cup of water and soak the affected toe. Because the ACV is mildly acidic, it will "kill bacteria and fungi" while also preventing it from spreading. Give it a try!
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It can also solve a bunch of other foot-related problems.
If toenail fungus isn't a particular issue for you, perhaps you have other problems with your feet that need to be treated. Do you suffer from Athlete's Foot, sore muscles, corns, or calluses? Whatever it is, apple cider vinegar can help, which is a HUGE relief.
To help solve any of the aforementioned issues, add five cups of ACV into a gallon of warm water. Then, stir it and soak your feet for about 15 minutes. Not only is it relaxing AF, but your feet will never be healthier! You can thank us later.
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It can whiten your teeth.
As amazing as apple cider vinegar is for your feet and your skin in general, it can also help you get that gleaming smile you've been dying for. If other teeth whiteners haven't quite done the trick, or if you're looking for a more affordable way to
whiten your teeth, a little ACV combined with some baking soda can really do some magic.
You heard that correctly! As it turns out, the alkaline content in apple cider vinegar, when combined with baking soda, gets rid of stains on teeth. We know... who would've thought?! We'll definitely be giving this hack a try.
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It can tackle cold and flu symptoms.
Before you know it, cold and flu season will be upon us once again and you'll be looking to get rid of your symptoms before they even make their debut. Luckily, we've found just the trick to help you fight off those germs and keep you as healthy and happy as ever.
Once you follow the recipe above, you'll have made a cider that's not only delicious but also
amazing for your immune system! When you feel the sniffles or a slight cough coming on, just remember this recipe. Trust us... it'll help!
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It can be used to detox your armpits.
What you may not know is that, actually, your armpits are full of toxins. Wait... what?! Yup! That deodorant you've been using is full of harsh chemicals that are actually terrible for your body, but with a little ACV, you can rid yourself of those toxins in a flash.
All you need to do is combine one tablespoon of paraben-free bentonite clay, two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, water and aloe vera. After applying this formula, you'll undo years of damage caused by your deodorant. Amazing!
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It can help cure a UTI.
Urinary tract infections affect over 50% of women at some point in their lives and, if you've had one, you know that they can be extremely painful. That being said, there are some remedies you can try to minimize the pain and kill the bacteria responsible for causing the UTI in the first place.
To try this hack out for yourself, fill your tub with warm water and add one cup of apple cider vinegar. Then, sit up with your knees apart. Before you know it, you'll start to feel better. You can also add a few cloves of garlic to the bath, which will also help kill the bacteria.
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It can be used to treat arthritis.
There are plenty of different ways to treat arthritis, but one of the most promising seems to be with — you guessed it — apple cider vinegar!
To start feeling some relief, all you'll need to do is pour one to two tablespoons of ACV into four to eight ounces of water. Sure, you won't be in as much pain, but you'll also see it benefitting other parts of your body as well, like your skin, for example. It's a win/win!
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It can heal knee, bone and joint pain.
Suffering from knee, bone and joint pain, but not sure of the cause? Have no fear because a little mixture of apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper can not only reduce the pain, but heal the problem completely!
Just rub it onto the affected area and start feeling the relief almost immediately.
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It can help get rid of acne scars.
Desperate to get rid of those
acne scars? Well, if it feels like you've tried everything at this point, don't worry... you haven't! Apple cider vinegar can actually be extremely helpful when it comes to getting rid of scars, and that's because it has a ton of healing properties!
So, how do you begin? Just mix equal parts ACV with water and dab the mixture onto the scar using a cotton ball. You may also find it useful to put two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink it regularly, because that will help heal those annoying scars, too!
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It can get rid of blackheads.
If acne scars aren't as big of a problem for you as blackheads are, apple cider vinegar can actually treat those, too! Shocking, right?! ACV has "antibacterial and antiseptic properties that prevent bacteria or microbes which are trapped in the skin pores and thereby cleanses the skin." Who knew?!
Plus, it couldn't be any easier to try this hack out for yourself. All you have to do is take some of the ACV directly from the bottle and dab it onto your skin using a cotton ball. Then, let it sit for two or three minutes and rinse with warm water. You can also do this two or three times a day if you're feeling really committed to getting rid of those blackheads once and for all. Go for it!
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Check out these additional tips!
If you thought we already covered everything, you are sorely mistaken. Apple cider vinegar has a bunch of other uses besides the ones we've mentioned, so before you spend tons of money on other remedies at the store, be sure to double check that good ol' ACV won't do the trick.
In addition to everything we've already said, apple cider vinegar can help to boost your energy, destroy dandruff, relieve itchiness, do away with bad breath, regulate your blood sugar, enhance your mood and even improve your digestion. Basically, it does
everything. How cool?!