26 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Save You Time and Money

26 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Save You Time and Money

26 Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

A trip to Sephora or to your local grocery store can sometimes be overwhelming with the wide selection of products and brands to choose from. Not to mention that so many beauty and house cleaning items have harmful chemicals in them that will send your body into straight defense mode (but that's a discussion for another post)! Some of the best beauty and house cleaning items are right in your kitchen, saving you from a stressful trip to the store and keeping money in your pockets.

Apple Cider Vinegar is like 'Tussin. It can do all things (joking—I hated when my Grandma told me to, and I quote, “put some 'Tussin on it"). But seriously, Apple Cider Vinegar actually has a magnitude of benefits. From facial toner to deodorizer, it's that one staple product that you always want to keep on hand.

My favorite brand of Apple Cider Vinegar is Bragg's Organic, which contains “mother," or in other words strands of proteins, enzymes, and friendly bacteria. It's magical. And to prove it, here are 26 ways that you can use ACV as a part of your daily cleansing and beauty routines.

1. Clean and Disinfect

ACV can disinfect just as well as bleach—minus the harsh smell. Dilute the vinegar with water (one part water, one part ACV) and can be mixed with lemon juice, salt, or essential oils for added benefits.

Be careful when using this mixture on wood floors, you don't want to get them too wet.

2. Un-Wrinkle Your Clothing

This is my favorite (I hate to iron). Fill a spray bottle with three parts ACV and one part water, spray all over your wrinkled clothing and hang to dry.

3. Freshen Up a Room

In a spray bottle, combine one part ACV, one part water and one part Essential Oil. Mist in to the air as frequently as needed.

4. Clean Your Coffee Maker

Pour two parts ACV and one part water into your coffee maker and run it as you would normally. For fresher tasting coffee, repeat every three months.

5. Remove the Annoying Stickers

Soak stickers with vinegar and let stick for at least 20 minutes, scrap it off with a butter knife.

6. Brighten Up Your Electronics

Disinfect your phone, tablet, computer or TV screen using vinegar to wipe them down and give them fresh out the box shine.

7. Make a Toner

Neutralize your pH, making your skin soft and smooth using ACV as a toner. Dilute if the smell is too strong.

8. Condition Your Hair

Remove buildup on your scalp, making your hair shiny in the process.

9. Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Dilute with water, shake well, and apply after shaving to prevent ingrown hairs.

10. Aid Your Digestion

Apple Cider Vinegar has pectin, which calms intestinal spasms, and it can ward off the bacteria that causes diarrhea, bloating and gas. Add 1 tablespoon of ACV into a cup of water and drink before meals.

11. Treat Toe Fungus and Warts

Tape a cotton ball soaked in ACV and leave it on overnight. Repeat until the wart or fungus is gone.

12. Get Fresh Breath

Gargle with water and Apple Cider Vinegar for 10 minutes to get rid of bad breath.

13. Use as a Natural Deodorant

Applying ACV to your armpits neutralized odors, acting as a deodorant.

14. Boost Energy

Drinking a tablespoon of ACV with water, helps to prevent exhaustion, thanks to potassium and enzymes in the vinegar.

15. Soothe a Sore Throat

Kill off the germs causing discomfort by gargling ACV—they can't survive in an acidic environment.

16. Whiten Your Teeth

Brushing with ACV works as a natural whitener if you give it time (at least a month). It's important to be careful using this method, too much vinegar can remove enamel. After brushing with ACV, you will need to brush again with regular toothpaste, preferably a non fluoride paste, or rinse your mouth out really well.

17. Clean the Oven

Mix ACV with baking soda to clean your drains and oven.

18. Get Rid of Smoke Odor

Remove the lingering smoky odor by placing a small bowl of ACV where the smell is the strongest. The odor should disappear in a day.

19. Trap Fruit Flies

You can get rid of those pesky flies by filing up an old jar about halfway with ACV, punch a few holes in the lid, screw it back on.

20. Wipe Away Mildew

Remove mildew stains by wiping at the stain with a cloth, diluting for lighter stains.

21. Disinfect Toilet Bowls

Pour two cups of Apple Cider Vinegar and let soak overnight before flushing. Do this weekly to prevent water rings from appearing.

22. Clean Your Toothbrush Holder

Get that disgusting grime off your toothbrush holder by cleaning the openings with cotton swabs soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar.

23. Keep Flowers Fresh

Mix two tablespoons of ACV and two tablespoons of sugar with the water before adding the flowers.

24. Ward off Candida

Apple Cider Vinegar helps to fight off the intestinal yeast overgrowth by killing the yeast, creating a die off reaction.

25. Soothes Sunburns

There are several ways to soothe a sunburn with ACV. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and water to spray on the sunburned skin. Dip a washcloth in vinegar, wringing the cloth out, and patting it gently on the affect areas. Take a cool bath with the diluted ACV.

26. Detox

Apple Cider Vinegar alkalizes the body, playing a major role in the way it heals itself. It helps the body to remove toxic waste before it can do damage without sacrificing minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. It aids digestion, improves bowel movements, detoxifies your liver, purifies your blood or clogging your arteries.

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