Are you stocking up on supplies? if so, one product you must have for emergencies is apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits and been consumed for years. It has been used for centuries to regulate blood sugar, weight loss and heart health, but do you know about its many other uses? Here are my top 5 uses for apple cider vinegar!
ACV is great for earaches. You will need the following:
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Cotton ball
- Pour small amount of acv and alcohol onto cotton ball
- Lay on side
- Gently squeeze cotton ball so mixture goes into the ear
- Lay on side for 5-15 minutes
- Place cotton ball over ear canal
When finished, get up and drain ear by placing towel over ear and on shoulder to let the mixture come out.
Note: Do NOT use water. Water can get trapped in ear canal and increase risk of infection.
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ACV can be used to treat minor toothaches and gum pain.
- ACV (2-3 capfuls)
- 2 ounces of water
- 1 ceramic cup
- Swish the acv and water around in your mouth for 30 seconds to 1 minute
- Spit out
Note: Do not swallow the water. A high concentration of acv can upset the stomach. Infection may take several days to clear. Use the mixture 2-3 times per day as needed.
#3. Bug Bites
ACV is great for all types of bug bites, especially ant, flea and mosquito bites. Simply dab a little ACV on the affected area for fast relief.
#4. Minor Cuts and Scrapes
Apple cider vinegar can help clean out minor cuts and scrapes. Spray the cut with a light mist of acv.
Note: ACV will sting when used on cuts, so small children will be hesitant to use. However after the first application, the stinging will cease if reapplied.
Many commercial deodorants contain chemicals that may be hazardous to a person health.
Apple cider vinegar kills the bacteria that causes body odor. It can be simply sprayed under the arms by itself, or mixed with water in a spray bottle. Many commercial deodorants and antiperspirants contain triclosan, which has been believed to alter hormone regulation:
Recently, it has been known that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may act as an exogenous factor to enhance cancer progression. Triclosan (TCS) and 2,4-dihydroxybenzophenone (BP-1) were reported to bioaccumulate in human bodies through the skin absorption.Read the study HERE
- 1/4 cup acv
- 1/4 cup distilled water
- Spray bottle
- Spray as needed
Note: The vinegar smell disappears once the vinegar dries. In addition, spray may have to be reapplied if a person sweats excessively.
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There are literally dozens of uses for acv that do NOT include eating. Here are some of the other top uses:
- Acne treatment
- Relieve sore throats
- Get rid of fleas
- Home deodorizer
- Fly trap
In addition to food and water, we need medication. ACV is a great natural remedies for many ailments, minus the side effects.
What are your favorite uses for apple cider vinegar? Leave a comment below!
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