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50+ Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

by Skinny Ms.

50+ Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar

For health, beauty, and around the house there hasn’t been a more versatile, natural, and affordable product since we introduced 101 Uses for Coconut Oil. Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries for its healing properties. Use it daily as a safe, natural alternative to chemicals and as an overall health boosting tonic. You won’t believe all the benefits in this little glass bottle!

As a Beauty Treatment

Apple cider vinegar is very useful for treating the skin, teeth and hair. Check out all the ways you can incorporate a little ACV into your beauty regimen.

Use as a hair rinse to fight dandruff and add body and shine
Use as a facial cleanser to boost the pH of your skin
Add to bath water to relieve the redness and pain of sunburn
Reduces buildup on the scalp
Helps in the removal of warts
Skin toner for blemishes
Reduces cellulite
Helps control bad breath
Whitens teeth and kills mouth bacteria
Reduces swelling and fades bruising
Use as an overnight soak to clean dentures

For Your Health

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most useful, affordable and versatile supplements you can take for your overall health. It fights infections and inflammation, eases pain, and helps with many digestive issues. Taken daily, ACV will provide numerous health benefits.

Use as a detox to cleanse the kidneys
Drink or supplement to prevent flu
Reduces inflammation from arthritis
Relieves sinus pressure and fights infection
Aids weight loss by decreasing appetite and increasing fat burn
Relieves allergies and asthma symptoms
Relieves Gout
Balances the body’s pH level
Lowers cholesterol
Reduces blood glucose level in diabetics
Removes nail fungus
Soothes bug bites and other minor skin irritations
Aids digestion
Taken with warm water and honey before bedtime, ACV may help with sleep issues
Strengthens bones
Has anti-inflammatory properties
Relieves pain from jellyfish stings
Aids in relieving chest congestion
Promotes bowel movements and eases constipation
Relieves heartburn
Can help stop hiccups
Promotes sinus drainage
Treats ear infections
Soothes rashes
Promotes growth of healthy flora
Helps control sugar cravings
Helps cure strep throat
Helps treat eczema
Increases energy and boosts metabolism
Relaxes sore muscles
Disinfects wounds
Boosts immunity
Lowers blood pressure

For more information check out Apple Cider Vinegar: Folk Remedy or Weight Loss Secret?

Around the House

Get rid of the toxic chemicals around your home. Many commercial cleaning products and deodorizers have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, chronic respiratory conditions, and other serious health problems. Create your own products easily and inexpensively using natural items like ACV.

Use as a natural disinfectant cleanser
Use it to wash windows and leave a streak free shine and clean scent
ACV is a natural deodorizer
Use it to deter cats from having accidents they won’t go where they smell vinegar.

Try using ACV in our Slow Cooker Cranberry Chutney or Southwestern Kale Chips.

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64 Responses to 50+ Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

  • STacy says:

    Yep it's true folks , It got rid of my dandruff! Do u have any facial recipes though? Or do u just dab it on your face ?

  • Neecee says:

    I found THE thing for my naturally curly hair! Apple Cider Vinegar. It makes your hair so soft and shiny. I was using it as a conditioner before I read this. Believe me, it works! What I found out is that Apple Cider Vinegar is the most natural thing to use on your hair. Try it.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I have naturally curly hair too, how are you using it as a conditioner? Are you just pouring it out of the bottle straight onto your hair or are you mixing it with something? I don't want my hair smelling like ACV all day! Gross!

      • SkinnyMs says:

        Elizabeth, you can make a mixture of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water and rub into your hair after shampooing. Let it sit for one minute and rinse it out. The rinse should get rid of any smell.

  • Mervi says:

    How much apple cider are you supposed to take daily?

  • Wendy says:

    I'm really trying to stomach this stuff. I know it's really good for you. Are the capsules just as good?

    • Skinny Ms. says:

      Wendy, No, the real thing is always best.

    • Cheyanne says:

      I don't know if it will hurt the effectiveness but I was afraid to try it in just water as I same suggested other places. Someone recommended mixing it with orange juice for your salad so I just added 2 tsp to my glass of OJ. It -slightly- alters the taste but hardly enough to notice!!

  • Tom says:

    Do you have a recipe for using apple cider vinegar for nail fungus?

  • Diane says:

    Is it important to use organic apple cider vinegar?

  • Paula says:

    My Mom wants to try it as a detox to cleanse her kidneys, how much does she need to take, is there recipe by any chance?

    • Skinny Ms. says:

      Paula, Add 1/2 cup of water with 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and daily before eating meals. Apple cider vinegar helps prevent kidney stones from forming. I do recommend she check with her doctor before beginning any new regimen.

  • Dena says:

    Does it work to clear up seborrheic keratosis?

  • Jada says:

    To get the benefits of all of this you really need to use a really good quality organic ACV and it must contain "The Mother" Braggs is the most popular and trusted brand.

  • OZO says:

    I have acid reflux problem, they said it can help cure it. Is it true and how can i use it to cure it? . I am in Italy, can Braggs brand be found here in Italy or can any brand equally work well?

    • Skinny Ms. says:

      Lucky You…I love Italy! :) Vinegar helps to neutralize the stomach. I don’t know if Bragg’s can be purchased in Italy…probably not. Try another brand. Also, one of the best solutions is: to switch to a healthy, real food diet.

    • JohnnyB says:

      I would recommend any brand with atleast 5% acidity level. Also try a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water twice a day after meals. I suspect that your acid reflux like in most cases has been caused by your diet. I know it may be difficult, but reducing consumption of sugar and fried foods will help tremendously.

  • darlene says:

    hi, can you actually put acv on your eyelashes? what about the brows?

  • SnoopyNut says:

    As Jada pointed out – you want the ACV with "The Mother" – Braggs is the most common,my Wal-Mart carries a large bottle of it. Shake it good before using. I have gallstones and some time ago ran across a suggestion for when having a gallbladder attack. Mix 1- 2 tablespoons of ACV with 1 cup Organic Unfiltered Apple Juice (Trader Joe's has a nice size bottle at a decent price) and drink. Takes the gallbladder attack pain away within 20-30 minutes for me.

  • Allison Wright says:

    I'm in the process of using ACV diluted with equal parts H2O as a douce for 2 year long Bacterial Vaganoisos Infection. 10 rounds of antibiotics couldn't get rid of it, only made me feel like crud being on the drugs, so I figured it can't hurt to try ACV along with a few other homeopathic remedies. Praying this works.

  • Nina says:

    Allison, you could have systemic Candida. Google the spit test for Candida. That many antibiotics can do it!

    I also agree with Jada and SnoopyNut, the ACV with "The Mother" is the only kind that is effective!

  • June Roush says:

    what do you mean by " the Mothere "in it it also helps with releaving leg cramps just rub on the area

  • Paul says:

    Can it be used as a weed killer in the yard

  • ang22 says:

    I've been drinking vinegar since I was a little girl. I like it, my mouth waters just thinking of it…odd huh.

  • deskjockie says:

    Dr. John R. Christopher, Master Herbalist, recommended taking 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg's) with 1 tablespoon of raw honey in a glass of water three times a day. Several people have said they lowered their blood pressure, healed hiatal hernias, cleared their skin of liver spots, and cleaned out their gall bladders of sludge in about three weeks doing this. There is an old book titled, "Arthritis and Folk Medicine" written by a medical doctor, Dr. D. C. Jarvis in the early 1900s where he describes his experience using acv to cure mastitis in cows, and bacterial infections in other animals as well. Apparently Vermonters used this drink, which they called 'swizzle', for all kinds of ailments.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar plays a major role in treatment of yeast infections. It is commonly used to help relieve and cure candida symptoms.

  • Well I have found using things like lemon and baking soda to work very well. At the end of the day I think just try a couple of differnet methods. What works for one person may not work for another. Nice article overall! Also don't just try something for a day or two and then give up and change to another method! You need to give it time to work

  • organic ACV says:

    Dilute 0rganic ACV onto hands face for a softer clearer skin it does work! it helps get green tint out of coloured hair. I also drink half a cup diluted with water most days. Healthy and cheap
    anti inflammatory :))

  • norman says:

    i have a pretty severe case of eczema or tsoriasis both on scalp and lower back , have 3 qts of bragg apple cider vinegar but do not know how or what ways to use……need help

  • Patricia baldridge says:

    I have several aging problems….endless & growing pain from osteoarthritis & fybomyalgia…also now have neuropathy,at times I can barely walk..none wants to give you pain meds…do you think vinegar could give some relief????????????

    • SkinnyMs says:

      Patricia, I'm sorry you are dealing with all of that. It won't hurt to try the vinegar and other homeopathic or natural treatments. With the seriousness of those conditions, consulting a Dr. for relief is of course your best option.

    • Rosemarie says:

      Hi Patricia, my name is Rose and I am dealing with the same problems you have. I just now started on the apple cider vinegar from Braggs, I am so hoping it helps with my pains, and also loosing some weight. If you would like to keep in touch you can e-mail me at I would love to keep in touch to see if it helps either one of us. I got my information about this from a lady at church, and she says it helps her leg cramps. That is what made me decide to try it. If you e-mail me put Braggs at the top of the message because I am leary about opening mail from just anyone. Good luck in your attempt with the vinegar. I will be praying you and I both succeed.

    • kafayat Hijama says:

      Hi Patricia, how is your pain now? We are in the same boat, I started ACV with mother a teaspoon a day later increased to a spoon in water. My pain and Muscle spasm are things of the past as I detox and have smoothie for breakfast and go organic and gluten free. I do Hijama which I am trained at and i have being pain free for 2 months now

  • cadmus398 says:

    It is also effective in repelling fleas to pets.

  • csm says:

    Taking internally everyday for 2 months and it has changed me. I had dry lips and acne around my chin which cleared up in 2 weeks. Misquetos who normally attach me, I have only had 2 bug bites so far this season. I'm not as swee as I used to be. I take about 2 teaspoons in 1-2 oz of water and take it like a shot every morning when I wake up.

  • ZEBRA1 says:


  • I cant get Braggs ACV in West Africa so what do I do and also how would ACV help a pregnant woman with gestational diabetes?

    • SkinnyMs says:

      Ochuba, You can use regular apple cider vinegar and still get the benefits. There are even recipes out there to make your own. I'm not sure about pregnancy and gestational diabetes. Good luck in your research:)!

  • TJMTZ says:

    I was recently diagnosed with a rare condition called CRPS. Most symptoms are simular to fybromyalgia. The ACV has REALLY helped reduce the nerve pain. I take a 1/2 of all nutural pineapple juice mixed with 2 tbl of ACV morning and night. What a big difference it has made. I am almost pain free even during the weather change.

  • Coleman says:

    Has anyone tried the ACV for cellulite? If so please give directions on use and comments on how it helped.

  • I've used it as a natural cleanser for my kiddo's bathtub for years, cause I don't like her soaking in bleach or any other chemical residue right after I clean it – and it's nearly impossible to be sure you got the surface entirely rinsed with most cleansers. In addition to keeping cats from peeing where they aren't supposed to, it also removed urine odors, including soaked in cat pee, which is nearly impossible to get out usually. Not long ago I discovered the wart removing thing, so I tried it on my daughter's wart that I've been battling for 3 years with medications that practically ate her skin and still left the wart behind – 1 week with a cotton ball dipped in ACV (I add a small drop of Tea tree oil to it (another natural remedy) to make it smell better and a bit of aloe so it keeps her skin moisturized) taped to her finger over night each night and that thing is almost completely gone. So, I decided to try the other things. The facial cleanser and toner works. I've battled my skin my whole life only to find that the solution all along was vinegar… I no longer feel like I need make up to leave the house. It does help with bruising, makes hair shiny, and gets rid of fleas naturally (If you don't want your animals smelling like vinegar, peppermint oil, lavender oil and tea tree oil also repel fleas and make the mixture smell nice)… this stuff is the greatest. I've traded a ton of expensive items I used to buy for one big bottle of ACV a week at only 3 bucks a bottle for the organic stuff. It's amazing.

  • Barbara Clay says:

    Can ACV be used on wrinkles?

    • SkinnyMs says:

      Yes! Apple Cider Vinegar is an excellent natural skin care product and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, as well as age spots, scarring, and acne.

  • I'm really trying to stomach this stuff. I know it's really good for you. Are the capsules just as good?

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