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8 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar


| 4/15/2014 11:04:00 AM


Apple cider vinegar is packed with health benefits from the apples it’s derived from. Apples have powerful antioxidants, help regulate blood sugar and some studies have shown that eating apples regularly may prevent various types of cancer. Check out these ways you can use apple cider vinegar around the house to fight pests, treat damaged hair and more.

Apple Cider Vinegar
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Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

1. Treatment for Healthy, Shiny Hair

Repair damaged hair and get naturally shiny and healthy locks with apple cider vinegar. In a glass jar with a lid, mix 2 cups apple cider vinegar with 10 drops essential oil (of your choice). Let the mixture blend for one to two days. To use: Rinse hair after shampooing with 1/2 teaspoon vinegar mixture and 1 cup water.

2. Medicinal Extracts



While not as potent as alcohol-based extracts, infusing medicinal herbs with apple cider vinegar is a great alternative for children or those with alcohol sensitivities. Medicinal extracts treat a variety of ailments depending on the herb used. Learn how to infuse your own extracts in the article “Make Medicinal Vinegar Extracts”.

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5/14/2015 10:30:59 AM

We have also found that a little apple cider vinegar in a small bowl with a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid catches those pesty gnats that are around where fresh fruit is. Just cover the bowl with plastic wrap, poke small holes in the wrap and the gnats will enter and drown. !! It works wonderfully.




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