Apple Cider Vinegar as Natural Hair Conditioner, Deodorizer, Food Preservative and Skin Toner
Apple cider vinegar is present in almost everyone’s kitchen. It is commonly used in cooking. Being rich in nutrients it is considered to possess lots of health benefits and is recommended for weight loss, improve symptoms of diabetes, treat PCOS and improve digestion.
You can use ACV as an essential ingredient to make salad dressings, sauces, soups and hot drinks. But besides its health benefits and use in cooking it can also be used for cleaning and beautifying. This article will acknowledge you with different uses of ACV. I wager many of you are unaware of its unique uses that are talked about infra.Move through the complete article, and I am certain you will enjoy it.
Uses of apple cider vinegar
1. Apple Cider Vinegar is A Natural Hair Conditioner-
To get soft and shiny hair, you don’t need to depend on chemical loaded products. ACV is a natural hair conditioner. Pour a tablespoon of organic ACV and a cup of water in an old shampoo bottle. Shake well to mix the ingredients and then pour it into your hairs after shampooing. This is followed by rinsing your hair with plain water after 2 minutes. Repeat this 3 times in a week.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar To Preserve Food-
Apple cider vinegar is a food preservative. You can use it as a pickling agent. Due to the presence of acetic acid and malic acid, it makes the food more acidic, kills the bacteria, controls the growth of fungi and also deactivates the enzymes of foods. This way the food is prevented from being spoiled.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar As Natural Body Deodorizer-
The antibacterial properties of ACV not only kills the bacteria but also removes the foul smell. To make a deodorizer add a tablespoon of ACV in a spray bottle filled with water. Shake well and use whenever required.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar TO De-stink Your Feet-
The property of ACV to remove bad smell also helps to de-stink feet. Take a tub. Fill it with water. Add two tablespoons ACV and one-fourth teaspoon Epsom salt to it. Soak your feet in it for 15 minutes and get rid of the foul smell of your feet.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar As Floor And Kitchen Platform Cleaner-
As discussed above, ACV is bactericidal. Add 2 tablespoons of it to a cup of water and make an all- purpose cleaner.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar Free Your Pets From Fleas-
Seeing your pets becoming a victim of fleas is heart-wrenching. Add ACV and water in equal amounts in a spray bottle. Shake well to mix the ingredients and spray it on your pet. Fleas hate the acidic environment and won’t trouble your pet anymore.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar Treats Acne-
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a skin toner and cleanser. It is antibacterial, removes excess oil, dead skin cells, and dirt from the face. Thus, it prevents pimples and acne. But one should not use it directly on the skin as it is acidic and will irritate the skin.
Mix ACV and water in 1:2 ratio. If your skin is sensitive, then add both the ingredients in 1:4 ratio. Apply this mixture on acne with the help of a cotton ball. After 15-20 minutes rinse off your face and apply moisturizer. Repeat this daily until you get rid of acne. You can also use this mixture as a skin tone.
Apple cider vinegar is a versatile, safe and natural ingredient present in your kitchen. Use ACV and share your experience with us.We’ll be waiting for your feedback.
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.