It’s organic, all-natural, and comes from apples. You can drink it, bake with it, clean your house with it, heal common ailments, and complete your beauty routine with apple cider vinegar! This golden, somewhat aromatic treat, is nature’s way of saying thank you for throwing away all the chemicals that can be replaced with some good ol’ fashioned apples.
Another Potion to Brew!
Halloween may have ended but it’s never too late to brew some up new and exciting home remedies! Apple cider vinegar is no exception and should be added to the list of must-haves in your home remedy pantry. Tales of A Kitchen offers an easy recipe to make your own with three apples, a little sugar, and bit of filtered water. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Health & Beauty
Apple cider vinegar can be purchased at most grocery stores. Organic is best and do not be turned off to picking up a bottle that may seem cloudy, have stringy bits in it, or if you see what seems like a pillow of swirly stuff at the bottom consider yourself lucky. That would be bits of what is known as the “mother”. This is packed full of the good cultures that make apple cider vinegar so good for you and such a versatile must-have. There are so many reasons to add it to your bathroom cabinet. For example it’s a great toner for your face, can actually help eliminate bad breath, whitens teeth, and rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar can help control dandruff too. Vinegar is said to be anti-glycemic and can help regulate blood sugar levels. Dr. Mercola noted on his website that, “One study found that vinegar treatment improved insulin sensitivity in 19 percent of individuals with type 2 diabetes and 34 percent of those with pre-diabetes.”
Try Some Recipes
Renee Loux, (referenced below) posted several useful recipes one of which is for controlling foot odor.
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 4 cups water in a basin
- Soak feet for 15 minutes
- Rinse and dry
You can find this recipe and many more online, from how to eliminate chemicals from your cleaning routines – to helping eliminate the build up of hair products for shinier hair. Find your own ways to incorporate apple cider vinegar in your home and share them with us on our Facebook page or pass them along so more people can enjoy living a toxic-free lifestyle!
Applications & Resources
- Learn more ways to use apple cider vinegar at home from Renee Loux
- Check out our article on Vinny to ward off the winter cold season
- Go to Tales of A Kitchen and learn to make your own Apple Cider Vinegar
- Read about lowering your blood pressure at WebMD
- Find some personal accounts from people who have used Apple Cider Vinegar at EarthClinic
- Try looking at Mamavation for more ideas and thoughts on the subject
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