I am so thrilled to share with you, one of my very favorite health tools that I use every day! Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), a.k.a. My LIQUID GOLD. It has been a game changer in my life! Over the years, I have been seeking out a way to accomplish simple health tasks with a natural product…and this stuff does, EVERYTHING! Okay, not everything, but so so much, and it’s AMAZING!
First, I’ll address what it is. Just, as it sounds – it’s vinegar that’s made from apple/cider. A step further, it’s a liquid consisting of acetic acid, water, trace minerals, and the apple part! The acetic acid is produced during the fermentation process, which is then full of good bacteria. This may sound gross, but keep reading and we’ll get to the good stuff!
Second, what does it do, and why is it so great?! Well, this liquid has many benefits of using it in a variety of ways. I use it for many things in a variety of ways every day and here they are!
- Detox tea. I’ve used it to help sooth an upset tummy; to detox (if I’m feeling yucky and fatigue); to aid in regular bowel movements; remedy for virus or bacteria bug; and to balance my pH body levels to help all parts of my body.
- I warm up about 1 Tbs of ACV with 8-16 ozs of water. As it’s steeping, I’ll extract lemon juice from a fresh lemon and add it in. To sweeten, I add a 1-2 tsps. of honey and wala! It’s super easy, and actually delicious and refreshing!
- Burns. Two weeks ago, I was river swimming all day, and was super ignorant of not putting on sunblock. That night my skin was super tender and I looked like a tomato! I usually apply lavender oil w/ lotion for burns, but I felt a strongly about trying out ACV. And guess what?! My skin’s redness fully disappeared within a day! And, a bonus, I didn’t peel at all. MIRACLE! Seriously, you want it just for that! And for other burns from cooking, from curling iron burns, etc.
- In a spray bottle, fill ACV 1/2, and water 1/2. Apply at least every 5 hours the first day. Tip – try to apply at least once while in the shower, as your skin pores are open and it can soak into deeper skin layers.
- Exfoliation. Monthly, I add some to my loofa or microfiber face towel in the shower and get that extra dead skin off. This helps keep my dry skin happier!
- Dandruff. Monthly, I use it to get the extra gunk / product build up extracted from my hair/scalp. Also, if I’m having dandruff, it totally conquers that issue. For a few years, I’ve used it for these things, and it never disappoints!
- Sheen hair. I have super curls and it is sometimes difficult dealing with the frizz and craziness. It totally helps with the frizziness and makes my hair more shiny then usual!
- I mix in a few tsps. in with my shampoo for a good wash a few times per month.
- Skin toner. I have oily and acne prone skin and I have found this to be the absolute best toner for me! It has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral components that help keep bacteria at bay and pimples from forming. It exfoliates extra dead skin that clogs pores, and can shrink pores!
- In a 2 oz bottle, I fill ACV 1/3, and water 2/3.
- Detox baths. When I feel I have toxin overload (super fatigued, yucky feeling, not myself physically or mentally) I take a bath in it with some Epsom salt. Its super at making me feel better and bringing my healthy back!
- I add 1 to 2 cups to a warm bath with a cup of Epsom salt.
- Home cleaner. As is it antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral it’s a great cleaner for anything home! I use it for cleaning my bathroom, cleansing the air, spraying smelly shoes and feet and it totally works kills the yuck!
There are several other ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar, and Dr. Axe provides 20 unique uses. For more information on each item go HERE.
I will warn you the smell isn’t the greatest (it doesn’t linger, thank goodness, ha!), but I’ll take it, since it’s the miracle liquid that just keeps on giving! If you use it, I’d love to hear how and what you think!
It has been an absolute game changer in my life and helped me along my journey of bringing healthy back and hope it can be for you, too!
This page provides information from my personal experience and education only. It is not to be considered medical advice. I’ve tried my best to keep the information contained in this post as accurate and updated as possible, but I make no guarantee of the accurateness of the same.