Apple cider vinegar works wonders on hair. To make your very own DIY hair product, combine 1/3 cup of vinegar to 4 cups of water and pour this mixture over your hair after shampooing. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse out with cold water for shiny, tangle-free, and dandruff-free locks.
9. Clears Your Stuffy Nose
The potassium and acid in apple cider vinegar can help to thin mucus and prevent bacteria growth. So the next time you’ve got a really stuffy nose, mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink to get some much needed relief.
10. Soothe Sunburn
You’ll be needing this tip in the months to come. Of course, we suggest you lather on LOTS of sunscreen and protect yourself in the sun, but if you slip up and get a little burn, apple cider vinegar will help with the pain. Rub the vinegar directly onto your sunburn to soothe the burn and your red skin.
11. Aids in Weight Loss
Reader’s Digest explains why apple cider vinegar can actually help you to lose weight:
The acetic acid suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism, and reduces water retention. Scientists also theorize that apple cider vinegar interferes with the body’s digestion of starch, which means fewer calories enter the bloodstream.
12. Helps Clear Acne
Apple cider vinegar works wonderfully as a natural toner. Because of its antibacterial properties, it can help keep acne under control, soften and exfoliate skin, reduce red spots and balance your skin’s pH levels.
13. Removes Warts
If warts are troubling your skin, apple cider vinegar can help with that, too. Place a cotton pad soaked in vinegar onto your wart, then secure the cotton pad on with a bandage. Leave on overnight, repeating this routine for a week to see a rapidly reduced wart.
14. Helps You Get to Sleep
Having sleep troubles? If you’re restless at night or can’t fall asleep, a mixture of honey and apple cider vinegar before bed has been shown to help calm the nervous system and get you some much-needed z’s.
15. Treats Ear Infections
Ear infections can be painful and difficult to deal with. For an easy remedy, soak a cotton ball in a mixture of one part apple cider vinegar and an equal part of rubbing alcohol or water. Stick the soaked cotton ball in your ear and let sit for 5 minutes. The vinegar will help to soothe irritation and kill any bacteria ravaging your inner ear.
16. Soothes Sore Muscles
Whether you’re sore from the gym or a cold, rubbing apple cider vinegar on the afflicted areas has been proven to relieve your sore muscles. Rub a few teaspoons onto the pained areas, repeating a few times a day until the pain decreases.
17. Relieves Gout
If you suffer from joint pain due to gout, consume a little apple cider vinegar everyday will help relieve the swelling and pain. This also works for arthritis pain in joints.
Do you use apple cider in a useful way? Share your tips in the comments section below.