Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) does more than you know. Yes, you can use it in salad dressings, but did you know it will help your garden grow? Or soothe your sore throat?
Here are 8 uses for apple cider vinegar you never knew about. After reading this list, you’ll tell all your friends about amazing ACV and it’s wonderful uses.
1. Shine Your Smile
ACV has the power to make your teeth as pearly white as can be. Gargle two parts water with one part apple cider vinegar for one minute every morning. You can also work brush it into your teeth, but remember to rinse well.
2. Grow Your Garden
Some plants love acid. It helps them grow and shine. It’s also an all-natural weed killer. Pour ACV directly on the weed-infested area to stop the weeds from growing. To make your own ACV fertilizer, mix 10 ounces of apple cider vinegar with 10 gallons of water.
3. Pamper Your Pets
ACV keeps fleas away from your furry friends. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with one part water. Spray the mixture onto your pets and massage it into their skin. Make sure to totally saturate your pet’s coat. Continue for 3 days. If your animals are ruining your electrical cords, ACV has a trick for that! Cover a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and rub the entire cord with it. Your pets will stop nibbling right away.
4. Stop Your Scratching
Bitten by a bug or come into contact with poison ivy? If something’s making you itch, ACV can help.
Apply directly to your itchy area. You’ll feel relief almost instantly.
5. Soothe Your Sore Throat
ACV can help thin mucus, soothe your throat, and help you get past your cold. Apple cider vinegar is full of health boosters like sodium, magnesium and iron, and can make you feel better.
Just sip 1⁄4 cup of apple cider vinegar mixed with 1⁄4 cup of warm water to soothe your throat.
6. Clean Your Complexion
Apple cider vinegar is an anti-inflammatory that helps get rid of acne, bruises, and bacteria living on the surface of your skin.
Mix one part apple cider vinegar with three parts water. Apply the solution to your skin with a cotton ball and let sit for 10 minutes. Repeat up to 3 times a day, and don’t forget to rinse.
7. Delete Your Dandruff
Dandruff comes from a yeast overgrowth, and is itchy and embarrassing. Use ACV to get rid of dandruff. Plus, it helps control greasiness, itching, and irritation while leaving your hair shiny and untangled.
Combine 2 tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water and apply your hair while in the shower. To really target unwanted flakes, combine 1⁄4 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1⁄4 cup of water into a spray bottle. Squirt on your scalp and leave for 1 hour before rinsing.
8. Boost your baking game
You won’t notice the very mild taste when you add ACV to your batters. It gives great lift and enhances the flavours of other ingredients, especially sweets.
So there you have it. Apple cider vinegar is more potent than you knew. Your friends will notice your whiter smile, shinier hair, and lovely garden. You won’t be able to keep your ACV secret to yourself.