You’ve probably heard that taking apple cider vinegar every day may help you lose weight and have more energy. When purchasing apple cider vinegar, always buy with the “mother” intact, so you’ll get all the beneficial compounds including probiotics.
Here are five offbeat uses for apple cider vinegar.
If you’re like me, you probably spend way too much for hair conditioner. To save money and have shinier hair, mix one cup of water with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Apply three times a week after you shampoo.
I was at the dentist’s office not too long ago, and it seemed like it was taking the dental assistant forever to clean my teeth. She was trying to get the stains off my front teeth and after 20 minutes of intense scrubbing, she was finally finished.
An easier method is to dip your finger into apple cider vinegar, and rub it on your teeth for one minute. The pH in apple cider vinegar removes stains, which can make your teeth naturally whiter.
Natural Household Cleaner
It’s healthier to use an all-natural housecleaner when you’re cleaning windows, and wiping down counters. Buy a spray bottle from your hardware or grocery store, and fill it with half water and half apple cider vinegar.
When you’re exercising and your armpits are sweaty, it provides a perfect breeding ground for bad bacteria, which is a major cause of body odor. Apple cider vinegar acts as a natural deodorant. Dab some apple cider vinegar on your fingers and apply to the armpit.
You hate to see your dog constantly scratching and a bath with a 50/50 solution of water and apple cider vinegar can help get rid of those annoying fleas. I have had a lot of dogs in my life, and not one of them enjoyed a flea bath. It was all I could do to hold them down, and then they would shake off the water, and the bathroom looked like a war zone.
What dog doesn’t like to go for a walk? It’s good exercise for both of you, and if you take your dog for a long walk and tire him out, he may want to flop into the tub and will not be so cranky about taking a flea bath.
Bring treats into the bathroom and feed them to your pet while he is in the tub. He will start associating bath time with treats.