7 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar is the Clark Kent of Your Kitchen Products

If you have not yet heard of the miraculous powers of apple cider vinegar you’re SERIOUSLY missing you. Like seriously…

Apple Cider Vinegar. 
Vinegar made by fermenting pulverized apples.
Sounds… odd. I know. Yet it makes you just need to know more doesn’t it? You’re intrigued just by my uttering those three words. Well look no further I am about to explain to you just what it is about those three little words that draws you in so.

Apple cider vinegar is my new best friend. The first time I heard of the existence of this amazing little substance was when I was just starting out on my health food journey and I was exploring and experimenting with some new baking recipes. I found in this baking research that apple cider vinegar has a ton of cooking uses and is an awesome nutritious supplement in lots of clean baking scenarios. After making my first recipe with apple cider vinegar, I was left with a GIGANTIC bottle of this strange orange liquid and knew I need to find more ways to use this stuff up… Well… Turns out not only is this unique vinegar good in the kitchen but it’s a regular health superhero! I call him Kitchen Clark. Saving the day one health and beauty remedy at a time.
1. Toner/Skin Remedy: Apple cider vinegar is insanely beneficial in calming and balancing your skin. It’s uses can span over various skin problems including acne, rashes, age spots, psoriasis, etc. Apply a few drops onto a cotton ball and rub gently over your face, or other problem area. Use only on clean, just washed skin. Rinse face after vinegar has dried or absorbed into skin. For added benefits, apply to skin at night and leave on overnight. 
  • For example: Most recently I had a reaction to amoxicillin that I was taking after a dental procedure. I developed a miserable looking rash across my chest. I applied apple cider vinegar directly to my rash in the morning after shower and before going to bed each night. After 3 days, my chest was completely clear! =O Yupp, you read that right. It was like my little miracle in a bottle! 
2. Mouthwash: Apple cider vinegar is known to help remove stains on your teeth as well as breakdown plaque! It’s an awesome, more organic substitute for your usual harsh mouthwash or just as an aid to your tooth care regime. Add 2 parts apple cider vinegar to 1 part water and use as a pre-brush mouthwash. Or rub directly on stained teeth, pre or post-brush, and rinse.
3. Sunburn Relief: Lord knows that us Irish folk need this one! My favorite little vinegar friend also helps your skin by soothing and calming sunburn. Of course, being that vinegar is naturally rough and drying, when using it for sunburn you absolutely want to make sure dilute it in water for this solution. Apply a washcloth soaked with an equal part apple cider vinegar and water solution to the burnt area. Or… bath in it…
4. Bath Solution: Other than calming sunburn, apple cider vinegar can also be used to help draw toxins out of the body and aid in relaxation. Add 1 cup of vinegar to bath and soak at least 10 minutes.
5. Hair Rinse: Apple cider vinegar has proven effects on your hair also! Gosh this stuff is unreal! Apple cider vinegar has been shown to make hair shiner, reduce frizz, add body, seal cuticles, rejuvenate your scalp, and promote hair growth. Ummm yeah. Use in conjunction with baking soda as an all-natural shampoo alternative. Or mix 1 tablespoon with 2 cups of cold water and rinse through your hair AFTER shampoo-ing.
6. Weight loss/Detox: Just as it does with the pH of your skin, apple cider vinegar balances the pH within your entire body. A sustained daily intake of acetic acid, which is the main ingredient in the vinegar, is known to stimulate your cardiovascular circulation and help in the detox of your liver. Mix 2 teaspoons to a 16oz glass of water and sip throughout the day.  
7. Foot Soak: Apple cider vinegar is also useful to soothe swollen and achy feet. I mean who doesn’t like having their own at home foot spa?! Heehee. Soak feet in equal parts apple cider vinegar and warm water.

If you don’t now fully see why it is I am so in love with this miracle in a bottle then I am at a loss. Like anything, use apple cider vinegar on a regular basis for a certain period of time in order to see a difference in weight loss, detox, hair, skin, or teeth. Apple cider vinegar has shown results faster than most market products and it is NATURAL AND ORGANIC! Two in one! What more can you ask for?! So go out and buy a nice gigantic bottle for less than $2 at your local grocery store and give it a go!

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