Did you know that a bottle of apple cider vinegar that you keep in the kitchen can do a lot for you, apart from adding flavor to you salads? Yes, indeed. If you use raw, organic and unfiltered apple cider vinegar it can be much more than a salad dressing.
What you did not know is that apart from being a cure-all for a lot of health problems like heartburn, sore throats, constipation, diabetes and more you can use it for cooking, cleaning and as a beauty product, too. In return, ACV will make your life more healthy and chemical free, too.
Thus, we are here to present you with 40 different uses of ACV, which can be divided into four categories. ACV can be used in the kitchen, in the household, for personal care and as a natural remedy. Let’s look into all of this.
The 40 Different Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Uses in the Kitchen
Acts as a Powerful Vegetable Wash
ACV can remove the toxic chemical and pesticides from vegetables and fruits. Just spray some water and ACV in equal parts on the fresh produce and rinse with water.
Improves Your Condiment
ACV can liven up the plate. Just add some of it to marinades and sauces to give them balance and depth. You can additionally add to dressings, smoothies, baked goods, bone broth and soups.
If your meal has too much cayenne pepper for example, you should add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to balance the taste.
Serves as an Excellent Dish Detergent
Just add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar to the dish detergent to prevent streaks and to also remove some grease from glassware.
2. Household Uses
Prevents Your Pet from Chewing
Animals have trouble tolerating the smell of vinegar. Thus, you can apply some to the furniture and electrical chords once a week to prevent them from chewing.
Removes Stains and Smells
If you add just half a cup of vinegar to the washing machine with regular detergent you will get rid of the smells and stain from the clothes and sheets.
Serves as a Non-Toxic Weed Killer
By using ACV you can also remove weeds from the garden. Just take a bottle of ACV, 1 tablespoonof non-toxic dish soap and add 1 cup of salt. Add the salt to a spray bottle and add the ACV. Just leave 2 inches at the top and mix with a long handed spoon until the salt is dissolved completely. Afterwards, add the dish soap and shake the bottle to mix the ingredients. The best option would be to use it on dry, sunny days for best results. Just do the same procedure once a day to kill all the weeds off.
Serves as an Effective Flytrap
Pour some ACV in a plate and add some drops of dish soap, this will keep the fruit flies away.
ACV can neutralize odors by destroying the fungi or bacteria that trigger them. Just concoct a mixture of half a cup each of ACV and water and spray around the house. The smell of vinegar will subside after 60 minutes.
Keeps Fleas at Bay (Pets)
If you have a pet and it goes outside, you should just use ACV to get rid of its fleas. Do not use repellents because they have toxic chemicals that can irritate the skin and make it dry. Just apply some ACV on your pet with a washcloth or spray bottle and spray on its bed to keep them at bay.
Serves as an All-Purpose Cleaner
If you put warm water and ACV in a spray bottle in the same amounts and just add some drops of any essential oil you can disinfect the home and keep it fresh and clean. This solution is even more effective than a lot of commercial cleaners and it can fight pathogens, like E. Coli.