TOP 50 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar


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Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin care

1. Eczema remedy

I dab ACV on my little one’s eczema. – Amber Nicole Snowder

2. Skin toner

I use equal parts water and ACV for a skin toner. – Vanessa Orlick

3. Natural astringent for acne

Mix 1 part water 1 part cider vinegar dip cotton ball apply to face until dry then rinse. -Sheena Struelens

4. Facial mask

I’m about to mix it with some green clay. -Aria Phillips

5. Mole remover

Dip a piece of cotton (I use a small piece if a cotton pad) in ACV, ring out a bit then place it on your wart, skin tag or mole, then place a bandaid over it. I like to leave it on over night. -Tanae Potter

6. Wart remover

Soak a cotton ball in ACV, place over wart and cover with medical tape. Repeat daily till the nasty thing vanishes. -Laura Ann Nixon Endsley

7. Facial wash

Simply mix 1 part ACV and 2 parts water and rub on your face.  Add some raw honey to the mixture if your skin is dry. Then rinse with warm water. -Lindsey Thomason

8. Make up remover

Mix 1 part ACV and 2 parts water. Dab a cotton ball with the mixture and swipe on makeup to remove. -Dimple Yadav

9. Soften skin

We even soak in it for our skin is so soft afterwards. -Brooke Wright

10. Sunburn

Soak washcloth and place on sunburn. Takes the sting out and reduces the redness. -Megan Brugge-Yardley

11. Healing all sorts of skin issues

-Tiffany Lang

12. Skin tags

Dip a piece of cotton (I use a small piece if a cotton pad) in ACV, ring out a bit then place it on your skin tag then place a bandaid over it. I like to leave it on over night. -Tanae Potter

Apple Cider Vinegar for Cleaning

13. Fabric Softener

I use 1 cup of ACV. -Coral Davison-Ray

14. Cleaner

Cleaning: Spray on surfaces, or pour on scrubby…add baking soda, scrub away. Pour down garbage disposal w/baking soda and a lemon. Let sit for a few minutes, then turn on the water and the disposal. – Sarah Buttell

15. Rinsing agent in washing machine

Add one cup of ACV to the rinse cycle. -Ceci Richardson

16. Cleaning the mooncup

Wash your menstrual cup in a 50/50 ACV and water mixture with some gentle soap. -Elísa Arnarsdóttir

17. Keep ants away

Ants avoid that stuff like its poison, just pour. -Teresa Munoz

18. Fruitfly trap / fly trap / gnat

In a bowl with plastic wrap on top tightly. Poke holes with tooth pick to catch flies. -Jennifer Duncan

19. Cleans humidifier

Remove the filter and rinse with water. Then add ACV to the tank of the humidifier and let sit for 30 minutes, swishing around occasionally. Rinse and dry. -Lacey R. Foster

20. Drain cleaner

Acv and baking soda to clear a clogged drain. -Deanna Moody-Linzmeier

21. Whiten laundry

I also put 1/4 cup in with my white laundry and baking soda to brighten it up. -Raquel Arteaga de Dicuru

22. Jewelry cleaner

Mix 1/2 cup ACV and 2 tbsp. baking soda and let silver jewelry sit in the mixture for a few hours. Rinse with clean water and dry and shine with a soft cloth. -Danielle Fantis

23. Weed killer

Just pour ACV on the weeds! -Bethany Holt

24. Cleaning menstrual sponges

Wash your menstrual sponge in a 50/50 ACV and water mixture with some gentle soap. -Elyse Fox

25. For cloth diapers

Add 1/2 cup to the first rinse of a load of cloth diapers. -Emily Blakey

Apple Cider Vinegar for Pets

26. Keep away cats

The cats aren’t fans, so we use it to keep them away from places they shouldn’t be! – Kate Parlee McCullough

27. Flea spray

Spray a 50/50 mixtures of ACV and water on your pet before they go outside.

28. Ward off parasites

I put a capful in my dogs water bowl. – Karen Lopez-Walker

29. Conjunctivitis of dogs

Mix 1 part ACV and 2 parts water. Dab a cloth in the mixture and apply BELOW the eyes. reapply every few hours. -Anny Chen

30. Ear mites in cats and dogs

50/50 acv and water rinse 2 times a day for 2 weeks. works like magic, and no trip to the vet! -Sarah Norton

31. Homemade dog shampoo

Mix 1 part ACV, 1 part water, and 1 part baby shampoo (not Castile soap). -Sandra Mason

32. Chicken immune system booster

Put 1 tbsp per gallon to boosts my chickens immune system. -Nichole Leah Bowen

Apple Cider Vinegar for Wellness

33. Helps slow the breakdown of carbohydrates

Also add 1tbls to each serving of pasta. -Coral Davison-Ray

34. Arthritis

I drink 2 tsp in 8 oz of water to help relieve my arthritis symptoms. -Kelly Cockrell Young

35. For weight loss

I love drinking a tablespoon in a glass of water! It quenches your thirst so much better than just water. -Cara Igoe

36. Help blood glucose levels

I drink it in water all day. -Titus Alexis

37. Prevent mastitis

Drink it in water on a daily basis. -Brooke Carlson

38. Regulate PCOS symptoms

I drink about a tbsp in 8 oz of water before meals. -Janet Adkins

39. PMS Symptoms/cramps

Helps with PMS symptoms, mostly cramps. -Caitlyn Tracy
Add a teaspoon of ACV to a cup of water 3 times a day.

40. Lowers cholesterol

Add a teaspoon of ACV to a cup of water 3 times a day. -Bree Petty

41. PH balance

Can help regulate your body’s pH which can ward off disease. Consume 1 teaspoon mixed in a cup of water daily. -Shanxon Lemasters

42. Immune system building / booster tea

Warm water, ACV, cinnamon & honey. Tastes like hot apple cider. -Aimee Villella McBride

43. Tea/tonic/drinks

Drink 2 tbs. of ACV, 1 tbs. of raw local honey, 1 tsp. of cinnamon, and half a lemon to 1 cup of water. -Julia Olson

44. Energy drink

A teaspoon to a tablespoon of ACV in 8 ounces of water. With a tablespoon or so of raw honey, a splash of lemon juice, and a dash of ground ginger. Mix it all up and drink before every meal. -Amanda Hamilton

Apple Cider Vinegar for Beauty

45. For dry scalp / dandruff treatment

Add ACV to your shampoo before washing.

46. Hair rinse / hair wash / hair soak

I usually do about a cap full of it into a water bottle along with filling the bottle up to half with warm water and leaving it in my hair for a few minutes then rinse out. -Rhianna Marie

47. Cellulite cleanser

ACV helps break down fat in cells. Add a teaspoon of ACV to a cup of water every day. -Kinga Fronczak- Loforte

48. Gargle

Use a 50/50 ACV and water mixture to gargle with. -Kinga Fronczak- Loforte

49. Hair conditioner / detangler / hair spray

I dilute it with water and use it as conditioner. -Jennifer Kemp

50. Teeth whitener

Brush your teeth with ACV before you brush with regular toothpaste. -Rachel Goakes

Did we cover every use for apple cider vinegar? I think not!

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