Apple cider vinegar is good for much more than just cooking. Much, much more. In fact, this handy little vinegar has been not only known to help with diseases, but also with beauty regimes. If you’re looking for a natural cure for acne, sore throats, or even the hiccups, then you’ve come to the right place! Check out all the uses for apple cider vinegar that you’re missing out on!
20. Cure Hiccups
According to a home remedies site, a half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar followed by a glass of water can help relieve hiccups “in seconds” with its sour taste.
19. Aid With Weight Loss
Mixing a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before meals is said to gradually lead to weight loss. Of course, drinking a glass of water before every meal is also highly recommend for weight loss— apple cider vinegar or not. The acid in apple cider vinegar is also said to speed up metabolism, which aids in weight loss.
18. Clear Up Skin Issues
Since hearing actress Scarlett Johansson speak highly of apple cider vinegar as a skin care regime, people are seeing less acne, reduced pore size, and even skin tone. With use as a normal part of your beauty regime, it can be used for much more than just a toner!
17. Facial Cleanser
Create your own facial cleanser and toner with one part apple cider vinegar, and two parts water. Beware though, if you are prone to dry skin, you may want to only use it once a day.
16. Works As A Detox
Apple cider vinegar detoxes help cleanse the body, and are also said to help with digestion and weight loss as part of the detox. Its vitamins and minerals make it a popular detox option, according to a site dedicated to the subject. Simply mix one or two teaspoons in a glass of water and enjoy! Or, you can create your one with a recipe that includes cinnamon, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper.
15. Natural Deodorant
Applying the vinegar with a cotton ball is a great and natural DIY deodorant alternative. It works as an antiseptic, however it may not mask body odor as well as scented deodorants. However, people have tried this method and said there is no vinegar smell after it dries. Good to know!
14. Whiten Teeth
Gargling half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with a cup of water before brushing your teeth can help keep them pearly white!
13. Clean And Shiny Hair
Yes, ladies, it can even help with your hair! Mix a few tablespoons of the vinegar in a spray bottle with a cup of water to find the perfect solution for your locks. Pro tip: use less vinegar for dry hair, and more vinegar for oily. It’ll help you achieve a smooth and soft look. It’s best to do this rinse only once a week to help reduce gunk build up and balance your scalp’s pH levels. After letting the rinse stay in your hair for 30-60 minutes, wash as you normally would.
12. Reduce Broken Capillaries
It’s rumored that rubbing apple cider vinegar on broken capillaries, which are common on the face, can improve appearance and reduce irritation. You can either use a cotton ball to rub vinegar over the affect area, or even place a cloth soaked in vinegar over the capillaries for up to 30 minutes.
11. Help Soothe Sore Throat
Suffering from a sore throat? There is something you can do! Gargle a tablespoon of vinegar, mixed with a teaspoon of salt dissolved in warm water. This will help reduce the germs in your throat since the acidity of the vinegar will kill them off.
10. Settle Upset Stomach
Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of honey in a warm glad of water to help relieve cramps and gas. You’re welcome!
9. Reduce Heartburn
People suffering from acid reflux or heartburn can try this home remedy to balance out stomach acid. However, make sure you don’t drink too much apple cider vinegar as larger quantities can increase heartburn, and always dilute it with water.
8. Digestive Aid
As with weight loss aid, drinking a glass of water mixed with one to three teaspoons of vinegar before a meal can improve digestion.
7. Clear Sinuses
Reader’s Digest says drinking diluted apple cider vinegar can help clear sinuses and reduce stuffy noses.
6. Boost Your Energy
Lower pH levels are said to result in lower energy. Drinking diluted apple cider vinegar helps balance your body’s pH levels, meaning more energy throughout the day.
5. Get Rid Of Bad Breath
Rinsing your mouth— or gargling— apple cider vinegar can help kill germs that cause bad breath.
4. Can Help Lower Cholesterol
According to ‘Dr. Axe,’ “just one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning” can help reduce your cholesterol levels. He attribute this to the vinegar’s ability to increase bile production and liver support.
3. Reduce Bruises
Rubbing apple cider vinegar on a fresh bruise will work as an anti-inflammatory and reduce the discoloration.
2. Remove Warts
Remove warts by soaking a cotton ball in vinegar and placing over the wart each night until it falls off. Use a bandage or medical tape to secure the cotton ball in place.
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