Vinegar or apple cider vinegar has a lot of buzz going on which you may or may not have heard, usually known to be used in salad dressings, marinades, and food preservatives have been known to promote the health of individuals who consistently make use of it. As such, here are five uses and the benefits attached to using vinegar outside the realm of cooking.
1. Skin Soother
Add apple cider vinegar to a bathtub filled with warm water or bucket (whatever you need to have a bath), and soak in it for 15 minutes. Since the pH level of apple cider vinegar is similar to the pH level of the protective acid mantle layer of our skin, this soak will help restore balance.
2. Sunburn Relief
Mix together 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and four cups water. Douse a piece of cloth with the solution, and apply to sunburned skin. Apple cider vinegar helps balance pH levels of skin, promote healing, and prevent blistering, fights wrinkles, spots and wrinkles on the face.
3. Razor Bump Remedy
Moisten a cotton ball with undiluted apple cider vinegar, and swipe over the problem area. For especially aggravated bumps, try applying a light layer of honey to the area first, let it stay for five minutes, then rinse, dry, and apply the vinegar. The anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar soothe irritated skin, and acetic acid softens skin to help ingrown hairs grow out more easily.
4. Dandruff Treatment
Mix together a solution of apple cider vinegar and water. Massage into your scalp before shampooing. You can also mix one teaspoon apple cider vinegar into your regular shampoo and use to wash hair, massaging and concentrating on your scalp. Apple cider has natural anti-fungal properties to combat and mitigate dandruff. Plus, its acidic properties balance pH levels and restore the scalp’s protective acid mantle layer to ward off further fungal growth.
5. Foot Deodorizer
Mix one cup apple cider vinegar with four cups water in a basin. Soak feet for 15 minutes, then rinse and dry. Apple cider vinegar’s antiseptic properties help to deodorise rank odour and disinfect feet. Plus, its anti-fungal attributes prevent and combat fungal conditions like athlete’s foot.
Do you have Apple Cider at home yet? Hope you get one even if you aren’t using it to cook, I, however, must advise caution in the use of vinegar, as the old proverb goes, everything goes in moderation.