Here Are 11 Other Ways You Can Use Apple Cider Vinegar At Home

Recently, there has been a lot of attention on apple cider vinegar, and for good reason. Not only is the vinegar good for your health, but it can be used for your skin and hair as well as a natural cleaner around the house.

It is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, making it a great multipurpose item to keep on hand – not to mention it’s super inexpensive.

If you’ve been looking for the solution to common ailments, you may find them in this versatile vinegar. Here are 11 ways you can use apple cider vinegar in and around your home.

In addition to the 11 great apple vinegar hacks below, check out this video of 10 vinegar life hacks.

1. Clean Your Counters

Apple cider vinegar is a great non-toxic alternative to other chemical cleaners. You can use it to clean any surface, from wood floors to the kitchen counter. The acid present in apple cider vinegar helps to kill bacteria, so mix together some water and apple cider vinegar for a squeaky clean home.

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2. Kill Garden Weeds

Get rid of weeds using apple cider vinegar. The acetic acid present in the vinegar kills unwanted plants, and it is actually used by organic farmers for weed control. Pour the vinegar directly onto unwanted plants to halt their growth without killing the soil around them.

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3. Get Rid Of Dandruff

Dandruff is caused by yeast and bacteria, so apple cider vinegar can help change the PH level of your scalp, which stops any growth. It can also help relieve any irritation or itchiness. Just mix apple cider vinegar with some water and use it to rinse your hair in the shower.

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4. Ward Off Fleas

Fleas can be a nuisance. Thankfully, the Earth Clinic reports that you can use apple cider vinegar as a natural flea control for your furry family members. Simply dilute 50/50 with water and spray or gently rub onto your pets fur. Does your pet have sensitive skin? Be sure to consult with a vet before trying this trick.

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5. Fight Odors

Whether it’s your breath, stinky feet, or even your armpits, apple cider vinegar can be used to help diminish a variety of odors because it kills off bacteria and restores the proper pH balance. Just mix the vinegar with some water and wipe down the smelly area.

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6. Balance Your Digestion reports that a little apple cider vinegar in your diet can help with constipation, heartburn, and gas. Simply mix a tablespoon of ACV into a glass of water or tea.

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woman with pain has her hand on stomach

7. Improve Your Skin

Apple cider vinegar helps to kill acne-causing bacteria on your skin, which can clear up breakouts. It can also help regulate the PH balance of your face. Just be sure to mix the vinegar with some water before washing your face, so it’s not too harsh.

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8. Soothe A Sore Throat

If you’re feeling under the weather, try adding a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to some warm water. Its antibacterial properties can help fight off infections and can provide relief for sore throat pain.

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9. Relieve A Stomach Ache

Apple cider vinegar can not only help with a sore throat, but it can sooth an upset stomach as well due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Because it’s a fermented juice, it can help ease discomfort.

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10. Soothe A Sunburn

Apple Cider Vinegar can help ease the pains of a sunburn. Simply add 1-2 cups to your bathwater and soak for up to ten minutes.

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11. Boost Flavor In Salads, Juices & Soups

Add a little zing to salad dressing, soups, or juices with just a little bit of apple cider vinegar.

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Carina Wolff
Carina is a health and wellness journalist based in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing, doing yoga, or exploring mountains and beaches, she spends her time cooking and creating recipes for her healthy food blog, Kale Me Maybe. Carina is also an ongoing writer for Bustle, Reader's Digest, FabFitFun, and more.

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