Apple cider vinegar has more than one trick in its bag. Renowned for a long time for its exceptional medicinal properties, it is practical, economical and easy to find, and is even nicknamed ‘elixir of youth’. Apple cider vinegar is good for cooking, but it is also very useful in the home. Here are our 20 tips for using cider vinegar to get the best benefit for your home, beauty and health.
1. Apple cider vinegar is an ecological cleaner
Like white vinegar, apple cider vinegar is used as a household product. It is used pure or with water, spread or sprayed according to the use. It is particularly effective as a degreaser in the kitchen for example.
2. Keeping ants away
Spray around windows, doors and any likely path taken by ants. It also works on other insects and to avoid the bites of said insects.
3. Get rid of fleas
We then use cider vinegar mixed with water for animals (we do not abuse), and in the house.
4. Apple cider vinegar is a good tonic for the face
Much cheaper than a lot of tonics, apple cider vinegar is excellent for the skin and leaves it soft and velvety. The only drawback: the smell, but you can always dilute it with water.
5. As an aftershave
It is advisable to dilute the cider vinegar with water: it is a natural aftershave, which softens the skin.
6. Calming sunburns
Vinegar is a great way to soothe sunburned skin and a lot of itchy skin in general.
7. In addition to hair conditioner
If you use a very natural shampoo or simply a dry shampoo, it will not be too much to neutralize the effect of a basic product and to treat the hair. Apple cider vinegar can put a shine in any type of hair.
8. Dandruff cider vinegar
Use a half vinegar half water mixture and apply to the hair for a quarter of an hour before rinsing. The smell will disappear.
9. Have better breath
Use as a gargle, mixed with water.
10. As an ingredient for a soothing mask
We use for this with soft clay and honey or an equivalent if you are vegan. Apply on the skin and leave for a few minutes; rinse before the mask is dry.
11. Apple cider vinegar against brown spots
It is used undiluted and left for one night before rinsing the next day.
12. A natural deodorant
No really need for instructions: a shot under the armpits and presto!
13. Against acne
The dilution will depend on the severity of acne: you can put a quarter of cider vinegar for three quarters of water or use pure vinegar if the acne is severe.
14. Reduce swelling to the face (or other part of the body)
The cider vinegar is massaged on the part concerned.
15. Stop hiccups
You asked your closest neighbor to scare you and it did not work? Neither did the spoon in the mouth? Here is another suggestion: apple cider vinegar intensively stimulates the nerves in the throat responsible for spasms. The method: a teaspoon, pure.
16. Calm a sore throat
Gargle a mixture of half water, half cider vinegar, the principle is to kill germs that cannot live in an acidic environment.
17. Treat colds/prevent flu-like illness
In the same way, we kill the germs with acetic acid and the naturally occurring potassium will make the mucus clearer. Dosage: count a tablespoon of cider vinegar per large glass of water.
18. Treat warts and fungus
Undiluted vinegar is used directly. For warts, vinegar will be applied to a cotton pad, and kept overnight on the wart.
19. Help digestion
Use a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar per tablespoon of water. Pectin will act on intestinal spasms, reduce gas, kill bad bacteria and help digestion.
20. Give yourself more energy!
A tablespoon for a large glass of water helps the body to defend itself with potassium and enzymes.